Sauk Rapids woman offers ‘brain reset’ therapy

Kubasek is a newly-certified QNRT practitioner

By Ellarry Prentice| STAFF WRITER

          ST. CLOUD – Emotional stress, whether experienced minutes or years ago, can wreak havoc on mind and body.
    Sleeplessness, anxiety, fatigue and stomach issues are some complications attached to unresolved emotional stress. These issues could be the result of something hurtful someone said or stem from the loss of a loved one. They could be caused by a traumatic event such as abuse or by common stressors like work and parenting.
    Whatever adverse experiences or stressful events have occurred, whether recently or decades ago, Sauk Rapids resident Trisha Kubasek is offering something to help people hit the reset button on what has been weighing them down.
    It is called Quantum Neuro Reset Therapy and is designed to reset the brain from emotional shocks and trauma that get lodged in the nervous system.
    The gentle, non-invasive therapy balances the brain and nervous system which in tandem control and coordinate all functions of the body. Kubasek said QNRT helps the brain become less stressed and unburdened by negative life patterns that can lead to imbalances and eventually cause anything from troubled relationships to debilitating illnesses.
    By bringing the brain and central nervous system into balance, QNRT releases the residue of emotional stress that locks into the nervous system and memory and creates files that direct how people feel and think about certain events.
    “If your brain and your nervous system are overloaded, that’s causing stress throughout your whole body, and it’s not going to function as well,” Kubasek said. “You’re going to respond more emotionally and reactively.”
    A registered nurse, Kubasek became a certified QNRT practitioner in November 2020 and opened an office in St. Cloud. Trained in Atlanta, Georgia, by the creator of the technique, she offers QNRT sessions at her Eighth Avenue location a couple days a week.
    Kubasek said she is the first QNRT practitioner in St. Cloud.
    Stressful events change people and can change what a person believes about themself and others. Those stressful events also change the body, Kubasek said. QNRT focuses on adverse emotional experiences that have a direct link to physical concerns and unwanted behaviors.
    “We all have emotional stress,” said Kubasek, who also works in the birth center at the St. Cloud Hospital. “It can help people get unstuck, think clearer, not respond out of their emotions. It’s not like you’re erasing memories, but you’re closing out and resetting that nerve pathway so you’re not reacting based on that stressful event anymore.”
    Stressful events look different to everyone, but a mix of unresolved experiences from childhood and adult life often lead to physical, mental and emotional breakdowns, according to Kubasek. Adverse childhood events can cause emotional and physical problems years or even decades later.
    Resetting the neurological pathways, or the brain-body connection, as it relates to emotional stress could help people sleep better, communicate thoughts and feelings easier, relieve pain, make positive life changes, improve relationships and resolve worry, fear and anger, according to Kubasek. It could also help with anxiety, depression and self-talk or self-love struggles.
    Kubasek’s passion for QNRT stems from her personal healing journey. She was introduced to the therapy in 2016 by her cousin who is a QNRT practitioner.
    With three children and a full-time job, Kubasek had a full plate. She was also experiencing painful events, including death of loved ones, and was dealing with adverse experiences from her childhood.
    From helping her communicate better to reducing her fears, QNRT proved to be life-changing for Kubasek. She realized that hurtful and discouraging things people had said to her contributed to the heavy load she was carrying many years later.
    Through personal experience, Kubasek found that, along with nutrition and exercise, getting the brain and nervous system back in balance is key to achieving optimum health.
    The body, Kubasek explained, is not designed to sustain a high level of stress over an extended period, so it starts to experience reduced performance based on the emotional overload. Each stressful event and the emotions that come with it are stored and lead to dysfunction in the way people perceive and navigate life.
    “Throughout life, these stored emotions can get triggered, and then we respond out of those emotions,” she said.
    Those emotions can result in feelings of being unworthy, unlovable and unsafe.
    “It taps into the subconscious – the stuff that you have no idea you’re holding onto,” Kubasek said.
    QNRT can be likened to resetting a slow, buggy smartphone. When the software is cleaned out, the device is restored to how it was before the external factors slowed everything down. QNRT does the same with the brain by clearing away what is slowing people down, altering moods, reducing concentration and so on.
    “You’re able to think clearer,” Kubasek said. “You’re building resiliency, because we all know that stress is going to continue happening in our life. None of us are immune to that. But, by having a more balanced brain, you’re going to be able to live life more consciously, in the moment, not reacting out of past emotional stressors.”
    During a QNRT session, Kubasek determines which parts of the client’s brain are out of balance. She then works with the client to activate their nervous system and re-set the nerve pathways and brain lobe associated with an event.
    Kubasek uses tools such as a pen light and tuning forks to activate specific lobes of the brain and body tissues. The painless process involves muscle testing, eye movements, touching of acupuncture points and affirmations.
    “Your body gives me the information about where we go,” Kubasek said.
    Kubasek determines the state of the adrenal glands, which regulate stress response. She identifies specific adverse events or emotional shockers that have occurred, the age the negative life patterns caused by them were established, the emotional conflicts attached to them and whom they involved.
    Often, a person’s adrenal glands appear exhausted, but after a few sessions, when some of the emotional charge is removed, they report more energy and better sleep, Kubasek said. It is as if, like a computer, the body was exhausted from running all those programs for so long.
    Part of the QNRT experience involves reprogramming coping mechanisms people develop when they experience emotional shocks or trauma. These coping mechanisms come as ways of surviving or protecting oneself from perceived harm but are often based on false beliefs – hidden in the subconscious brain – that can sabotage people without them knowing.
    QNRT is not talk therapy. It may be helpful for clients to share their adverse experiences and talk with Kubasek about how they tie into what she discovered, but they do not have to.
    The program is open to children and adults. Kubasek is passionate about mental health and connecting with people at an authentic, non-judgmental level to create space for encouragement, support, healing and growth.
    “I love to connect with people at a deeper level,” she said. “God just wants us to live in our full, true self. This is working out those weeds. You deserve to live a life of joy and happiness.”
    Kubasek’s greatest reward has been success stories.
    “Just hearing the growth,” she said. “That they’re moving forward from that traumatic event that happened. And it doesn’t define you.”