My Work as a Holistic Therapist
My name is Sam Kinsman and I help clients live their lives to their full emotional, personal and professional potential. By assessing and releasing physical energy blockages, I rebalance the body’s resonance, improving clients’ physical wellbeing and allowing them to align more closely with their true emotional selves. This allows my clients to develop deeper connections with their loved ones, a better understanding of themselves and of their past, and a clearer vision of their goals for the future.
My Path to Becoming a Therapist
I had my first Energetic Kinesiology session at age sixteen. It was an eye-opening experience for me. My therapist, Elsa Am, asked me to lie down on my back. She held my hands, and gently pulled my arms repeatedly. We spoke about many of my challenges and my emotions, and she seemed to know exactly what was going on with me. She explained to me that all of this information was being given to her by my body when she pulled my arms. At the time I didn’t quite understand how this was possible, but I continued going to therapy regularly. Over the years, I worked deeply on many of my habits, emotional issues and challenges, both by myself and through Energetic Kinesiology therapy.
After university I got a job in the business world, but longed for something more meaningful that would bring me into contact with other people. I had a passion for breath hold diving, also known freediving, a sport in which divers hold their breath and descend underwater without an air supply. I thus became a licensed freediving instructor, and taught and trained in Africa and Southeast Asia. As I explored how breathing techniques and meditation can be used to achieve the relaxation necessary for freediving, I became captivated by the deep, introspective state of calmness that divers experience underwater.
I later moved back to Costa Rica, where I had been raised, and began to work as a teacher, preparing teenagers and young adults for university entrance exams. I soon noticed that the success of my students was highly dependent on their mindset, habits, and pre-conceived notions of themselves: all of these affected them greatly, but they often did not realize it. This, together with the introspective experiences I had as a freediver and my own personal journey through therapy, soon led me to decide to become a therapist.
I thus enrolled in an Energetic Kinesiology course, where I learned the Holistic Energetic Diagnosis method (Diagnostico Energetico Integral in Spanish). This method was created by my therapist, Elsa Am, and is focused on assessing and correcting the body’s energy blockages. I also enrolled in a metaphysics course offered by the International Academy of Spiritual Science & Metaphysics, which is based in Hungary. Throughout this 2.5 year course I learned and practiced a broad range of energetic healing methods, some of which are based on guided meditations and visualizations.
How the Therapy Sessions Work
In my therapy sessions, I integrate Energetic Kinesiology with metaphysics techniques. My sessions are aimed at helping clients gain a better understanding of what is preventing them from achieving the things they envision. These goals are often simple things, such as living a more stress-free life, improving their relationships with their loved ones, or being happier overall. In many cases, we find that repressed and long-held emotions, as well as mental and behavioral patterns, are the issues that are preventing clients from meeting their goals.
By using Energetic Kinesiology to release blockages that are held in the body, I help clients let go of old habits and thought patterns. In addition, we often discuss strategies and daily practices that can strengthen emotional and behavioral change. When clients have a highly specific emotional issue that they would like to work on, such as their relationship with a family member, partner or friend, we often use a metaphysics technique, such as a guided meditation that is specific to the situation.
Why I Enjoy Being a Therapist
I’m highly passionate about my work as a therapist first and foremost because I enjoy seeing my clients overcome their difficulties and challenges. I’m convinced that when we become better versions of ourselves, we are immediately create a positive impact on the world around us – we become more compassionate and understanding of other people, and build healthier relationships with the people that surround us.
In addition, I enjoy being a holistic therapist because it has helped me on my own emotional inner journey. I have found that the issues that my clients are working on are often ones that I myself and working on in my personal life as well. There have been many situations where the work that I do with a client helps not only them, but myself as well in my own personal life. In fact, in each session between a client and the therapist there is an exchange of energy, where not only the client but also the therapist receives positive energy and important lessons for life.
Men’s Emotional Lives
During the therapy sessions I’ve had with men, I’ve learned a lot about the unique challenges that men face today. Many of these come from the fact that our society doesn’t teach us that men can have strong, meaningful emotional lives. Because of this, many men feel the need to hide our emotions – and when we do not show our emotions to others, this often makes us disconnect from our and become less aware of them.
Many of us do not feel comfortable expressing our emotions because we believe that it makes us look vulnerable, and we have been taught that men need to be strong. As boys and teenagers, we learn how to express our masculinity by observing our fathers, role models and other men that are older than us. Many of the men that I’ve spoken to have mentioned that their fathers did not model healthy expression of emotions – and this makes it all the harder for us to share our emotions with others.
As a result of this, we can become very frustrated. On a subconscious level, we feel that we have the capacity to live very emotional lives, and we have a strong desire to do this – but we don’t know how to, and so we repress the tender, emotional aspect of ourselves. This can create a lot of anger and resentment. In fact, anger is one of the few emotions that we know how to express: our society has taught us that it’s normal for men to get angry and have short tempers. Thus, many of us easily and often express anger, even though behind this there is really a deep desire to connect with others emotionally, and to share and express a broad range of emotions.
In my energetic kinesiology sessions, I always test whether there are weak areas in a person’s aura. In men, these weak areas are often caused by repressing emotions. The part of the aura which is weak gives me a sense of which emotions the client is having difficulty expressing. During the interview, we can discuss the patterns that I’ve observed in men in this sense in more depth! We can also discuss some of the more specific challenges that I’ve addressed with men in therapy sessions, and the strategies that we use to address them.