The weird things I do to other people (and they pay me!!)

I keep getting questions on what this whole energy work and Emotion Code business is all about. I understand – this thing about releasing people’s inner blocks with long-distance (!!) energy work sounds rather nebulous. I’ll try my best to explain it all here.


1. What kind of strange things do I do during an Emotion Code session??

Say a client writes to me because they want help with their high anxiety. They give me their first name, age and how high they rate their problem on a scale from zero to ten, with ten being the most intense. Having this info, I just need two more things:

The most important part of the book is the so-called Emotion Code chart. It lists sixty „trapped emotions“ (blocked energies, see explanation below) that might contribute to any problem a clients comes to me with.

What are trapped emotions? The basic assumption in the Emotion Code is that we go through traumatic experiences and cannot fully process the emotions we experience there, so they get stuck (“trapped”) in our bodies as negative energies („trapped emotions“) and interfere with our lives emotionally and physically.

The session

When I do a session, I connect with the client on an energetic level: I don’t have to do anything, just focus on them and check via muscle-testing if I have a connection with them. They need not be in the same room or chat with me on Skype for this to work. (How does this work? See #2)

What’s muscle-testing? Muscle-testing is a way to get answers from a person’s subconscious. If my client were in the same room as I, I’d muscle-test them by asking them to hold out one arm and resist me while I press down on that arm and ask them a question. If I asked „Do you like filling in tax forms?“, their arm would probably be weak and not able to resist me – this is a No. If I asked, „Do you like sunny weather?“, their arm would probably stay strong – this is a Yes. Equally, I can find out which blocked energies contribute to the client’s issue by using this method.

But my client isn’t in the same room, so what do I do? Since I have established an energetic connection with them, I can simply muscle-test on my own body (I use a different method than the one with the arm, though) in their place.

Finding and releasing trapped emotions

When I’m connected, I ask via muscle-testing if it’s okay to do a session for them at this time, and then I start by asking: Does this person have a trapped emotion that is contributing to their high anxiety? If I get a yes (again, on the muscle-test), I test to find out which emotion it is on the Emotion Code chart, and ask if there’s anything else there is to know about this emotion (like, at what age it became trapped). If not, I release it by sliding the magnet down my main meridian three times, with the intention of releasing the emotion from my client. (According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, a meridian is a path of energy flow through the body; the main meridian goes from the upper lip back over the head down to the end of the spine.) I repeat this for the duration of twenty minutes and release as many blocked energies from my client with regards to their issue. During the session, I have taken notes on which emotions I have released, so now I just have to finish the session report and remember to cut the energetic connection between me and my client!

2. HOW and WHY it works

All I can say is that we all seem to be somehow energetically connected, which is why it’s possible to help other people who don’t even live in the same country as me. The whole thing about using a magnet and sliding it down the main meridian seemed weird to me, too (although other energy work techniques also work with elements from Traditional Chinese Medicine, like meridians), and of course Bradley Nelson, who created the Emotion Code, gives an explanation in his book.
BUT: I am not aware of any scientific proof of the effectiveness of energy work. I simply did it only for myself for a while, and then decided I wanted to help others, too. I became a certified Emotion Code practitioner and have received a lot of positive feedback from my clients who live all over the world. To me, it’s not so important HOW it works, but THAT it works.

3. What happens after a session?

People have different reactions to a session and you can never tell beforehand what it will be. Some experience an immediate positive change in their emotions, some feel emotional ups and downs before they get better, and for some the change happens slowly and subtly. There is no guarantee that there will be a change, but mostly, I get positive feedback, like this one:

“Wow! I have been surprised by how effective this treatment was. The problem I asked Julia to focus on for me really appears to have shifted in the last few days: amazing as this is something that’s bogged me down for years and years! Thank you so much!” – Lotte, UK

There are more reports on what people experienced after their sessions on my website.
See? I promised you this would be weird! Still, I hope I was able to make a little clearer what an Emotion Code session looks like. If you have any questions, just send me an e-mail at! 🙂

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