You might find it useful as you practice The Emotion Code to realize that the easiest way to find a trapped emotion is to ask a question. For example, you might ask a generic question such as, “Do you have a trapped emotion that we can release now?” if you are working on another person. This will probably produce a ‘yes’ answer, but the emotion that shows up may not have anything to do with any current problem that is going on at the moment. Instead, if you ask a generic question, you will get a random trapped emotion. While there is nothing wrong with this approach, and while you still want to release whatever emotion shows up in response to a generic question like this, a more focused approach may produce more immediate results for you.
For example, let’s say you are working on a person who is suffering from depression. You might ask, “Is there a trapped emotion that is causing depression for you?” This should be effective, and asking it repeatedly may be helpful, as a problem like depression may have several to many trapped emotions as an underlying cause.
Another useful question to ask in a case like this is, “Is there a trapped emotion that is interfering with you getting well from depression?” This may bring up trapped emotions that might be necessary to release before total success can be obtained, because there may be trapped emotions interfering with recovery, that are not necessarily creating the depression, but that are in the way of it going away for some reason, perhaps feelings of shame, unworthiness, etc. You never know! But, luckily for us, we can ask, right? The same applies to any problem.
Dr Brad : )