logo_dancer_c35.png Carolyn Mein, D.C.
The 25 Body Type System TM


June 16, 2017
Issue No. 48


Dear Readers,

We all have our own emotional issues that tend to hold us back in life. What are your emotional issues, and how can you get past them to achieve more in life? This month we look at how to identify and release your emotional issues.

Thalamus body types are known for being highly observant of their physical and emotional surroundings. They tend to be perfectionists, always retaining and evaluating their observations. This month we look at what drives the Thalamus body type.

Peppermint Essential Oil can be used to release Fear of Dependence, which is a core emotional issue for the Thalamus body type.

For those of you who are attending the Young Living Convention this week, I am the Keynote speaker for a Post-convention event on Sunday, June 18. I will be speaking from 9:30 until noon. I realize there was not much notice on this event, so it was arranged to allow for people's flight and travel schedules. Tickets are available here.

As always, I hope and trust that these newsletters help you enjoy a happier, healthier life.

Health and Happiness,
Dr. Carolyn Mein
In This Issue:

Significance of Core Emotional Issues, Identifying and Resolving

The Thalamus Body Type

Peppermint Essential Oil

Significance of Core Emotional Issues, Identifying and Resolving

A core emotional issue is a dominant emotion that is a central theme in your life. It is generally imprinted by an incident before the age of 5, and perceived as an emotional trauma. It may express as a recurring theme that holds you back in life. It can keep you from achieving all that you can be and do. On the other hand, it can keep you searching and drive you forward. It may cause you to over compensate and focus on just one area of your life. Understanding the dynamic and how it affects you enables you to take charge of your life, achieve your goals, and find your balance.

What are Core Emotional Issues?

We all experience the full range of human emotions. Yet we each have a few specific ones that we tend to struggle with over and over, in a variety of different scenarios. I call these “core emotional issues”. Common examples are Fear of Abandonment, Anger, Fear of Failure, Control, and Fear of Rejection.

These emotions influence our actions and choices on a level far more deeply than we are aware. They can cause us to hesitate or resist moving forward in life, accepting new challenges or opportunities, and reaching our full potential. This is how they can act as roadblocks in our life.

Male, age 50
I have a patient, Mike, who learned he is a Lymph body type. The core emotional issues for Lymphs are the fear of Being Left Behind, and Identity. He eagerly related to me how those 2 issues had been major emotional themes throughout his life. Since childhood he experienced a fear of being left behind, whether it was being excluded from activities and games, or missing out on events. As an adult, the same fear pushed him to be an overachiever at his career, never wanting to be outdone, and allowing career to dominate his life.

He also described being driven throughout his life by a gnawing need to understand who he was on a deeper level, why he was here, and what his life was about (Identity). During his childhood, this manifested as a struggle to understand that he was gay in an upbringing that offered no support nor role models for him. This need for Identity peaked in middle age, manifesting as a disinterest in career, exhaustion, and health challenges. His road to recovery and a fulfilling life was deeply rooted in discovering a satisfying purpose.

Unprocessed emotions, or our resistance to feeling, processing and resolving them, can manifest in the body as illness. These roadblocks are those things in life that challenge us to grow through them, and in doing so they become our greatest strengths.

Male, age 37
I have another patient, Wylie, who is also a Lymph body type. In high school, he did not have any close friends, yet he felt he had to connect with others. To keep from “being left behind” and make sure he was included in school parties, he would bring pizza. His class mates would take advantage of him and invite him because he was “the guy who brought pizza.”

Growing up, he was constantly being made wrong by his family. He would take on other’s identity so he would be included and not left behind. He felt he was a victim, that bad things happened to him from outside sources. One day, he was in a motorcycle accident where he flew over the handle bars and landed with his hands stretched out in front of him. He suffered multiple fractures to his wrists and forearms. He was incapacitated for months and needed help for even the most basic selfcare.

He realized he was being told he was going in the wrong direction and needed to take personal responsibility for creating his own reality. He needed to find his own identity. Now he is secure in his own identity. He is moving forward, coming into the fullness of expressing his Divine self and helping others to do the same.

Female, age 38
Alannah has been using my book for emotional healing regularly for over 3 years. When she discovered it, she knew how powerful it was, but had no idea how truly life changing it would be. The emotional freedom of releasing childhood traumas and the patterns that followed has allowed her to live a life she was born to. But like anything worthwhile, it is an ongoing process of releasing.

One evening after an event, she found herself feeling pathetic and phony. When I told her it was her core issue of the fear of being left behind and we released it, she felt like a light went on. Something clicked within her and she experienced a clarity she had never known before. It was a combination of being able to move forward and a realization of her true identity. A peace came over her and she stopped the searching she had been doing her entire life.

This was the moment she understood the significance of the core issues. It has freed her to move into her true identity and live her life from an empowered state, with a grateful heart every day.

What are YOUR Core Emotional Issues?

You may have already identified some of your core emotional issues and grown through them. Or you may have at least a general idea what they may be. The first step in resolving core emotional issues is to identify the ones that belong to you.

Early in my research for the 25 Body Type System, I began to see correlations between body types and specific emotional patterns. For example, people with Kidney and Thyroid body types frequently had a propensity for feeling Misunderstood. Although other body types also experience this emotion, they do not struggle with it the way Kidneys and Thyroids do. Over time I have identified the greatest core emotional issues for each body type.

Does that mean that you grapple with all the core emotional issues for your body type? Not necessarily. You may have grown through some of those emotional patterns already. But you will certainly identify with what all of them are.

The quickest way to identify your core emotional issues is by identifying your body type. Once you know your body type, you will find your core emotional issues at the end of your Psychological Profile in your Profile & Diet or on the Core Emotional Issues page in the “Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils” book. These are the issues that will resonate with you, often as the larger hurdles you’ve faced in life. We attract experiences to help us see and resolve these emotional patterns. Then we are able to express the positive side of the emotion, like being free to move forward rather than being left behind or finding your identity by being in touch with your purpose. This is when your greatest challenge becomes your greatest strength. To discover your body type, start here:

How to Resolve Your Core Emotional Ruts

For any core emotional issues that still hold you back in life, I developed a technique based on ancient Egyptian uses of essential oils for emotional release.

Specific emotions are stored in related body organs. Corresponding essential oils trigger these organs through various alarm points and the limbic system of the brain. An affirmation statement helps to transmute the negative emotion to its positive counterpart, and supply a “way out” providing a means of releasing held emotional patterns.

The process is detailed in my book Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils, along with body reference charts, and detailed lists of the emotions and oils to use for them. (The book is also available as an ebook which can be read immediately.)

For an overview of the process, and an example, watch the demonstration video:

The Thalamus Body Type
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Do you find yourself collecting and evaluating information, often storing it for future reference? Is research second nature to you? Do you learn easily and retain information well? Do you like your life and environment to be well organized? Do you have a strong, inquiring mind and a need to understand how and why things are the way they are? Are you open minded and willing to change, when new information is presented? Do you thrive on being effective? Do you tend to be a perfectionist? Are you sensitive to music, vibrations, and easily stressed by noise? If this describes you, you could be a Thalamus body type.


There is nothing the Thalamus body type loves more than “to be effective”. To be effective requires collecting and evaluating the information on the subject or task at hand. With their love of gathering information, patience, organization and attention to detail, archeology is a natural interest. Detective work can range from ancient history, cold unsolved crimes, or metaphysical mysteries to medical breakthroughs. Sensitive to sounds and vibrations, music is essential and can be used to shift out of their strong mental focus into a relaxing, creative, or nurturing mode allowing them to use music to effectively move their audiences.


Motivation for the Thalamus is “to BE worthwhile”. Being worthwhile requires embodying the essence of worthwhile. It is not as much about doing and expressing as being. Meaning it is more of an inner journey than an expression in the outer world. Music and poetry reflective of the inner journey are common expressions.

Core Emotional Issues

The core emotional issue for the Thalamus is the fear of dependence. This can be the fear of being dependent on someone else for physical or emotional support, or not being free to be one’s self. The other side of dependence is freedom. The way to get there is, “I am self-sufficient” which requires taking personal responsibility. The essential oil that holds the positive frequency for freedom is Peppermint and the fear of dependence is stored in the body in the thalamus. The thalamus alarm point is on both sides of the nasal bone.

The fear of failure will often hold the fear of dependence in place, providing an excuse for not moving forward. When situations are vague or complicated, there is a tendency to procrastinate or deliberate. The other side of failure is not success, but unfoldment. Unfoldment relates to growth, learning from the experience, regardless of the outcome. The affirmation is, “I accept growth.” The fear of failure is stored in the thymus and the essential oil used to release fear of failure is Peppermint.

Life Lesson

The life lesson for the Thalamus is “to express freedom.” Expressing freedom requires finding freedom within one’s self. Freedom from one’s own inner bondages and self-imposed limitations, including those stored in cellular memory.

Points of Connection

Dominant senses for the Thalamus are mental and spiritual. Mental relates to their strong inquiring mind and desire to understand things. Spiritual is the sensitive, intuitive side that makes them look for the deeper meaning of life and strive to embody it.


Thalamus body type celebrities include Prince Charles, Nicole Kidman, Helen Hunt and Patrick Swayze.

To learn more about the Thalamus body type, see the May 2015 Newsletter.

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Peppermint Essential Oil
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The emotion of Failure (fear of) is stored in the thymus, and is a core emotional issue for the Thalamus body type. Failure is a core emotional issue for several body types - Adrenal, Brain, Liver, Medulla, Thymus, and Thyroid.

The positive side of Failure is Unfoldment. The lesson, or way out of Failure, is "I accept growth". Once you learn what you need from an experience, it shifts to where you are able to receive the good you deserve.

Dependence is the other core emotional issue for the Thalamus body type. This is the fear of being dependent on someone else. The other side is Freedom which can often show up as a need or fierce desire for freedom. As a child, a common theme is: "I can do it myself." The affirmation or lesson is "I am self-sufficient."

Fear of Restriction is also cleared with Peppermint oil and is inter-related with the emotions of Failure, Dependence and Rigidity. Working with all the emotions associated with an oil allows you to approach the emotions from different aspects and clear the triggering aspects of the dominant emotion. Other body types where Restriction is a core issue are Medulla, Pineal and Pituitary. The other side is Mobility and the way to get there is "I am open to new experiences." Rigidity is accessed in the body via the heavy metal alarm point on the front of the hip bone.


Peppermint (mentha piperita) is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for health, digestion and respiration. The fresh, energizing aroma helps to combat mental and physical fatigue, giving a renewed feeling of vigor and vitality.

Peppermint essential oil is a "must" for traveling. Add 1 drop to your drinking water to improve the taste, or even make tap water drinkable. On airplanes, adding a drop to a cup of water, insures that you are inhaling it - giving you protection against airborne bacteria, fungus and virus. Drinking the peppermint water coats and soothes your throat. It also acts as a digestive aid and breath freshener. If you have had the misfortune of being bitten by an insect, applying peppermint oil will stop the itching and enhance healing.

Suggestions for use include:
  • add a drop of Peppermint essential oil to herbal tea to relieve heartburn and aid digestion
  • massage several drops on injury to relieve inflammation
  • rub several drops on bottom of feet to reduce fever
  • inhale the fragrance to curb the appetite and lessen the impulse to overeat
  • drink a drop of Peppermint essential oil in a glass of cold water to cool off on a hot day
  • place a drop on tongue to freshen breath
  • inhale into nose and sinuses to relieve congestion from a cold

For a demonstration of how to use essential oils to clear emotional patterns, click below to watch my video: video_oils.jpg

For more information on the use of Essential Oils to release emotions, refer to Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils.