OYM Bradley | The Emotion Code


Our emotions undeniably impact our well-being, and studies have shown that it often manifests physically. But how far have we come in understanding this “emotion code?” Today’s guest is Dr. Bradley Nelson, a renowned expert on natural and holistic methods of achieving wellness, where he focuses on helping people release their emotional baggage. He breaks down insights from his best-selling book The Emotion Code, provides step-by-step instructions for working with the body’s energy healing power, as well as testimonial anecdotes from people who are living proof of its efficacy. Join in on this eye-opening discussion on the impact of emotional baggage, even ancestral ones, on our physical health.

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The Emotion Code: How To Release Your Trapped Emotions For Abundant Health, Love And Happiness With Dr. Bradley Nelson

Dr. Bradley Nelson, Doctor of Chiropractic, retired, is a veteran Holistic Physician. He is one of the world’s foremost experts on natural methods of achieving wellness. He has trained thousands of certified practitioners worldwide to help people overcome physical and emotional discomfort by releasing their emotional baggage.

His bestselling book, The Emotion Code, provides step-by-step instructions for working with the body’s energy healing power. A newly revised and expanded edition of The Emotion Code is available as of May 2019, St. Martin’s Press. For more information and a free Emotion Code Starter Kit, visit EmotionCodeGift.com.

Dr. Bradley Nelson, thank you for joining us.

Thank you so much for having me on. It’s great to be here.

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The Emotion Code: How to Release Your Trapped Emotions for Abundant Health, Love, and Happiness

I was hoping you could start us off by letting us know how you got into the work you do and what drives your passion for it.

I had a couple of powerful experiences with healing. I was very sick with measles when I was seven years old. My mother asked my father to pray for me. Believe it or not, as he was praying for me, I was instantaneously healed. It’s the most unforgettable experience of my life. It was many years ago. That left an indelible impression. I realized at a very early age that if you’re sick, it’s possible to be instantaneously well the next moment. That happened to me.

Many years later, I developed kidney disease and I was healed from that by some holistic doctors. That helped me to realize another layer that the Western medicine community had nothing to offer me at all. These holistic doctors were the ones that I needed. They worked on me and I could feel my body responding immediately. They healed me and I’m still alive because of them.

That taught me that healing could be had in places that sometimes you might not suspect. Eventually, I went into chiropractic. I became a Doctor of Chiropractic and opened my own practice. As I started working with people, I found great success by realigning people’s bones and spines, especially. Sometimes, I had people that would come in to see me that I couldn’t seem to help. That led me to want to dig deeper.

I became, eventually, a more of a holistic chiropractor, which means I wasn’t just looking at the bones of the spine and how things were aligning physically. I was also looking at every other possible thing that I could. After studying ancient forms of healing and more modern forms that were different, I was able to put together my own system of working with people and helping people to get well.

It worked so well that during the years of my practice, the vast majority of the people that I saw were people that had been told that there was no hope for them. There was nothing that Western medicine had to offer them at all. They were told that all they could do was live with their problem and they’d never get over it. These were the kinds of people coming to see me during those years. The vast majority of them were able to get well with just a couple of exceptions.

The key to all of the work that we do with The Emotion Code and The Body Code is this idea, understanding, and new paradigm. That is, within each one of us, there is what you might call the subconscious mind or the internal computer that knows exactly why we’re sick or why we’re having symptoms of whatever kind, whether they’re mental, emotional, or physical.

The subconscious mind within each one of us knows with a perfect understanding what it is we need, what needs to either be released from us or what things we might need to take that we don’t have enough of to help us to get well. That was how I was working with patients. It was an interesting thing. People would come in to see me and they have been diagnosed with various problems, many of them supposedly incurable.

I got to a point where I didn’t care what they’d been diagnosed with. Western medicine comes up with new diseases every year. They have to because that’s how they get paid. I got to the point where it didn’t matter very much to me what their diagnosis was because a lot of those diagnoses carried a hopeless prognosis for them. What I was doing is I was going directly to the subconscious mind and asking what was happening and what people needed. That made all the difference in the world.

I wrote this book, The Emotion Code. It came out originally in 2007. A new one came out in 2019, which is the hardcover version. This book is in many languages around the world. We have over 10,000 testimonials from people from all over the world. They come in every single day. People have found that by releasing their emotional baggage, they’re able to function better. Their problems seem to improve spontaneously when they start getting rid of their emotional baggage. I probably should explain a little bit more about emotional baggage, first of all, and how that works.

Healing could be had in places you might not suspect.

You call it trapped emotions in the book.

The euphemism for it is emotional baggage. We often use that phrase, especially when we’re describing other people like, “So-and-so over there has a lot of emotional baggage.” We all do. To understand what emotional baggage is, you have to understand that the body itself is made of energy. Einstein and all the quantum physicists basically have admitted that there really is no matter as such.

When we think of energy, we think of our bodies. Our bodies seem to be made of something solid. Einstein said that matter, which is what makes up our bodies, is just energy that has been slowed down in its vibration enough that it becomes visible to our eyes. We can touch it, feel it, it has a certain amount of mass, and so on.

If you take a big enough magnifying glass, start looking at your hand, and keep zooming in. Eventually, you’re looking face-to-face with a single individual atom. If you look inside that atom, you see there’s nothing in there. It’s just an empty space. There are some little, tiny energies that are zipping around at the speed of light. That’s what we are. Our reality is a little different than what we think it is. Quantum physicists have been trying to help us to understand this for over 100 years.

Basically, when you’re feeling an emotion, you’re feeling a certain vibrational frequency on a quantum level. At the lowest level of reality, every emotion has its specific vibrational frequency. Anger is a different frequency than sadness, and that’s different from grief. They’re all different. When you’re feeling an intense emotion, if that emotion is powerful enough, the energy from that emotion may get trapped in the body.

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The Emotion Code: Within each of us is a subconscious mind that knows exactly why we’re sick or why we’re having symptoms of whatever kind.


After that event is over and the bully moves away, your divorce is finalized, or you quit that bad job and get a better job, there is still some of that emotional energy that is stuck in your body. We call it a trapped emotion. It’s literally your emotional baggage. A trapped emotion, we believe, is a little ball of energy from about the size of a baseball and a cantaloupe. These will lodge in the body in various different places. Wherever they lodge, they cause a couple of different kinds of problems.

One thing that trapped emotions do is they tend to make it easier for you to feel whatever emotional frequency that is. Another thing that they do is that they tend to distort the normal energy field of the body. The body is an energy field and when you distort some part of the body long-term, you’re interfering with the chemical reactions in that area. You’re interfering with the flow of energy, the chi energy, the blood flow, and the lymph flow to some degree.

One of the most common things that we see with emotional baggage is physical pain. Ninety percent of all the physical pain that we have seen in many years has had emotional baggage as the underlying cause. I think about that. Of all the tens of thousands of people that are reading this, what percent of them are in pain? There’s probably a significant percentage. A very significant percentage of those people have physical pain because of some emotional baggage. It might not be from something recent. It could be from something many years ago or more.

That’s one of the most powerful aspects of this work and why people are finding such dramatic success by reading the book and using some of the exercises there. They find out that pain is one of these things that oftentimes we don’t necessarily need to live with if we can find the baggage at the root of it. It’s a fascinating thing. The analogy that I like to use to help people understand this is if you think about your car.

The subconscious mind within each one of us knows, with a perfect understanding, what it is we need.

Imagine you’re driving down the highway and the check engine light comes on. You don’t know what’s going on, but you know that something needs attention. You take off at an exit, find a mechanic, and pull in the mechanic. What if the mechanic looked at your car, came back to you, and said, “We know what’s wrong. Your check engine light was on. We’ve disconnected it, so you should be good to go.” You’re not a mechanic, probably. I’m not. If that happened to me, I’d think, “That can’t be right. That check engine light was on for a reason.”

These bodies of ours are so complex. There are no engine lights anywhere. Instead, when we have problems going on, the check engine light in your body, one of those is physical pain. Another one is maybe the result that you are not able to find love in your life. Another result might be that you can’t seem to maintain a balance in your bank account. It’s like your bank account has holes in it like a sieve, and the money seems to drain away. These are things that are common symptoms.

Because that emotional energy can lodge anywhere in the body, it can cause just about anything. It can be the underlying cause or contributing factor to every disease process. Every disease process that we’ve seen now in years of doing this has had emotional baggage as a component. Imagine you hear about a friend of yours who is diagnosed with cancer. Is there an emotional component to that? In my experience, 100% of the time, there is an emotional component to cancer.

What if you’re doing chemo and radiation, eating right, and doing everything else that you’re supposed to do. What if you’re ignoring that emotional component? You may not get well. It may not be enough. Imagine every disease process that we’ve seen in all these years has that emotional baggage as an underlying cause. It’s amazing to think about. It’s very far outside the normal Western medicine paradigm. The new paradigm that is coming is that our bodies are made of energy like all these really bright people have been telling us for over 100 years.

The best way to deal with the body is through some form of energy medicine or energy healing that deals with our bodies on that level of energy. That’s what The Emotion Code is. That’s why it works. When people use it, they find that things like depression, anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, PTSD, eating disorders, and self-sabotage of all kinds, in many cases, seem to melt away. The emotional baggage is so often the underlying root of it.

I’m grateful that you’ve put this out. As a psychologist with training in energy medicine work, most of the techniques that I was trained in require an outside person to diagnose where the problem is, do the energy application, or figure out which meridians need attention. The benefit of a book like yours is that anybody can pick it up, read it, and start doing the work with themselves. They could get a partner to do the work with them if they’re not that comfortable doing their muscle testing.

The levels at which you’ve worked on this are fascinating to me. They don’t just involve the emotions that I might download if I have a negative interaction with somebody. You’ve also gone into the realm of inherited emotions and the heart wall. It gives it such depth and applicability. I wonder if you could address that for us a little bit. A lot of people don’t even understand that they might have inherited emotional issues from their parents, great-grandparents, etc.

This is one of my favorite topics and one of my favorite parts about The Emotion Code. What happens to us is that we experience various kinds of trauma during our lives or intense emotional events. Sometimes, they’re more intense than others. Sometimes, they’re life-altering. When we have an intense event that is life-altering or turns out to be a close call with death, or we’re terribly humiliated or jilted at the altar, or we end up losing everything financially. The emotional energies from those kinds of experiences will often be passed down.

Animals do this. Scientists, not that long ago, started finding out that if an animal has a traumatic experience, somehow, it will pass the energy or memory of that down. A famous study that they did with mice, where they introduced an emotional event. They were shocked or something. They would also be smelling this certain aroma, some kind of blossom.

What happened is the offspring of those mice, when they would smell that smell, even though they hadn’t ever been shocked themselves, would exhibit that freezing behavior letting the researchers know that the mouse is inherited some kind of memory about this. What they found is they took sperm from male rats or mice, and they impregnated female rats that were on the other side of the campus. They never had anything to do with something like this at all. Their offspring also had inherited that traumatic memory.

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The Emotion Code: When you’re feeling an emotion, you’re feeling a certain vibrational frequency on a quantum level. At the lowest level of reality, every emotion has its own specific vibrational frequency.


Scientists are finding that lower animals even will inherit memories like this somehow. They inherit them up to fourteen generations down the line. Think about your ancestry and what your ancestors may have gone through. I have ancestors on my father’s side who went through the Potato Famine in Ireland. I’ve worked on many people whose ancestors were slaves or had gone through the pogroms if they were Jewish. If you look back in every person’s line far enough on Earth, you’re going to find some intense things that happened when you think about all the wars that have been fought and all the bad things that have happened in this world. It’s a fascinating thing.

I’ll share an experience that I had with you. It’s a personal healing experience about this kind of thing. It was after The Emotion Code book first came out. I thought that I’d been cleared of all my emotional baggage long before because you can get rid of all of it. It’s a matter of checking yourself periodically to see if you’ve picked up anything new. I called my daughter one day and asked her if she would work on me.

The Emotion Code and everything else that we teach is all energy medicine or energy healing. Because it’s energy healing, it works on the quantum level. Because of that, there is no barrier of distance whatsoever. We have people all over the world. We’ve got over 8,000 people and practitioners that we’ve trained. We’re working with other people. Many of them are in other countries. We know that this is capable of being done at distances at least as great as the diameter of the Earth and probably much further than that.

I called my daughter and she’s about 1,000 miles away from me. I asked her if she would work on me remotely because I had something going on. I wasn’t feeling right. I hung up the phone and right away, she started working on me remotely. We call this working by proxy. She found that I had an inherited trapped emotion. In conception, I had received some emotional energy, in this case, from my father. The specific emotional energy was hopelessness.

My daughter started tracing this back. The subconscious mind knows all of this information. Consciously, we know very little. The subconscious mind knows all this and remembers everything. She was able to trace it back. She found that I had gotten this from my father when I was conceived. He had gotten this emotion of helplessness from his mother when he was conceived. She’d gotten it from her mother and she’d gotten it from her mother.

My daughter traced it back 22 generations back. That’s when she found that it started with a grandmother 22 generations back from me. When she found that and arrived at that point of origin, all of a sudden, she could feel that there was someone standing next to her. She couldn’t see anybody, but she could feel and she knew who it was. It was this grandmother that this has started with. She could feel her emotions. She could feel how desperate this woman was to have this energy released from her posterity. That’s what she had passed on all the way down the line and to me.

She could also feel how overwhelmed with gratitude this woman was that this was being done. To release trapped emotions, what we do is pass a magnet or a hand over the governing meridian. This is a little river of energy that flows in the midline of the body. When she did that and released that energy, she could feel it ripple through and release from all those other ancestors.

That’s another fascinating thing about this that we find is that these energies seem to release from them as well. Even though some of them are long dead, this is what our testing show. This is one of the most powerful healing experiences I have ever had in my life and my daughter too. I had passed that energy to her when she was conceived. It was going right on down the line like a freight train until we released it.

People have found that by releasing their emotional baggage, they’re able to function better. Their problems seem to improve spontaneously when they start getting rid of their emotional baggage.

I’ll try to describe the experience that I had. All my life, I had struggled with this feeling of hopelessness. I remember when I was writing The Emotion Code book. If anybody had asked me during the time, I was writing that book to describe in one word how that project felt without any hesitation whatsoever, I would have said, “It feels hopeless to me, but I’m continuing.”

Every day when I would go to write, before I could write, I’d have to watch some motivational videos, listen to some audios, or something to try to overcome the weight of that hopelessness. Never knowing that what I was hauling around in my life was this antique and ancient feeling of hopelessness. We think she lived probably back in the 1400s. We didn’t know what happened to her, but she passed down that emotion. It was affecting me in my life. When my daughter released that from me, I knew it instantly. Even though we weren’t on the phone, I knew she was working on me.

It was like if you can imagine growing up next to a factory that’s running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There’s a constant hum that comes out of the factory day and night. You’ve heard it all your life. You don’t even notice it anymore after all many years. If that factory goes out of business and shuts down, then the silence is deafening. That’s what happened to me. All of a sudden, this background music of hopelessness, this very low-level background feeling of hopelessness that was there every waking moment of my life, suddenly, was gone.

That was the first time in my life when I was able to comprehend that it was even there. It changed my life. My daughter, it released from her as well. It changed her life as well. She is one of the most brilliant artists that you’ll ever meet. She’s phenomenally successful. She’s an incredible artist and incredibly gifted, but she had never painted a thing until that emotion of hopelessness was released.

About a year after that, my wife and I went to Seattle where she was living. We went to an art show where all of her art started pouring out of her. It was absolutely amazing. Think about your own life. That was just one random ancestor of mine. What about your ancestors? What did they go through? Maybe your grandfather was in World War I or a great-great-grandfather was put in the poorhouse. Who knows?

What we are finding is the lives that we’re living in our own little present are affected by this emotional baggage. We are an extension of the lives, the emotional energies, and the traumas that our ancestors lived. By the way, there is no way to find that other than tapping into the subconscious mind. The conscious mind has no idea about these kinds of things. When you start to look into this and you find that this emotional baggage is real, not only from your own life but also from the lives of those ancestors, it’s an incredibly powerful thing and a lot of fun to do.

As I mentioned, one of the things I like about the book is that it gives people the opportunity to do this work for themselves and on themselves. The example you gave was you calling your daughter and asking her to work on you. Could you give us an example of how or when you might ask somebody else to work on you as opposed to doing this work on yourself?

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The Emotion Code: Emotional energy can lodge anywhere in the body, and it can be the underlying cause or contributing factor to every disease process.


There’s a lot that you can do working on yourself. I have always told people that, “You can find and remove probably 80% of your emotional baggage, but I honestly believe that there’s going to be 10% or 20% of that emotional baggage and trapped emotions that you’re not going to be able to find on your own.” I had been doing The Emotion Code for many years. I honestly think that trapped emotion of hopelessness that I had from so many generations ago, I don’t think I ever would have been able to find that on my own.

That’s how the body works. We ultimately are best off if we have somebody help us. We can clear lots of stuff on our own. Sometimes, we do need a little bit of help. Luckily, it’s easy to do on your own. In fact, I want to share a story with you. This story might be in the book. There was a woman that came to one of our events a number of years ago. I was talking with her and she told us this story.

She said that she had gotten The Emotion Code book on audio and also in printed form. She started reading it and listening to it. Her son started reading it and listening to it. He started practicing with his friends and she didn’t pay too much attention. A couple of weeks later, the phone rang and she answered it. The woman that was calling identified herself as the mother of one of her son’s friends.

She said, “Our son has a severe phobia of water.” You can have a phobia of anything. His was to water. She said, “We’ve tried everything. He’s had it all of his life. We’ve taken him to many people. We’ve tried everything to fix this. Nothing has ever worked. I’m at the community pool. My son is out playing in the water with the other boys for the first time in his life. Your son did this. How is this even possible? What in the world is he doing?”

Those two boys are only eleven years old, but it gives you a little glimpse into how simple The Emotion Code is. It’s simple enough that kids can do it. Kids are doing it all over the world and having great success by the way. I can give you a scenario of what might’ve happened with him. Maybe he slipped underwater when he was taking a bath.

Maybe his labor was going on for too long, so he developed a trapped emotion. I don’t know what the trapped emotion was, but it might’ve been fear, panic, or something like that. Once he’s born or once he starts growing up, he has this phobia of water that ties back to that experience, whatever that experience was. This is very common.

One of the exciting things that we also do, and you did mention this, has to do with the heart and the heart wall. This is the most important part of The Emotion Code. This is my favorite part of the book and my favorite thing to talk about. If you go back to the 1960s, when doctors started doing heart transplants, what happened was it didn’t take long before people started to come back to the doctors. They would report strange things.

They would say, “My taste in food has totally changed. I love Chinese food now. I didn’t like it before,” or they’d say, “My taste in music has totally changed. I love classical music now and I hated it before. I never cared for it at all. I have certain passages I’m listening to over and over,” or they’d say, “My taste in food has radically changed. In fact, I’m going to every baseball game now. I never cared about baseball before. What’s going on? Why is that happening to me?” They’d say, “My handwriting has totally changed. How is that possible? What’s going on with me? I’m losing my mind.”

That heart of yours is the most delicate and important part of your whole being.

Sometimes, people would say that they had inherited, somehow with this heart and memories of being in places that they knew they had never been. In every case, when these people were connected with the family of the donor, they would find out, “That’s our son’s handwriting that you have. How bizarre is that?” They’d say, “Our son was a baseball player. That must be why you like baseball now. That’s weird.” They would say things like, “Our daughter loved to go to Paris. She went every year. You have memories now of being in Paris, but you have never visited. Those must be her memories.”

There’s a little brain in the heart that’s full of gray matter and white matter. That wasn’t even discovered until the 1970s. The ancient peoples are way ahead of us on this. They believed anciently that the heart was the seat of the soul. It was the source of love, creativity, and romance. The heart was the core of our being. In the West, we’ve never given any credence to those ancient ideas.

They didn’t have the technology that we have now. We know the heart is just to pump. That’s all it is. It’s just a muscle. In fact, in the last couple of years, new instrumentation that’s much more sensitive has been developed. It shows amazing things. The heart, for example, puts out a magnetic field that surrounds the body. It’s about twelve feet in diameter. You can measure the heartbeat anywhere from within about three feet, anywhere on the body.

They find that when one person is feeling love or affection for another person, their heartbeat will synchronize with that person’s heart and they’ll beat at the same wavelength. It’s fascinating, all of this. What happened was one day in 1998, my wife woke me up early one morning. She said that she’d had a dream and, in her dream, there were three symbols. She asked me if I would help her figure out what was in her dream.

As I was trying to help her figure out what the dream meant, I had what I can only describe as a waking vision. Suddenly, before me, I saw this beautiful hardwood floor. The room that I was in wasn’t there anymore. I’m looking at this incredibly beautiful hardwood floor. I had this understanding that came into my mind that my wife’s heart was underneath this floor. I don’t even use caffeine. I don’t use anything. I’m very holistic and so on.

This is a very strange thing. It’s one of the strangest things that have ever happened to me. This lasted at least 3 or 4 minutes. I told my wife what I was seeing and understanding. She didn’t know what it meant either. I figured that since this was about her, her subconscious mind would know what was going on, I started doing asking questions of her subconscious mind and getting answers through muscle testing to try to figure out what this meant.

Here’s what we found. She was born into a family that was very unsafe. Her dad was an aquaholic. By the time she was about two years old, she had put up a wall around her heart, we found. As she went through the years of her life in junior high, high school, and college, she added more layers to that. We found what we call a heart wall. It was made of layers of her emotional baggage. I asked her subconscious mind if we could start removing these, and we did. It took us some time to get rid of those. It took us a week and a half or two weeks.

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The Emotion Code: We experience various kinds of trauma during our lives. The emotional energies from those experiences will often be passed down.


When we finally got rid of the last emotion that was making up that wall around her heart, there was an enormous shift that happened for her. With that wall, it was difficult for her to feel like she belonged anywhere. Even with friends that she’d known for years, she always felt like she was the odd person out like she was expendable until the wall was gone. Suddenly, she felt like she was on the inside of the circle, not on the outside looking in.

It was easy for her to feel depressed and anxious with the wall. When the wall was gone, those feelings started to melt away. It was easy for her to feel negative emotions and hard to feel positive emotions when she had that wall. When the wall was taken down, that flipped and it became easier to feel positive emotions and harder to feel negative ones. When we discovered this, and I say discovery because this was shown to us. This was a God thing. No doubt in my mind whatsoever.

Initially, I thought, “She might be the only person in the world that has this. This is a bizarre thing.” What we know now is that about 93% of people have this wall. Think about this. If it’s Valentine’s day, and if you’re lucky, somebody might give you a heart-shaped box of chocolates or something. The understanding of the heart being the seat of the soul and the source of romance goes back to every society and ancient times.

When you feel like your heart is breaking, when someone is hurting, when you’re deeply grieved about something, then you feel it here in the chest. You might feel like there’s an elephant sitting on your chest or you can’t breathe. Have you ever experienced that? Most people have. It seems that if you experience that kind of feeling, your heart is under assault. We know the heart is a second brain.

Scientists did some studies years ago where they were looking at the nerve conduction between the brain and the heart. They’re expecting that the vast majority of the messages would be traveling from the brain or the computer to the heart. What they found astonished them. What they discovered was that the vast majority of the messages were traveling from the heart to the brain, indicating that the brain appears to be obeying the messages sent by the brain in the heart.

I like to think we’re living in the age of the heart. When that wall is taken down, things can change so dramatically for people. It’s the most incredible thing. In fact, the first person that I saw in practice after we had discovered this or been shown this on my wife was a woman. This woman came in to see me who had severe neck pain. She’d seen a couple of other doctors that hadn’t been able to help her.

The best creative ideas that you will ever have will not come from the brain. They will come from the heart-brain.

She came in to see me as a last resort. As I was talking with her, she told me that she was 38 years old. She was a nurse, she was single, she hadn’t dated in eight years, and she was never going to date ever again. She was dead serious about this. She was an attractive person and I thought, “That’s odd.” I asked her, “Why do you feel this way? What happened to you?” She said that years before, she was deeply in love with a guy who dumped her and broke her heart. That was it. She hadn’t dated since and was never going to date again.

I tested her and found she had a heart wall. There were three layers of emotion making up this wall around her heart. I cleared those three layers. It probably took ten minutes or less. When I cleared that last emotional layer and force field, the whole thing was like a force field. It’s invisible. You can’t see it, but it’s there to protect the heart. By the way, all three of those emotions were from her breakup years before. When I cleared that last one, all of a sudden, the neck pain was instantaneously gone. She was excited and grateful. She left the office feeling totally fine.

I didn’t see her again for three months, but she came back three months later. I’ll always remember this. I looked at her down the hallway and said, “I haven’t seen you for a while. How are you? What’s going on?” She said, “My neck has been fine since I was here. You cleared that heart wall for me. That really works. Two weeks after I was here, I found out that my childhood sweetheart has been living right around the corner from me for almost eight years. We’re dating and we’re in love. I think he’s going to ask me to marry him.” I thought, “What a shift.”

If you think about the things that we experienced in our lives and the times when we feel like our heart’s going to break, that heart of yours is the most delicate and important part of your whole being. It’s a very common thing. Ninety-three percent of people put up a wall around their hearts. When that wall is taken down, it’s not uncommon at all for people to fall in love who’d never thought they would. Sometimes, people’s marriages improve dramatically.

One of my favorite testimonies came in a couple of years ago from a woman in Italy named Raluca. She said, “For years, my marriage ran badly, and then I got a new husband.” I’m reading this for the first time and I’m thinking, “She got a divorce and got a different husband.” She continued to explain that what happened was she hired an Emotion Code practitioner in Budapest who worked on her husband in Italy and cleared his heart wall.

She said, “I got a new husband. He’s loving, kind, patient, gentle, and so on. I had a heart wall too. It removed mine and I’m much better.” This is a very important thing and concept. We all want to succeed in life. The best creative ideas that you will ever have will not come from this brain. They will come from the heart-brain. People report that when that wall was taken down, creative ideas started to flow spontaneously to them. They have great ideas that they might not have ever had before. There’s that old saying, “Follow your heart.” Did anybody ever tell you to do that when you were younger?

Follow your heart. Follow your bliss.

It’s good advice. Follow your heart. What if you have a heart wall? It makes it a lot harder to follow your heart if you’ve got a heart wall. There are so many stories about this from all over the world and people are finding that this works. In fact, I have to tell you. I was in a business meeting. We were meeting these five guys that are developers. One of these guys was a Russian guy. He had a poker face. I kept trying to read him as the meeting went on and I was having a hard time. I couldn’t tell if he was happy to be there or not.

At a certain point in the meeting, we were talking about how the Emotion Code actually works. I asked these guys if they had any physical pain. He said that he had physical pain. He was sitting across the table from me. I started testing and found he had a heart wall. We were able to start clearing these emotions. There were 7 or 8 emotions that were making up this wall around his heart. A couple of them were inherited from 10 to 20 generations back. As the session went on, you could see his face brightening and changing.

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The Emotion Code: The ancient peoples believed that the heart was the seat of the soul. It was the source of love, creativity, and romance. The heart was the core of our being.


When the last emotion was gone and that wall was gone from around his heart, it was so funny. His countenance had completely changed. He had this grin and he said, “I want to stop smiling, but I can’t. I feel happy inside. I don’t know.” It was fun. We worked on another guy there, same thing and same results. I told these guys and said, “These two are going to be different,” and sure enough, they are.

This work changes people’s lives. The nice thing about it is you can hire someone to do this work for you if you want. You can go to DiscoverHealing.com and look at our practitioner map. There are people literally all over the world. Because it’s energy medicine, you don’t have to actually be there. You can find somebody that can work with you. Maybe your ideal person is in Helsinki, in Hong Kong, or on the island of Guam. It doesn’t matter.

This is such a different paradigm for so many of us because we’re so used to dealing with Western medicine. We’re conditioned in the West, especially in the US, to believe that if it’s not a drug, surgery, or vaccine, it can’t possibly have any value. The vast majority of people understand that’s not true, although those things certainly can have value at times.

The thing that keeps coming to me as you’re talking about it and giving these examples is it’s the difference between trying to stamp out symptoms versus going towards a cause. There are various ways to conceptualize how these trapped emotions or these energies cause disruptions. Not just in the emotional realm but also in the physical realm. I appreciate the fact that you were able to put this in a book, put the charts in there, and give people the format if they want to try and learn to do their own muscle testing. Beyond that, DiscoverHealing.com has a resource for practitioners. The options abound for people who want to take advantage of this tool.

As I said, people can learn how to do it. The whole method is in the book. It’s easy to learn, and it’s a lot of fun. That’s what’s driving the worldwide success of The Emotion Code. When I wrote my book, I talked to a publisher, and he said, “You need to understand that 99.9% of all books that are printed are basically dead on arrival.” Some books are sold to family members and so on, but this book keeps going. That’s the reason why because people read it and understand it. It’s not difficult to understand. In fact, it was a matter of prayer, honestly. I’ll let you know that. When I would work on this book, I made it a subject of prayer.

My wife would sometimes help and pray with me. The prayer was that this whole concept would be simple and easy for people to understand. Sometimes, Quantum Physics can be a very deep well. I’ve done my best to understand it. I’m a practical user of it. If you use The Emotion Code, you’re going to become a practical user of these principles of Quantum Physics as well. It’s so simple that kids can do it. Witness the example that I gave you of the eleven-year-old boy that healed his friend of his water phobia.

Another thing that’s interesting too about The Emotion Code is that because we’re tapping into the subconscious mind, we can find things. The subconscious mind can reveal things to us that we have no memory of. My favorite story about that is I was doing a talk in Las Vegas once. I asked for a volunteer. This young woman comes up out of the audience. She’s about 21 years old or so. I asked her if she had any physical complaints and she said that she didn’t. I had her hold out her arm and started asking questions.

I hold out her arm. We teach you how to do muscle testing. The subconscious mind will respond to the testing. If I asked the subconscious mind a question, the answer coming back would be if the muscle is strong, then that’s a yes. If the muscle is weak, then that’s a no. I started asking questions, and I found that she had a trapped emotion. The emotion was forlorn, which is feeling all alone, hopeless, and desolate. I traced it back through testing to when she was about one year old. I asked her if she knew anything about that, and she said she had no idea.

I had happened to meet this woman and her mother. They came together at the very beginning of this as people were coming into this room. I looked out of the audience for her mother, and there’s her mother. She looks as white as a ghost. I said, “Do you have any idea what this might be about?” She was really embarrassed. She said she thought maybe she did.

She said that back in those years, she used to use cloth diapers. One day, she accidentally pinned her daughter to her diaper. She didn’t find out about it until she changed it. The next time, of course, she was horrified. Here’s this poor baby, probably for several hours, with this terrible pain and nobody is coming to help. It gives us a little glimpse into probably how overwhelmed her mom must have been at that point. I released that trapped emotion, she went back and sat down, and then I carried on with the meeting. Ten days later, I get an email from this girl’s mother.

She said, “My daughter didn’t tell you, but she’s had a problem with her knee and hip. It’s been going on for quite a number of years. It’s been slowly getting worse over the years to where it’s starting to affect the way that she walks, but it’s something that she lives with. The moment you released that trapped emotion forlorn from her, that pain in her hip and knee has been completely gone. I waited ten days because I thought maybe it was a fluke. It is gone and it doesn’t seem to be coming back. I wanted to tell you that. My daughter feels this new sense of lightness of being that she’s never felt before. She’s telling everybody about this.”

Our body is the most incomprehensibly powerful creation, and it knows how to be healthy. It’s time for us to take back that healing birthright that belongs to every single one of us.

That’s a great example of how your subconscious mind remembers everything that you’ve gone through. Sometimes, we don’t remember where we parked our car. I lost my car for a while. Sometimes, we forget our anniversary. Sometimes, we forget things because our conscious mind is like a peanut brain up here.

The subconscious is vast and it is connected to what Rupert Sheldrake would call the morphic field. It might be called the database of universal intelligence. Some people might call it the light of Christ. It’s this database of universal intelligence that fills the universe and our subconscious minds are tuned into that. It’s time for us to take back our healing birthright that belongs to every single one of us. Western medicine is not going to get us there. These bodies of ours are absolutely the most incomprehensibly powerful machines, computers, creations, and they know how to be healthy.

They’re healing devices. I want to thank you for your contribution to that and for giving us such a practical, applicable tool. It’s The Emotion Code book and DiscoverHealing.com. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to be with us here and sharing.

Thank you, Tim. I appreciate you giving me the chance to be on your show.

Take care.

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OYM Bradley | The Emotion Code

Veteran holistic physician Dr. Bradley Nelson (D.C., ret.) is one of the world’s foremost experts on natural methods of achieving wellness. He has trained thousands of certified practitioners worldwide to help people overcome physical and emotional discomfort by releasing their emotional baggage. His best-selling book “The Emotion Code” provides step-by-step instructions for working with the body’s energy healing power. 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 www.emotioncodegift.com.

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