Emotional Release Tools

Emotional Release Tools

Background and purpose

The Emotional Release Tools are a way of clearing activated trauma. When some old or new trauma is activated, you feel an unease in the body because of activated survival instincts. The Emotional Release Tools allow those instincts to complete.

The main requirements for the Twelve Tools are:

  • Breathing
  • Movement
  • Voice

Note that some of these tools might best be used with supervision, especially in the case of releasing stored trauma.

When to use the Tools

You should use the Tools any time you feel a lack of ease (anything other than being in a perfectly balance and stable state). It’s great to use the tools first thing in the morning to clear yourself for the day ahead, or before coming home after a busy day (release the stress before you see your family), or before a meeting or interview. When you feel a lack of ease it means there is something in your body or in the field around you which is in a state of trauma or injury. If you live from this place you attract problems. The Twelve Tools lets you express and heal that part of yourself or the field.

Unlike other structured techniques you do not need to have a symptom or story. The intention is always power and freedom. Invite whatever is in the field to come in and be expressed.

This statement is something we need to tell ourselves whenever we express and release the emotional body.

"I am going to the optimum level of being for the purpose of expressing and releasing my emotional body. I intend to hold presence and consciousness to witness myself and let go of what no longer serves. I agree to not harm myself, anyone, or anything. The space that I vibrate open will be filled with resolution, ease and Love."

The Twelve Tools can even be used when you don’t feel anything at all. People who cannot feel find other techniques very difficult. These people might need to repeat the Twelve Tools many times but they will start to feel and process trauma quickly.

The Emotional Release Tools

Emotional Release Tools


Acknowledgment: These tools are taught by ISTA as part of their Shamanic Tantra workshops. The Tools are derived from and inspired by many great sources including shamanic work, Osho meditations and the Levine/Scaer work on survival instincts. The ISTA notes were added to by Simon Rose and Elaine Young. Also extended from the initial seven tools to twelve with work from The Soul Connection.