by Nick Kidawski
Breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend…
Experiencing the loss of a loved one…
Wanting to follow your heart, but…
Have you been through one or more of these in the past? If so, maybe you feel an emotional heaviness in your chest as if your heart is breaking.
It can be a challenge to go through your day, feeling as if you can’t open to love again, or follow your heart’s passion.
All of these situations can bring up challenging emotions that can deeply affect your heart. If this happens too many times, you can build an energetic “wall” around your heart protecting you from further heartache or assault.
This “Heart Wall” was discovered chiropractor Dr. Bradley Nelson and described in his book The Emotion Code. In this article, I’ll explain what a “Heart Wall” is and share with you a few simple steps you can take so that your heart can start to heal and you can return to wholeness.
The “Heart Wall”
If the heart has been hurt or wounded in some way, especially if it happens repeatedly, the emotions that we feel can literally become “trapped” around our heart forming a “Heart Wall”.
This “Heart Wall” can make you feel emotionally numb, you may have a difficult time connecting to others or entering into romantic relationships, and it can block your heart energy from freely flowing through your body. You may also notice physical symptoms as well – tightness in the chest, lowered immunity, difficulty breathing or neck and shoulder tension.
When the “Heart Wall” is released, people will say it’s as if they can finally feel again. They are able to receive love they haven’t been able to in a long time. The physical symptoms mentioned above may also start to improve.
Removing the Heart Wall brick by brick
“Until the Heart Wall is taken down, you’ll be trapped behind it to some degree, less able to reach out and connect to other people, even the people you love the most.” ~ Dr. Bradley Nelson, author of The Emotion Code
So, how do you remove the trapped emotions surrounding your heart so that you can let go of emotional pain? Here are a few techniques that have helped me as well as clients I have worked with.
Self-Acupressure – Acupressure is the application of finger pressure on certain areas of the body to help release energetic blockages. You can read more about specific acupressure points in my Bella Spark article, Emotions Spinning Out of Control? Acupressure Can Help in the May/June 2015 issue.
Access your Internal Resources – A resource is anything that helps us feel safe or at ease. When going through emotional challenges it’s important to reconnect with these internal resources as they often become overwhelmed.
Bring your attention to an area of your body that feels comfortable to be with. It could be your hand, a finger or a toe. How does your body tell you that area feels? Is it comfortable? Does it feel warm or relaxed? Stay with that sensation for 5 minutes.
Next, move your attention to your heart just for a second and notice how it feels. Then, bring your attention down to the area that feels comfortable. Moving your attention back and forth several times between your heart and the comfortable area helps your body release blocked emotional energy in the heart.
Find professional help – Counselors, psychotherapists, somatic bodyworkers or a Certified Emotion Code Practitioner can help you release the trapped emotional energy that you may be carrying around your heart.
A “Heart Wall” can stop you from living a happy, joyful life. The importance of clearing the “Heart Wall” cannot be overestimated. In doing so, you will be able to move forward, heal from loss or past relationships and live your life to the fullest!
Nick Kidawski, LMT BCST CECP is a Certified Emotion Code Practitioner and specializes in helping people all over the country to gently release their “Heart Wall” so they can live their lives to the fullest. To learn more visit www.releaseemoti