Release Your Toxic Trapped Emotions – The Emotion Code Technique with Bradley Nelson

Modern science increasingly verifies a truth that runs through ancient healing systems: The mind and body are inextricably connected, with our thoughts and emotions exerting a powerful influence on our health. Probing the frontiers of our ability to resolve emotional wounds from the past, Dr. Bradley Nelson is one of the world’s foremost experts on natural methods of achieving wellness.

Over decades of work as a holistic chiropractic physician, Dr. Brad discerned that most of the physical discomfort and emotional distress his patients suffered was rooted in trapped emotions—the unseen emotional baggage we carry from hurtful life experiences.

“Each time you trap an emotion, you get stuck in the middle of whatever traumatic event you were experiencing,” he says. “So instead of moving beyond your angry moment, or a temporary bout with grief or depression, you retain this negative emotional energy within your body, potentially causing significant physical and emotional stress. Most people are amazed to find that their emotional baggage is more literal than they had imagined.”

Through his studies of ancient medical practices and modern quantum physics, Dr. Brad developed The Emotion Code®, a simple yet powerfully effective method anyone can learn to release the trapped emotions that block us from wellness. Using his expertise as a computer programmer, Dr. Brad codified his techniques and created a “mind mapping” system that made his work highly reliable and repeatable. He explains these techniques along with step-by-step instructions for working with the body’s energy healing power in his bestselling book “The Emotion Code: How to Release Your Trapped Emotions for Abundant Health, Love, and Happiness.” A newly revised and expanded edition of “The Emotion Code” is now available (May 2019, St. Martin’s Press). For more information and a free Emotion Code Starter Kit, visit

Dr. Brad is among the global luminaries featured in E-Motion, a documentary on how emotions affect the physiology of the human body and how replacing negative emotions can impact physical improvement.

“I have always been driven to empower people to help themselves, and I began teaching seminars to do just that in 1998,” he says. “I have been all over the world teaching The Emotion Code, and it is spreading like wildfire now, all over the globe.”

Dr. Brad has trained and certified more than 10,000 Emotion Code practitioners in 100 countries, teaching them how to identify and release trapped emotions that harm health and relationships. He discovered what has been called “the most important discovery in the history of energy medicine” – the Heart-Wall™ – an energetic barrier of multiple trapped emotions that prevents people from freely giving and receiving love that contributes to loneliness, sadness and emotional isolation.

The Emotion Code uses Dr. Brad’s mind mapping system in conjunction with muscle testing to help people quickly and easily identify and release trapped emotions. His follow-up expansion to the program, The Body Code, is a comprehensive system that allows people to unravel six underlying causes of illness: trapped emotions, toxicity, circuitry, pathogens, structural or nutritional imbalances. Today, there are more than 1,000 certified Body Code practitioners in 38 countries worldwide.

“We’ve taken energy healing and made it so powerful and so simple and easy that even a child can do it,” he says.

Please enjoy my conversation with Bradley Nelson.

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Join Dr. Brad as he introduces you to the Emotion Code®, an approach to energy healing that taps into your subconscious to locate and move stuck emotional energies from your body quickly and easily.

You can register here for Introducing the Emotion Code® — A Quick & Simple Method to Address Underlying Health & Life Imbalances:

During this inspiring hour of hope and healing, you’ll:

  • Discover the Emotion Code — an easy, yet powerful approach to energy medicine — that releases trapped emotions and addresses the underlying causes of physical, emotional, and spiritual imbalances 
  • Witness a powerful one-on-one demonstration of how the Emotion Code can be used to catalyze healing and transformation
  • Learn the Sway Test, the simplest method for connecting with your subconscious and zeroing in on blocks to your wellbeing
  • Discover what a Heart-Wall is, ways to find out if you have one, and to dissipate it for optimal health and happiness
  • Learn how the Emotion Code can be used not only to help yourself but others as well, including children and animals

He’ll share how this powerful process can help you find and resolve underlying imbalances that may be causing disease, anxiety, and other personal challenges, including relationship issues, PTSD, addiction, self-sabotage, and more. You’ll learn how this process can be used to help others, including your children, grandchildren, and even your pets.

You’ll also discover how many of us have formed what Dr. Brad calls a Heart-Wall® — an energetic barrier that prevents us from fully loving ourselves and others and truly enjoying life — and you’ll learn how you can start to break through this barricade to a better life.

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Bradley Nelson 0:00
I'm telling you right now mark my words the future of healing is going to involve tapping into that internal computer the subconscious mind because that's where all the answers are.

Alex Ferrari 0:21
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Bradley Nelson 0:54
Well, fantastic Alex, great to be here.

Alex Ferrari 0:56
Thank you so much for coming on the show my friend, I am excited to talk to you about your work. It's it's fairly, fairly interesting. And I've never really heard of your approach before, to, to health and to healing and things like that. So I'm really dying to get into it. So first question, my friend, what is the Emotion Code?

Bradley Nelson 1:17
Well, the the Emotion Code is a book by that name. And the book is about the method called the Emotion Code. And the Emotion Code is a is a really simple way that people of all ages and all experience levels can find and remove their own emotional baggage. Now, what emotional baggage is, requires a little bit of explanation because it has to do with the energy of the emotions that we experience. So that and that might sound a little bit strange, but let me let me explain okay. If you look at your hand, your hand looks pretty solid, right? If you slap it down on the desk, makes a nice stunk sound. But if you take a big enough microscope, and you put your hand under that microscope, and you start zooming in, past the skin, past the cells that make up your hand, past the organelles that make up the cells, and you keep magnifying your hand more and more and more, eventually, you're looking at maybe a strand of DNA. And if you keep zooming in somewhere over a million times magnification, eventually you're going to be looking at a single individual atom. And you'll notice that the next atom is a long distance away. And if you look inside that atom, you see there's really nothing in there, it's just empty space. And there's some little infinitesimally tiny energies that are zipping around at the speed of light. And that's really what we are, is where we're made of atoms. And Atoms are made of energy. Well, everything is made of energy. Nikola Tesla said, if you want to understand the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy and frequency, and vibration. So quantum physicists have been trying to get these ideas through our heads for over 100 years now. That our bodies and in fact, the whole entire world, the earth, the sun, the moon, the stars, everything is made of energy. And they talk about how we're all interconnected. And that there are some really interesting things when you get down to the very basic fundamental units of reality. It's very strange. In fact, it was the great physicist Richard Feynman said, if you don't think quantum physics is weird. He said, You don't understand quantum physics. Because when you get down to the smallest particles of things, it's very interesting. Well, anyway, what happens is sometimes we're experiencing intense emotions. Sometimes we go through those emotional events we'd rather not go through, like we go through a divorce, or we go through a breakup, or our parents arguing, we're a kid or we're bullied or abused, or we have a terrible job and a toxic boss. I mean, all kinds of things happen to us. So when you're experiencing an intense emotion, what's happening is on a quantum level, at the smallest level of reality, your body is taking on this new vibration. So we have a chart of emotions that we use that looks looks like this, there are 60 emotions on this chart, and it's divided up into two columns and six rows. And so every one of these emotions is a different frequency in the body. And that's, that's just an interesting thing to understand. But when you're feeling an intense emotion, if that emotion is too powerful, if you're really angry, or you're really resentful, or you're really grieved or something, the energy of that emotion can become a little bit too powerful, to be processed. So that when that event is over when the bully moves away, or the divorce is finalized, or you quit that job and get a better one You carry baggage with you. And what that emotional baggage does to us is it affects us in two really profound ways. When we trap an emotion, that emotional energy stays with us in the form of a little ball of emotional energy. So literally like a little ball of anger or resentment or grief, or whatever. And, and that can cause physical pain. In fact, one of my favorite stories that I remember very well, when I was in practice was a guy that came in to me. And he had had really severe back pain on a zero to 10 scale where zero is no pain at all. And 10 is call 911, or go to the ER, he was a nine. And it had been like that for a number of weeks. And he was really in pain, he came to me because he just didn't know what else to do. And I tested him and found that he had a trapped emotion, some emotional energy was stuck in his body, and it was contributing to his pain. So I tested a little bit further. And and I'll explain in a minute or so how we do that. But I found that this was from 20 years before he'd gone through some experience. And he immediately remembered what it was. He said, Oh, yeah. He said, I was working at this place. And I was falsely accused of something. And I was really upset, really angry, it really messed me up. And so so that was it. And I released that trapped emotion, which just takes a few seconds. And, and the pain immediately went from a nine to a zero, right, zero. And this guy's he's walking around in circles in my office, and he's bending over and twisting this way and that way and explain me, he can't believe it. And I was grateful that it worked. So well. Now think about this, Alex 90% of the physical pain that people have, is actually due to emotional baggage like this. So in other words, what we haven't realized in the past, we haven't taken into account, we haven't taken into account the fact that these bodies of ours are just very complex energy fields. And we, we take these emotions with us. And when we go through these difficult things, we, we survive, we move on. But yet, we carry those things with us in many cases, and then they end up causing physical pain. It's one of the symptoms Well anyway, so this guy couldn't believe it. And a couple of days later, he came back in to see me. Now, before I tell you this part, understand that when you have a trapped emotion, it's a ball of energy for about the size of a baseball, about the size of a softball is what we think. And they can lodge anywhere in the body. And then wherever they launched, they have this distorting effect on the energy field of the body. Well, because your body, that's all it is really is an energy field. When you distort that energy field, what happens is you interfere with the flow of energy in the meridians in that area, the blood flow, the limb flow to some degree, the chemical reactions, and so on. So pain is one of the results. And it might take 1020 years for the pain to show up. But that's what happened with him. So when I released that trapped emotion, all of a sudden that distorting force in his energy field was gone. So the pains gone. Well, here's what happened. A couple days later, he came back in to see me for a recheck. And he said, you know, my pain is still gone. And he said, I still can't believe it. But he said, when I came in here, I had another problem I didn't tell you about. He said for as long as I can remember, I've basically been what you'd call a rageaholic. And he said, I'm always yelling at my wife, and my kids and I got to watch the road rage and anger management several times hasn't really helped me. And he said, since you release that trapped emotion for me, I feel really different. I just feel kind of relaxed, and kind of peaceful. And he said, things that used to set me off, don't really set me off now. And he said, How did you do that? How does that work? And at the time, I was releasing emotional baggage purely for the physical effect that it would have. So I said, I really don't know. But think about this, what I believe is that when you have a trapped emotion like this guy, literally, he's got this ball of energy invisible. And it's anger. It's that frequency in his back. So when a situation would come along in his life where he might tend to feel angry, well, anger is a frequency that you kind of fall into, and he would fall right into it because part of his body was already feeling that emotion, that vibration, which is really wild. But if you think about it, when people release, they start releasing emotional baggage, what they find is that they become less of a victim to these emotions that have been running their lives. And so, so that's what happened with this guy. And of course, we've seen, you know, 1000s and 1000s. And we've got we have 1000s of practitioners now all over the world doing this and there's I don't know I don't know how many people hundreds of 1000s, maybe millions doing this work all over the world have spoken to millions of people than almost probably, maybe 2000 interviews since the book came out in 2007. You mentioned your book, it actually came out in July of 2007. Right around the same time as the iPhone, just to give you a timeframe.

Alex Ferrari 10:21
So, so let me ask you that, because I find this fascinating with the energy. And I've had many guests, on from neuroscientists to gurus who talk about energy fields, and that we are made of energy. Now, quantum physics is really proving the fact that we are just, you go deep enough, there's nothing there. We're just energy. So is that you know, to kind of bring it into something, an example where people can really kind of grasp. You know, when you meet somebody, and they have that heavy energy, or that kind of toxic energy you can literally feel when you meet people, and I go, the best example I always use is, you know, when you deal with a car salesman sometimes, and you feel dirty, after afterwards, you literally feel dirty, like oh my god, I gotta take a shower after I met that guy, or some sleazy guy trying to pick you up at the bar or something like that. If you're a woman, you feel you've literally feel the energy off of these people. Is that what you're kind of talking about in regards to just giving people an example of what energy and how it how it truly is something? It's not like, this kind of woowoo metaphysics kind of thing. It is not become it's not coming into the scientific field.

Bradley Nelson 11:32
Right! Well, it really is. I mean, and it's, like Richard Fineman said, it's, it's weird. The reality of, of who we are and what these bodies are, it's not what we think, you know, to make a point, some quantum physicist, recently, just made a calculation, they said, If you could remove all the empty space from everyone's body on Earth, you could fit all 5.8 billion people in the world into a box the size of a sugar cube. Hmm, I mean, it so. Yeah, it's crazy, right? But, but anyway, that's, that's reality. And so there have been many doctors and many scientists over the last 30 or 40 years who have made predictions and who have said, I mean, even going back to Albert Einstein, he said, future medicine will be the medicine of frequencies is kind of weird, right? But lots of these doctors, lots of scientists over the last 30 or 40 years have said the same thing that the medicine of the future is going to be energy medicine, because that's really what our bodies are. And so, so the Emotion Code is just a really simple way to give people back, that ability to have to find their own emotional baggage because emotional baggage, trapped emotions, what we find are the single most common imbalance that cause the most trouble for people. And so you know, let me give you another example. There was a, there was a woman that came into me. Many years ago, when I was back, I was in private practice for about 20 years in one form or another. And one day a woman comes into me, and she thinks she's having a heart attack. She's got crushing chest pain, difficulty breathing, left side of her face is numb, her left arm is totally numb. Boy, it looks like a heart attack, right? Well, my office is right. Right next to a medical center. So I told my staff, look, we might need an ambulance. But give me just one minute with this woman and let me see what's going on. So I started doing some testing, and very quickly figured out that her symptoms were being caused, at least in part, by some emotional energy, by some emotional baggage. And so I asked some more questions. And what I was doing is I was muscle testing her to get answers from her subconscious mind. The body is essentially a binary computer, you can ask questions, and you can get answers. And so I figured out that this had occurred three years before the emotion, by the way, was grief. And it occurred three years before and when I arrived at that, all of a sudden, she burst into tears. And she says, I can't believe that's affecting me. I thought I dealt with all that. And this little wonder world happened to you. And she said that three years before she found out her husband had been having an affair. So she confronted him and the whole marriage is blew up and it was really sad and really ugly. And and so she cried buckets of tears. And she was really deeply in love with that game. So was so betrayed, and so sad and so full of grief that it was over. That emotional energy that grief, became trapped in her body. So here she is, three years later in my office thinking she's having a heart attack. So So I swiped down her back a few times down the governing Meridian right down the middle of the back to release that emotional baggage that trapped emotion, and the the chest pain was instantly gone, the difficulty breathing gone, the feeling came back into her face and into her arm within about three seconds. And about 10 minutes later, she left the office after joking with me and my staff. And when she left, I remember sitting down at my desk, and my head was kind of spinning thinking, Well, what did I just witness? But you see, those emotions that we experienced that can be so powerful at the time? You know, we think we've moved on. But yet, sometimes we're carrying that energy still with us. And then it can manifest as other problems down the road.

Alex Ferrari 15:42
So how do you identify this because I think everybody at this point, if you live, you have emotional baggage, if you live, you have some sort of trauma. I mean, and nobody it gets away from we all have something, something happened to us along the way happens to us on a daily basis. When you're a kid, I feel that a lot of the heavy stuff happens when your children because it affects us in a different way. When you get older, you have better tools to handle certain things. So a lot of the trauma that we carry is things that we saw when we were kids or happened to us when we were kids were younger. But we all have something Is that Is that fair? Is that fair statement?

Bradley Nelson 16:20
Yeah, everybody has. Everybody has emotional baggage.

Alex Ferrari 16:23
So how do you how do you identify? When like both both examples that you gave me, they had no idea that they were carrying around this baggage. So how do you if you're if you're like your back hurts, which everybody's backwards, that's which lead to get older. But if you have a pain or you have something going on, how do you identify what's causing it and release that?

Bradley Nelson 16:49
Well, you have to, you have to tune into the subconscious mind. Because you see, we, we all have a conscious mind, which is where we spend all of our waking hours and we work our jobs and we we earn our certificates and our grades and so on, and we have our relationships. But the conscious mind is only a tiny really an infinitesimally tiny fraction of your total intelligence. The rest of your intelligence is below the waterline. It's the subconscious mind we call it. And the subconscious mind on the other hand is this, this incredibly powerful computer system, that is remembering everything you've ever done, every face you've ever seen in a crowd, everything you've ever eaten, or tasted or touched, or smelled. And whole history of your health or disease is logged in your subconscious mind. In fact, you know, they say that there are about 37 trillion cells. Now that's the estimate, if you're an adult, it's many cells you have in your body. And they say that the average cell is equivalent in complexity to a full size aircraft carrier with jets on the ramp with their engine spooled up ready to take off and 1000s of people working at their own individual jobs. That's a single cell, you got 37 trillion of those. And I believe your subconscious mind knows exactly what's going on with every single one of those cells. So it's a level of intelligence that we have really barely even begun to scratch the surface of Well, what we do know now that we can do is, is we can ask questions and get answers. And so So to give you an idea, let me share a story with you there was a I did an event once and it was just a like a one hour event and at the beginning I was standing by the door greeting people as they were coming in. And I happened to meet this woman who showed up and brought her daughter so later on as I'm teaching I asked for a volunteer so this young woman comes up she's about 21 years old and so I had her I had her hold out her arm parallel to the floor and and I'm pressing down on her her wrist basically and asking questions and so I asked her give a trapped emotion that we can release and the arm she was able to resist me that was that was a yes. And and then using the chart of emotions I asked well is it in column A. And I got yeses and noes column B odd rows even rows that was able to figure out the emotion the emotion was actually in column A row one. And the emotion is for Lauren now for Lauren is to feel alone hopeless and desolate and, and kind of all rolled into one right. And so, so then I asked Okay, well, how old are you? 21 Okay, did this happen earlier than 20? Yes. Earlier than 10. That was strong. Yes. Earlier than five. Yes. Earlier than birth? No. Okay. So it was in the first year of your life. Yeah, first year of your life. And so I thought, well, she's not going to remember anything that happened in the first year of her life. And so I said, Hey, do you remember anything that happened? She said no. So I thought, Hmm, wait, she showed up with her mother. I looked at the audience and there's your mother and she's as white as a sheet, right? And I pointed at her and I said, Hey, have any idea that this might be about? And she was really kind of embarrassed. But she said she thought maybe she did. She said that. During those years, she used to use cloth diapers, and, you know, safety pins. And so one day she accidentally pinned her daughter to her diaper.

Oh, right. Oh, yes. Cool. Old schools. Right. And she didn't know about it. Until she changed her the next time. Oh, my God, this is her baby. Yeah. So I mean, it gives you a glimpse into how overwhelmed she must have been. Right? Oh, Mike. So here's this poor baby, she has been crying nonstop. She's got this. She's in terrible pain, nobody's coming to help her. And so the feeling that she ends up with is this feeling of being for Lauren. And that emotional energy was so powerful, that became trapped in her body. So her mom finds the pin pulls it out is horrified at cetera. Meanwhile, that energy of feeling for Lauren is lodged in that baby's body. So 21 years later, here she is. And I'm working on her and I asked, okay, is that what created this emotion? For Lauren? The answer was yes. So then I released it by just swiping a few times down the middle of her back, you know, with a magnet. And, and then she went back and sat down. And I kind of forgot about this. But 10 days later, I get an email from this girl's mother. And she said, listen, she said, My daughter has had a problem. She didn't tell you about this, because she just lives with it. But she said she's had a problem with your hip and or knee on one, I think was on her right side, she said. And she said, it's kind of just something that's annoying, but she lives with it. And she said, gradually started about 10 years ago. And gradually, it's been slowly getting worse, it's kind of a chronic thing. And she said, it's been starting to affect the way that she walks a little bit. And we've taken her to different people. And nobody's been able to figure this out. But she said, the moment you release that trapped emotion of for Lauren, from her from being pinned to her diaper, that pain in her heaven in her knees been completely gone. And she said, I didn't know if this was a fluke, or why she said I waited waited a week, she said I waited 10 days to see if this was real. And she said, it apparently is not coming back. And she said not only that, she said, My daughter is feeling this new sense of lightness of being that she's never felt before. And she's telling everybody about this. Think about this, that girl had that emotional that trapped emotional energy of for Lauren, lodged in her body from from that incident when she was in the first year of her life. Now, she had no conscious memory of that. But this is why we tap into the subconscious mind because it remembers and knows everything see. And so that's really the secret to why the Emotion Code is so powerful because we don't rely on the conscious mind. You know, Alex, there are lots of different methods of working with emotional baggage. And most of them rely on you. Well, what do you think this was about? You know, how did you get along with your parents, blah, blah, blah. But with the Emotion Code, we find sometimes people have inherited emotional energy from mom or dad at birth or at conception, right? That goes back sometimes for generations. And the subconscious mind even knows about things like that. So that's the secret. I'm telling you right now Mark my words, the future of healing is going to involve tapping into that internal computer, the subconscious mind, because that's where all the answers are.

Alex Ferrari 23:52
Well, let me ask you a question that you mentioned muscle testing, and I'm very familiar with, I'm familiar with muscle testing, I've gone through some practitioners who've done it over the years. Can you explain to the audience a little bit of what muscle testing is and how it how it kind of affects you?

Bradley Nelson 24:08
Right! Well, basically, here's, here's how it works. Your body is essentially a binary computer, which means it's in it's basically an on state or an off state energetically. And it's almost always most of the time. It's in an on state, like a like a light switch that's flipped on. Okay? So in other words, if you go up to any average person, and you ask them to hold their arm out, and then to resist your downward pressure on their arm, you're pressing down on this area, they're going to be able to resist you because you know, they're they're switched on energetically. But if you have somebody tell a lie. Like for example, if I were there testing you, and if you were here to hold your arm out parallel to the floor, and if you were to say something true, like, if you were to say my name is Alex, if I were to Press down on your arm, you'd be able to resist me because that's a congruent statement. On the other hand, if you were to tell a lie, like if you were to say my name is Bob, at that point, if I were to press down, your arm would go weak. Now, all of you that are listening or watching this, you can try this on anybody that you want to. And it works. Because you see, there's a, there's a, an unconscious reaction that happens, when you say something that's true or untrue. Think about it. That's how the lie detector test works, right? If you're telling lies, well, the person reading it is going to be able to see that your body is reacting. In some way inspite of whatever you might, you might not want your body to react, if you want the lie to be believed, but your body you know, has its own way of reacting. And that's kind of how this is.

Alex Ferrari 25:49
It's fascinating because I one of my favorite things to do. Either, like get together as parties or ribbon in my office sometimes is when people don't believe this. They're like, Oh, this is all BS. I've done it to physicians who've completely just, it can't compute in their mind. So they completely dismiss it. And they're like, No, this is why you did this and like, whatever you want to say. But what I do is two things. One, I'll either give them a tape, two envelopes, put one has Splenda in it, which is a chemical one has raw sugar, and I don't tell them which ones which and I go, I give them the envelope, I put it to your chest. And then I do a muscle test on them. And the sugar, they have strength, the Splenda, they go weak. Yep, because it affects the energy field. And I do the same thing. I go here, here's a bottle of water, put the bottle of water to your chest. Strong. Here's here's a bottle of rum, put it to your chest completely goes weak. It's when you see that you just like it doesn't compute. It doesn't make sense. But then you start understanding of like, well, when you eat, you know, In and Out Burger. It tastes good. But you generally are not the strongest after you eat a meal like that. But if you eat a meal that is healthy and full of life, like saving, that's a really healthy salad or a bowl of quinoa with you whatever you want to say you feel stronger. So there's energy in the foods do you eat as well? Sure. Is that Is that a fair statement?

Bradley Nelson 27:20
Absolutely fair. Yep. That's and that's that's reality. I mean, when you start to wrap your mind around the idea that that these quantum physicists have been telling us for so long that everything is energy, then it starts to make more sense. I mean, if you eat foods, for example, that are alive, like greens, and things like that, and vegetables, and so on, things that are alive have a much higher level of energy, things that are dead, don't have the same level of energy. And I think we understand that intuitively. But, but what's really interesting is, is how how much of an effect our emotional baggage is having on everybody in the world, and not only causing physical pain. But in, in the, I think, 34 years now that they've been involved with this kind of work in one way or another. What I have found is that emotional baggage is always present. In every disease process that I've seen over all those decades, think about that. If so, in other words, if you're diagnosed with some kind of disease, I don't care what the disease is, doesn't matter. Part of that disease process is emotional baggage. Now, you might do everything else, right. But if you if you don't handle and address the emotional component to the disease, you might not get over the disease. Think about it. Emotional Baggage is the underlying cause in most cases of things like depression and anxiety and phobias and panic attacks

Alex Ferrari 29:04
Even cancer and things like that you can then if you have a trauma that's so strong that that you can't let go. That's why you you hear of people who are like, you know, vegan, and they take care of themselves and they work out. But then they get cancer and you're like how? I mean, they didn't they didn't sniff paint when they were five. So what how do they have it and then you start asking the questions and you start there is emotional baggage. I mean, look, even if you if you look at your own life, my own life, I mean, I have plenty of traumas that I went through when I was younger and and you know, in my 20s and things like that the things that happened to me that I thought I'd gotten rid of. Yeah, and one specific thing I had a very one of the most dramatic things ever happened to me is I almost made a movie for a mobster, a $20 million movie for a mobster. And I was caught into the world of the mob. I was kind of like trapped, and I was verbally abuse. used and physically threatened Bailey by a bipolar gangster. And then I was flown out and I was flown out. And I met all the biggest stars in the world. I was meeting movie stars and very powerful people in Hollywood. So can you imagine the, the both of those things, the emotional, the emotional charge of your dreams almost coming true to being tortured for a year by the person who's allowing you to get access to your dream almost coming true. So I This happened when I was 26, I let go of it. I thought that I processed it all. And it only when I started writing my first book, that I realize that it just all came rushing back out of me. And I was shocked. I was crying. When I was writing the book. I was like, oh my god, I can't. And by the way, I never thought about it. Seriously, for 15 years, just didn't even. So it's not like oh, poor me, poor me. It's a trauma, it was something that was agging out in the subconscious. And I can only imagine once I wrote that book, a lot of that energy came up, but I still even recognize now that I still have more that I have to process, I have to maybe do a session with you.

Bradley Nelson 31:17
Well, we, you know, we all we all have baggage. And you know, it's really interesting. Let me share something that happened with me one of the most profound healing experiences that I have had didn't happen until a couple of years after the Emotion Code book came out. So this is in about 2009. I asked my daughter to work on me and see if she could find anything going on. And I thought I'd cleared out all my emotional baggage, you know, years before. So. So I hung up the phone with her she starts working on me she's she was about 1000 miles away at the time. And that's another interesting thing about this is that energy is not bound by distance at all, in any way. Because we are truly all interconnected. So anyway, she starts working on me, and she told me later what happened. She said that right away, she found that I had some emotional baggage, it was a trapped emotional energy. And the emotion was hopelessness. And she found that I had received this from my father, when I was conceived. He got it from his mother, when from when he was conceived, and she'd gotten from her mother. And so my daughter traced it back and it goes back 22 generations, right, wow. And then all of a sudden, my daughter can feel that there's somebody standing next to her. And she can tell who it is she knows who it is intuitively, it's this grandmother that this started with, probably back in the 1400s. And she can feel this woman's emotions, she can feel how desperate she is that this energy be released from her posterity, she can also feel how overwhelmed with gratitude, she is this is being done. So, so check this out. My daughter releases this right, and she can feel it released. And the grandmothers gone. She feels it rippled through all those generations. And, and I had given it to her, I had passed that emotion of hopelessness to my daughter when, when she was conceived Well, so what happened with me, I know my daughter's working on me, but I don't really know what's going on. But all of a sudden, something really crazy happens. All of my waking hours, all of my life. I had had this, this background, feeling this low level kind of a feeling of hopelessness, it was like, like background music that I didn't even recognize. But it was this low level feeling of hopelessness that was always there every waking hour until suddenly, my daughter released that and suddenly shut off, and it was gone. This energy was gone. And it was the first time in my life that I actually knew that it was even there. And I and I remember thinking, oh my gosh, I've had that my whole life now now that it's gone. I recognize it. And it changed my life. In fact, during the during the time that I was writing the Emotion Code Book, I remember very distinctly I mean, I would have to I'd have to psych myself up, you know, watch Tony Robbins, or really positive motivational videos and things to try to get myself over this feeling of hopelessness. Because if anybody, Alex, if anybody would, would have asked me when I was writing the book, to describe in one word, how the project felt, without any hesitation, I would have used the word hopeless. I would have said, well, it feels hopeless. But it really did, but I'm continuing. So my daughter, I had passed that to her right. Well, my daughter is one of the most amazing painters she's a painter and she can artist, unbelievably talented artists. But you know what? That never manifested until that hopelessness, that antique energy from hundreds of years ago, was released. And then all of a sudden, she starts painting. And about a year after this happened, my wife and I went up to Seattle, where she lived, we she had an art show, and all this artwork is just pouring out, it was unbelievable. But I think that if that had not been released, she probably never would have painted anything. Because whenever she would think about it, she probably just feel hopeless, right? So think about it, you know, think about your own ancestors, and what have you, what have they? Would they go through? Right? And what are you carrying? That was really from them.

Alex Ferrari 35:36
Just it's very interesting, too, because you started looking at the concept of, you know, so many of us carry from our parents the concept of lack, or that life is hard or right, or you have to work hard for money. And, and there's, you know, if you've got something that you're taking it away from me, and, and the struggle that all this kind of energy, yes, that's where I mean, my, my lineage comes from, from that from, you know, I came, my parents were born in Cuba, my grandparents were born in Cuba, their grandparents, were born in Spain, but they it was all this kind of like, hustling hard, gotta, everything has to be grinding it out, and all this kind of stuff. And, and a lot of that took me a while to let go of, you know, I still work hard, because that's in my nature, but not the way I used to, in the sense of, of lack of like, I'm fearful if I don't do this, I'm not going to eat, which by the way, I'd never, not one day in my life, thank God, I have never been hungry. You know, I've never had that, that that issue in this life. So it was just fascinating to see how that energy continues to go forward. And now we're trying to break down from our children, because my wife also had that same energy, by the way, from where she came from. So both of us together, we've like we actively, consciously trying to let our children know that that's not the way it is. And it still slips out of us. Sometimes when we, when we say like, Oh, that's too expensive, or why spend money on that, then we catch ourselves with that like, no, no, no, we have to explain to them. No, no, no, it's not worth the money. It's not that we can't afford it. It's not worth things like that. But those are those little things. You're right, it does carry along through generations.

Bradley Nelson 37:25
Yeah. Well, you know, they've done studies, the the most famous study, I think, so far that they've done on this kind of thing is where they took mice. And what they would do is they would for this group of mice, they would, they would give a puff of cherry blossom sent into the cage at the same time that they would shock the mice. And, and so pretty quickly, after doing that a few times the mice develop this aversion if they would smell the cherry blossom scent, of course, you know, they would freeze or whatever. Well, so then what happened was those mice had offspring. And those offspring were also sensitive to this cherry blossom scent. Now the science is trying to figure out well, they've never smelled this before. Why are they sensitive to why did they ever reaction the moment they smell it just like the parents did. And so they're trying to figure out, you know, it was going on house was being passed out, they still don't know. Okay, but it's this. It's emotional baggage. That's what it is. Anyway, so what they did is they took, they took sperm from the male mice, okay. And they went across to the other side of the campus, and they impregnated some female mice that had never been shocked, never been exposed to cherryblossom scent. And sure enough, those offspring had the same aversion, right, they smell it on, they have the freeze reaction. And so they're still trying to figure out see how this works. But it's all about energy. It's all about emotional baggage. And so think about this. I mean, imagine if maybe your eighth grade grandmother was jilted at the altar, right? And so that energy now that that grief, that upset has been passing down, maybe, and maybe that's why you're having a problem finding your soulmate. Or, you know, maybe your 20th Great Grandfather was thrown into debtors prison. And maybe now that's why you have a problem with money. See, I'm telling you, this kind of thing. We all have this, this emotional energy, and it's, it's really something.

Alex Ferrari 39:31
So let me ask you then, because, I mean, we had enough trouble before knowing that we had to carry our own baggage from this life, let alone upbringing, generations of baggage with I'm sorry, I feel I feel much more overwhelmed. Thank you. But no, but how do you so what let's say you are actively trying to figure this out. How do you release it and present yourself?

Bradley Nelson 39:53
Well, the Emotion Code makes it really, really simple. Actually. You can do it on yourself, or you can have someone else do it for you. Do we have practitioners all over the world, we have almost 10,000 Emotion Code practitioners that we've trained and certified in over 80 countries. If you go to discover, that's our site, you can see a map Google Map of the whole world with everybody on there. So you can have somebody work with you. But it also is, it's all in the book. So to work on yourself, what we do, is we teach a number of different methods of self muscle testing, okay? And so you can use different methods like this, the ring and ring method, you can ask questions, and the rings will stay strong for yes, the weekend for no. And then when you find a trapped emotion, it's a pretty simple process, we have a little flowchart, most people can release a trapped emotion, find one or release one in about a minute, okay, so it's not a long drawn out thing. And then you can use a magnet or your hand and you just start at the forehead and go over the top of the head to the back of the neck a few times. And that's it. It's kind of like taking a credit card out of your wallet, you know, and rubbing a magnet on that magnetic strip, it just kind of rearranges things.

Alex Ferrari 41:03
That's fas. That's, that's fascinating. I gotta ask you, what led you to this kind of work? Because this is generally not taught it at medical school?

Bradley Nelson 41:12
No, well, you know, it's really interesting. I, it was really an answer to prayer that got me into, into the healing arts, I went to chiropractic school became a chiropractor. And, and because it was an answer to prayer, I thought, well, you know, God's gotten me out of this, maybe you'll help me. And so I developed this habit. And the habit was, before I'd go to work on someone, I would just take a moment. And it was a totally private, totally personal thing, I would just have this little momentary pause. And I would just say, Father in heaven, I could use some help with this person. Thank you. And so I'll tell you what I found Alex, during all those years, that was a habit that I had, all those years, and nobody ever knew that I was asking for help. But what I was trying to do is acknowledge a couple things, I was trying to acknowledge my own limitation, right. And, and also open that channel, that conduit, if you will, to the heavens, right to the higher power. Yeah, we all believe different things. But, but I believe that God is real, I know that he's real, and that he lives and he loves us, and so on. And so. So there were times during those years, when somebody would come in to see me and I didn't know how to help them. I didn't know how to approach their issue. And I would ask the silent prayer for help. And the information would just flood in sometimes, like an avalanche. You know, understanding that didn't happen very often. I mean, in all those years, I can count those occurrences on one hand, but but I was just desperate to figure out what was really wrong with my patients, I was obsessed with getting to the roots, and really fixing people. I didn't want to bandaid people, I wanted to really find out what's really I mean, why does this person what's really going on? Why does this woman have these migraine headaches, you know, for 20 years? Or, you know, why? What's wrong with this guy's back? Or why does this kid have asthma? Right? Or why does this person have Crohn's disease. And so as time went on, the patients that came to see me had more and more difficult issues, right, until, during the last 10 years that I was, in practice, most of the people that I saw had been told there was really no help for them at all in western medicine. But I knew how to access the internal computer, say used to be a computer programmer, I took a programming class at college in Hawaii in 1980. And that was the beginning for me of becoming a professional computer programmer. But then when I went into when I became a chiropractor and I went into practice, I was starting to learn that this internal computer system that everyone carries around, can be accessed. And that's what all this work that we do is, is based on the Emotion Code, The Body Code everything.

Alex Ferrari 44:05
Can you talk a little bit about the subconscious again, because it's something so powerful that people really don't know a whole lot about? I mean, I, I've, I've done a lot of research on my neuroscience nerd. So I kind of like love reading about neuroscience. And when I heard about the subconscious, and how the subconscious kind of basically runs the show. I mean, runs, runs basically 95% of what we do, because we don't think about breathing. We don't think about this or that. And I always use the example of like, Have you ever been driving a car, and then you completely space out for 10 minutes while you're driving? And you're like how did I get here? But yet you were stopping you were, you know, turning on the right when you're supposed to turn right because it was something that you've probably done a ton of times, but that's the subconscious mind doing things like that even just your everyday movement. and habits and things like that are run by the subconscious. So can you talk a little bit about the subconscious mind? And then the part it plays with? Why it holds on to this? Is there like an evolutionary reason why it holds on to this emotional baggage?

Bradley Nelson 45:13
Well, you know, yeah, I think that there is I mean, when you have an emotional reaction that happens, that's a message from the deep subconscious. It's based on what's going on in the moment, but also based on what's happened in the past. And so there's this reptilian brain that we have that that's really geared for survival, and helping us survive. And so if something happens in the future, that that happened in the past or that similar, then you know, the body can try to help you to avoid that, and so on. A great example, for example, is, is allergies. If you, for example, are, let's say that you're, you're having an argument with with somebody, and you're getting really upset and you happen to also be eating french fries, well, you may suddenly develop an allergy to French fries, because your subconscious mind relates the French fry to the rage or whatever it is,

Alex Ferrari 46:20
Like the rose blossom, that the rose smelled for the rats.

Bradley Nelson 46:23
Yeah, exactly. So sometimes if you can just remove the emotional baggage about that thing, then you don't have the allergy anymore, that kind of thing. I have to share a story with you one of my patients told me this story guy, because he reminded me this when you were talking about driving down the road and not really being conscious. This patient of mine told me that she really wanted a home, she wanted a cabin. And so what she would do is she would spend time every day thinking about the cabin. And she would imagine herself being in the cabin, it was in a meadow. And it was in the mountains. And she would get all of her senses involved in this kind of a deep meditation about this cabin. And one day, she said she was she was so deep in meditation that, that she she ended up getting off the freeway at some off ramp, and found herself in the middle of she didn't know where in LA. And she snaps out of her reverie and realize that she's completely lost. Well, it was not long after that. And this is gonna, it's gonna sound made up. But this is what she told me. Not long after that, she got a letter that this uncle of hers had passed away and left her a cabin. And so she was kind of blown away when she went up to, to check this out. It was exactly the place that she'd been visualizing in her mind, right? Our subconscious minds, I think are so incredibly powerful. You know, I'll tell you something I used to teach. For years, I taught that the subconscious mind is 90% of our intelligence, and we only use 10% of our intelligence consciously. And then after a long time, that you know, it can't be 10% Maybe it's 5%. Okay, so 5%. And there was only a few years ago that I realized, you know, I've never really asked about this, because you can ask the subconscious mind questions. So I started asking some questions. And what I found was that, and this will probably sound crazy. But I believe that from the testing, what we use, consciously is point 00000000 1% of our intelligence, that's how much we use the consciously. If you think about it, people who die and they go to the other side, they start to get that, that some start to get access, again to that subconscious intelligence. And you start to be able to use that. And so people report things like, you know, asking as many questions as they want when they die, and they go to the other side, and all the answers flowing instantaneously. They're all understood perfectly. I think that in this world, our ability to access all that intelligence is very, very limited to us. And so there I think there are divine reasons for that. And so there's no mistake that we're here, but I think we're all dialed back to a point where we're just shy of stupid it's amazing to me that any of us can function

Alex Ferrari 49:38
No Yeah, and it's getting stupider by the day my friend I mean, like I just turn the television on like that. What is going on like this isn't has it always been this way? And we're just not seeing more of it because everyone's got a camera like is where have we been we this stupid in the 70s. Like, I don't understand what's you know, but now it's just seems like

Bradley Nelson 49:58
Don't go to planet earth.

Alex Ferrari 50:02
Exactly. And you were mentioning something earlier about where a lot of you know a lot of this emotional baggage and how it affects other people and and things outside of you is you can start looking at every major dictator, or you know, you know, villain in history or not even in history currently, that that live in the world that they, they're causing so much pain and suffering in the world. But if you, you know, dig in, they have to have some sort of trauma, some sort of emotional baggage that they're trying to work out on on the world stage, unfortunately.

Bradley Nelson 50:40
Yeah, I think that that's true. You know, we, we have as a major tenant of our work that you don't work on people unless you have their permission. But, but I'd love to get permission to work on some of these people.

Alex Ferrari 50:56
Let's open some stuff up, man, because Jesus, there's a lot of I mean, like, I mean, if you're gonna work on getting this calm, or Alexander the Great, maybe we

Bradley Nelson 51:07
Change history,

Alex Ferrari 51:08
Gonna change history without question. Now, where can people find out more about you and the work you do?

Bradley Nelson 51:15
Well, our main website is at discover And we have information there about certification, people can learn how to do the Emotion Code, just reading the Emotion Code Book. And, and that's great. If you want to get really good at it, we have certification courses you can go through and then you can actually do it for a living if you want to. And so it's a wonderful way to supplement your income or have a completely new career if you want. It's not difficult. And luckily, you know, we live in such an amazing age now. I mean, we have people. In fact, I met a guy who was in Istanbul a few weeks ago, we did a seminar or an event there. And there was a guy, young guy that came there with his wife and three little kids. And he came up to me and he said, how much this work has changed his life. He worked with 10 to 15 people everyday, he worked seven days a week, my wife said, you know, you really need to take Sundays off. He said, Okay, I'll consider that. But he's doing, you know, the guy's doing really, really well. Most of his clients are from the United States. And so, you know, we have people are working with other people all over the world. And it's really an amazing thing. And I'm grateful just to be able to be part of it.

Alex Ferrari 52:32
I'm gonna ask you a few questions, ask all my guests. What is your definition of living a good life?

Bradley Nelson 52:38
living a good life? I'll tell you what I think it is. I think it's, it's living in such a way that you feel that that your life is aligned with the will of heaven, or the higher power for you, right? And it's, it's developing your ability to love others unconditionally, you know, the material things that we have, they're fun, and they're fine. But when you die, you can't take any of that with you. And when people die, and they happen to come back and tell about it. We're often asked how much love were you able to develop for your fellow beings in the world and, and how much knowledge we're able to gain? So I think that's a clue.

Alex Ferrari 53:19
Yeah, without question like, I always say there's, you never see a U haul on the back of a hearse, it just generally. Definitely not there. Now, what is your mission in this life?

Bradley Nelson 53:33
Well, my mission in this life is to just bring these healing methods to the world. It's it is my purpose. And it is my mission. And it's, it's a calling that has been given to me from from above. And all the spiritual experiences I have had that have taught me all of these, all of these deep truths about God, about our existence here, what we're doing here, and how these bodies of ours really literally our temples, that our spirits and habit, how our memories before we come into this world are, are kind of wiped out for us, or there's a veil put over our minds. So we can't remember things. A lot of those stories actually are in the Emotion Code. But all of those things that have happened to me, it prepared me to be the spokesman to be the teacher to bring this healing work into the world. Because the world really needs it. The world has to change the way I look at it. To me, it's like the Earth is in labor, trying to bring forth this new world. And you know, labor is no fun. And that's kind of what we're experiencing now. But I think the world that is coming is going to be so unbelievably different and so incredibly amazing that I think we can't really begin to wrap our minds around it at this point.

Alex Ferrari 54:47
And what is the ultimate purpose of life?

Bradley Nelson 54:51
Well, the ultimate purpose of life I believe, is to really become to to grow ourselves, by me Learning the differences and the choices that we make, you know, we were free to choose, we're in a perfect testing environment we can choose right we can choose wrong. Whatever we choose, we learn, we make bad choices, we learn from those who make good choices, we learn from those. And hopefully, we make more good choices than bad choices. And gradually, I believe what it's about for us is to become ascended beings. And, and that's all about unconditional love. See, I think it's all about, it's all about totally accepting the people that are in our lives, accepting what's going on in the world, and becoming vessels of love. And eventually, getting through this life and returning back home to where we came from the home to our Father in heaven, who loves us, unconditionally, and completely and wants nothing but success for us. And I think that's the ultimate success is to get through this life successfully. Or in other words, to navigate it and choose more good than bad and, and, you know, we we all make bad choices, but we learned from those things and then eventually, to get to go home. That's what I want. Eventually you're go home.

Alex Ferrari 56:17
Bradley, I appreciate you coming on the show. And thank you so much for the amazing work you're doing and helping so many people around the world. I appreciate you my friend. Thanks again.

Bradley Nelson 56:25
Thank you, Alex.

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