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Walter H. Schmitt, Jr., D.C. once coined ‘Gamma-1’ and ‘Gamma-2’ muscle testing. Later with John Bandy, he added ‘Gamma-2 submaximal’ testing. He stated, “In the future, we should all we can to avoid such pitfalls by labelling what we do in descriptive terms.”. Get rid of pain using IRT, NSBT, & SPT Continue reading

What is a valid pause lock?


To move or not to move?! That is the question!!

What is a valid pause lock?!

You also know by now that the pause lock or retaining mode is a method to retain information by compounding (stacking). Reading the other blog-notes on this site, you may have come tot the conclusion that the use of the pause lock can be found in a simple body-scan up to the sophisticated investigation tool as it can be when used correctly.

The pause lock is …
a sophisticated investigation tool!

When you are ready to work with the pause lock as an investigation tool, you will notice that some tested information will not produce a change of indicator (indicator change).

Does this mean that the information is not valid? You may dismiss it as such and that is a choice. It only has the effect that on the long run you will only stack information that is of sufficient strength to produce an indicator change over and over. The end result of this method of working is that you do not stack the “whole picture”.

Yet, it is my understanding that “things are there for a reason” and from that point of view you should not dismiss this information. It seems to me that the retrieved information is not of that strength that it will produce an indicator change. Every time you stack information of this nature, you will find there is no indicator change as an effect. The effect on the long run will be of a complete stacking of all found information. And you can imagine that this will be much more in the nature of the client.

Then there is the assumption that all information found and stacked will produce an indicator change. It is my experience this truly is an assumption and is a product of a biased mind.

Rest me to say that is should be of no question that you are sure your stacking mechanism works properly and reacts as a true muscle test should work.

Pause lock and the effect of compounding

This text shows the the nature of the compounding effect as it is used in hypnosis.

Hypnosis – Although this powerful mental law was discovered back in the 1800’s by Dr. Bernheim, It was not until Dave Elman re-discovered it around 1934 and began teaching it in his classes that it’s power began to be understood and used in actual therapeutical sessions.

Here is how the Law of Compounding suggestion works:
When you give the first suggestion of change to the client, it is very weak. It is so weak that it will have little to no effect.
The second suggestion first makes the first suggestion stronger but the second suggestion is weak.
The third suggestion first reinforces and makes stronger the first suggestion and then makes stronger the second suggestion but it is weak.
As you give the client suggestions, the first, second, third etc. Always get stronger.
It always goes back to the first suggestion and makes it and the succeeding suggestions stronger. [Gerald Kein]

The Effect of Compounding – The strength of the pause lock as an investigation tool lies in the power of “compounding”. Compounding as in stacking information can be done in n-fold stacking of the same information and/or in stacking of different types of information.

The nature of this information – although produced when thinking of something, touching something, or how ever you may have retrieved it – is neurological in essence.

Case – This reminds me of that time a client on the table showed me the power of the pause lock as a result of compounding effect. I only stacked a seemingly non-intrusive statement just for the second time, when I noticed the emotion physically showing in the tears that rolled from her eyes. I asked her, what it was about. She didn’t know, but I knew how it was produced.

To move or not to move, that is the question

In case you still have no clue as to what I am talking about, I shall repeat what I intended to bring over to you.

Does the limb move or not? That is the question. Muscle testing is the art of listening to the body, in such a way that you tune in to the information the body is giving you. You experience a “weak”, “strong” or “blocked” muscle test. With this information you interpolate between the problem and the information already retrieved.

Energy flows where the attention goes. As such an affirmation, a focusing on a substance, an acupuncture point etc. etc. can produce one of the three test results. An indicator change is present when a muscle first tested “weak” now tests “strong”, or vice versa. When there is no indicator change the muscle test shows the “same” end result.

No indicator change, does not mean there is no information processed. It is my experience – and yours soon too – that you always will find an indicator change or not,  and that is because you practice the art of muscle testing. My point is that … the indicator change only shows when there is enough “energetic”-charge to produce an indicator to change.

Working from the Mode of Rapport You are now operating from another mode then when you were testing in the “clear”. This is possible because you already established rapport and your energy is in sync with that of the client.  Your mind is focused on the problem and you are investigating what options you have to solve the problem.

It is your choice to stack everything (with or without indicator change) or stack selectively and thereby choosing to be more picky in you stacking information.

Huib Salomons
Practitioner Specialized Kinesiology

Pauselock | Anchoring


Pauselock and Anchoring

Pauselock (Retaining mode) equal to Anchoring of a State (NLP)

With kinesiology testing we sometimes use Pauselock or Retaining mode.
I think there is a resemblance to an NLP-method: Anchoring of a state.


A State– A “State” is an intense mental-emotional experience we imprint and successively can re-experience whenever we want.

Example: Think of a familiar tune. Yes, that tune. Do you remember when and where you used to hear that tune? What impressions do you relive? Who were you with? What did you smell? What did you see? … that tune is your anchor, your entrance for reliving that one specific experience.

Anchoring — Anchoring is the act of placing an anchor, obviously. Activating this anchor automatically revivevied those specifice memories. In previous example you heard that tune. Wait there is more! You can make various anchors using different modalities (hear, see, smell, taste, think, feel, move).

Pauselock (retaining mode) — With applied/specialized kinesiology we use this method called Pauselock or Retainingmode. With this method we anchor “energy” using the muscle test.

Example: Starting with a “strong” muscle test, you ask, “Think of that time that you …”. And test. (Test-Operate-Test-Exit)
When the testperson revivefied the related anchor the limb (arm/leg) you will find the previously “strong” test, will now test “weak” (this is an indicator change).

The preliminary explanation for this phenomenon is that the thought-feeling impuls is big enough to produce an indicator change.

Kneeze — An “kneeze” – I learned from Michael Breen – is the anchoring of a thought-feeling by touching a knee. A go0d anchor produces an automatic reliving of that thought-feeling with that person.

Anchoring is Pauselock — The pauselock (retaining mode) is only active when you have anchored that thought-feeling appropriately. A muscle test is an anchor, but for further use you need to perform a “kneeze”, i.e. touching a spot on the body: the shoulder, the knee. To revivefy you touch the shoulder. This should produce an indicator change.

This is when you presume Anchoring equals the Pauselock.

Huib Salomons,
Practitioner Specialized Kinesiology

Alan Beardall | father pauselock

CLINICAL KINESIOLOGY One of George Goodheart’s most brilliant protégés, Dr. Alan Beardall, made several crucial discoveries that added additional tools to the developing field of kinesiology. While treating a famous marathon runner, Beardall discovered that individual muscles did not all Continue reading