The Emotion Code® may 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. But before you jump in, here are 5 things you should know about the Emotion Code and its potential to help you be your best.


  1. Trapped Emotions are identified individually and may be 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 a variety of ways, creating potential challenges, problems and discomfort of all sorts, both physical and emotional.

There are times when trapped emotions can be excruciating, like the time when we were first discovering them. I was hurting so much that I literally bolted from a meeting and went straight home to collapse on the floor! When you experience significant discomfort yourself, you might find trapped emotions in the affected area. For me, my trapped emotions were in one of my ovaries.


  1. To be beneficial, each trapped emotion should be identified as a single and separate energy.

To continue with my story, we asked for some help from above with a short, sincere prayer. We were then able to identify each emotion and when it may have become trapped. A few more questions helped us to know who was involved in each event (because I felt I needed to know, in this case). We released each distinct energy as we found it, and confirmed each release to make sure we had been successful. As we released each trapped emotion one by one, my discomfort decreased with each one until it was all gone. Did the awareness of these past events speak to me? I believe each emotional energy was there to bring a heightened sense of awareness to me. Each one needed to be recognized, inquired about, cleared, and confirmed as having been cleared before moving on to ask about the others that might be there.


  1. The Emotion Code is a very precise method

First, we recognize God and ask for his 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 there are any shortcuts that 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 pretty short order, even when there are several emotions that need to be released in a session.


  1. 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 about 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 along, 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.

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

You may look at this time as your recovery, when you might feel some side-effects of processing the emotions that were just released. Most of the time, processing is pretty mild and isn’t really noticed. You might feel lighter and less burdened. Other times you may feel some negative symptoms from processing. You may feel some echoes of the emotions that were released. You may feel tired, out of sorts emotionally, or 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 will is needed. That may give you an idea of when to plan another session.

By Jean Nelson