The Promise of Kinetic Psychology
Kinetic Psychology is the study of how our thoughts and emotions move within the body as energy, along with how they present themselves externally, commonly referred to as "body language".
Kinetic means "movement" and by definition "relates to the motion of material bodies and the forces and energy associated therewith."
Traditional Kinetic Psychology information refers to non-verbal cues expressed by a person's facial expression, gestures, body movements, and posture as a means to evaluate someone's mental state in a clinical setting. Psychologists use Kinetic Information to tell how a person is feeling, and the intensity of emotion he or she is experiencing. For example, when we see someone frowning, nostrils flaring, and brows furrowed, we can tell that they're feeling angry. If they are making big gestures with their arms and pounding their fists, we can guess that the person is fuming mad.
But HMHB takes Kinetic Psychology to an even more promising frontier. Not only can we look to external cues for greater understanding of our emotions and the emotions of others, but we can use our awareness to feel the movement of the kinetic energy of our thoughts and emotions inside our bodies. This is where the science becomes really incredible!
"The cell is a machine driven by energy. It can thus be approached by studying matter, or by studying energy. In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy."
- Albert Sent-Gyorgyi, Nobel Laureate in Medicine
Even though we can't always see the energy of our emotions,
(E) motion = energy in motion