The ground-breaking research focuses on Neuro Emotional Technique (NET), which is based on the concept that unresolved emotional trauma is stored in the body. Emotions such as excessive, unresolved anger, grief and fear may affect people long after they have forgotten the cause. Since emotional reality dramatically affects health, using NET to identify these negatively charged emotions (Neuro-Emotional Complexes) and releasing them can normalize abnormal physical and behavioral patterns. ONE Research Foundation’s research aims to validate these mind/body techniques that improve physical health and make these practices widely available to patients in need of help.
The Region of the Brain Used for Balance, Movement
Also Involved in Processing Traumatic Memories
When a person is diagnosed and treated for long term potentially fatal diseases such as cancer, they often accumulate distressing and traumatic experiences along the way. A new study from the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University reveals how Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) substantially alters the brain’s response to traumatic memories, and reveals the potential importance of the cerebellum in regulating the brain and body’s response to traumatic stress.
The ONE Research Foundation is proud to announce the publication of “Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET) Reduces Symptoms of Traumatic Stress in Cancer Survivors”. The study focuses on 23 cancer patients who had distressing cancer-related experiences that caused traumatic stress. Some received NET and others were waitlisted to a control. All patients received a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) while listening to the story of their distressing cancer memory before and after NET.
“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.
The scans after NET (as seen in the photo above) display a dramatic reduction in the brain’s response to trauma, validating the powerful effects of NET on the brain.
“I was fairly skeptical and I feel like I am living proof this works”
— Study participant Elizabeth Koniz, a breast cancer survivor