Neuro Emotional Technique (NET)
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— fear, anger, grief and others are part of the normal response to everyday
experiences. Generally these emotional responses dissipate as the situation
that triggers them resolves. For example, if you encounter a growling dog
while you're walking down the street, you may feel fear. The fear, in this
case, is part of the healthy emotional response that protects your survival,
and it will normally dissipate when the threat is gone. However, sometimes
there are factors that prevent the body from recovering from what was originally
a healthy response. The result is a short circuit or glitch in the nervous
system, which can affect physical and mental well-being.
Meet Pavlov's Dog
You may have heard of the famous experiment
Pavlov conducted with dogs, where he rang a bell each time the dogs were
fed. Soon, the dogs linked the sound of the bell with eating and would salivate
simply at the sound of the bell even when no food was present. This is called
a conditioned response. Emotional reactions to situations can also be conditioned,
and sometimes after just one life experience especially if it was a traumatic
Similar But Different
Pavlov discovered something else.
If a dog is conditioned to salivate at the sound of a bell, the bell can
be changed to another bell that sounds slightly different and the dog will
still salivate. The same thing can happen with our conditioned emotional
For example, let's consider the case of a young boy who was severely
scolded by his father for making a simple mistake. This incident caused him
great anxiety and an upset stomach. Today, as an adult, he finds himself
becoming overly tense and gets an upset stomach whenever an older man (e.g.,
his boss) criticizes him in any way. He doesn't consciously connect the two
incidents, and can't figure out why he feels ill. NET can help make the connection
and efficiently resolve the problem.
Where Do You Keep Your Emotions?
the connection between the nervous system, emotions, and health. Historically,
emotions were thought to reside entirely in the brain. Now we know that emotions
chemically affect the body on almost every level. If you've ever felt butterflies
in your stomach when you've been were anxious or a heaviness in your chest
when you were sad, then you know first-hand how emotions can affect the body.
Moreover, studies have shown that stress and emotional distress can make
us vulnerable to illness.
Even imagined events could stimulate
a response and have a dramatic effect on how our body works. Have you ever
awakened in the middle of the night in a pool of sweat with your heart racing
after a disturbing dream? Fortunately, the attacker wasn't real, but your
body thought he was! Of course, we're more conscious of this process when
we have to give a speech, ask the boss for a raise, suffer the loss of a
loved one, or experience other negatively charged emotional events.
Finding the Short Circuit
The emotional baggage associated
with past events in our lives (remember Pavlov's dog?) can sometimes haunt
us for years. Like a computer glitch, unresolved negative associations are
stored in our bodies, often short-circuiting our true desires, even our health.
NET practitioners can help you identify and resolve stuck events (real or
imagined) that are affecting your ability to have optimal health and well-being.
The Process is Elegant, Yet Simple
Just as static electricity
can make your hair stand on end, thoughts and emotions can cause measurable
changes in the body. This is the basis of biofeedback and polygraph testing.
For example, things that create internal distress, such as conflicting thoughts,
unresolved feelings, anxiety, etc., can result in measurable changes in heart
rate, breathing, muscle tension, and many other physical parameters. The
NET procedure assesses for the presence of such distress as it relates to
your presenting problem and provides a means of resolution.
After NET treatment many patients report feeling
that a burden has been lifted and that they feel an internal shift. NET provides
a sophisticated health intervention in an environment that is comfortable
and relaxed. The overall goal of the process is to restore mind-body balance
Information from www.netmindbody.com Web site.
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