After releasing one or more Trapped Emotions, there is a processing time for energetic changes to take place and be assimilated by the body. This period lasts about three days, in rare occasions it can last a bit longer. During this period the most important thing to do is drink a lot of water. Energy work dehydrates the cells, and these need to be very hydrated to process the energy blocks, and avoid having headaches that can be caused by dehydration. It also helps for the process to be as fast and smooth as possible.
During this period you may feel tired, and later very active, or the other way round. You may feel hungry or not at all, you can have the feeling of having caught the flu but without the fever. You can have headaches and possibly feel sad. You may start to cry without any apparent reason, or the pain that has been treated may get more intense at moments, if this happens the best thing is not to get alarmed, it will pass. You may also have echoes of the emotions that have been released. In rare occasions I’ve had clients who vomited and had diarrhea. One time I had a client who vomited and had diarrhea for four days straight, he did not have fever or any other symptom, but during those four days he could not eat anything and only vomited a viscous substance, obviously he needed to purge and that was the way his body chose to do it. After those four days everything went back to normal.
It’s possible you may feel nothing at all. Or you may feel really relaxed, as if something has been lifted off your shoulders, this seems to be the most common symptom of the processing time. I’ve also noticed that many clients report that they sleep much better, and that their dreams are more intense, more vivid and many times are filled with messages.
All this is normal; each person has their own way of processing. These effects can also vary in a person, at times they can be intense and other times feel nothing at all.
During a session we figure out the Trapped Emotion and the age when they formed, with this information the person can normally identify the event that caused it. However, there are times that this is not the case and the person does not remember what happened, in this situation it is interesting to note, that during the processing time the connection is made. Sometimes this practice can lead to remembering events that have been forgotten, erased, and it is sometimes necessary for the event to be brought to consciousness and become transmuted and healed. The fact that we don´t remember something because we have erased it from our memory for being traumatic doesn’t mean this no longer affect us, most people don´t know about Trapped Emotions, but they are still affected by them.
Starting around 6 months ago, I began to notice that many clients start to process before the session, sometimes 2 or 3 days before; they feel lousy emotionally or physically. Other times they speak or think about something they had not thought about for a very long time, or they see a person that they haven´t seen for years and funny enough, a Trapped Emotion about this will come up during the session.
When we find Inherited Trapped Emotions, we also release them from the other family members that also have them, and these people can feel the process as intensely as the person doing the session. Once, I was treating the daughter of a client, and we released a Trapped Emotion which was from her mother; my client. The next day my client called me in the morning, she was feeling really bad and she said she needed a session, at that moment I had other sessions, so I scheduled her for the afternoon. That afternoon she said she no longer needed the session, that she was processing, and she explained that after speaking with me in the morning she spoke with her daughter who told her that the previous day we had released an Inherited Trapped Emotion that she had inherited from her, and that the emotion was “overwhelmed”. She realized that was exactly what she was feeling; overwhelmed, and that she was just processing it. This was great for me, as I had the opportunity to experience directly the process of the inherited emotions on the other people we release them from. By the way, this is the only occasion in which we work on others without their express permission.
I have discovered that the best way to go through the time of processing is by spoiling yourself, being very loving and taking very good care of yourself, and satisfying any caprice your Inner Being asks for. This may be something as simple as sleeping if you are tired, going for a walk even if the tasks are undone, or call that person who keeps popping into your mind.
– Estela Davila, CECP/CBCP
Went through this process severely once myself. I had given my niece the project of working on me to help her hone her skills. I went through approximately three days of crying uncontrollably and didn’t know why. I actually thought I was having panic attacks or or even something more serious until I spoke with my niece and found out she had been doing some intense E.C. work on me. We now have an understanding about how many trapped emotions should be released at one time and what days she can work on me so I will not be processing on a W2 job workday! 🙂
Thank you Estela Davida for the very well-written & insightful article about processing! Sending all the best to you and to your clients!
Thanks for sharing this piece of information. Personally, I had had been experiencing processing before a session and my partner also experienced processing for the work done on me! Of course, I didn’t figure it out till now. Now everything normal.
Thanks so much for this insightful information about the possible side effects of processing. I will share this with several clients and family members as I believe it is valuable to hear this from an experienced practitioner.
In light and love,
After an Emotion Code telephone session–and learning that I was carrying “anxiety, betrayal, loneliness” for over 50 generation of women ancestors, I had a severe back ache for about a week. No fever. No prior lifting. No causation could be traced. No fever. And no relief! Laying in the hottest water in a tub, crying, I made a decision to stop taking aspirin–they weren’t even touching the pain. I knew it was something I “had to feel” and then I felt as if I was “taking one for the team.” I hope to NEVER experience pain like it ever again! I am grateful to the practitioner, but I still cannot wrap my mind around this process—I think my heart understands it but heart doesn’t communicate in words like mind does!
Hi, I am feeling right like that, horrible!! thank you for sharing this, as we don´t know that. I would like to know something about when we release emotions in relation with someone is already not here, I mean, she past away. I had already two times, different days, when after a kind of explosion crying, and asking something about it to this person who is already dead, I felt as if she would be there and it was as if very fast she answer to me in my mind, and as if I could see her face, but not really near from me, asking me for perdon or explaining something. Other time, I was trying to know what else my sister should know about an emotion, and I felt as an explosion of crying again as much as I couldn´t speak for a while, just crying and feeling that she sorry for that fact my sister had. Is this normal while doing this? I would appreciate your answer as I sometimes am worry, because I grow in a family who believes we shouldn´t speak with dead people. It dosn´t matter if it would be in dreams, In some way I got this feelings while releasing emptions from my siter, and from myself.
A very comprehensive account of “processing”. This article covers all the points that I have seen in my clients and those I experience myself when processing – I especially like the bit about spoiling yourself!!
Thank you, Estela, for taking the time to write this and share it with others. Blessings.
inherited emotions: On the next day I saw my emotional therapist my 35 year old son and his 15 year old son really got into a serious physical fight. This had not occurred before but I could feel the storm coming. It was as if I were battling myself. Even though I was upset by their alienation from one another I did not feel the need to fix them. I also saw quite clearly the reason for their subconscious riff but knew there was no way I could relate to them what they had going on was in large part a legacy of generational alienation. Still have not got it figured but can stand back and watch the process unfold without taking a side but wanting peace for all of us.