written by Marianna Ludescher, CECP

As parents we have heard about, or observed first hand, that children from the same parents can exhibit different characteristics. These may include differences in behavior, learning ability, artistic talent, and athletic ability. Besides genetics and other important factors, trapped emotions could quite possibly play a role in these variations.

The experience of an intense emotion in our lives does not necessarily have a long-term effect on us. The emotion comes and goes as we process it. However, there are periods when the intense emotion may remain in our body. This energy could take form of an energy ball which, according to The Emotion Code, is called a “Trapped Emotion.”

The majority of the trapped emotional energies in our energetic system were collected on our own—that is, they are likely created when we do not fully process emotional events in our lives. At the same time, we may have Trapped Emotions that we acquire from people around us, or inherited from our ancestors.

Inherited Trapped Emotions may have been felt by one of our ancestors having a hard time in his/her life. We believe that the energy of the emotion felt remained stuck in the ancestors’ body and was later passed on through descendants, often through many generations. I myself had a trapped inherited emotion of crying, which had been passed down through 23 generations. In the practice of Dr. Bradley Nelson, author of The Emotion Code, the record for a Trapped Emotion was 187 generations.

When we release Trapped Emotions from our kids and we find and release an inherited emotion, this Trapped Emotion is released from everyone who had this trapped emotion in the family line. The more inherited Trapped Emotions we find, the more  can be released from the parents as well. As an effect, the relationship of the parents could change, since by releasing the child’s inherited Trapped Emotions we simultaneously do a release for both of the parents as well.

Similarly, releasing inherited Trapped Emotions for our kids could have an effect on our relationship with our parents. The Trapped Emotions we find and release from our child might have come from several generations, and could be present in our parents’ bodies as well. When we release a Trapped Emotion passed on to our son or daughter through our mother or father, and later through us, it can be released us and from our parents in a similar way.

We can also test for Trapped Emotions in our children’s bodies that were acquired from other people. This may have occurred when they were in the womb. Usually, these are the mother’s emotions felt during pregnancy, although sometimes they can come from the father or even from somebody else living with the family at the time (like a grandmother, grandfather, or sibling). Although during these releases the acquired Trapped Emotions are not released from the person’s body from which they came, they can be recognized and identified, and may then be released from that person. Sometimes the recognition, accompanied by an “Aha” effect can result in the release of a Trapped Emotion. The release we are facilitating for our children provides an opportunity to deal with our own emotions. Discussing them with our spouse or other people involved may have an effect on our family relationships.

Last but not least, it’s important to recognize our children’s potential Trapped Emotions that they might collect during school, family events, or any other occasion in their lives. These Trapped Emotions may have an effect on their behavior, possibly leading to learning difficulties and family relationship issues. If allowed to fester, those issues have the potential to become a burden on the relationship between the parents themselves.

Sometimes the other siblings will receive less care and attention from the parents as a difficult child dominates parental attention. Releasing the Trapped Emotions of this child could help bring balance and calmness in the child’s life. This could benefit not just the relationship of the parents, but the whole family.

As demonstrated in these situations, doing Emotion Code releases for our children could benefit the entire family making it a  worthwhile investment in family relationship dynamics.

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