Neuro Emotional Technique

NET is used to help clients process and release stress-related issues — both in the mind and in the body.

While the NET protocol itself is not considered to be psychology, the following principles apply within the steps of NET:

  1. cognitive (identifying thoughts and internal dialog associated with recollections),
  2. emotional (identifying the emotions the recollection elicits), and
  3. behavioral (how the recollections affect actions, relationships, etc.).

Within the steps of NET, the practitioner uses the following 8 dynamics to help address unresolved mind/body stress:

When working with NET, practitioners use a manual muscle test as a tool to help identify involuntary physiological responses. In this way, the muscle test is used as a gauge of autonomic reactivity to given physical and/or verbal stimuli. READ MORE

Mind-oriented practitioners often start the NET portion of a session with an “I’m OK” Personal Declarative (PD). If a PD tests weak, the practitioner can then find an associated pulse point, identify a related emotion and further develop the core issue.

During the NET correction phase, clients are asked to hold a specific pulse point and the Emotional Points (located on the forehead, halfway between the pupils and the natural hairline), and engage in a simple breathing process while they focus on the identified distressing event.

When finished, the practitioner will retest the original “I’m OK” PD, and it should now test strong — indicating the client is congruent with the PD and more balanced in regard to this issue.

A ‘Home Run Formula’ Model of Care

Although stress and stress-related sypmptoms can be a huge component of health, we know other factors can also cause and/or contribute to unwanted mind and body conditions. READ MORE

Generally whatever we do as practitioners fits on one or more of the bases of the Home Run Formula. Practitioners often have a primary focus on one of the bases and will later address the other bases in the order they feel is best or refer as necessary.

Scientific Evidence

In a recently published study, brain regions involved with traumatic memories and distress (such as the brainstem, insula, anterior cingulate gyrus, and parahippocampus) were identified to have significantly reduced activity after the NET intervention. The study also found that a brief therapeutic course (3 to 5 visits) of the NET intervention reduced reactivity in the autonomic nervous system, with participants reporting they had diminished distress, improved emotional self-regulation, and an overall improvement in the quality of their life. MORE ABOUT RESEARCH

More on ‘What is NET’ & How it Evolved

In the mid 1980s, Dr. Scott Walker started developing a procedure (which he eventually named NET) that would help his chiropractic clients who had chronically recurring vertebral subluxations — those cases where a traditional adjustment didn’t always hold and the client’s symptoms failed to fully resolve. What Dr. Walker came to discover was that there was often an associated emotional/stress overlay that was retriggering the physical problem, and once this was addressed, clients got better — both in body and mind. READ MORE

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The ONE Research Foundation (ONE) is comprised of individuals who are committed to the natural non-invasive healing of the mind and body. ONE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to making these natural methods available to all as the standard of care.


From a recently published study by Thomas Jefferson University:

NET: Effects on Brain Physiology
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NET: Changes in Cerebellar Functional Connectivity
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