Neuro Emotional Technique- What is it, and how can it help you?
In today’s world, more and more people are being faced with mental and emotional stressors on a daily basis. Our bodies are designed to deal with stress in small amounts, not the high levels that many people have to deal with day in and day out. Sometimes these stressors may be subconscious like being a parent who is coordinating all the responsibilities that rely on you! There are not many moments in a parent’s life, where they actually spend time thinking of themselves and what they need! It is more common that they are focusing on what needs to be done for the children and running the house and then work, if they are balancing both.
Mental and emotional stress (whether you are aware of it or not) can have the same impact on your body’s physiology and function, as a physical stressor. Mental and emotional stress can produce the same biochemical physiological (physical) response. For example, a sore shoulder or constipation may be the result of underlying mental/emotional stress in the body which is causing a physiological response resulting in these symptoms.
Often in our practice, we see clients who present to us after they have been suffering for a long time and unable to resolve the problems they have, for example shoulder pain. If there is an emotional component behind the cause of their pain, the issue will often not fully resolve until the emotional component is dealt with.
Here at Global Chiropractic, our Chiropractors are trained in Neuro Emotional Technique (NET). The primary goal of NET is to resolve mind-body stress via active spinal correction or meridian therapy. NET is used to find unresolved mind-body stress (meaning the stress in our mind that can create a response in the body which can result in a symptom) using sematic response and observations of change in manual muscle testing.
With NET, the patterns of mental/emotional stress that are detected does not mean they are actually true events. It is the person’s emotional reality, which means it is how their body had perceived it, so in reality it may not actually be true.
The great thing about the technique that we use here at Global Chiropractic, is that you do not have to divulge a lot of personal information to us. When running the technique, we will ask you questions and you only have to focus on the answer in your mind, you do not have to say out loud. This makes this technique very safe for our clients. However, if they would like to divulge and would like further guidance, we are more than happy to do so.
In these challenging times, which the world is facing right now, it is having a massive impact on many people personally. Whether it be that you are working from home, unable to see your family or financial struggles, NET may be a way for your body not to carry around any extra stress than it can cope with.
It is important for you to understand you are not on your own and that there may be an answer. Look at the glass as half full rather than half empty. If you are stuck at home and unable to see your friends, think of some fun ways to connect ie facetime parties! There have been so many people thinking of wonderful ways to connect and keep up their fitness during these trying times. From a universal perspective- with every challenge there is growth. However, you need to work towards this and put some energy into creating your outcome.