We have all heard that the body keeps score. Our years of experience have revealed this is not just a new cliche, but is a reality that must be understood and included in any good treatment program. That's why at Windmill we offer Neuro Emotional Technique (or NET for short) to our patients to assist them with their growth and healing.
“NET is a mind-body technique that uses a methodology of finding and removing neurological imbalances related to the physiology of unresolved stress patterns. Emotional responses are naturally “hard-wired” in the body. A stimulus happens, we respond, and the body should return to normal. Occasionally, however, emotional trauma in the presence of neurological or meridian deficit can cause a patho-physiological pattern in the body (a Neuro Emotional Complex, NEC) that does not resolve itself. NET seeks to normalize this pattern by a physiological change; a result of a physical intervention that is made through cutaneous or spinal access to the nervous system.”
-Dr. Scott Walker (Founder of NET)
NET is a technique that allows us to find and resolve stress patterns in the body that affect our physiology. Stress patterns can be retained in the body when an emotional trauma occurs while there is a deficit in the nervous system or in the meridians of the body. NET uses manual muscle testing to identify the emotional reality that is related to the stress pattern. Then the practitioner aids the patients in processing those emotions while contacting points on the skin and addressing subluxations in the spine, creating a connection of all of these aspects so the body can process the stress and physiology can return to normal.
As for your question about how many somatic sessions per client, it's really difficult to determine. It differs with each patient. We have seen significant behavioral and lifestyle changes/ changes in mood and demeanor in one visit; however, some patients will take more visits to experience changes. We have never had the EEG as a consistent measuring tool before, so to see changes there after an NET treatment will be a new experience for all of us
The NET research study used an fMRI to show significant changes in cancer patients.
“The results of the study were really quite dramatic. In just four to five brief sessions, patients who received NET reported much less distress, their overall emotional state improved significantly and the way their brains reacted to stress cues normalized.”
— Monti, D.A., Tobia, A., Stoner, M. et al. “Neuro-emotional technique effects on brain physiology in cancer patients with traumatic stress symptoms: preliminary findings.” J Cancer Surviv (2017). doi:10.1007/s11764-017-0601-8.
We find that it is dependent on the patient's metabolic capacity/endurance level as to how much treatment can be performed at one time; the more we can do, the faster I would expect to see results.