Updated: Apr 30
I believe what happens here is that certain empaths simply can be a conduit for the tension of others. And that is called entrainment.
When you look up the definition of Entrainment you will read that it is a universal phenomenon that can be observed in physical (e.g., pendulum clocks) and biological systems (e.g., fire flies) when one system's motion or signal frequency entrains the frequency of another system.
Here are two examples of entrainment. If you put a few guitars facing each other in a circle and you pull the g-string on one, the other guitars will pick up the frequency and also start humming in G.
If you have ever been to a chiropractor, especially a network chiropractor who focuses on connecting with the nervous system in order to free the spinal tension that causes misalignment, you might have been in the room with a few other patients.
The idea behind the group dynamic is that as your nervous system relaxes it helps the person three tables over to relax and vice versa. I have done many network-like sessions and am myself trained in a modality called Flowtrition where entrainment between biological systems occurred.
Why does it work? Why can one nervous system support another?
Because we are all energy.
And, as I have shared in the last episodes, animals will always seek ease.
And when it comes down to it, we’re human but still a mammal. And with that, your nervous system will seek ease when given the chance.
So, if you are lying on a network practitioner’s table and you might notice your body releasing tension due to the release of another person’s nervous system.
You see now how my nervous system can pick up the tension from the animal and then release it by yawning which in turn will ease the tension in the animal as well.
I recall, about 20 years ago, auditing an up-and-coming semi-local horse trainer trying to teach a horse to be comfortable at the mountain block. As the horse stood frozen next to the mountain block, lips clenched and nostrils tight, the trainer occasionally stuck his finger into the corner of the horse’s mouth to make him lick and chew. Trying to accelerate the process.
That’s never my solution.
If I make the horse process and relax, the horse is not processing on its own, nor is he relaxing. As long as the horse stands frozen, whatever licking or chewing he is doing after you stick your finger in his mouth … rude by the way stay, is not self-inspired by the horse. Licking and chewing, yawning, any sign of relaxation needs to come from the inside of the horse, not probingly facilitated from the outside.