Shalini Yamdagni tells her PCEC audience how tapping into certain points while focusing on a negative thought, emotion or experience can relieve chronic pain; thus eliminating the underlying cause of the chronic pain.

This was the topic of Shalini Joshi Yamdagni, a recognized authority on holistic pain relief, on Wednesday, June 15.e meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC). Shalini is the author of the book “Instant Pain Relief: A Simple and Effective Approach to Curing Chronic Pain”; since its release, it has reached Amazon’s bestseller list and number 1 in the holistic medicine category.

Shalini started by talking a bit about herself. She was born in India, but has lived in Thailand for most of her life. now lives in Bangkok. About 15 years ago, she suffered from chronic pain. She traveled to a leading international hospital in Bangkok to no avail as she continued to experience pain which worsened. It got so bad that she quit her job. Eventually, she became bedridden. Since the conventional medical treatment she tried failed to provide relief, Shalini discovered an invaluable tool online called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or tapping.

She then embarked on a healing journey and used EFT to completely heal herself. Since then, Shalini has worked to help others understand that pain can be a symptom of an emotional issue and how they can simply and easily break free from chronic pain.

Before explaining the benefits of EFT, she said one needs to understand the following: why pain is not the enemy; the top mistakes people with chronic pain make that keep them stuck; and how a simple DIY tool like EFT can be used to manage pain instantly and naturally.

MC Ren Lexander presented Shalini Yamdagni with the PCEC Certificate of Appreciation. Shalini shows the certificate while Ren holds a copy of his book.

She explained that chronic pain is a messenger; it’s often a symptom of emotional issues, not injury. Additionally, chronic pain is multi-layered and can have multiple causes rather than just one. The 4 main mistakes people make are: (1) focusing only on physical pain; (2) trying the same treatments over and over again when they don’t work; (3) thinking that the root cause of their chronic pain is physical; and (4) thinking they have tried everything and nothing is working, they have to live with the pain.

She described how her research revealed that her chronic pain was the result of several negative emotional experiences. She then applied “tapping” to suppress these emotional events one by one until she felt no more pain. Negative thoughts/memories or emotions are blockages in your energy flow that cause pain and/or illness.

First, you need to answer a few key questions to determine the root cause of your pain. (1) When did you first notice this pain? (2) Was there a physical incident that triggered the pain? (3) What was the main stress in your life when the pain started? (4) What emotional pain in your life does this pain remind you of? (5) In what area of ​​your life did you feel out of balance: financial life, work life, relationships, family? and (6) What painful incidents in your life do you find hard to forget or forgive? She said to make a list as there may be multiple events in response to these questions.

Shalini Yamdagni had copies of her book “Instant Pain Relief: A Simple and Effective Approach for Healing Chronic Pain” available for sale. Here, she signs a copy purchased by a PCEC member.

To apply the tapping, bring one of these emotional events before your mind and focus on it. She then explained and demonstrated the tapping technique showing the 9 tapping points: (1) top of the head, (2) each eyebrow, (3) side of each eye, (4) under each eye, (5 ) under the nose, (6) chin, (7) both collarbones, (8) under each arm, and (9) hands like a karate chop.

In closing, Shalini said she had copies of her book available for purchase and provided information on how to contact her via email. [email protected] and visit its website at During the question and answer session, two audience members said that they had used her EFT method and that it had effectively cured them of their chronic pain.

Shalini’s presentation was followed by George Wilson leading the open forum where attendees can make comments or ask questions about expats living in Thailand, particularly Pattaya. For more information on the PCEC, visit their website at To view a video of Shalini’s presentation, including her demonstration of tapping techniques, visit PCEC’s YouTube channel at:

Member Ren Lexander conducts a post-presentation interview with Shalini Yamdagni. To view the video on the PCEC YouTube channel, visit ttps://