I suffered with chronic lower back and hip pain from the time I was in my late teens.  While I wasn’t in constant pain, I experienced pain every few months.  I also developed migraines in my 20s.  I tried everything.  Some things helped for a while (chiropractic care, acupuncture), but the pain always ended up coming back.  Most people simply told me I had a “bad back”, and would just have to live with it.  I never quite thought of my back in this way though because I was also strong, flexible and healthy.

In 2002 I suffered an “injury” when I leaned over to put a cup in the dishwasher, and was unable to straighten up again.  The pain was excruciating.  I spent the next week in bed whacked out on painkillers and muscle relaxants.  A doctor friend made a housecall and pronounced I had no real damage, but just needed to rest a week or so and my back would get better.  I wasn’t so sure about this, and was totally terrified that I might not be able to walk again.  During this week I made myself a promise, I was determined to find out the real cause of my pain and find a way to fix it.  I was only 45, in perfect health, with a daily yoga practice…..so what in the world was causing me to have all this pain?

I started reading, and researching everything I could find about back pain.  About a year later I read about EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) in Dr. Mercola’s natural health newsletter.  I visited Gary Craig’s website and learned his “basic recipe”, and played with it for a bit, but it didn’t really “click” with me.  I thought “Oh yeah, that tapping stuff…but what are you supposed to say when you tap?”   My search continued.

Then one day I went to have a massage, and my friend met me at the door.  She was so excited!  “You have to come in and see the list in this book!  It’s incredible, but I have no idea what to do with it!”   She was talking about the book “Feelings Buried Alive Never Die”, by Karol Kuhn Truman.  In the back of this book is a list of over 200 illnesses and their probable underlying emotional causes.   The next few minutes changed my life.

The moment I saw the list I immediately knew what to do with it.  I remember saying, “This is it!  This is how you know what to say when you tap!” I suddenly  understood that pain wasn’t  designed to be this horrible thing to drag you down….it was designed to be a guide, and a “map’ to help us.  The mind and body are connected in a way that can’t be ignored.  What an elegant design!

I started using this list along with EFT that same day, and I never looked back.  I Tapped for myself with great results…I made my kids learn EFT.  I made my whole family tap, and got my friends to try it.   Looking back on this time, I believe I was pretty annoying!  I just wanted everybody in the world to be able to use this incredible technique.   It wasn’t long before I began seeing clients, and I learned to make use of my natural intuitive ability to become even more effective at helping others. In August of 2006 I completed EFT Masters Boot Camp with Gary Craig in Denver, and then began to expand my practice.

I have found that my favorite thing to work with is pain.  There’s simply nothing more rewarding than showing someone how to let go of pain. I love that look of surprise when they suddenly see it change!  Totally cool!   Every single time I work I know that I am absolutely doing exactly what I am supposed to do in the world.  Every. Single. Time.  I understand that this is a great blessing in my life since many people never get to feel this way. I love my life, and I love this work.  Thank you for allowing me to share it with you.

–Sharon