Shalini J. Yamdagni

A Note from Shalini


Exploring Places & Islands
in South Thailand

It's April already! In Thailand we are celebrating the Songkran Festival to welcome the Thai New Year!  I have been holidaying with my family in the gorgeous islands of Khao Lak, Phang Nga in the south of Thailand during this week long holiday here. 

Also, this month I made some important decisions to invest time, money, and energy to do the things I feel guided to do.  I signed up for a 3-month course with a world renowned international mentor, Alex Mandossian, starting in just a few days now (to access this training I have to wake up at 4am in the morning, as it is 2pm LA time!! Yes, I'm committed enough to do that. Wish me luck!)  Secondly, I also signed up for an Advanced Transcendental Meditation (TM) course this month. Since I started TM in 2015, my life has taken on a whole new turn that is just hard to describe in words. 

I am super excited now to further enrich my life diving even deeper into the different states of consciousness! It's super exciting to think what else might be possible for me, my loved ones and those that I serve with all these additional skills and tools that I learn!

I hope you too are having a ton of fun and learning and growing as you move forward each day of your life! I love this quote by Mahatma Gandhi:

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.”


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3 Things Your Doctor May Not Tell You About

3 Things Your Doctor May Not Tell
You About Your CHRONIC PAIN?

If you are reading this, chances are that you are, or someone you care about is:

  • stuck in chronic pain
  • trying different medications, treatments to get relief but not seeing significant shifts in your pain levels
  • feeling frustrated, hopeless, helpless because the pain is now negatively impacting your professional work, your family life, your physical activities, social life and maybe even your self worth!
  • feeling dis-heartened thinking why when you are doing everything the experts are telling you, you are not seeing the results?

So what's really going on? Why aren't the docs suggestions, the medications, the treatments bringing significant relief?

That is exactly what I was wondering almost a decade ago as I was told to quit my job and be on bed-rest indefinitely by medical pain experts who I had been consulting for my disease and chronic pain! Despite just being on bed-rest, the pain intensity kept increasing gradually.

Luckily for me, I attended a self-awareness seminar and learned something that NO DOCTOR had ever told me! This one key message then changed EVERYTHING! I learned that 'YOU CREATE YOUR LIFE WITH YOUR THOUGHTS AND YOUR DIS-EASE TOO!'

Really??? I thought back then. Why would I create my disease? I'm working SO HARD to be free from my pain! Why would I possibly do this to myself? Are they kidding me?  But I stayed open to this view (since all the other door seem to have closed on me), and asked the seminar host what I could do about my chronic pain. He suggested I try EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). And I did. Using this weird and awkward looking technique, I eventually healed myself completely from my pain and disease!

So I want to share with you today, 3 things about your Chronic Pain that your doctor may not tell you (because probably he/she too may not be aware):

  1. Your Chronic Pain is inseparable from your Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Pain! In my experience, all pain is inter-related. We are TRIUNE BEINGS – mind, body, spirit. You cannot separate these three into individual, separate boxes that have nothing to do with each other!

    If you find you are stuck in Physical Pain, there is ALWAYS an EMOTIONAL, MENTAL, SPIRITUAL aspect to it. If you have an EMOTIONAL PAIN, that inner dis-ease, discomfort disturbance, will eventually add up and show up as PHYSICAL PAIN or PHYSICAL DIS-EASE too.

    Yes even when your pain is a result of an accident, or a physical injury, you still need to address ALL the other different aspects for you to experience lasting relief!
  1. Your CHRONIC PAIN is a SIGNAL from your body.

    Any pain you experience is your body signaling to you. It's saying:
    “Pay Attention”!! “Something within is off balance!”

    Most of the time we think of our “physical pain” as a “problem” that we need to get rid of!  We see it as a nuisance as it limits us and keeps us from engaging in activities freely. We want to “fix it”!  Sadly, that is the way we have been conditioned to look at it. We see it as a “physical”, “structural” problem. We see it as something that “happened to” us, and not by us of course!

    Yes! Yes! Yes! You did not do this to yourself purposely!  It's just that we really don't understand HOW our thoughts do really create our life  even though tons of books have been written on this topic.

    After healing myself and a thousand others now, this I know for sure:
    Your body speaks your mind. It tries to find ways to let you know what is going on WITHIN YOU via different symptoms. It may alert you initially through soft whispers, small symptoms. If you ignore it, it tries to get your attention by speaking louder, through bigger symptoms, and if you keep trying to get rid of the pain, without listening to its CORE MESSAGE, the pain gets even louder through even bigger symptoms.

    Your Chronic Pain is like your body screaming out loud trying to alert you saying:  “HEY! PAY ATTENTION OR ELSE….  “ But the warning is not to go and do something “outside”. But attend to the pain “inside” of you!

    So what exactly do we need to pay attention to? How do we know what it is that we need to look into?

    Many doctors view PAIN as a PHYSICAL SYMPTOM and try to “treat” that physical symptom with medications etc. without addressing the CORE UNDERLYING ISSUES. They are looking at the PHYSICAL, TECHNICAL STRUCTURAL aspects of the Pain and treating that. They may ask you on a scale of 0-10 how much pain you feel physically! And even though the medicines they prescribe for “treating” or “fixing” that physical pain may seem to work for a bit, and then intensity lessens or the pain seems to be gone. It truly hasn't if the underlying issue hasn't been addressed! If so, that un-addressed pain gets stored in your cells, adds up over time, weighs your immune system down and eventually shows up again in new stronger ways.

    So to address the ROOT or UNDERLYING issues behind your Pain , ask yourself these deeper Pain Questions:


These kind of ‘deeper pain questions' will give you CLUES to help you uncover the REAL PAIN that needs to be addressed before any significant relief can be experienced!

 I totally understand that when you are stuck in Chronic Pain, life can indeed feel heavy and hard. I've been there too. However you need to remind yourself that you have a choice: to play the helpless victim and blame the world, or take charge and try to understand the deeper important messages in your pain. Then and only then can you truly begin your journey to complete freedom and so much more!

So take a dive within. Get quiet and reflect on the questions above. Will you take time to pay attention now? What has your pain been trying to tell you? I'd love you to share your reflections/comments on our blog.


"I would recommend Shalini's EFT to anyone who is feeling lost and/or low; who feels like they want a  solution they have been searching for and feel hollow or anxious inside.

I reached out to Shalini after years of trying to help myself. I had tried different types of therapy and spiritual practice and while each and every thing helped, there was a missing piece of the puzzle that always set me back. I ended up feeling anxious, low, restless and vet confused.  There were patterns that were repeating themselves in my life and all the practice that I had undergone in one sense made it worse because I am half aware of my own denial and fear. There was this huge block in my mind that I was not fully aware of and that I dug my head inside the ground over.

Once I started EFT with Shalini I was simply amazed at how fast I was able to feel calm over  stuff that had upset me for years: memories and events that I 'couldn't get over' because they seemed so unfair. I found peace as I moved from session to session.   I found working with Shalini different from every other program I had tried. This was a deep 1-1 mentorship.  I felt that she moved very intuitively to help me with deep seated and the most important issues that she felt I needed to clear out in the 90 day program. She totally customized each session such that it moved beyond EFT tapping in many instances, helping me delve deeper and deeper to get over deep fears and holding my hand through one of the most difficult issues of my life.

At the end, I felt calm, in control of my life, empowered and happy and confident that I mattered to me and I need to shine from inside. Oh it was magical and beautiful and I can never go back to being what and where I was.

If you are on the fence deciding whether and if to go in for the mentorship, don't waste any more time.

The shifts I experienced (after thinking that I didn't really need any help having gone through counseling and spiritual practice) are a self evident proof  that I would want you to learn from.

The one on one mentorship helps to walk through your own stuff very tenderly and decisively and move forward with strength and positivity. Go for it. You will not regret it.

~ Anuradha, 46, India

About Shalini

Shalini is an internationally renowned Emotional and Physical Pain Relief Expert. She is also an international best selling author of the book Pebbles In The Pond Wave Three, co-authored with Lisa Nichols and others.

After doctors prescribed bed rest indefinitely due to an illness and chronic pain, she went on a profound journey - discovered tools that she used by herself and healed herself completely. Since then, she has helped hundreds of pain sufferers, sometimes including doctors, go from feeling stuck to relieved, and from frustration and anger to peace and clarity. Her work has been featured on national and international magazines, newspapers, and even on television.

Shalini is currently focused on working long term with a small group who are feeling sick of being stuck, who are ready and committed to doing what it takes to bring the big shifts they want.
You can visit her website,, email, or complete an online survey at for a 45-minute free assessment session.


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