PSYCH-K®, (pronounced sigh-kay), created and developed by Robert M. Williams, M.A., has a foundational philosophy that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. As a result of experiencing life through this form we accumulate memories which develop into beliefs, values and behaviour. These become the filters that shape the way we perceive and respond to the world, resulting in our personalities.

Our beliefs and values are fundamental to how we orchestrate our lives. They effect and affect what we think of ourselves; our self-esteem; relationship choices; work choices and performance; our reactions to events and people.

Our perceptions of the world start developing from before we are born, whilst still in the womb, we pick up on our mothers feelings, thoughts, chemistry, and the sounds and energetic outputs from the environment outside the womb. This pre-birth perception informs our system in preparation for the environment into which we are to be born.

“..our mind/body system comes with foundational genetic software that is programmed by environmental stimuli before birth, and that programming continues by way of parental and societal attitudes, values, and beliefs after we are born.”

“..It is this kind of preconditioning that helps ensure survival of the baby as it enters its new world outside the womb. It is nature’s way of educating the child to his or her environment before having to deal with it directly, thereby increasing the odds for the survival of the child, and hence the species.”
Williams, Robert. PSYCH-K… The Missing Piece/Peace In Your Life, Myrddin Publications.

Through our formative childhood years, six to seven years of age, we are absorbing the fundamental information required to enable us to survive, function, communicate and form an identity. It is during these childhood years that our foundational beliefs, whether empowering or debilitating, are established.

“research shows that we are most programmable from conception to about age six. During that time we have little or no faculty of conscious discernment. That is to say, as young children we possess limited capability to put into proper perspective harsh, critical, or mean-spirited comments directed toward us by parents, siblings, schoolmates, or adult authority figures. In effect, we take everything personally. It is this early lack of discernment that creates the mental software that makes up the foundation of our adult personalities.”
Williams, Robert. PSYCH-K… The Missing Piece/Peace In Your Life. Myrddin Publications.

The recurring thoughts (the repeating patterns of self-talk you have going on in your head), and recurring life circumstances, are key clues in showing you what you believe about yourself and the world, they are a reflection of your unconscious structure, your foundational philosophy. The first step is becoming conscious and aware of these recurring habits of thought and behaviour then you can choose to transform them. 

It is important to point out that we recognise that the challenges and pains of life experience are there for a reason, to teach us and promote our growth, to make us more aware. So as much as the PSYCH-K® facilitation can help you in changing debilitating self beliefs and behaviours, it can also facilitate you in redefining your perceptions and strategies towards challenges, so that you can better face and handle challenges and do indeed grow and learn from them instead of being defeated by them and have them recur repeatedly. It is important not to obliterate the messages inherent within the challenge.

The purpose of a PSYCH-K® session is to arrive at a place where you are moving your thoughts and choices in a direction of that which you do want for your own well-being and consequently the well-being of those around you. We perform specific balances that work on an unconscious level to effect change effortlessly. It is not about using force, or positive affirmations with sheer will-power and determination, it is about going into your unconscious to reframe and redefine yourself on a fundamental level.

“If we want to change any of these subconscious implicit memories, like a recurrent automatic emotional reaction to a situation, a self-limiting or potentially self-destructive belief, or perhaps a negative attitude towards someone or something that limits our capacity to interact constructively, we must interface with the subconscious mind. Often we try to use conscious processes such as visualization, will power, and positive thinking to create the desired changes. Experience, all too often, demonstrates that these processes, when used alone, have a limited effect on creating lasting change. Using our “mind over matter” conscious adaptability is a process that generally works only in the conscious realm. We have to enter the realm of the subconscious mind to create lasting changes.”
PSYCH-K®, The International Journal of Management and Business, Vol. 3 Issue 1, August 2012

Split brain research & the Whole-Brain State

PSYCH-K® makes use of Whole Brain thinking. This theory has developed as a result of the pioneering discoveries of Roger Sperry in his split-brain research. This research and practice involves partially or completely severing the corpus callosum which is responsible for the connection and intercommunication of the two brain hemispheres. Conducted on patients who experienced severe and unmanageable epileptic fits, this procedure (corpus callosotomy) proved successful in most part to stopping or ebbing the seizures. The observed results following this procedure brought to light the discovery of the different functions of the brain hemispheres. Once a patients corpus callosum had been completely sectioned, conflicting traits became evident in their behaviour and ability to function as they had prior to the procedure. The results from tests performed on patients who had undergone a Corpus callosotomy revealed to us that the hemispheres preside over specific skills and specialised functions:

The Left hemisphere: logic/reason; words; deals in specifics and parts; analyses and breaks apart; works linearly, in order, sequence control.
The left hemisphere controls the sensory functions of the right side of the body

The right hemisphere: non-verbal; it recognises objects and timing, it works with the bigger picture, thinks holistically; it synthesises and puts things together; thinks in pictures; partnerships; group identity; creativity; spatial relationships.
The right hemisphere controls the sensory functions of the left side of the body

PSYCH-K® balances are designed to allow you to access this whole-brain state when the the two hemisphere are both activated equally and working in harmony with each other. This is when you are most switched on, tuned in and can assimilate new beliefs and suggestions most readily.

Through the PSYCH-K® session process you will arrive at a goal statement, a new belief or goal that addresses your challenges. In some cases the unconscious needs clarification on this verbal statement and in such cases we create a visual, auditory and kinaesthetic sensory vision board called a VAK which acts as a map for your unconscious to interpret your new desired belief. This configuration of power words and the sensory information from the VAK are then integrated into your unconscious system through specific balancing procedures that are designed to create integration and harmony between the brain hemispheres, to put you into a Whole-Brain state.

“When the brain’s hemispheres are phase-locked and work as one, a number of known benefits result, including heightened awareness, improved recall, more self-programming flexibility, and heightened creativity–in short, “superlearning.” “
Williams, Robert. PSYCH-K, The Missing Piece/Peace In Your Life, Myrddin Publications.

The effectiveness of the session is heightened by action steps that you follow through with following a PSYCH-K® session. These action steps are decided on and designed by you as a means of affirming the changes you have chosen. They are very specific, personalised anchors that ground the choices and changes you have made, to help effect new behaviour and thinking into your everyday life.