How does the Emotion Code® work? How can it possibly be effective when you might not even work with the client face to face? And even more amazing, how can you effectively use it when you are miles apart from the client? These are questions that we get asked a lot!

The whole process only seems unbelievable because we have developed certain belief systems throughout our lives that tell us what is and is not possible. Here are a few:

  • We are solid, confined by the physical limitations of our bodies.
  • We have to be near someone to have a healing effect on their body.
  • If you can’t see it, then it probably isn’t real.

These are just a few examples, and the list could go on and on! To understand how the Emotion Code works, we have to first get around these belief systems, to allow the possibility of another reality. 

Quantum Physics: The Science Behind How The Emotion Code Works

Let’s talk about Quantum physics. The brilliant scientists in this field have already proven that our reality is quite different than what we had previously known it to be. Quantum physicists have shown that our bodies can be “zoomed in” on further and further, all the way down to the cellular level. As we zoom in further, we get to our DNA. Then, the atoms, electrons, protons, and subatomic particles. And then… all we have is SPACE. They have shown that our bodies are 99% empty space!

Another thing that quantum physics has proven is called “entanglement”. This is when an electron moves in one place and there is a corresponding action somewhere else – because those electrons are entangled. In other words, we are connected to everything. This understanding of our deep connection to everything and everyone around us allows us to expand our conception of how we can affect those who aren’t present in front of us. By connecting with them energetically, we can practice the Emotion Code on another person who is far away. 

Muscle Testing: How the Emotion Code Can Access the Subconscious Mind

The Emotion Code uses applied kinesiology, or muscle testing, to access the subconscious mind. Muscle testing shows the body’s reaction to a thought or a question with the weakening or strengthening of its muscles. This technique helps us get “yes” or “no” answers from the body, and we use it to get information about imbalances that are causing emotional or physical problems. 

This technique works because our subconscious mind stores all the information about our bodies and makes up about 95% of our minds. It is the part of us that remembers what we had for breakfast on the first Monday of April last year. It stores all the information, whether we consciously think of it or not. It’s kind of like a backup disc. It also controls bodily functions such as your heartbeat, your blood pressure, the functioning of your liver, and more. It also knows about everything that is getting in the way of a healthy body. For example, your subconscious knows that the argument with your roommate in 1977 is causing your hip pain today, even if you no longer remember or think about that old event. This is why the Emotion Code is so fascinating – it allows us to access and deal with information that we never would consciously realize is important!

It’s not just information that’s important, it’s energy. Or, more precisely, the effect of emotional energy on the energy of our bodies. Emotions are made of pure energy, and when we experience them, their energy can get trapped in the body. Each one of these is a trapped emotion. These trapped emotions will then interact constantly with a certain part of your body, wherever it is trapped. It is the energy of this emotion that can then “interfere” with the natural frequency that exists in your body and begin to manifest as some form of physical or emotional issue.

Magnetic Energy: Clearing Trapped Emotions with the Emotion Code

Our bodies are made of pure energy, which is not bound by the constraints of the physical realm. We can use muscle testing to identify trapped emotions, and then release them using the Emotion Code, and magnetic energy. It works just as well from a distance as it does in person.

Once a trapped emotion is identified, we can release it using a magnet. We do this by running a magnet over the energy line in the body called the governing meridian. This can be likened to taking a credit card and running a magnet over it – the magnet changes or deletes the information on the card. In the same way, once we have identified a trapped emotion (by accessing the information from the subconscious mind using muscle testing), we run the magnet over the governing meridian and this deletes or releases the energy from the body.

Releasing Trapped Emotions Around the Heart 

Another huge benefit of the Emotion Code is its ability to remove a Heart-Wall®. A Heart-Wall can form when the energy of one or more emotions becomes trapped around the heart. A Heart-Wall is your body’s attempt to protect your vulnerable heart. When this energetic barrier of trapped emotions forms, it can keep us from feeling hurtful, negative emotions as deeply. Although this can be helpful in the short term, the problem is that it inhibits our ability to feel loving, joyful, wonderful emotions as well! If you’ve ever felt like you struggled to open up to the people around you, as though something holds you back from fully connecting with others, or stops you from feeling emotions deeply, you may have a Heart-Wall.

5 Tips for Working with the Emotion Code

The Emotion Code can potentially help people from any background to identify and release trapped emotional energy. We believe that releasing this emotional energy is key to achieving energy balance in the body, which may help prevent emotional and physical discomfort. Here are 5 things you should know about how the Emotion Code works, and its potential to help you be your best.

1. Trapped emotions are identified individually and are released one at a time, not in groups or bundles.

Every trapped emotional energy is potentially significant for you, as each one has had an impact on you in some way or another. Each comes from a specific time or event that was experienced either by you or someone else you may have inherited or absorbed the energy from. These energies might affect us in various ways, creating potential challenges, problems, and discomfort of all sorts, both physical and emotional.

2. Each trapped emotion should be identified as a single and separate energy.

When we release trapped emotions, it’s important to identify each emotion. We may also need to identify when it may have become trapped. Asking a few more questions can help us to know who was involved in each event which may be helpful as well. We can then release each distinct energy as we find it, and confirm each release to make sure we have been successful. Each emotion needs to be recognized, inquired about, cleared, and then confirmed as having been cleared before moving on.

3. The Emotion Code is a precise method.

First, we recognize our higher power and ask for help. Then, we muscle test to identify the trapped emotion using the Chart of Emotions. Next, we ask if anything else needs to be discovered before releasing the emotion. If the answer is yes, we get more details about what happened when the emotion was trapped, like the age of the person at the time, if the emotion was absorbed, inherited, or their own, what event triggered the emotion, etc. We always check to confirm that the energy is gone afterward. We have consistently seen it work very well when the protocol is followed correctly. We do not recommend mixing modalities or adding your own style when you are doing the Emotion Code. In our experience, it works so well just the way it is! We don’t believe that any shortcuts will improve this or make it any faster. It only takes a minute or two to identify a trapped emotion, so you can usually get help with the issue in pretty short order, even when several emotions need to be released in a session.

 4. It is important to let the body tell you how much Emotion Code work to do in a session.

Most of the time you may find that you can identify and release between five to ten trapped emotions in a twenty-minute session. This is typical, but sometimes you may find that your body will only allow you to release two or three emotions in a session, and that’s okay. Trust the wisdom of the body! As you are working through each emotion, finding and releasing trapped emotions, if you suddenly run into difficulty testing and everything you test is weak, you might need to check yourself with a baseline test. See if you can get a strong muscle response on a true or congruent statement. When you have released all your body can release in a session, you may lose the ability to be tested momentarily. We believe this is because your body is processing, and is in a state of overload. When that happens, you are probably done for the time being, until the next session.

5. The body may need a few days to process trapped emotions after they are released.

You may look at this time as your recovery. During this time you might feel some side effects of processing the emotions that were just released. Most of the time, processing is pretty mild. You might feel lighter and less burdened. Other times you may feel some negative symptoms from processing. You might feel some echoes of the emotions that were released. You could feel tired, and out of sorts emotionally. You may cry or even feel sick. The unpleasant effects don’t typically last for more than a day or two, and they are usually very mild. When you work with someone, it is really important to tell them about the possible negative effects of processing, so that they can be prepared for what they might experience, just in case. At the end of a session, you might want to muscle test your client to see approximately how much time processing is needed. That may give you an idea of when to plan another session.

To learn more about the Emotion Code, a great place to start is by reading The Emotion Code, by Dr. Bradley Nelson! Or, consider enrolling in our free 14-day Emotion Code Challenge.