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Stress Relief Tool – Mental and Emotional Release®

MER has been proven effective with addressing emotional baggage such as anger, fear, sadness, and guilt.

Many of us have stress that has been building for years – often referred to as emotional baggage – that is out of proportion to the trigger that makes you react negatively in the first place. The only way to truly lead a less stressful life is to remove this baggage.

Mental and Emotional Release® (MER) is a process that works with your unconscious and the memories that your unconscious has organized according to your individual “timeline.” Using a specific interview process, a masterful MER practitioner helps you uncover the “root cause” of the baggage (which may or may not appear to be a significant event to your active mind). Then the master practitioner guides you back to the root cause, having you float over your timeline to retrieve the learning that you were supposed to gain from the experience and release the negative emotion.1

MER has been proven effective with addressing emotional baggage such as anger, fear, sadness, and guilt. Incidentally, guilt is only good for pushing you toward making things right again. After that, it becomes shame, and shame is a toxic substance which will eat you up inside.

MER is also effective in helping you remove your limiting beliefs, which are preventing you from moving forward with a challenge, expressed in statements such as, “I can’t” or “it’s too hard.” If you are not sure if you have a limiting belief, there is a great worksheet that artist and speaker Phil Hansen created that can help you get clarity around this subject.2

Not only has MER worked for me, it has worked for many of my clients who get the breakthrough experience that comes from having their emotional baggage disappear. The only downside of this process is that some of my clients have a hard time believing that their baggage is indeed gone. That’s because of our mistaken belief that we need years of therapy sessions when we just need to address the root cause of the negative emotions.

Negative emotions disappear using MER because they require time to express their meaning. Therefore, a switch in the temporal perspective (timeline) reframes the emotion. Switching the temporal perspective also shows the emotion to be the illusion it is, and it thus disappears in our unconscious mind.

Here’s the caveat: you must be willing to trust the process and get in touch with your unconscious mind. I know it sounds sort of “woo-woo” in the short description above. I was a skeptic as well until I experienced it firsthand and felt a dramatic shift in my overall demeanor. I was so compelled by this technique that I committed to becoming a master practitioner of MER to help others get rid of their emotional baggage.

Please note that there is no guarantee a particular stress relief tool will work for you. Thus you must take complete responsibility for using them and for your own physical and emotional wellbeing. Further, Professor Pete Alexander is not a licensed health professional. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of any stress relief technique. Medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner.

  1. James, M. – Mental and Emotional Release
  2. Hansen, P. – Pathway To Transformation

Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 35 years of Sales, Marketing, Educational and Entrepreneurial experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to better protect their health and handle challenging situations with grace and success.


Robert Johnson

Awesome post Pete. My favorite so far !! 👍🏽

Professor Pete Alexander

Thank you Robert!

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