What Pain is Trying to Tell You


What is your first reaction when you feel ill or feel pain?

Do you feel frustrated, sad, annoyed, angry or something else?

Your body is actually trying to tell you something. It could be telling you to:

  • Look after yourself (when was the last time you did that?)
  • Slow down
  • Exercise more (or less)
  • Eat better
  • Drink less alcohol
  • Say no more often
  • Reduce your stress etc.

So, how do you find out what the message is?

You need to listen.


I suggest you set aside some time and firstly tap on any emotions you feel about being ill or in pain. E.g.

  • Even though I feel really frustrated that I’ve got a pain in my guts…
  • Even though this stomach pain is killing me, I can’t let it stop me working…
  • Even though I’m angry my body has this burning stomach pain…

Tap on whatever emotions come up and keep going until you feel ok or you feel ready to listen to what the message is.

Then you can try tapping on being willing to listen and understand what your body needs.  E.g.

  • Thank you body for this message
  • I’m willing to listen to my body
  • I’m open to listening to what my body needs
  • I’m sorry I haven’t been listening
  • Sorry I’ve been too busy to care for my body
  • I love & appreciate my body

I have done this work with clients and they always find it very helpful. Many have ‘light bulb’ moments where they realise what has been going on and how their body is trying to help them.

Do drop me an email, if you’d like some help with this.

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Lessons From a Stomach Bug

I have just recovered from the worst stomach bug I have ever had. 7 days of being ill and needing to stay in close vicinity to the toilet. Why am I telling you this you ask? Well it’s not for your sympathy but to share with you some insights I gained during this illness.

After a day or so I was feeling pretty rough and getting fed up of the frequent trips to the toilet. Cue more trips to the toilet at times every 30 mins to an hour throughout the night!!!

I began to notice what I was saying to myself and the messages I was saying to my body…and it wasn’t good!

Here’s what I noticed I was saying to myself & my body:

  • Stupid body for being ill
  • My body was weak for getting this bug
  • My body SHOULD be getting better by now
  • I’m so frustrated with my body
  • It shouldn’t be lasting this long
  • I hate my body for getting this ill
  • Why aren’t I getting better yet?
  • I am so annoyed with my body
  • I am so sick of this bug

I have to admit that I also felt some shame and guilt for feeling these feelings! So I did some tapping on that and felt better. 🙂

Every day I then tapped on the following:

  • I appreciate my body
  • I love my body
  • My body is getting better and better
  • My immune system is healthy and strong
  • I’m an excellent bug repellant
  • My body is healing from this bug

I also did more of the Ho’oponopono prayer which I normally tap every day anyway…

I love you, I’m sorry, Please forgive me and Thank You

I paid particular attention to my body as I tapped on this.

I hope that you have found this useful and that the next time you notice your self talk is not great, that you can use EFT to help yourself.

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