What Makes Our Procedures Work So Well.
1) While many people, including some health care professionals, look at emotions from an ethereal or non-physical perspective, the truth is emotions are physical and real. You can physically feel an emotion. Our feet get cold when we are frozen with fear and our face turns red when we are hot under the collar with anger. Common phrases used to describe emotional experiences are: butterflies in my stomach, heartfelt, gut-wrenching, frozen with fear, having cold feet.
2) When a mother tells her teenager to stop acting like a 5 year old, they are not far off. Because of unresolved stress from our past similar current time experiences may "trigger" a similar response from when we were younger. So when we are nervous doing a presentation, we may be reminded of a time we made a mistake standing in front of the class in elementary school!
3) Another way to see how emotions affect us in a very real way is in the following scenario:
How many of us remember Christopher Reeves and Dana Reeves. He is the guy who played Superman in the movies in the 1980's. We remember he had an accident and became quadriplegic. He died in 2004 and his wife died 18 months later of lung cancer. She did not smoke. Yes, she may have breathed in second hand smoke, however, she is likely to have experienced the following emotions that may affect the lungs. Grief, Sadness, Yearning, Anguish, Crying. Especially after her husband died... maybe because he would never be cured!!! Just some food for thought.
4) Have you ever noticed someone you know always seems to have the same challenges at work... They never get that promotion...They have difficulty getting the sale...difficulty communicating their ideas to their team members... Their is a reason. Once we have a poor stress response, we seem to repeat that stress pattern, often times we are unaware of it!!!
5) Think back to a time when you received an award. It feels good, doesn't it? Or, imagine a time you were called in to the manager's office for your performance? Or you were the manager and had to let someone go? You start to feel similar to the original event. Our bodies recreate the same emotions (remember, emotions are physical) that occurred at the time of the original event. Cool!!!
6) I remember having broken a relationship when I was younger. I would go and workout and feel like I didn't have the strength to physically do it. My muscles were weak. Muscles do react to stress of any kind.
7) During public demonstrations, I would talk about body response...If a person was afraid of spiders and saw one crawl across the floor, that would make them uncomfortable. If they were shown a picture of a spider, that would also make them uncomfortable. And just a conversation about spiders would also make people feel uncomfortable. Here we see how our bodies are reactive to words!
8) During the NET process, a patient is asked to recall a past memory of a stressful experience which produces a feeling. The past experience is used to help relieve the current time stressor.
9) When people think of stress relief, they often think of talking about their problems for an hour hoping there is a light bulb moment. Talking and reasoning primarily affect the thinking part of the brain. It does little for the emotional part of the brain and the reflexive part of our brain. Our processes affect all three parts of the brain, facilitating a speedier resolution!!!
The 8 Principle Dynamics of Neuro Emotional Technique
The Scientific Explanation
1) Emotions are physiologically based. Emotions are based on minute proteins in the body called information substances (IS). These (IS) are comprised of neuropeptides, hormones and other specialized information molecules that permeate our entire body, including our DNA. This dynamic has been validated by Pert, et. al.
2) Pavlovian Responses. While most think in terms of Pavlovian Responses as applying to animals, humans too can be conditioned - sometimes by a one time event (termed a one time trial). While conditioning is normal under most conditions, so is the physiological counterpart (the fading or elimination of a conditioned response), which is called "extinction". Simply put, sometimes extinction does not take place and we utilize NET to complete this normal process This dynamic has been scientifically validated perhaps more than any other - starting of course, with Pavlov, et. al.
3) Emotion/Meridian system correlations. Th is is a 1,500 to 4,000-year old principle. An acupuncture theory, the Five Element Law, has clinically validated for over 1,500 years linking specific emotions to specific meridians. One example is the traditionally accepted correlation between "Anger" and the Liver meridian.
4) Repetition Compulsion. One of Freud's many contributions includes that of repetition compulsion, which essentially notes that once we have been emotionally traumatized, we non-consciously seek to repeat a like or similar stress pattern in the future.
5) The Role of Memory and Physiology. When we remember a past stressful event, our body replicates the physiology that occurred at the time of the original event. This dynamic has been validated by Hasan, A.M., et. al.: "The perceptual process involved in emotions becomes part of the memory store. The recollection of emotions.. evoke... somatic and visceral motor changes which occurred in the original situation."
6) Muscle Testing. It has been demonstrated that muscle testing can access the physiology of the body, including the physiology of the emotional response, and that of muscles - which initially test strong in the clear - will test as being inhibited (weaker) when saying a non-congruent statement. This statement has been scientifically validated by Monti, et. al.
7) Semantic Responses
The physiology of the body can be reactive to the "sight of a spider" as well as the "word" spider and a "picture" of a spider. This has been scientifically validated by Monti, et. al. with non-congruent "words" testing as a weakened physiological response.
8) Like Cure Like
Slicing an onion may cause watery eyes and a runny nose - symptoms similar to hay fever. However, if someone is given a homeopathic preparation containing a minute amount of onion, their symptoms often clear up! It is known as the 'The Law of Similars' in Homeopathy.
This concept is also applied to a relieving stress. During the NET process, a patient is asked to recall a past memory of a stressful experience which produces a feeling. The past experience is used to help relieve the current time stressor.
9) When we talk and reason through our challenges, we are primarily engaging the neocortex of the brain. With our procedures, we are engaging the neocortex, the limbic system and the brainstem to create the powerful changes!!!
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