What is The Emotion Code and how can it benefit me?

The Emotion Code is an energy healing technique used to identify and release hidden emotional energies from our past that were not processed completely. Trapped emotions manifest as dense energy in the body and can restrict/interfere with our ability to give and receive love, experience happiness and achieve our goals. They can also cause pain and eventually disease and/or chronic conditions, if not dealt with. Releasing trapped emotions can help restore balance to the body. This then creates an environment where physical, mental and emotional difficulties may disappear or become much more manageable. The Emotion Code has been instrumental for me in accelerating my personal growth, strengthening my relationships and unlocking abundant well-being in my life.

As I’m sure many will relate, it can be difficult talking about our feelings and emotions and this is precisely why I was drawn to The Emotion Code, due to its simplicity. It is completely optional to share any insights related to what is uncovered. There’s no requirement to talk through and relive these challenging and deeply personal emotional experiences from our past, we just identify and release. When I practice this on myself I trust that if there is something further I need to know about what is identified, it will be intuitively revealed to me in proper timing. And if not, then I also trust that that’s the way it is meant to be. It’s like taking out the garbage, we don’t dig through to see what’s in there before taking it out.

The emotion code is not a substitute for medical treatment, but by clearing underlying energetic imbalances, we can tap more deeply into the body’s subconscious intelligence and amplify our innate self-healing ability. I view The Emotion Code as complementary to many other treatments and healing modalities.

What is a Heart-Wall?

During times of vulnerability, the subconscious intelligence within our body may try to protect you from further hurt or harm by creating something known as a heart-wall. A heart-wall is the build up of trapped emotions which create a barrier around the heart to protect against further emotional pain. This serves a useful purpose at the time but if not dealt with, can manifest as an array of health complications. Based on my experience, I feel that my heart-wall played a roll in influencing depressive bouts, anxiety, feelings of purposelessness and uncertainty, low self-esteem, restriction and tension in the heart/chest area, shallow breathing and overall emotional numbness. The Emotion Code can break down this heart-wall, layer by layer. This can help increase our energy levels, our ability to give and receive love, access creativity, attract abundance and more gracefully achieve our goals. According to Dr. Bradley Nelson, 93% of people have a Heart-Wall.

Many may not be aware, but broken heart syndrome (stress induced or takotsubo cardiomyopathy) is an actual disorder that has resulted in serious heart complications and in some instances, even death. So we could understand why we would have a built in defence mechanism to protect us from the extreme manifestations of emotional shock.

According to renowned cellular biologist Dr. Bruce Lipton, the subconscious mind is responsible for 95-99% of the functions within you body. This built in “supercomputer” operates mainly beyond our conscious awareness.

Muscle Testing

Muscle testing (or applied kinesiology) is a way of obtaining information from the subconscious by asking yes or no questions. Speaking something false ends up creating a weak muscle response, whereas truth will elicit a strong muscle response. It’s a simple and incredibly effective tool for identifying trapped emotions.

Muscle testing can also be conducted via proxy (or distance). “Proxy” means to stand in for or represent someone. This can be done by The Emotion Code facilitator testing themselves, on behalf (as proxy) of the testee, with their consent. Since sessions are often conducted over online video services like Zoom, muscle testing by proxy is a commonly used practice.

This may be a stretch for our logical faculties but I encourage you to suspend disbelief, keep an open mind and evaluate these methods on their results. The proof is in the pudding.

About Dr. Bradley Nelson

Since 1998, Dr. Bradley Nelson has been sharing the life-changing energy healing modality known as The Emotion Code. He is the creator of The Emotion Code and is a best-selling author, teacher and speaker. He is a Holistic Chiropractic Physician, Craniopath and pioneer in the field of bio-energetic medicine and energy psychology.

Curious to learn more about what Emotion Code can offer you?  Feel free to contact me with your questions!

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Absolutely not, there is no dogma attached to The Emotion Code. You do not have to believe or subscribe to any form of religion to benefit from The Emotion Code. All that is required is willingness and an open mind.

Yes! Most Emotion Code sessions are done by distance. The Emotion Code works with energy and energy transcends space and time which is being confirmed with modern science through the field of quantum physics. Therefore, with your consent, The Emotion Code can easily be performed at a distance. Distance Emotion Code sessions are just as effective as in-person sessions. This incredible capability opens up The Emotion Code to helping people all across the globe, regardless of location. All that is needed is an internet connection.

It is important to be hydrated for your session so drink plenty of water. Consider abstaining from alcohol and recreational drugs 24 hours before and a few days after your session. It is best to not be rushed and to arrive in a calm state of mind. Please be on time.

During an Emotion Code session, I will be asking your subconscious a variety of questions to help uncover any trapped emotions affecting specific issues. It can be approached either by inquiring into specific issues you are facing or by allowing the subconscious intelligence to guide the process and uncover whatever is the most relevant for release at the time. Because I will be connected to your subconscious, there is no need for you to respond to the questions. You can relax and enjoy the process.

Experiences after a session can vary from person to person and from session to session since we are all unique. You may feel immediate relief or a decrease in severity of the issues worked on. Alternatively, it may take a few days until you notice any relief or change.

Approximately 20% of people experience some sort of “processing” over the few days following their session. During this time, you may have periods where you feel more emotional than usual. For instance, if sadness was identified as a trapped emotion, you may feel some sadness during this processing period. You may also experience more vivid dreams and/or a change in sleep patterns. It is also possible you could experience an increase in symptoms during this time.

If you feel good for a day or two and then the symptom comes back or worsens, it is your body’s way of telling you that you are on the right track; however, there is likely still more work to be done. This work of releasing what no longer serves us is like peeling away the layers of an onion, there’s deeper and deeper levels to our healing.

During times of integration it is imperative that we are gentle with ourselves, we are patient and trust in the process of our body’s innate intelligence. Be sure to drink lots of water and an epsom salt bath is never a bad idea immediately following a session, or at any time during the integration period for that matter. Be kind to yourself, practice self-care and prioritize rest/sleep. It can sometimes be beneficial to journal about what we have released and are processing.


The Emotion Code is not a substitute for medical intervention. I do not interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional. This information is not intended as medical advice and should not be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. Information provided to you through this site (by Ben Dirk) is not intended to create any physician-patient relationship, nor should it be considered a replacement for consultation with an appropriate licensed health care professional. If you have questions or concerns about your health, please contact a qualified professional health care provider. Energy Healing promotes harmony and balance within which supports the body’s natural ability to heal. Energy healing is widely recognized as a valuable and effective complement to conventional medical care. I make no claims as to healing or recovery from any illness/disorder.