Monday, October 31, 2011

The Horse | Feeding to Prevent Colic

The Horse | Feeding to Prevent Colic

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Seaching for a answer to help a horse

Thanks for your suggestions, I know you are only trying to help.  I will keep a long story short... for the past 5 years I have exhausted all western and alternative therapies (acupuncture, acupressure, chiropractic, craniosacral therapy, herbal medicine, myofascial release etc), spent a lot of money and done a ton of rehabilitation including core strengthening exercises to take this horse from being unsound and unrideable to 2nd level dressage.  I am well aware of all the therapies that help.   He finds the collected work for upper level dressage very difficult.  He is a GREAT success story anyway!!!   After much soul searching, I have decided to part with him because I think it would be a great opportunity for someone else.  Now that I have done all the physical therapy he is ready.   I am willing to give him away to find that perfect home.
This is from a person who was giving her horse away , all I told her was I could help and she sent me this, I then asked for a diet , because diet makes all the difference in the world no matter what modalities you do .
She never answered, what I would like to convey is yes horse people do alot of therapies and get no where, why ? Maybe the diet is all that needs changing , if lacking in magnesium nothing will work ever!

I have helped many horse like this after all therapies have been exhausted , only to just balance the horse with my pain Point Release method and a simple change of diet, I do commend her for helping him  and I do hope she found a good home too.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

More on Beet Pulp

This is from a client concerned about beet pulp

  I have a 17 year old Grand Prix dressage Mare and live in Charleston SC.  Last summer (2010) my mare was not breathing well, so I put her on 1AC. She did better and made it through the summer fine. This summer, I started her on beet pulp shreds, and she did not need the 1AC.   Her coat blossomed to a dark bay/black, which in our Southern sun is quite lovvely. but her normal rear end movements, and her way of going began to change as the summer progressed. She now starts out sluggish, with tiny steps, and her rounded top line has changed noticably, appearing like a weaker back.  She wants to move more on her forehand.    She is a Hannovereian/TB and your article caught my eye.  One of my very good friends is having similar issues with her percheron/Tb who is only 7 years old.  This mare is being trained for endurance competition  and also steps out gingerly, not wanting to use her back end also. this mare is on a beet pulp based feed.
   If this is a clacium/phosphorous issue, would feeding some alfalfa take care of this problem?  She loves her beet pulp, but if it is harming her, I will take it away.
    The rest of her diet is Triple Crown bagged Safe Forage (timothy and orchard grass hay,) Seminole Feed "Calm and Cool" (Wellness) and timothy -orchard grass square bales, lightly fed to keep them from getting bored. They are now eating bahaia pasture and winter rye but our growing season is ending.. 
This is from equineink discussion board where they tear me apart
I would like to add to this discussion that some points could be valid when considering beet pulp, however due to its proven fiber profile it is worth finding solutions to these. For example, it is a fact that most beet pulp today is GMO, however it is reasonably easy to find alternatives since there still are companies using solely non-GMO beet pulp. Furthermore, if worried about calcium imbalance or quality issues, choose a product that is under strict quality control and also has balanced calcium and phosphorus. They are out there. It is not that hard to work around these. Beet pulp might not be for everyone, however it is beneficial to many horses and far better for them to use than high amounts of starch cereals such as barley and corn for adding calories…

Humm maybe people are waking up?  Now read in the new Equine wellness magazine  article just on beet pulp/

Sunday, October 16, 2011

What the Emotion Code Is

Emotional Baggage: Lighten your Load with The Emotion Code
By Bonnie Thompson
Can you relate to the term “emotional baggage”? Everyone seems to have some and we all recognize that it is not a good thing, but what is it? And how do we get rid of it?
The Emotion Code, an exciting new form of energy work created by Dr. Bradley Nelson, calls this emotional baggage “trapped emotions.” According to Dr. Nelson, emotional energy can become trapped in the body when we are overwhelmed or traumatized, when our defenses are down, or when we are unable to fully process emotions. In addition, blocking or “stuffing” an emotion can cause it to become trapped.
What’s Wrong with Emotional Baggage?
These trapped emotions, until they are brought to conscious awareness and released, interfere with the healthy flow of life force energy in the body. This can affect our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing, our relationships, and our ability to fully express our creativity and gifts with the world. Trapped emotions take a toll on our energy levels as energy is diverted to maintain all this baggage.

Another way that trapped emotions can affect us is by forming a heart-wall. A heart-wall is made up of trapped emotional energy that surrounds the heart as a way to protect it. It is created by the subconscious mind when it feels that your heart needs protection from emotional pain or injury.
A heart-wall is an important protective mechanism and can be absolutely necessary to help you survive certain traumas in your life, but it comes at a price. Energetically, the heart is the center of your being, it entrains the rhythms of the body (including the brain), and it is also a source of intuitive knowing. A heart-wall blocks the heart energy and gets in the way of the body having full access to the heart. It also blocks your ability to fully give and receive love.
Dr. Nelson estimates that the average person has collected 300-400 trapped emotions. That’s a lot of emotional baggage! Wouldn’t it be great if we could unload some of this? Thanks to Dr. Nelson, we now have one more way to do this. The Emotion Code allows us to quickly and easily identify and release trapped emotions. In fact, you can learn to do this for yourself.
How Does It Work?
The process is simple. Muscle testing is used to identify a single trapped emotion that the body is ready to release. Once enough information has been obtained about this emotion, such as the age when it became trapped and where it is held in the body, it is released by running a magnet several times along the Governing Meridian (usually down the back).
It looks so simple but the effects can be very profound. Some people feel better almost instantly; some experience the changes more subtly and over time. Many people report feeling “lighter” after an Emotion Code session, as if a weight has been lifted from them.
The Emotion Code can be effective in releasing chronic pain, relationship blocks and anxiety, among many other things. While it would be unwise to claim that trapped emotions cause disease, Dr. Nelson says that he has never treated someone with a disease or condition that did not have any trapped emotions that were contributing to the problem.

Results are difficult to quantify and are usually more subtle, but here are some examples from my own work with clients (names have been changed for their privacy):
Craig had many physical complaints and we decided to follow his body’s wisdom on where to begin releasing trapped emotions. We released a number of trapped emotions, several in the area of his abdomen. He did not notice any significant shifts during the session, but when I saw him again two weeks later, he reported that the liver pain that he had lived with for many years was now gone. Doctors had been unable to identify the source of this problem.
Michelle had been unable to find a positive lasting relationship since her divorce about 13 years ago. She came to me to have her heart-wall cleared. When she came in for her fourth session, she was glowing with the news that she had run into an old boyfriend from high school and they had re-established a romantic relationship. I can’t say if that relationship continued as that was our last session, but it was a delight to see her so obviously in love!
Lynnae was experiencing anxiety related to her job that was becoming debilitating. Every morning she would wake up to negative self-talk that would drive her anxiety to the point that she would become physically ill. We decided to target our Emotion Code work toward any trapped emotions that might be contributing to this negative self-talk. After just a few sessions she felt a significant decrease in the negative voice with a corresponding decrease in her anxiety levels.

The Emotion Code can affect all levels of being. Part of the fun of working with it is that we never quite know what will come up. We simply rely on the wisdom of the subconscious mind and body to lead the way.
But I Don’t Remember Where All My Emotional Baggage Came From!
One of the best features of this technique is that it allows us to bring to conscious awareness many issues from the past about which you have no conscious memory. We access the wisdom of the subconscious mind through a form of muscle testing to get the information we need to release trapped emotions.
Some of our trapped emotions were actually handed down to us at conception from our parents. Most of us carry some ancestral emotional baggage. These inherited emotions can also be released with The Emotion Code. Not only does it release from us but it also releases from all the previous generations who passed this on to us. This can bring profound healing within families.
On several occasions when working with a client on releasing inherited emotions, either the client or myself or both of us have felt the presence of their ancestors as we released trapped emotional energy from several generations. This has been a precious gift to them as they feel the healing of family issues.
Does The Emotion Code Work on Children?
The Emotion Code works well for all ages, especially children. You are probably aware that many of your issues are based on experiences from childhood. What a great gift to help children let go of the emotional baggage they’ve already picked up and freeing them from a lifetime of dealing with it!
My own children have benefited from this work. My oldest son had chronic nasal congestion most of his life (he’s now almost 15). After a few Emotion Code sessions he experienced significant relief. I hadn’t really noticed the shift until one day I realized he was no longer sneezing every morning!

The Emotion Code can also be used on animals, large and small, and many have reported excellent results. My youngest son loves receiving Emotion Code and asked me to work on his pet hamster, Griffin. We released just three trapped emotions from Griffin (that’s all he had). Afterward, we noticed that Griffin no longer ran to hide when we approached his cage. He comes to the front of the cage now and no longer seems as fearful. This made my son very happy and I was pleasantly surprised.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the process look like?
Basically, we begin by asking your body if you have a trapped emotion. The answer is determined through testing the muscle response of the body. A strong muscle indicates a Yes answer, a weak muscle indicates a No answer.
If the answer is Yes, we use a chart of 60 representative emotions to narrow down and identify the trapped emotion. Once we’ve discovered what the emotion is, we usually need a bit more information about it in order to release it. I typically use muscle testing to determine the age at which this emotion became trapped and the location of the trapped emotion in the body.
Once we have this information the trapped emotion is usually ready to be released. Again, we use muscle testing to ask if we can now release the trapped emotion. If the answer is No, we continue asking questions until we get enough information. If the answer is Yes, we brush a magnet down their back three or more times to release it. Then we check to make sure it has released by muscle testing again.
This process continues until the body indicates that no more trapped emotions can be released at that time.
What does it feel like to have trapped emotions released?
Many people feel a tingling or cool sensation as the emotion is releasing but it is also normal to feel nothing at all. You do not have to feel something for it to work. I didn’t feel anything the first few times I experienced The Emotion Code, but I have since felt significant shifts.
After a session you should be prepared to experience some ups and downs in your mood while your body integrates the changes brought on by releasing trapped emotions. Some people also experience intense dreams. This is normal and will dissipate in a few days. Most people don’t notice big changes right away. These changes are usually more subtle and show up over time.
Does The Emotion Code treat specific diseases or conditions?
No. The Emotion Code is not intended to treat or diagnose illness or disease. While there is some anecdotal evidence that releasing trapped emotions can help heal physical symptoms, it is not a substitute for appropriate medical care. It is an excellent way to clear emotional blocks to healing and can, in that sense, be very supportive of the healing process.
What kind of magnets do you use? Do you have to use a special kind?
Dr. Nelson uses and recommends the high-quality Nikken magnets, but he also freely shares that most any magnet will do. He suggests that a simple refrigerator magnet will work fine for The Emotion Code.
How long do you leave the magnets on?
The magnets are not left on the body. The practitioner will rub the magnet along the spine, from the top down and then off the body. The magnet can also be passed down the spine an inch or two off the body—full contact is not necessary.
How long does a session last?
A typical Emotion Code session will last about 30 to 45 minutes. It will depend somewhat on how many trapped emotions your body is able to release at one time. In my experience, we’ve been able to release anywhere from four to fifteen in one session.
Once trapped emotions are released, are they gone forever?
Yes, according to Dr. Nelson. In his over 20 years of working with The Emotion Code, he has never seen a trapped emotion that returned. It is important to understand that trapped emotions are from a specific incident in our past. When we release, for example, Anger, we are only releasing the energy from one point in time when that Anger occurred. There may be many more Anger trapped emotions from other experiences at other times and each of these will likely need to be released individually.
Do you have to remember your past and is it only for this lifetime?
You do not have to remember everything from your past. This is the beauty of this work. We can use the muscle testing to determine enough information to bring the trapped emotion “to the surface” or to your awareness. Once that emotion is identified and we have created some awareness about it, it is a simple matter to release it.
Is there anything a client needs to do in order to prepare for releasing these emotions?
Not specifically, but it is always useful to come to a session with an open mind and I ask my clients to maintain a neutral mindset while I’m muscle testing to support clear answers. I also like to prepare my clients for the possibility that they may experience some uneven moods and intense dreams for a few days after their session as their body integrates the changes.
How do you muscle test a dog?!
You don’t (although I suppose you could try!). Muscle testing for animals, small children and others who cannot be tested is done either through a surrogate or by proxy. In surrogate testing, a person makes contact with the subject being tested by touching them or holding their hand. The practitioner then muscle tests the surrogate. In proxy testing, the practitioner either tests another person on the client’s behalf or tests on themselves for the client.
Can The Emotion Code be used remotely (like distance healing)?
Yes, it is just as effective when done remotely and is done by proxy for the client. Dr. Nelson is very clear, however, that you must always have permission before doing this work for someone else.
Can I do The Emotion Code on myself?
Yes! Once you are able to master the muscle testing process it is very easy to get started using The Emotion Code for yourself and others. Dr. Nelson offers many options on his website,, for learning the Emotion Code.
If you’d like to read more about The Emotion Code, I highly recommend Dr. Nelson’s book, “The Emotion Code: How to Release Your Trapped Emotions for Abundant Health, Love and Happiness.” He does an excellent job of explaining difficult energetic concepts in simple, clear terms. The book also provides everything you need to know to get started using The Emotion Code.
About the author:
Bonnie Thompson, HTCP, CECP, EFT-ADV, is a Certified Emotion Code Practitioner and practices Healing Touch, The Emotion Code and EFT in Fort Collins, Colorado. She is passionate about helping her clients heal on all levels and loves sharing what she has learned to empower others. You can learn more about her work at: