Practical Internal Alchemy
3-day mini intensive:
Friday 30th Nov to Sun 2nd Dec. 2012
Week intensive provisional dates:
Sunday 17th to Sat 23rd Feb. 2013
Please express interest - there are early payment discounts.
2 week Advanced Pointholding Facilitation Course is available. This would comprise a major part of the full training course. This can run when there are sufficient people, so please express interest.
There can also be courses including practitcal experience and key elements of the practitioner training for groups of people as interest arises. This would be relevant to a group of friends in an area who want to work on each other using body electronics principles.
Axioms of Body Electronics
Although little known in the Europe, Body Electronics has been developed since the 1950s by Dr. John Whitman Ray and others. It combines a powerful bodywork called pointholding with a specific way of working with the emotion and memory that surfaces. Sound nutritional principles need to be followed by the recipient in order for the work to be consistently and optimally effective.
How Body Electronics Works
Pointholding uses pressure-points held steadily for typically 2-4 hours in each session. Where other modalities such as reflexology and acupressure hold often the same points, they do so for a very short time. Points held for this extended time period go through a complete cycle of release with a natural peak and ending which is felt both by giver and recipient. What is valuable about this method is that it gradually brings to the surface emotion and memory. This information is worked on in a specific way leading towards the encompassment of a duality within the belief system.
Points for work on the body would be assessed by their level of tenderness when given some pressure, or those points which for example, correspond to the areas most noticeable according to iridology. One of these points can then be held, with steady pressure during a Body Electronics pointholding session to access some of the "information" through the point. In fact if there are several people present, as there can be in pointholding groups, several points can be held on one person. The recipient is then guided through the memory and emotion that arises, into the beliefs connected to them, whilst being encouraged to encompass all that arises with acceptance.
Body Electronics is essentially about the journey to uncover the truth within us. Whereas many disciplines uphold the gaining of information and skills, in Body Electronics we are naturally coming to realisations as a full feeling inner experience; a "knowing" that things have not been the way we have assumed. Realisation can only come through the process of inner work and not through mere intellectual leaps of understanding.
As a discipline Body Electronics is about self-responsibility. Although points are being held, the recipient has to apply the principles. The receipient has to be willing to uncover their own previous errors, fears, anxieties, angers, apathies, vulnerabilities, griefs, depressions and so on and experience them internally without reacting from them.
If as you read this you are at
the stage of looking for a "therapist" or "healer", then you are
the wrong place! If you are looking for a work with a sound set of
principles that can help you to help yourself in full responsibility
then read on.
The Experience of Pointholding
The process of Body Electronics pointholding goes more or less as follows, each stage lasting at least several minutes:
- The recipient feels tired, numb, apathetic or disconnected from their physical or emotional selves. The point being held that was initially tender now has much reduced sensation.
- The recipient wakes up more at the same time as the point starts to regain sensation. The sensation increases to include aching, sharpness and a burning sensation. The experience can start to be identified as emotional resistance and linked to memories when the resistance has been active. For example if the resistance felt is grief, we might look to a memory of when someone died. The burning increases due to the correct emotion and linked memories being identified and focused on.
- Word-patterns (phrases) connected to the emotion and memory are actively looked for. In the example of the grief, some words initially might be "I miss them." The correct words again intensify the experience from the point quite naturally.
- Word-patterns are repeated to increase the emotion and changed accordingly with how the experience shifts - perhaps from one memory to another, or one emotion to another.
- The burning and other sensations from the point reduces and the recipient can often clearly see the error in the beliefs they have just voiced in the session. What comes at the end of the session cannot be rationalised beforehand - it is an experience or realisation containing feelings integrated with rationality.
The Requirement for a Supporting Nutrition Programme
Routinely people receiving pointholding become very hungry or tired if they do not have a sufficient intake of key nutrients. Sessions seem to respond well to extra enzymes and a full spectrum of minerals. Additional enzymes can be obtained through certain foods or high quality enzyme supplements. Minerals are obtained both through elements of the diet and through supplementation.
What is Available?
- Practitioner Training Course.
- Weekends or long weekends for groups to learn the basics of body electronics pointholding so that they can start to practice with friends. This would be relevant to a group of people in a certain area who want to use the work and principles but do not wish to do a full practitioner training.
- Individual Pointholding Sessions.
- Pointholding Groups where people are supervised to hold points on each other.
- Pointholding Intensives. These are pointholding groups running over several days where usually someone will give and receive one session per day. There are also lectures.
Doug Morrison will not be running Body Electronics Instructors Courses in the foreseeable future. My hope is to carry the torch for Great Britain and get people qualified and insured to practice. Spring 2009 saw the start of a training course in Body Electronics, teaching people to practitioner standard.
Extensive home study in all areas being taught is also a requirement. Practitioners in Great Britain will then be able to get insurance to practice once qualified, though people from other countries will have to find their own insurer if they wish it. Doug Morrison has accredited the course and my ability to teach it.
The course involves extensive basic training in nutrition to the point where the practitioner can explain and implement a suitable dietary and nutritional saturation programme for Body Electronics. In addition to in-class study this will require many hours of reading and study of nutritional texts and documents.
The course similarly covers basic iridology and sclerology, though the practitioner will not be trained fully as an iridologist, nutritional therapist or naturopath.
I know that Peter is dedicated to
Body Electronics and has used it extensively since 1998 in his
practice. He has sound knowledge of all the areas within the discipline
including nutrition and naturopathy, iridology and sclerology,
pointholding and the specific methods of mental-emotional release used
within the field. I would absolutely consider Peter to be one of the
most competent and knowledgeable people in the world within Body
Electronics. He is extremely capable of teaching and guiding people
through this training course. I consider the course curriculum itself
as covering all the relevant material, clinical practice and
self-development work required to produce a good practitioner in this
Dr. Douglas W. Morrison
There is extensive training needed in the theory and practice of Body Electronics pointholding. Much experience is required in addition to the taught weekends through attendance of pointholding groups until the prospective practitioner has attained the required standard.
The material is covered through Power Point Presentations and extensive written material. My two extensive manuals are used as teaching aids.
The course is examined, mostly by external examiners who are themselves outstanding practitioners in the field, through both written papers and video presentations.
The way the first course ran was through in-class tuition over 17 days, set at weekends over around 18 months. Now there are other possibilities open to covering the required material. Since the exams are more real that for most courses in existence, someone able to pass the exams will be a good practitioner. Exams involve video of the student lecturing, running a pointholding group, taking cases with feedback from the recipient and so on. In other words the exams are based on what the student would need to do as a practitioner.
So the course can be run in the following formats, numbers permitting for each format. They are in order of speed of covering the materal.
- Weekend attendance with further attendance of pointholding weeks or days.
- Attendance of cleanse weeks and pointholding intensives where there will be some lectures given.
- Evening lectures for people who live locally and can attend evening or daytime pointholding groups.
Two Week Pointholding Facilitation Course
This course is open to anyone who has done some pointholding previously and is psychologically ready (through whatever means they have got there). It covers some material required for the practitioner training.
Of the various parts of
body electronics this is the most difficult to learn. It requires not
only understanding of principles with the mind, but experience of using
these principles and inner realisations. It has taken me a long time, a
lot of effort and a lot of pointholding to get to grips with what is
going on at the level I have it now. I'm sure there's more subtlety to
The rest of body electronics is relatively straight forward. It's mostly learning rather than realisation.
My own process has been strongly guided towards, and also away from, certain sources of information. In the 1st half of the 90's I read Carl Jung and Jungian based psychological astrology and alchemy. I found all this very opening and very applicable to seeing how people operate. Then I read and went to groups on Process Work (also Jungian based). In 97 I read the New Primal Scream which explained from a different perspective about our psychological defences. Later that year I came across body electronics and could not integrate it with the Jungian framework directly. I was in too gross a place in myself to see the connections during pointholding. The Primal Therapy books did help me to see what was going on on some level and were of practical value; but the framework is a mechanistic one, one as I see it, based in "getting to traumas" and so lacking in the subtlety of spirituality that lies behind what John Ray and Jung are saying. The last few years I have understood the connections between the Jungian framework and the processes in pointholding; particularly relevant are the concepts from alchemy. I could go as far as to say that John Ray has mostly rediscovered the principles of alchemy and added to them greatly with the body work aspects of pointholding.
Most importantly pointholding is only part of what we can do to get a sense of our issues and it is vital to be looking at issues that are cropping up in life and delving into them so we can start to see our projections and thus dualities. Also it is vital not to be "working on ourselves" as a quest whilst not understanding what we are supposed to be doing with our life at that moment.
This is a dedicated seminar of both actual pointholding and other exercises using clearing meters, partner facilitation and questioning exercises outside of pointholding together with lectures. Obviously it not only takes a certain time to absorb the process, it takes time to realise the process, so there's no saying that someone would come out of the seminar being competent.
So some things covered in detail with exercises:
The law of perfection: our Divine Nature pushing for
The law of love: required for emotional transmutation
The law of light: the inner wisdom brought through only by realisation
Focus on the outer versus focus on the inner
Physical and Emotional Principles of transmutation: sealing the alchemical alembic
Observation and separation, reception, recreation and release - the 4 phases of transmutation
Resistance and choice
Polarisation, Duality and The Four Elements of alchemy
Layers of defence and the 7 levels of emotion
An extensive look at the various manifestations of "unconsciousness"
Deepening memory from the perspective of archetypal patterns
Deepening memory from the perspective of animal instincts
I would like to find everyone's astrological sun and moon signs at least so we can start to get a grip on some major patterns that will be going on in the life.
What "big" dreams are telling us - alchemical and other symbolism from the collective unconscious
etc. etc. (whatever I see is generally appropriate for the next step at the time from observing people working)
You will be asked during the whole seminar:
- to pick up on any obvious resistances or even "incongruence" you might see in others
- to notice and write down your dreams
- to be real about your projections and feelings around others
- to attempt not to succumb to outer desires and distractions
and emotional defences - such as eating to satisfy desires, smoking,
chocolate, TV etc. It is vital for increasing consciousness that these
things are faced on an inner level - though of course this cannot be
done all at once.
- not to start inane conversations about outer life with others for the sake of it
Locating and Holding Points in Body Electronics
Locating and Holding Points in Body Electronics is a manual on the physical aspects of Body Electronics by Peter Hinde. It comprises of 148 A4 wire bound pages with in depth descriptions on each major point - its location, how to hold the point, tips on comfort, often extensive extra notes and clear diagrams. Locating and Holding Points in Body Electronics is a manual on the physical aspects of Body Electronics by Peter Hinde. It comprises of 148 A4 wire bound pagesThere is generally one point covered per page. It also contains full explanations of how to hold points in general with common problems covered, assessing when to finish a session, lists of other points with briefer descriptions, tables of muscle and spinal reflexes, lists of contraindications, and diagrams of meridians.
It does not contain information on locating and holding cranial points or other advanced points.
The manual has been proof read by Doug Morrison (in its earlier stages), Graham Bennett and John Hutichison and I am grateful for all their extremely valuable input.
What People are Saying
The location and use of the
pointholding points have been
covered with thought, care and precision and will be a valuable aid to
anyone serious about qualification in Body Electronics. Thanks Peter,
this is just the kind of tool the B.E. world needs.
- Graham Bennett
I'm so elated that you've written
this book! It is a very
comprehensive and professional publication. It covers all the curly
little questions that people have at pointholding sessions, and in my
opinion, should be a part of every B.E. person's library. Most
I'm really pleased I could be a small part of its process of
development; thank you for the opportunity to contribute, especially at
a time when I have been unable to be involved in B.E. properly. It has
helped to keep me inspired.
- John Hutchison
How to Obtain a Copy
The manual is available to anyone who has previously attended pointholding classes, intensives, instructors courses, and to private students of Body Electronics practitioners. I would require someone to provide a certificate of attendance at a Body Electronics seminar or a note from a practitioner. Otherwise I would send a copy to a responsible body work therapist at my discretion.
Cost of the manual is £35
Postage and Packing rates for 1 manual:
£3 for the Great Britain
£5 for Europe
£9 for outside Europe
There is an extra £2 on the cost of one manual plus postage to pay by Paypal / credit card. If you have a UK bank account you can pay by bank transfer or cheque to avoid this charge. Please ask for discounted costs and postage rates for larger quantities.
Send me a message telling me your country your seminar attendance details or other qualifications (to be verified) and I will send you a payment button by email.
The Internal Alchemy of Body Electronics
COMING SOON in 2013. The Internal Alchemy of Body Electronics is a manual on the mental-emotional aspects of Body Electronics by Peter Hinde. It comprises around 200 A4 wire bound pages. Going into depth with plentiful examples on John Ray's method of transmutation, both on the emotional level and the mental belief level. It also integrates Jungian psychological concepts, particular on alchemy, which can help someone get more from sessions.
The manual is in 4 parts. Part 1 covers the fundanmentals of what we are and how we got to where we are. Part 2 covers the basics that anyone would need to know for effective pointholding. Part 3 goes deeper into the possibilities of finding the way through in any individual session and more into the mental level of transmutation. Part 3 covers longer life processes, how we know we are on track, and the long road to encompassment of deeper dualities..