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Neuro Emotional Technique®

Neuro Emotional Technique (N.E.T.) is designed to relieve symptoms of mind/body stress.


The human body can be seen as having four components:  structural, energetic, biochemical and emotional.   We are healthy when all of these aspects are harmoniously balanced.  N.E.T. addresses the emotional, or stress, component of health in a safe, effective physiological way.


Stress and the emotions

In the past, people considered emotions to be purely psychologically based.  Recent advancements in neuroscience have shown emotions to be physiologically based:  each emotion is an interaction between chains of amino acids which form neuropeptides and receptors.  Emotions appear to be normal physiological (organic) processes in the body, some of which are pleasant and others which are quite unpleasant.

We feel different emotions in different parts of our body in different ways. Although the primary locations for the physiology of emotions are in the brain, spine, autonomic nervous system, and acupuncture circuits, emotions do affect any and all parts of the body in a physiological way.  Researchers have now demonstrated that emotional bio-chemicals travel to almost every cell in the body.          


Effect of stress on the body

Emotions are natural and necessary.  It’s human nature to have an emotional response to significant events in our lives and then return to our “normal” state of being. Sometimes, however, our bodies hold onto a response and “lock it” in our sympathetic nervous system as a neuro-emotional complex (N.E.C.). This creates a reflex pattern in the nervous system much like the conditioned response documented by Ivan Pavlov.  Re-stimulated N.E.C.s can cause recurrences of the original imbalance, resulting in ill health.


How N.E.T. works

The N.E.T. practitioner uses muscle testing, body reflex points, and semantic reactions (physiological reactions to memories or words) to assist and guide you to recall a specific negative emotion and when it first occurred.  This engages a specific neuro-emotional pattern.  While you mentally hold the emotional memory, the practitioner raps on or presses points along the spine associated with your emotional pattern, prompting your body to release its associations with that emotion.      


Applications of N.E.T.

N.E.T. may be applicable to any physical dysfunction. A simple reflex test is performed to determine whether or not that dysfunction has an emotional component.  It can also address “blocks” which prevent us from realizing our life aims and desires.  Neuro Emotional Anti-sabotage Technique (NEAT) helps to identify and resolve these obstacles, allowing us to make positive life changes.

Benefits of N.E.T.

N.E.T. seeks to normalize a neurological imbalance, allowing a change in physiology and energy flow. N.E.T. alone can dramatically alter the presenting symptom as soon as the emotion is released. When combined with other therapies it can increase the effectiveness of those therapies and shorten the course of treatment.

N.E.T. does not deal with the spiritual realm or para-psychology, nor does it make life's problems go away.  However, a person with a strong nervous system can usually deal with life's problems more effectively.  And with the resolution of the N.E.C., the body can return to a healthy, balanced state.


Emotional reality

N.E.T. does not make claims as to what actually happened in the past.  Some N.E.C.s may be associated with imagined emotional events, such as nightmares or mis-perceptions.  N.E.T. practitioners term all memory events in an N.E.C. as  “emotional reality,” because they may or may not correspond with actual or historical reality.


N.E.T.’s relation to Chinese medicine

The ancient Chinese developed a theory of the five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Each organ and meridian system of the body correlates to one of the five elements, and each element is associated with a range of emotions. For example:  fear is related to the kidney, anger to the liver, grief to the lungs. N.E.T. uses these five element associations and access points on the body to isolate and resolve the neuro-emotional complex.