The EMI Approach

The EMI Approach

The EMI approach is designed to clear one neural pathway at a time of disturbances and trauma so that the transition is a natural flow into a better way of feeling and being.

EMI deals with the disrupted ‘fight and flight’ responses.

Where do disturbances and trauma come from?

From dispointments, shocks and traumatic situation we expereince in life. These are frequently trapped in the subconscious mind and body. This frequently becomes the basis of unhealthy beliefs or feelings and triggers for involuntary, sadness, anger, defensiveness etc.

The EMI approach

Life happens

There is no doubt that our upbringing, life events and choices travel with us subconsciously in our life.  Many of our formative experiences are positive and nourishing. There are always the trails of disappointments, shocks, events and personal trauma.

These remain trapped in our mind and body until they can be processed and released. Until then, they have an effect. They become triggers in daily life that may be set-off by cues in otherwise ‘normal’ situations. Resulting in reactions and feelings that may not be in keeping with situations.

This is why feelings of anxiety, panic, or sadness may be triggered in many daily situations inadvertently and affect how we feel. Especially in our relationships.

Trauma 

Trauma is any situation that causes an emotional disturbance that is unable to be processed. These may range from relatively small disturbances to major emotional, neurological or physical assaults:

“Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible events such as: 

  • a disturbing incident
  • accident
  • abuse 
  • or natural disaster

Immediately after the event shock and denial are typical longer-term reactions, include

  • unpredictable emotions
  •  flashbacks
  • strained relationships
  • even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea

While these feelings are normal, some people have difficulty moving on with their lives.”

Taken from the American Psychological Association (APA) website (2015).

Unconscious Emotions

These unconscious emotional mind states are often at the core of:

  • depression
  • fear
  • anger
  • anxiety
  • poor confidence
  • panic attack,
  • sabotage patterns
  • and a wide range of trauma related issues including the recovery ofsexual abuse and