I Hate My Office Chair

Does the act of sitting on your chair trigger pain in your back?  Does doing something cause pain somewhere? The set of questions to follow may bring you some relief or may shake out a few insights about whatever thoughts or memories may be helping you hold on to that pain.Tap under your eye, or on your collarbone, or on any points you want to, and ask yourself a few questions.  Notice if the questions, or your answers, bring up thoughts, memories, or physical feelings.  Just notice and keep noticing.

  • When did I first become aware of this pain?
  • How long ago?
  • What was happening in my life at the time?
  • Exactly which part of my back hurts when I sit down?

  • How much does it hurt?
  • Does it hurt when I start sitting or after sitting for a while or when I stand up?
  • What do I feel right this moment?
  • Am I safe?
  • Do I deserve?
  • Is it possible?
  • May I fail?
  • Might I fail?

  • What’s the story?
  • What did I see?
  • What did I hear?
  • What did I realize?
  • What did I decide?
  • Who will I be if I lose the pain?
  • What will be different for me if I lose the pain?

  • What is the story?
  • When did it happen?
  • Who was involved?
  • What did I notice?
  • What do I feel in my body?

Read these questions over and over as you tap.  Do you feel any different in your body?  Do you feel any different in your emotions.  Did these questions bring up surprising thoughts?

If your thoughts are uncomfortable, then keep tapping on any tapping points and know that as you tap, you are engaging in the process of getting better.


Ruthi Backenroth, MBA, Advanced EFT Practitioner, teaches men and women suffering with chronic back pain to get breakthrough relief.

Ruthi's work is her challenge to those who said: "You will just have to live with the pain." That outrageous prediction spurred her search for a solution to her own back pain. And she has proved them wrong many times over.

Ruthi's clients are frustrated with traditional approaches and are committed to getting lasting results. We use a series of mental exercises to retrain the brain to stop the pain signals, and get relief.

  Sessions are by phone or Skype.  

And here is her guarantee: Measurable results in 3 months, or your money back. www.breakthroughrelief.com

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    3 Responses to “I Hate My Office Chair”

    1. This is a very interesting article. It is a great way to stop worrying about things and address other issues!

    2. Fiona says:

      interesting indeed, although despite my chair causing my quite a lot of back pain I think this exercise is not quite suited to the office, or maybe I’ll have a try on a quiet lunch break!

      • ruthi says:

        Sure, try it on a lunch break. But you don’t have to say the words out loud. And you can simply tap your fingers on, or under the table. The most important part of the exercise is your intention to to do something good for yourself so that you can start to feel better. Let us know how it works for you.

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