The following is about the cause of all chronic pain, and what to do about it.
My main question on this whole EFT business is this:
What if my back, neck and shoulder pain have nothing to do with any emotion or trauma or specific childhood event? From reading the
EFT Manual I get the impression that the method is geared towards
uncovering deep emotional issues and allowing the healing process to begin, but I don’t believe that my physical pain is the result
of any kind of emotional experience. It is most likely simply the
result of sitting for way too many hours a day in unhealthy
positions over many years.
Did your own personal success with EFT involve connecting the physical pain to certain emotions or experiences?
Thanks so much for your insight and eagerness to help.
There is a lot of valuable info to follow. Please read it a few times.
Yes. The only reason that a person has chronic pain is because some
trauma, or thought is keeping him stuck in the pain.
Some questions to ask yourself:
– Why do some people feel pain decades after an accident, or after sitting too many hours a day in unhealthy positions?
– And why do others have the same experience and not get the pain?
– And why do some people with diagnosed arthritis and disk issues have pain and some do not?
The answer: It’s always the image, thought, or memory sitting in our heads and in our bodies that is causing the pain.
But here is what makes it complicated:
1. We don’t always know what the memory or thought is.
2. We may not actually remember whatever it is.
3. The trauma may be something big like a car accident
4. Or something small like I lost my snack in kindergarten.
5. It could be a limiting belief like:
-It’s not possible to heal;
-The world is not safe; or
-I have been sitting in an unhealthy position all these years;
6. The event may not seem to be related to the current issue.
So how do you tap?
The first thoughts to tap on are the exact words you are thinking.
Tap and say I accept myself while you say this.
Do it a few times also paying attention to your painful areas:
Here are some of your words. Say them and tap…
1. “What if my back, neck and shoulder pain have nothing to do with any emotion or trauma or specific childhood event?”
2. “I don’t believe that my physical pain is the result of any kind of emotional experience.”
3. “It is most likely simply the result of sitting for way too many hours a day in unhealthy positions over many years.”
Also in between these phrases you can say any of the following and for an even better result, SMILE when you say it:
‘I deeply and profoundly accept myself.’
‘I am a great kid’
‘YES YES YES’
And notice how intense the physical or emotional pain is before and after you tap.
Write down the thoughts that come to mind, to use for your next
And yes, the only thing I did for my own back pain was to tap for
my own emotions, thoughts, and memories (and they are all the thoughts that come up while tapping).
All the best,
PS. Tapping about limiting beliefs and your own metaphors actually promotes healing.
PS. Another good place to start is any thought or memory that haunts you, makes you cringe or leads to some body reaction.
I hope you found the above helpful and illuminating.
All the best,