PSYCH-K® FAQ - We've Got Answers!

Looking for easy-to-understand answers to common PSYCH-K FAQ?

We've got you covered! Let's face it, subconscious reprogramming can be a confusing and overwhelming topic. Don't worry though. Cate will guide you throughout the process and answer any additional questions.


What is PSYCH-K?

PSYCH-K (P-K) is a proven form of energy psychology. It uses simple, easy and pain-free processes to put you in a "Whole-Brain State." This allows you to reprogram subconscious beliefs that limit your life. Neuroscientists also believe this leads to higher levels of consciousness. 

How do you pronounce PSYCH-K & what does it stand for?

It is pronounced "sy-kay." "PSYCH" is an alternative spelling of "psyche." It means mind, soul, or spirit. The "K" stands for the key to sustainable change. By freeing your mind, you also free yourself from limitations. Watch this YouTube video!

Where does PSYCH-K come from?

P-K comes from a combination of divinely inspired ideas and different healing modalities. It includes Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Psycho-spiritual processes, Milton Erickson Style Hypnotherapy, Educational Kinesiology, Acupressure, and Reiki.

Why choose PSYCH-K?

There are many other forms of energy psychology that reprogram the subconscious. Hypnotherapy and the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) are examples. However, PSYCH-K is quick, easy, pain-free and proven. It produces results beyond affirmations, willpower, positive thinking, and most self-help programs.

Talk Therapy

Although talk therapy can help, it doesn’t change subconscious programs. And it can reinforce unhealthy programs by talking about them repeatedly. In contrast, PSYCH-K empowers you. It allows you to shift from being a victim ("this happened to me") to the victor ("I actively create the life I want"). It can also reprogram distressing situations and traumas without having to talk about them.

Positive Affirmations

Repeating positive affirmations can also change subconscious programs. But this takes years and requires tremendous effort. Again, PSYCH-K can reprogram a subconscious belief in under 15 minutes! Once the new beliefs are in place, they're set. You don't need to be reprogrammed again unless you experience a trauma that could alter them.

How do remote sessions work?

Most of our sessions are remote. To do this, Cate receives permission from her higher self and your higher self beforehand to be a “surrogate” for your muscle testing. This means she does the muscle testing on your behalf. Cate prefers video session so you can do the movements and postures together. Remote sessions are just as effective. You’ll still fully experience the shifts that occur. 

Bonus: remote muscle testing can also be used to help friends, relatives and even pets!

How many sessions do I need & how often should I schedule?

It depends on what you’re working on. One session is a great start. But three sessions allows you to dig deeper at the root of your issues. 

Most people start with 3 1-hour sessions and space them 1-2 weeks apart. You want enough time to integrate. But not too much time where you lose focus of what you're working on.

After your first 3 sessions, then it’s helpful to space your appointments 2-4 weeks apart.

For follow-ups that are longer than 3 months apart, it’s beneficial to have a 1 ½ hour session.

Do I need P-K forever? No. Once you’ve reprogrammed a belief, it’s set for life unless a trauma happens.

Can I do P-K on my own?

There are a couple ways you can do PSYCH-K.

First, you can do P-K by yourself if you’ve taken the Basic Workshop. After the training you'll have the skills to do it on your own.

Second, you can do P-K with a Facilitator. I recommend this to start. A skillful Facilitator can provide an unique perspective. He or she can help you dig deep at what’s causing your core issues. 

Should I take a Basic Workshop?

Are you confused about whether to start working with a Facilitator or take the Basic Workshop?

I recommend having a few sessions with a PSYCH-K Facilitator first. See if it resonates with you. Some people love it so much they want to do the training for personal or professional use. 

I’ve worked with many Facilitators to help them discover underlying issues that can be challenging to find through solo work.

I’ve also worked with clients that decided to take the training to continue this work on their own.

Try a session and see what feels best for you. If you decide to take the training, then I’m happy to provide recommendations.


Why is it a do "with" process?

It’s important to understand that PSYCH-K is a “do with” process. Cate is not doing it “to” or “on” you. She guides you through the process to realize and activate your inner healing power.

How is muscle testing used?

PSYCH-K uses muscle testing (MT) to communicate with the subconscious and superconscious.

We use MT to:

  • Receive permission,
  • Test for subconscious beliefs/stress, and
  • Confirm results.

Note: the muscle testing verification confirms that a change has occurred. This can help satisfy a skeptical conscious mind. 

What is a PSYCH-K Balance & a Whole-Brain State?

Balance — Subconscious Delivery Method

A Balance is a Whole-Brain Activity that acts as a messenger to deliver the NEW belief to your subconscious.

Whole-Brain State

A Balance increases cross-talk between both brain hemispheres. This creates a Whole-Brain State (WBS). A WBS is ideal for reprogramming the mind with new beliefs. It can also reduce stress and increase your brain performance potential.

Whole-Brain Benefits

Accessing both sides of the brain helps you overcome challenges easier. It can also help you solve problems faster and accomplish more.

Optimal Brain Function

Your brain performs best when it's in a WBS. This means the left and right hemispheres are communicating with each other.

Unfortunately, life experiences can trigger a dominance of one hemisphere. The more emotionally charged or traumatic the experience, the more likely it's stored and creates an “auto-response” when faced with similar situations.

View: What Happens During a Session?

Why ask permission before reprogramming?

Everything happens for a reason. There is often a message behind your challenges or symptoms. PSYCH-K processes have safeguards at the Superconscious level. This prevents "killing the messenger" before you receive the message. We ask permission to make sure it’s safe, appropriate and in your highest good to Balance/reprogram now.

How long does it take for reprogramming to work?

Result Timeline

It depends on the Goal. The results are usually felt immediately, but can also unfold after the session.

Take Action for Faster Results

During a session, you'll create Action Steps of easy and doable things you can do now. These help manifest your NEW Beliefs. For best results, you want to take action immediately. Continue with your Action Steps until you get the results you want.

For example, if your Goal is to lose 20 pounds, then you'll take action eating better, reducing stress, etc.

Trouble-Shooting Results

If you're taking action but not getting results, then contact Cate. She'll help you dig deeper into core issues that may need reprogramming. She can also look at secondary gains (she'll discuss this during your session).

How long does reprogramming last?

Duration of Reprogramming Results

Once you Balance or reprogram it could last a lifetime. Your new beliefs remain in place until newer beliefs supersede them or they’re no longer needed.

Revisit or Revise

Balances may need to be revisited and revised as your life and goals evolve. Traumas and distressing situations can also create the need for additional Balances.

Questions to Consider

If you find yourself re-creating patterns you previously Balanced, then ask yourself, “What benefits do I gain from the old thoughts or behaviors?” This can reveal secondary gains that may have created the problem. The topic of secondary gains is discussed during sessions.

Do I need to repeat my NEW Beliefs?

No. Some people like to say them like mantras or affirmations, but that’s not necessary. Once they’re reprogrammed you just have to take action. At the end of your session, we create Action Steps to make these NEW Beliefs part of your life now.


Why subconscious reprogramming?

Neuroscience indicates that at least 95% of your brain is subconscious.

The subconscious mind stores your attitudes, values and beliefs from past experiences. This is important because these beliefs create filters that influence how you perceive yourself, your life and your world.

Since the subconscious operates below the level of conscious awareness, you’re unaware of the beliefs blocking your success.

This is why P-K is so beneficial. It changes subconscious beliefs to activate your full potential in creating the results you want.

What can PSYCH-K help with?

PSYCH-K can improve every area of your life. This includes self-love, self-esteem, self-acceptance, confidence, relationships, communication, connection, money, finances, abundance, career success, purpose, fulfillment, health, healing, well-being, body composition, weight loss, performance, spirituality, divine connection, intuition, transformation, and more.

PSYCH-K can also help reprogram traumas, distressing situations, phobias and addiction.

Is this a quick fix?

Although P-K can provide immediate relief from your issues, that’s not always the result. To get to the root of your problems, it’s best to dig deeper. It's important to examine your challenges and see WHY they were created. Then, you can see that you’re safe without them. You’re free to let them go. And you can stop issues from being created again in the future. This is what produces the most effective and sustainable results. And this is what can help you heal and drastically change your life.

So don’t be discouraged if your life isn’t perfect after one session. Your life is complex. It may take a few sessions to get the outcome you want. Be patient and active with your healing process. 

Can PSYCH-K heal health issues?

PSYCH-K is a spiritual process with mental and emotional benefits. It's not used to heal physical issues. However, P-K helps identify and resolve underlying subconscious limitations, or stress that lead to unwanted health issues. Resolving these areas often supports self-healing. It can also help you realize your own powerful healing ability.

Will this cure me?

P-K is not a “cure.” This isn’t meant to "treat" anything. It empowers you to better understand yourself and what’s happening in your life.

Yes, your life is full of challenges. But, you have a choice to be defeated by challenges or learn from them. When you’re defeated, you become a victim. Then, you attract more of those situations that you don't want. But, when you learn from challenges, you become a victor. You rise above your challenges and grow. P-K is better than a cure, it helps you evolve your mind, body and soul to a new level.

Does PSYCH-K guarantee results?

P-K is a tool to help you transform limiting subconscious beliefs. P-K creates potential and you create results through your actions!

Potential + Action = Results

It doesn't guarantee results. But, a Whole-Brain State can result in significantly more potential to manifest your desired outcome.

How do I get the best results?

P-K is most effective if you’re fully committed to the process and take action. The more mindful and determined you are, the better.

Also, uncomfortable emotions often arise. It’s your choice to ignore them. Or you can acknowledge them, hear their messages, and release them. This is when deep healing happens.


Is there science behind PSYCH-K?

Yes! Brain Mapping (qEEG) offers scientific validation that changes are made within the brain during the PSYCH-K process.

Neuroscientist, Dr. Jeffrey Fannin, worked with Rob Williams to document the effectiveness of P-K. With Brain Mapping technology they created solid research. This research demonstrates the value a PSYCH-K Whole-Brain State and its role in the evolution of consciousness.

Brain mapping research:

  • (1) CQ: Counseling and Psychotherapy Association
  • (2) NeuroConnections
  • (3) International Journal of Management and Business​

What does PSYCH-K have to do with Quantum Physics?

Quantum Physics

Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. says, “Quantum physics is the most valued science on the planet. There’s no science with more truth than quantum physics and the primary principle of quantum physics is consciousness is creating your life experience.”

Conscious & Subconscious Mind

There are two levels of consciousness, the conscious mind and subconscious mind. What level of consciousness do you operate out of most of the day? The subconscious! In fact, over 95 percent of your life is created from your subconscious mind. And over 70 of your subconscious programs are negative, self-limiting, and self-sabotaging.

The Subconscious Solution

PSYCH-K can reprogram your subconscious beliefs (programs) to help you manifest the life you want.

What is energy psychology?

PSYCH-K is a form of energy psychology (EP). EP is a mind-body approach for understanding and improving the psyche. It focuses on bioenergy systems. This includes meridians and the biofield to support natural healing.


Bruce Lipton

Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. is a Cell Biologist, Epigenetics Expert, World-Renowned Speaker & Best-Selling Author.

He recommends many belief change modalities for reprogramming the subconscious on his website. However, his top choice is PSYCH-K. Learn more!

Rob Williams

Rob M. Williams, M.A. is the originator of PSYCH-K and author of "PSYCH-K... The Missing Piece/Peace in Your Life!"

Rob says, "The overall mission of PSYCH-K is to Nurture Sacred Global Evolution. To be more specific, I have noticed that many people seem to have forgotten their true identity as spiritual beings having a human experience..."

Learn more about Rob Williams!

Jeffrey Fannin

Dr. Jeffrey Fannin is a neuroscientist. He has a Ph.D. in Psychology, an MBA, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications. With over 20 years of experience in neuroscience, he's involved in cutting-edge research. He owns the Center for Cognitive Enhancement. 

Dr. Fannin learned about PSYCH-K in 2010. After utilizing P-K in his research, he found that clients got easier and faster results. He then partnered with Rob Williams, Originator of PSYCH-K. They used Brain Mapping (EEG) technology to publish peer-reviewed neuroscience articles. This research assesses and measures the “whole-brain” state achieved during P-K. It focuses on balanced brain performance, quantum entanglement, and subconscious belief patterns. 

Watch Dr. Jeff Fannin talk about his research

See Brainmapping Explained

“PSYCH-K® is a user-friendly way to rewrite the software of your mind in order to change the printout of your life.”

Robert M. Williams, M.A. Originator of PSYCH-K®

Huge Difference

jessie psych-k review new york“Doing PSYCH-K® with Cate was such a wonderful and healing experience! Her instructions are crystal clear and she has such a caring and gentle voice that makes it easy to perform the reprogramming. I noticed a huge difference in my personal life after doing subconscious reprogramming with her. I can't recommend her enough!”

— Jessie R. from Corona, New York

Guiding & Illuminating

psych-k greece review elina"Cate is an absolute angel. She guided me to understand and untangle old patterns in my life. She has an innate ability to hold space and receive others free from judgement. Without being invasive, she has the ability to clearly see through things and kindly bring them into the light.

She even inspired me to become a PSYCH-K Facilitator!”

— Elina P. from Mexico, France & Greece

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