The following is an annotated transcript of the first time
EmoTrance was presented to an audience of MET peers at the
European Energy Therapies Conference, August 4th,
2002, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, by Dr Silvia
This lecture outlines the developmental history of EmoTrance
and how the underlying principles and pre-suppositions were
EmoTrance – The Developmental History
You might have heard a few things about EmoTrance by now,
and so what I want to do is to make you familiar with the
theoretical underpinnings and the developmental history of
the therapy form I have called EmoTrance or ET for short.
In order to understand what ET is, what it is for and how it
works, we have to back up to 1988. Now it is important to
understand that I am not a teacher or a healer, but my
mission is to learn and find out more about the universe. I
see things and if I find them fascinating, I will explore
them with single-minded intention.
When I understand something new, I might write about it.
EmoTrance is a completed segment of a jig-saw puzzle I have
been working on for as long as I know. It’s a fantastic
healing tool, a superb intuition trainer and a lot more
besides, depending on how you want to use it or what you
want to use it for.
In 1988, I was working with the patterns of animal
behaviour. We were studying the drivers for attention
seeking behaviour disorders in social mammals at that time
and I certainly wasn’t swimming with the dolphins back then.
We were studying things like the effects of certain food
colorants on the behaviour of Cocker Spaniels, doing
statistics and actual research, collecting data and such.
Attention seeking behaviour can escalate into aggression,
withdrawal, self mutilation, autism and rage attacks, trance
behaviours, in fact all the really serious behaviour
problems in social animal behaviour not directly caused by
environmental circumstance are attention seeking behaviour
Now, this was the very first time that I personally came
across the idea that there was something invisible at work,
that there was something a social creature needs, and if
they don’t get this invisible and un-measurable something,
the creature will get sick. First, it gets stressed out,
then it gets psychotic, gets skin diseases, the body breaks
down and in the end, it will die.
We tried to find what this might be, find alternatives –
pheromones, chemicals, practical, hard causative reasons for
this but in the end, we just had to throw up our hands in
horror and admit that there was, indeed, something invisible
at work – a kind of energy exchange that happens when
one social creature requests attention from another and if
it doesn’t receive it, there is a of shortfall in
their systems and they are reacting to this with panic.
There are old studies that prove that babies will die if
they don’t receive social attention, even though their
physical bodies were being cared for. It is true that
variants on the old “attention seeking disorders” probably
account for 85% of all human illness, mental and physical
alike. That’s why people die in old people’s homes and women
whose children leave home become depressed or hysterical as
But be this as it may, what we have here is that energy is
being requested from another creature, usually of the same
species. This energy needs to be sent, and then it needs to
be received by the one who requested it. Lastly, they need
to be able to process it. There is something beneficial,
nutritious about this energy which social creatures need to
function and actually, even to survive.
This was my first ever contact with the “energetic nutrition
system”, and it was profound. Now when the energetic
nutrition system breaks down, as is the case in autism for
example, when the creature will seek attention but when it
is given – sent – but they cannot receive or process it,
very serious problems arise.
In 1993 I published my research findings and the resulting
conclusions I drew from it in a paper called The Harmony
Program which explains and deals with the problems relating
to this systemic energy exchange that is absolutely
structural and just the same in people as it is in dolphins,
monkeys or poodles.
So, as I said, this was my first brush with the energy
system and the understanding that we as people have
energetic nutritional requirements.
From then on, I began to tentatively investigate these
invisible occurrences that had such amazing impacts on the
physical well-being and an individuals abilities to deal
with life at all.
This is an excerpt from
"Oceans of Energy: EmoTrance Vol. 1" a system for
working with and healing the energy system of human beings
by Dr Silvia Hartmann, based absolutely on the Harmony
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