Body relaxation during Network Entrainment

Have you ever felt part of your body melt while on the entrainment table?

It might feel like a drop in tension or sudden relaxation of part of your body or your whole body.

Here is a closer look at what’s going on when this happens.

The automatic or subconscious part of your body is letting go or processing a past stress or trauma. This stored stress was being energetically held in the part of your body that you felt relax. This is why we sometimes say Network Spinal care is like therapy for the automatic or subconscious part of your body.

Emotional Stress- emotional release

Have you had the urge to yell or make noise while you are on the entrainment table? You might feel this while we are holding a contact for a longer period of time and/or asking you to stretch or lift a certain area. This is your body wanting to let go of emotional stress. “Moving” i.e.- stretching and making noise, are some of the best ways to release emotional tension. (Donny says “Energy in motion is e-motion.”)

Believe me when I say – NO ONE wants to yell or make noise.

Making noise can be incredibly uncomfortable especially if the room has other people in it.  Sometimes people even say they don’t want to disturb the other people in the room. You WILL NOT disturb the room. You will actually help the room by letting others know what is possible and by liberating energy.  Making small noises when a bigger noise is needed is like slowly taking a very sticky band aid off.  We all know it’s better to rip it off even though it will be temporary painful. The same thing applies to releasing emotional tension. Said another way, if we do not allow our bodies to make the noise they need to make, we do not get the emotional release we could otherwise get.

Eyes open or closed during Network entrainments

What do you do with your eyes during an entrainment? We recommend keeping your eyes shut while you are on the entrainment table. This makes it easier to pay attention to your internal environment/body.

Most of the time, people are only paying attention to their external world. This is because of how stressful and busy the modern world is, instinctually we feel like we have to be on “high alert”. Stress triggers your fight or flight response which prioritizes paying attention to the external environment (finding threats to fight, run from, or freeze/hide from)

Many people do not pay attention to the internal environment because they are locked in “stress mode” and their subconscious is constantly scanning the external environment looking for threats. When you are constantly looking for threats, you tend to interpret non-threatening things as threats.

Why do I FEEL so much during and after an entrainment? Feeling pain or discomfort in different areas of your body post entrainment is considered a good thing in this office! This means that your body has started paying attention internally and has found areas that need attention, we call these “growing pains,” and when you feel that area, you can HEAL that area.

It could be said its even better to feel pain or discomfort while you are on the table and be done with it by the time you are walking out the door.

This can be accomplished by paying attention to your body and accepting what you find. Once you accept what is, move, stretch or reposition your body into what feels right. The more you fully connect and allow (making noise is a good example), the easier it is to move through pain and to the other side. (Aware, Acknowledge, Accept)

What goes into “Good Posture”?

Most people look at posture in a binary or 2 dimensional way. You either have good posture or you do not. In this model, there is not much you can do to improve your posture except to try and stand straighter (a lot of effort goes into this). As a side note, most people we have met in the office during initial appointments identify as having “bad posture.”

In reality, a lot effects your posture including: the health of Autonomic Nervous System (subconscious), the health of your emotional state (happy and angry have different postures), physical stress, rest, and even things like the weather.

Posture can and should fluctuate throughout the day with “good posture” meaning that your posture is pretty good most of the time.

Said more complicated, posture is an external representation of the sum of your internal world (thoughts and emotions).

Here is a closer look at how stress affects posture:

Stress activates the fight, flight or freeze nervous system. Your body automaticity assumes a posture ready to fight, run or curl into a ball. This is the most common reason for “bad posture.” Once again, said another way, if you are stressed for ANY REASON and your body doesn’t have strategies to use that stress for positive gains, your body assumes a stressed/hunched over/shoulders rolled/head forward and down posture. This automatic response to stress is so powerful that an armadillo will freeze even when it means certain death.

So how do we attain “good posture?” Improve your internal sate. Some examples of how to do this are-Help your body take on stress in more effective and useful ways; exercise, talk therapy, meditation, long walks, 20 second heart to heart hugs with someone we love, and our personal favorite getting a Network Spinal entrainment.


One of the cool benefits of Network care is increased self awareness. As you have more awareness, you might find that you have habits that no longer serve you or that you have outgrown.

Sometimes we keep habits even after they no longer serve us because habits are automatic. They from with repetition over time in response to certain environmental stimulus. When these stimuli show up, we respond without thinking or using our rational mind.

Sometimes we are able to stop ineffective or harmful habits by sheer will once we are aware of them, other times it can be more of a process. Either way, changing habits is a great way to grow.

Here are 2 tips on forming new habits from the book, Atomic Habits.

Try habit stacking- add a new habit onto an old habit that still works for you. Every time you do x, you also now do y. A real life example is that I have started spraying and wiping the counters and stovetop after I do the dishes. Doing the dishes is my stimulus which makes it far easier to remember to spray and wipe the counters and stove.

To from a new habit, look for high repetitions and not perfection. We must do the new intended habit over and over. We must make mistakes and not judge ourselves while we are learning.

As Whitney Cummings said, “Perfectionism leads to procrastination, which leads to paralysis.”

New normal

Network care can help you find your new normal. Some changes required for this “new normal” happen automatically, but others require you to put in work. Network is great at helping you find areas that need work, but you are the only one that can actually do it. Said another way, NS care helps give your nervous system strategies to not only handle stress better, but to help you see more options and perspectives. How you choose to act/change/adapt is completely up to you.

So what is the work? It is different for everyone; as your nervous system comes out of stress and into growth, you are more open to new things (or old things in new ways). It is up to you to explore and step put of your old comfort zone. When you find something that feels good or makes you feel good, do it more.

AAA vs non acceptance

We do our best to tell everyone about AAA as a way to deal or cope with uncomfortable emotions, thoughts or sensations. Really it can be applied to any life situation that you do not like. The promise is that once you become aware, acknowledge and accept whatever it is, it is much easier to change it.

I heard an interesting take on this in the book “59 Seconds: Think a little Change a Lot” by Richard Wiseman. The book is about what makes people happy (according to research) and tools that you can do in 59 seconds to be happy.

The author points out that by suppressing thoughts we don’t like aka not accepting them we end up making things worse. Not accepting causes the thought to come back, increases anxiety and depression as well as lowering self esteem.

I found it interesting that his long term solution was expressive journaling, which is very close to the acknowledgment and acceptance we see in AAA.

In fact, the book suggests that research shows journaling is one of the simplest and best ways we can influence our happiness.

AAA tells us that accepting things as they are helps us change them, and 59 seconds tells us that not accepting makes things worse. Either way, acceptance is key to move forward.

Less vs More

Reframe your goals for more energy and a greater chance of success.

There comes a time in growth where it becomes more about moving toward something new rather than away from something old. There is more energy moving towards something, but it seems as humans we default to the lesser moving away.

Look for places where you have tried to make change in the past and see how you can reframe for more impact.

Examples of less vs more:

I want to stop drinking alcohol vs I want to be more hydrated or I love feeling good in the mornings

I want to lose weight vs I love being in shape, I am the type of person who loves working out, or I love getting healthier

I want to hurt less vs I want to feel good, I want to be able to _____ in the future with ______

Small changes can make a big difference in what we tell ourselves.

Emotions and immune function

Donny talks about the relationship between your emotions and immune system. He basically says that if there is too much or too little energy in the emotional system it will effect the immune system by either spilling over into it or leaching from it. Either creates an incoherent state where the immune system is either over or under functioning,

Not being aware or acknowledging emotions can lead to too little energy in the emotional system. This is similar burying your head in the sand to make your problems go away.

Not accepting emotions you are aware of, is how you can have too much energy in the emotional system.

Emotions have been high for everyone during these last two years. How are you doing at being Aware, Acknowledging AND Accepting them?

Network entrainments help you automatically process emotional energy/stress.

Acceptance in Layers

Sometimes things are too big to accept all at once. When this happens, you can accept things in layers. (these things can be current or past stresses/life events)

The key to this is to accept whatever comes up (pain, emotions, thoughts) as it comes up without the expectation that this acceptance will be a cure for all of your ails. There will often be another layer.

Emotions can have a corresponding physical pain. Sometimes it is easier to AAA the physical pain first – this can help make it easier to be with and AAA the underlying emotion. 

Everyone’s layer cake is a unique mix emotions and physical pain, Some people have more emotions and others more physical pain. Do your best to AAA whatever comes up. Also be sure to give yourself grace if you are unable to accept something- you will probably get another chance soon.

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