As Enric Corperá, director of the Spanish Institute of Bioneuroemotion states, ” bioneuroemotion studies the biological meaning of the symptoms that occur in our body, starting from the assumption that in nature everything is information and, in some way, this information is established through learning at an unconscious level “.
The bioneuroemotion investigates the optimal way how to enter the unconscious to modify learning, through the management of emotions. This is what Enric Corberá calls the “Art of Unlearning”.
Behind every emotion there is, almost always, a belief that forces us to act in a certain way. This is why it is important to transcend this belief if we want to heal our life.
One of the bases of neurobioemotion is the search for irrational thoughts to cure the emotions they produce. This is the Rational Emotional Therapy, created by Albert Ellis.
Ellis assumes that the emotional state is caused by our interpretation of events, and not by the events themselves. If we are able to change our beliefs and irrational thoughts, we will also be able to create a less painful and more rational emotional state.
In practice, Albert Ellis works with 11 irrational beliefs, the following:
1. I need to be loved and have the approval of important people;
2. I must achieve success and make no mistakes;
3. People who do not behave in the right way are to be blamed and chastised;
4. Things have to go as I believe they have to go, otherwise it’s a disaster;
5. Human unhappiness is caused by external agents, I don’t control it; therefore I cannot manage my suffering and my worries;
6. I have to worry and control all that is dangerous or threatening around me;
7. I can be happier if I avoid life’s difficulties and responsibilities instead of facing them;
8. We need to trust and depend on someone stronger than us;
9. My past is the cause of who I am today, it continues to influence my current feelings and behaviors;
10. I have to worry about others when they have a problem, and be sad when they are;
11. Every problem must have an ideal solution, and not reaching it is a disaster.
All these beliefs subject us to the tyranny of “must” and “should”, which indicate that we are acting only because we feel obligated and not because we want to do certain things, and this produces negative emotions .
How does the bioneuroemotion work?
Bio-emotion uses three techniques to find the information learned and, if possible, change it. Information is sought in three different brain areas:
– The chronological age. The conflicts of the person over the course of his life are analyzed, until the triggering situation is found.
– The project / sense. This is a person’s life span from nine months prior to conception up to three years. The conflicts experienced by the parents in that period of time are analyzed.
– The family tree. We study the dates of birth and death, diseases and professions of family members, to find similarities and understand where and from whom the triggering situation comes.
After using these techniques, the connection between the emotion we feel and the discomfort we feel will come to light.
When we discover the emotion-malaise connection, we will move into a quarantine state in which our mind will struggle not to unlearn, and we will reflect to succeed in doing so. Once the conviction is unlearned and the emotion it produces is defeated, our disease will no longer have a cause, and it normally vanishes.
How can the unconscious be reached?
To get to the emotion that produces that malaise, it is necessary to dig into our mind by asking ourselves a series of questions:
Where is it? Like? Who? When? – With these questions we establish the moment in which the emotion that is hurting us was created.
What are you saying within yourself at that moment?
What do you feel when you think about it?
What emotions do you experience?
In what part of the body do you experience them?
What did you not say in that situation?
With these questions, we will find the connection between emotion and discomfort, and in this way we can unlearn and heal our body.
What does it mean to unlearn?
Unlearning means forgetting something we have learned. It is necessary to clear the mind of what we have learned, to let in new things.
Unlearning means eliminating the connections between some of our emotions and our illness, which are hurting us physically and preventing us from healing.