The BioImaging® method can distinguish emotional "adhesions"-emotions that remain chronically from past events. When our emotional slate is really empty and ready for response, when we are emotionally present (vs. disassociated) and healthy, then we tend to feel alert, contented and calm. This is a serene and fulfilled baseline state. It is very rare to find an adult who settles into this state as a default resting state. The East West Healing Arts Center clinic, located in Oakland, California, and in Talent, Oregon (between Medford and Ashland) provides you with knowledge of your repetitive emotions and thought patterns. We treat using a comprehensive suite of natural medical techniques and nutrition counseling & coaching. Contact us by phone to find out more at 541-535-4325 or email us.
When we are In this desirable high EIQ state we experience an emotion clearly. We get the message that something is to be feared, or that an angry response is appropriate. When our emotional system is clear and no past traumas remain to skew it's synthetic insight, our EIQ is an intelligent pattern recognition program specializing in synthesizing clues and subtleties of facial expression, voice tone and body movement. When our EIQ is high our emotional responses identify the pressing priority at the moment. That may be status quo--remaining fulfilled, or to be angry, sad or fearful. A high EIQ usually biases our reason (cognitive interpretation) in the right direction. Irritation or sadness organizes our attention and thinking in a focused way and gives our vaunted cognitive intelligence the direction. Unfortunately, this delicate Emotional Intelligence system must be maintained in a pristine state if it is to remain intelligent. If you wish to improve your Emotional Intelligence, please contact us by phone at 541-535-4325 or email us.
The consistently stressed state of many people is related to the
lack of such emotional intelligence and clarity. Most
people have many of the feelings listed below running
simultaneously in the background. This is the cognitive equivalent of doing three math problems simultaneously--we can't.
Multi-tasking is a myth. Consciousness is unitary, like rapid serial monogamy we may transition through our many committee voices that we are compiled from--but just one at a time. Conscious attention in a complex situation is at best rapid mental hop scotch.
Our emotional system, even more than our analytical cognition, is especially poor at quickly sorting through complex and paradoxical feelings. We are not designed for multi-tasking emotions. So these emotions are left in the "on" position" long after the original stimulus of the feeling has past. Many of these feelings have been running so long the awareness of the feeling fades. We are left with the somatisized pattern, muscular tension, butterflies in a sensitive gut, associated with the feeling and with a thought that has become associated with the feeling.
I call this an emotion "adhered in body and thought". Emotional Adhesions have a toxic continuity over time. Such repetitive patterns often become pre-judgments and repetitive complaints. Because most people have so many unresolved emotions running in the background simultaneously they are sometimes unaware they are feeling anything. But they sure will have fixed opinions about things. Almost everything will create a non-calm, non-fulfilled state.
The first clue that a person is "emotionally tied up in knots" is the lack of full deep breathing at rest. The next clue is that the person's movements lack grace and groundedness which is related to a tightened musculature--a tight neck, back, gut, etc. The jaw and eyes are always involved. Another clue is that they lack emotional intelligence, is that they don't respond with a clear graduated emotional response appropriate to the present circumstance and they are poor judges of their own feelings and other's emotional state (though they typically believe themselves good a judge of the emotional state of others).
Obvious giveaways are either fixed repetitive thoughts and behaviors or, conversely, a chaotic expression in movement and thought. To get your Emotion Map please contact us by phone at 541-535-4325 or email us.
Why does this happen? Karl Pribram, PhD, suggests that every "e-motion" has a stereotypical "motion" it must express. My observation is that these muscular changes will remain or repeat until the feeling registers on the mind, are given attentiveness, and a change of behavior, a motion, or plans occurs. In other words the emotion must be treated with respect as possibly intelligent information that helps us survive, helps us know how to interpret a charged situation. If the E-motion is ignored then the Motion can't be completed and it is left in limbo. It repeats in an endless loop, replayed far into the future when the information is no longer appropriate, no longer really intelligent. This irrelevance reinforces the disassociation from our own feelings as they become more and more out of step with reality.
When multiple emotions are backed up in the queue then the attempt to simultaneously give motion to several contradictory motions leads to conflict and paradox. This paradox cannot be resolved at the neuromuscular level. This causes the sensory and motor proprioceptors to become skewed. The muscles become stiff and less flexible and less graceful. The diaphragm movement, a part of every expressed emotion, becomes conflicted and the breathing becomes labored. The difference between a conflicted and clear diaphragm can be experienced after rebirthing, Reichian or Lomi work. When you have had the experience of regaining the effortless ball-bearing smooth movement of the breath it becomes instantly clear how tied up in knots, literally, the muscle is. And because our diaphragm, through breathing, is necessary for survival, this muscles status has a lot to do with how safe or at ease we feel. Just the difficulty of movement and tendency for inadequate airflow sets off low-level stress alarms in our body. Similar comments can be made about the jaw muscles and eye muscles which also store most incomplete e-motion motions.
When conflicted we move less gracefully because grace comes from the clear replaying of a holomovement pattern which is stored and replayed as a loop with beginning, middle and end. When the loop is suspended this replay is distorted with overlaid emotions which biases the neurological controls of the muscles. This leaves muscles at an inappropriate state of tension or lack of tone.
The skewing of both our emotional intelligence input and the motor expression output results in people who are not only disassociated from their feelings but cut off from their increasingly distorted body. Their body has become so conflicted it can only express itself with a fraction of its innate body intelligence. In this case we move lacking grace, our body is skewed off-center as the neuromuscular command and controls, our proprioceptors and tendon tension receptors, are not "zeroed out". We feel, and are, off balance. Our muscles think we are leaning off to one side when we are actually upright. If your musculoskeletal problems aren't resolving, an unresolved knot of emotions may be keeping it knotted up. Please contact us by phone at 541-535-4325 or email us.
When this happens to us we become easily manipulable because we are cut off from much of our innate emotional intelligence. We become consumers instead of citizens, We are targets of commercial and political manipulation by emotional pitches aimed at the unresolved angers and shames still reading as active. We buy and consume food to relieve emotional and muscular stress but the food neither nurtures or nourishes. Yet, cut off from our body intelligence we tend to eat it anyway.
The analogy I use to describe how we have gotten out of alignment is to describe the old analogue type of volt-meter that works like a speedometer to indicate the voltage reading. In the middle of these instruments is a small screw to be used when, after being jostled around, the meter read 10 or 20 volts above zero before even connecting the leads. You would have to "zero out" the meter to get an accurate reading by turning the screw until the pointer was centered exactly over the "0" mark. What we find is that most people have inadequate "zeroing out" habits. That their internal emotion-meter is skewed, they might have fear at 20, anger at 30 and worry at 10, and hopelessness at 20, even before they gets into a situation where an accurate read of the feelings of themselves or others is needed. These people are living in their emotional past.
So, get clear, start a revolution. The goal of the EmotionMap is to clear the slate, zero out our emotion meters and reacquaint ourselves with our Emotional Intelligence. If this subject is of interest to you and you wish to learn more, contact us by phone at 541-535-4325 or email us.
We use emotion filters that result in a positive muscle test when an emotion is above zero. A weak indicator muscle would become strong or vice versa depending on how you arrange the query. The Emotion system filter allows us to examine the emotional adhesions of the simple limbic emotion system without considering the emotions that may be adhered within other psycho-energetic systems.
We use a time of trauma sequence of test vials developed by Matt van Benschoten. This quickly identifies the age of trauma, Flower remedies that cross to or from the emotion with a change of muscle strength give a close approximation of the thought adhered to the emotion. A similar test to the acupuncture test vials or test acupuncture points on the body can show which acupuncture energetics are involved. Some emotions will be nested together, one following another in a rat's nest of confused feelings and thoughts. When the sequence and the thought patterns associated with each feeling have been identified then often we see that the habitual train of thought they are aware of is programmed by a sequence of emotional relationships they are only vaguely aware of. In addition, eye position, body location of the emotion/thought, and many other pieces of the puzzle can be tested for so that various techniques can be brought to bear to break the adhered holomovement pattern.
We use filters to test for emotions made by scalar imprinting into a ampoule the real-time capture of a person feeling an amplified and distilled pure emotion/drive. This copy of the emotion energetics is made by the person entraining the target feeling by specific breathing patterns energy and body movements associated with that emotion. This together with strong memory recall of being in that emotional/physiological state. Rather like method acting, you aren't acting, but recreating a known state. We know that such recreations are similar neurologically and physiologically, and as it turns out, energetically, with the original experience.
These emotion/drives can be in excess or lacking (i.e. lacking serenity can look like excess of worry, etc.).
The positive drive/emotions imprinted in our filters are:
The negative drive/emotions include:
Most other terms that are called emotions or feelings are actually thoughts or judgments. Some feelings are synonymous with this list or a combination of two emotions from this list. For example, "anxiety" is the combination of Fear and an Obsessive quality to thinking that puts these feelings out of the present time period.
12 other possible terms are considered to be qualities of character in relation to others as seen in the CharacterMap. This would include Courage or Trust. Furthermore, 7 other possible psychodynamic terms are best considered in the context of a particular Chakra.
Some emotions on this list may at first glance seem redundant, like synonyms, in fact, but have important energetic differences. This is seen in the various fear related terms. Fear, Panic, and Fright all have different qualities. Fear is a slower and sinking energy that paralyses movement and cognition. Panic is a quick up and outward scattering energy that shoots outward thoughts and movements chaotically. Fright energy is strongly up and centering on the heart and head which has great excess and constriction.
Given the many kinds of fear it isn't surprising that some therapists hold that everything boils down to Fear. I find this collapsing of the nuance, perhaps in an attempt to mirror science's "trophic" and "phobic" binary behavior, in our Emotional Intelligence to not only be not helpful, but to be plain wrong.
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