The emotional effector patterns stretched me beyond my limitations. By practicing the six pure emotional states, I was able to discover which states I sit in, and therefore have a broader scope when researching characters' emotional worlds. This work also freed me of the emotional struggle I put myself through to try and connect with deep and complex emotions. I can simply do the patterns and drop into the emotion without drawing on past trauma or emotional history. It has expanded my range as an actor and as a human being and given me the tools to be more in control of my emotions.