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Frequently Asked Questions

What are your goals?

Holistic Emotional Therapy aims to help people experience well-being and be free to live with purpose. Whether we realize it or not, our subconscious mind directs our life. At Holistic Emotional Therapy, I work to help clients uncover and replace old beliefs that keep can them mired. It’s like an old, corrupted file on your computer that needs to be updated or deleted and replaced.

Connection to self is often the first thing we lose when life gets hard.  By using the different tools and training I have, I can help you reconnect, so you can then create connections with family, friends, and God that are authentic and life-giving.  Together we can open up new ways forward in your relationships, your career, your personal life, your health and your spiritual life.

While it’s not possible to provide any guarantees, people who fail to respond to medicine and traditional talk therapy often achieve positive results at Holistic Emotional Therapy.  It is likely that unsettled, unreleased emotional hurts could be the cause of the chronic problems of distress and unhappiness in your life.  Many times, the cause of the problem is invisible as it is an unresolved emotion.  It’s the hard stuff that happens that seems to never get resolved that can cause problems both emotionally and physically.

Is Energy work inconsistent with Christianity?

No, humans are God’s creation.  As you are reading this, the activity of your brain generates electromagnetic, electrochemical, and quantum action in your neurons.  The brain produces measurable magnetic fields, electrical impulses, and chemical effects.   Do not let mystic practices of healing prevent you from obtaining the health your body was designed by God to receive and that science supports. 

Eric Kandel, Nobel Prize winner for research on memory, stated concerning treating patients: “Social influences [are] biologically incorporated into the altered expression of specific genes in specific nerve cells of specific areas of the brain”.  In other words, science and Scripture are in harmony supporting that we can be transformed by the renewing of our minds. 

What is an emotional blockage?

It is believed to be stored cellular memories that were not processed properly, often times unresolved heartbreaking events from childhood that lacked mature perception.  (Popped balloon, neighborhood/school change, appropriate parental discipline…)   Eventually, everyone gets stuck.  Life fails to live up to our expectations, and as a result, we suffer.  Stressful life events are unavoidable.  Energy moves unrestricted through a healthy body but life’s traumas, however small, can be stored in a reactive manner in our body if not processed properly at the time.  These stored cellular memories can block energy flow and can result in emotional suffering and physical issues.  It’s believed that when emotions are repressed, the network pathways get blocked, stopping the flow of the vital chemicals that run both our biology and our behavior.  The premise is that negative emotional energy can lodge in organs contributing to physical disease.

How do “Blockages” form?

Our five senses activate an emotional response to our life experiences almost immediately.  We do not always process “life” properly.  For example: we may be too young/immature to process properly; we were physically injured and that took precedence; we experienced sudden trauma (witnessing an accident); or were embarrassed during a hallway encounter or midway through a presentation.   Unfortunately, these life experiences (unprocessed emotions) can remain active in our bodies and become blockages. The theory is that they are forgotten to us “today” but are alive, active and unfortunately destructive in our subconscious.     

Moreover, we can be our own worst enemy when we form, and then reinforce, blockages.   Reliving a toxic event over and over again can strengthen that circuit in the brain.  It’s believed that it then becomes a main filter disrupting normal function and making it more debilitating – a blockage. Splankna reveals what the mind conceals. Your physical body is influenced by your mental thoughts, words, feelings, and emotions. It’s believed that all of this information is stored at a cellular level, beginning in utero to present time. Our bodies are equipped to deal with stress that surrounds us in our daily life and tends to store these emotions in our organs and muscles, which can lead to all sorts of unhealthy responses and even disease.

How can emotional blockages affect physical health?

The American Institute of Stress research shows that 98% of mental and physical illnesses come from our thought life.  Emotional blockages are neuropeptide chemicals that carry an electrical charge. The electrical signals in our brains and bodies affect the way cells interact and function.  Electrochemical messages are passed between brain cells. Similar signals are passed to every cell in the body. Each has receptor sites, a kind of “mail box” for these electrochemical messengers. Receptors are on every cell in your body. They actually are mini electrical pumps. When the receptor is activated by a matching “molecule of emotion” the receptor passes a charge into the cell changing the cell’s electrical frequency as well as its chemistry.   

I have not experienced abuse or severe trauma, so can I still benefit from Splankna?

Yes, we all have emotional blockages.  Memories from childhood lack mature perception, therefore, we   often find that difficulties experienced as an adult are rooted in unresolved events experienced as a child.  For many, the emotional patterns that cause emotional or physical dysfunction does not come from an abusive or obviously traumatic situation, rather from typical life experiences, which were not resolved appropriately.

Why forgiveness?

Forgiveness has been shown to improve physical and emotional well-being.  Forgiveness acknowledges we cannot change the past and allows movement forward.  It is the first and most important step in moving forward.  It is a command from God.  Forgiveness heals our soul.  In many respects, forgiveness is about as Christian as it gets and choosing live-giving confessions with our words is an age-old biblical principle.  Proverbs 18:21 says, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat of its fruit.”   Forgiveness is the greatest gift we all have to resolve emotional conflicts.  Splankna protocols are designed to help us know what to forgive and how to forgive.  You are gently walked through each step.

What does forgiveness mean?

It is widely accepted that there are two types of forgiveness – Decisional and Emotional.  At Holistic Emotional Therapy our focus is Emotional forgiveness.

“Emotional forgiveness” involves replacing the negative emotions with positive feelings like compassion, sympathy, and empathy.  Research shows that emotional forgiveness is where most health benefits lie. This type of forgiveness can reduce our stressful reaction to a transgression.  This is important because stress is known to suppress your immune system and to increase your risk for cardiovascular issues.  Emotional forgiveness also keeps us from ruminating over the wrong that was done to us and negative rumination is harmful.  Negative rumination is associated with a number of mental health problems.

“Decisional forgiveness” on the other hand involves deciding to forgive a personal offense and letting go of angry and resentful thoughts and feelings toward the person who has wronged you. Decisional forgiveness is more important in repairing and reconciling relationships.

How are Holistic Emotional Therapy practices different from traditional talk therapy?

I rely on God’s direction and the science of the body – not what you feel like sharing in any given session.   Feelings literally can alter the electrical frequencies generated by the body, producing a nonverbal communication.  Through muscle testing these emotional blockages can be pinpointed so that in each session it’s possible for resolution to occur.  Most all the talking revolves around forgiveness statements and replacing negative limiting beliefs with God’s truth.   As Dr. Candace Pert said, “Your body is your subconscious mind and you can’t heal it by talk alone.” And Proverbs 20:5 states, “The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.” 

*Please Note Although Holistic Emotional Therapy uses the term “therapy”, it is not to be construed that Holistic Emotional Therapy practices are the practice of psychotherapy, medicine, or any other licensed health care service. Please refer to the Disclaimer for further information.

How many sessions are recommended?

That’s like asking, “How many times do I need to work out at the gym before I’ll be in shape?”  The answer depends upon how out of shape you are.  Similarly, how many sessions depend upon your goals, how many and what issues you are seeking to resolve. Therefore, there is no way to know how many sessions will be recommended in advance.  While it’s not possible to provide any guarantees, we’ve observed that the average is seven sessions but sometimes one or two will suffice.

What does a Splankna session look like?

Each Splankna session is unique to the client’s specific needs and their identified focus. A session lasts up to 90 minutes. We begin by establishing the focus of the session – what is bothering you, what do you want to accomplish through today’s session?  Then we pray and muscle test.  This combination is designed to allow us to discover our course for the session.   We then use circuitry + intention to work through the session.  You’ll be coached through forgiveness statements and positive affirmations created specifically for your experience and your goals to get you moving in the direction you want to go.  We close with prayer.   

Can Splankna work for children?

Yes, and they generally love it.

Tell me about the subconscious mind.

The subconscious mind fires one million neurons per second versus the conscious mind which fires one neuron per second.  The subconscious mind is more sensitive and active but not “all knowing” and trustworthy. 

The sub-c mind:

Fear-based and infantile in judgement

  • More aware of the spiritual realm
  • Good recorder of facts
  • Capable of lying, hiding and diverting
  • Sensing the frequencies of anyone in physical proximity
  • Poor judgment system
  • Prone to repression of traumatic content

The subconscious mind catalogues our life experiences like a hard-drive.  The emotions felt during painful life experiences are stored in the body like electrical charges. They shape what we become. 

Muscle testing clarity, please?

The body is not conscious.  It does not think or make judgement calls.  It is programmed by God to return to balance but that is different than the body knowing what you need.  God is the only source of truth.  When I ask the Client’s system as a whole (body, mind, spirit) via muscle testing, I am relying on the direction of the Holy Spirit.   If I let myself think our bodies “know” the answers to things, having independent wisdom, I would wrongly assume the body “has all the answers”.  Splitting hairs?  This guards against idolatry. 

Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda?

I will NOT muscle test questions involving judgment calls, future telling or special knowledge

How did I get like this?

The theory is that our bodies store all the emotions we experience in our lives like electrical charges. When we feel intense emotion, the body and our subconscious mind seem to hold something like an imprint of them – like an energetic residue. At any given moment in a life, we carry our entire life’s experiences in our body’s hard drive.

What should I expect after a Splankna session?

It’s possible that you may feel more energy and a sense that a weight has been lifted.  A continued release of emotions and tiredness is not unusual either.  Both my husband and I have experienced both.   I recommend increased water and a nap if needed. 

When you are angry, your brain chemistry matches the chemical balance for anger.

It’s believed that emotions are stored in the body at an energetic level. They are stored in particular places called “meridian points.” The body has a well-ordered cataloging system for these emotions.  For instance, anger will be stored in the liver Meridian point.

Candace Pert in her book Molecules of Emotion, explains that every cell in the body is covered in tiny receptors, to which only specific molecules can attach. These molecules such as hormones and proteins (peptides) function as tiny pieces of information in the body.   

Body and emotion are in tight communication. Every time something happens in your life that reminds your body or your subconscious of a previous trauma, it is as if an old file gets activated and your reaction is exaggerated.

Think about this: you have experienced a time where a situation calls for a subtle emotional reaction, but your automatic reaction was much more intense and irrational. You found yourself thinking: “I should be mildly irritated right now, but instead, I’m shaking with rage.”  This over reaction happens because this moment has called up an old associated trauma.

How long is a CES session?

Twenty to sixty minutes.  This is determined by your body’s response, therefore we need to allow a full sixty minutes to train. 

Do you accept insurance?

No, Holistic Emotional Therapy does not provide licensed health services. Therefore, we are not affiliated with any insurance plans or networks.  Additionally, we are not Medicare or Medicaid providers.  Cash, checks and all credit cards are accepted.