The SCOTT Protocol:
Stimulating Connections and Organization Through Touch
Jimmy Scott, Ph.D.
One of the powerful methodologies included in Health Kinesiology is that we can, quite literally, ask the persons “body” what it wants us to do. Of course, it does not reply in words, we have to supply them, but we can ask that body binary questions; a YES or a NO is always the answer, if we ask properly phrased questions.
The SCOTT Protocol helps re–organize and re–structure the brain and the nervous system, but the important question is How? The brain maps in great detail the entire body. Every small spot on and in the body has a representation in the nervous system. All those sensory receptors send signals up the nervous system, where they are distributed appropriately (normally!). Stimulate some receptors anywhere on the body and certain specific neurons in the brain light up, again normally. But, we humans seem to have a special skill at messing things up. Sometimes those nervous system pathways get disorganized, corrupted, redirected inappropriately, blocked, modified, and so on. In that case we need to re-educate the system. That is what The SCOTT Protocol does.
Some years ago Jimmy Scott was working with a quadriplegic fellow in Germany. Jimmy: “He had suffered a serious motorcycle accident and severely injured his brain. He was unable to speak, also. The damage was well mapped, and it was expected he would be an invalid forever. I was able to see him about every six months, so I would work out HK corrections and the HK people in the hospital would carry out the corrections, plus any others they determined. On my second or third visit something strange happened: his body wanted something new. This was different enough I could not describe exactly what others needed to do, so I had to do that work myself. With our very precise and specific questioning procedures that was not difficult. His body wanted me to do some small pinches in a very specific manner on very specific locations on his head and body. They were sort of like doing spindles but were less strong as well as not being over muscles with spindles! I did a long series until his body said it was enough. I finished the rest of the session with working out the regular HK procedures.”
“My next visit, about 6 months later, I was awaiting his arrival at the office where I was working. The aides asked me to greet him in the hallway. They stopped his wheelchair about 10 meters away and he stood up and walked the rest of the way! He was being supported and he was dragging his right foot, but he walked, impossibly. That sight still brings tears to my eyes. In his session that day he giggled like a little child at his birthday party. During that session he was able, for the first time, to cross his ankles, again giggling like a little child each time. Around a year later he was able to walk alone with only a walker as support. And was progressing.”
“Curiously enough a few weeks after the initial event in Germany another more functional quadriplegia client in the USA needed the same process, so I had to figure out what this was all about. Along the way I also began working with an Autistic girl in Belgium. During the session she was drawing something, so I asked her what it was and she said it was a man. When I saw her a few months later at the end of the session I asked her to draw a man. I could see the shape in it. Well, I just had to do the same thing the next time I saw her. The drawings was clearly a man. The total elapsed time is about 1 year.”
“To be clear about some things. My HK students / practitioners not only completed what I worked out, but also whatever other HK they also figured out, and much more HK was done besides the SCOTT Protocol.”
Although these may be somewhat dramatic illustrations sometimes the more dramatic examples have to do with the speed of many corrections. A boy quit stuttering before the correction was completed. A man who had an issue with public speaking was hard to shut off by the time the correction was done. An arthritic woman who was stooped and used a cane stood taller by about a foot / 30 cm before the correction was completed. A German woman who read English aloud hesitantly began to read fluently during the correction. Most of these few examples above were during public presentations. Most of the time the corrections take less than a minute.
To use the SCOTT Protocol we have to activate the nervous system in the proper way. To do that we have the client do something appropriate: read aloud, do math, move both arms randomly, make a drawing, listen to a foreign language, look at various colors, listen to specific music, or whatever. Of course, we test for what they do). As the client does their own system activation the practitioner stimulates the proper nervous system structures by doing those little pinches in the precise manner: location, direction, and method. These always come in pairs, for location. For example, we might do those little pinches on the left side of the head followed by pinches on the mid-line of the torso. That might be followed by pinches on the right side of the head followed by pinches on the left side of the body. These pinches follow systematic patterns, in practice. These pinches are gentle, but must be performed precisely. The exact location is essential. The direction and duration of the pinching is critical to achieve the best results. The pinching might need to be bi-directional or unidirectional. Therefore, the only way to carry out the procedure is for the practitioner to do self-testing while determining the exact pinching. It cannot work to constantly test an arm, for example, of the client, as that would activate other neuronal circuits inappropriately for this sort of correction.
To learn how to do the SCOTT Protocol check out the course Linda is teaching April 2, 2016 in Calgary.