Wow! So many great, and varied answers, thank you all for your input. Remember, always be positive and believe in yourself when releasing trapped emotions on yourself, or a client. What should the subject for our next “Tip” be? Leave a comment if you have any ideas.

Amy A.
I’ve found that acknowledging our emotions allow them to process and it’s much more difficult to get them trapped if you honor that rule. Even if it seems like you’re angry or sad for a silly reason, it’s really important to acknowledge the emotion to yourself anyway. Actually, especially when an emotion doesn’t seem warranted. We tend not to share it and I think that isolation is part of what gets it stuck. When you give yourself that acknowledgement, energy flows. I sometimes say out loud “I’m sad and I accept it!” The same way that emotion comes, it will go.

Julie-Anne M.
I notice emo-inhibitor signals like intake of breath, stopping breathing, stepping out of myself. Are there more? And I choose to flow with the emotion, stay in it, right here, right now. And breathe.

Jenny W.
Maybe by paying attention to when trauma/shock/anger etc. occurs and then muscle testing for it and releasing it quickly before it festers or to claim “divine love” around it all and a sense of humour and not to take everything so serious?

Mary K.
Recognize or acknowledge how you are feeling in the moment and vocalize it.

Elizabeth C.
Letting things flow. Dissecting and deciding what truly matters. Sometimes it’s difficult to see and accept, but it can be achieved.

Laura D.
Acknowledge emotions as they occur and send them love and gratitude We all just want to be “heard”, even emotions.

Susanne S.
I’m not sure there’s a way to stop them. I find when I listen to my negative self-talk, I just check to see if I created any trapped emotions or did they just pass through. Those are usually very quick sessions to release, but the interesting part is it teaches me to be aware of my emotions. I’m just so full of joy and gratitude that I’ve never felt before and I like it to stay that way.

Korryn L.
I find that with the more energy work that I do I’m able to recognize it as it comes and then take it in for what its worth and let it go. I think I have finally come to the realization that I don’t need to hang on to all the garbage anymore.

Nancy R.
Gratitude. Every morning & every evening I take a few minutes to give thanks for all the things in my life – family, friends, opportunities to learn and grow. If an intense emotion occurs I release it and get on with my day. Living in gratitude and knowing TEC allows me to live a peaceful life.

Robyn I.
What you resist, persists. Fully experience the emotion and seek to discern the unmet need behind it. Marshall Rosenberg’s book ‘Non-Violent Communication’ is one of the best explanations of this process and how to turn it into effective compassionate communication.

Sherri C.
Watch the “mind chatter”! It’s sneaky, so beware of it coming in and pulling you into doubt, fear, worry, et al! When one is aware of the ‘mind chatter’, it takes practice to dismiss it – bring in a new emotion – and that way, those sneaky trapped emotions don’t have to stick to you like a bad case of sunburn playing havoc with our body’s energies!!!! Oh, shielding yourself, whether doing the Emotion Code/Body Code work or not is a great practice too!!!! That’s my answer!!

Kristen R.
“Shields up!” and continue to do the work of the Body Code with yourself and others. Stop resisting and surrender to the love the universe has to offer.

Eimann Z.
I think the best way is to stay grounded (connected to) in our body, as our body can process quickly and easily whatever situations that we feel in life and our connection to Mother Earth will allow the energies to flow and ground off. But, if we’re in our head, then we are disconnected and that’s when the body won’t be able to process life experiences & this will lead to trapped emotions! As simple as that.