Emotion Charting and Balancing
Most humans, if not all of us, have had early life experiences of one form or another that we were not equipped to deal with at the time. These traumatic experiences (and they can occur from a range of different experiences… for example moving house, getting a new little brother or sister, coping with the loss of a pet), can create an emotion that may be too strong to deal with at that point in time, leading to an internalising of the emotion or emotional state and it then becoming “stuck” or “trapped” in the cells of the physical body, and in the emotional body. This can lead to poor emotional coping skills later on in life; or to experiencing anxiety, worry and fear that seems to have no cause and cannot be shifted.
Sometimes a coping skill we developed when young to get through a situation (e.g. bullying at school), may have helped us when we were young (hiding away, becoming “invisible”) but is not as helpful as an adult. Every emotion has an energy to it (think of you feel the energy of anger as a flush of heat through the body, or anxiety as a knot in the stomach), and the subconscious may use the energy of an emotion felt during a traumatic event, to build a protective wall around the heart, and this energy barrier around the heart may sometimes keep us from allowing ourselves to be all of who we can be.
Emotions are also absorbed and inherited. Absorbing an emotion can often happen while in the womb, or when very young. When a primary caregiver (mom or dad) feels an overwhelming emotion themselves, this is often picked up either by the unborn, or very young, child and they may “absorb” the emotion and make it their own. Inherited emotions can go back generations (research is showing that trauma affects generations).
And this is not only the case with humans. Animals, too, experience trauma during early life experiences, and these trauma’s bring up emotions which, when not expressed appropriately or safely, become internalised and trapped, leading to later behavioural and emotional issues, such as separation anxiety, over-arousal, destructive behaviours etc.
Over the years of working with both animals and humans, my natural empathic sensitivity developed into an ability to feel into the emotional state of the being I was working with. This often left me frustrated, as I felt incapable at times of helping the being shift a limiting or negative emotional state. This led to much study and research into the less-mainstream modalities and techniques of healing emotional states, and this led to the development of the modality I call Emotion Charting and Balancing.
With this modality and protocol, I explore the subconscious beliefs and traumas that are having a limiting or negative impact on the current ability to respond to life in a balanced and resilient way. Identifying these states does not mean that one has to consciously revisit the event or situation that triggered the trauma. As these emotional states are often “stuck” or trapped, just the identification and naming of them through the charting system, is all that is needed for them to become available to be released and cleared. I use a combination of various modalities and tools, energetic and vibrational, to help the subconscious release these unhelpful emotional states and to reprogramme the subconscious with replacement emotions that are regenerative, positive and resilient.
As with all my healing therapies, I work in alignment with the body’s innate sense of self, which allows for the release and balancing to be done only in accordance with what the body and mind is able to cope with at any one time, within the framework of the individual’s environment, support and ability to cope.
From my personal experiences of testing and using this modality in my own healing journey, as well as feedback from human clients, the biggest shifts are noticed in the days to weeks after a session, where reactivity to previously upsetting or triggering situations and events is much less pronounced, there is a stronger sense of congruence within the self, the ability to cope feels much stronger and is evinced in day to day life, confidence grows, and there is a marked decrease in anxiety, fear, worry, panic etc. Feedback from humans in relation to their animals’ behaviour and emotional state after the animals have had an emotion charting and balancing session is along the same lines… more resilience, fewer emotional upsets, a decrease in anxiety or anxious behaviours, a calmer and more peaceful state of being.
Sessions can be done remotely, or in person and normally take an hour to an hour and a half. A typed report is sent thereafter.