Back in the early 2000's when I was in two really back car accidents and sustained both a neck and back injury little did I know that pain had anything to do with my emotions.
Let me start from the beginning. In December of 1999, I was involved in two car accident 3 weeks apart form each-other.
The first one I was a passenger half asleep as luck would have it, when a car struck the vehicle my buckled seat belt released me causing me to go air born hitting my face and head off the steering wheel and windshield and my legs breaking the dash.
Yes thats right my legs broke the dash! I walked away from this accident just feeling stiff and had a sore neck. The second accident I was not so lucky. Three weeks form the day I was driving down a major highway in Canada called the 401 and suddenly it started to snow violently. I slowed down but that ultimately made things worse. Semi trucks were passing me and the gush of wind that would follow caused me to loose control of the vehicle. I was heading straight for a cement culvert when I panicked and turned the wheel to the left coming back on the road and for about 2 seconds I thought I was safe and then my vehicle veered left heading for on coming traffic and a moment later a semi truck struck the side of the vehicle causing it to roll. I was awake through out the whole situation and I will tell you, when the vehicle came to a holt I was laying pinned sideways not able to get myself free. I was trapped!
Fast forward after the accident I was in rehabilitation for 3 months and was well on my road of recovery.
I had healed my body and had zero pain which was amazing. I was very lucky.....
Then a few years after the accident I was in a relationship with a man whom was a really good man but really was not good for me. With all the emotional things I was going through, I went to bed one day and woke up the next day with horrific chronic back and neck pain. I remember thinking what did I do? Did I turn the wrong way? Did I lift something too heavy? Non of these made any sense. Little did I know my body was trying to tell me something but I was speaking a different language.
I went from practitioner to practitioner and no one could help me. I felt so helpless and lost. The doctors would say I don't know why you all of a sudden have pain it must be from the accidents. I could not believe that, I was 100% fine and had zero pain. With no answers I felt trapped in my own body like I was imprisioned.
As time went on I started to tune in and really become aware of how my body felt on a day to day basis. What was so funny was there where days were I had less pain and other days I could not even lift my head off my pillow with out horrific pain.
This made me tune in even more. Eventually as I started to heal through the emotional situation I was in and open the door to the many things that happened as a child that I had been repressing. I could not fathom I had all these emotions surface through that one emotional situation. It was like pandoras box was unleashed.
Through this is where I started to birth the Pain Freedom Method.