How do you know that you’ve stumbled upon a revolutionary healing tool? When you can actually reframe
the loss of your first child as a blessing in disguise. Let me explain.
Thirteen years ago my husband and I had a stillborn baby girl after a very spiritually centered pregnancy.
The autopsy revealed no abnormalities and the cause was unknown. I sank into despair when 6 months
later I was diagnosed with Hasimoto’s Thyroiditis which is an autoimmune disease essentially causing the
thyroid to attack itself.
I tried every alternative method I could find including homeopathy, Chinese herbs and acupuncture,
iridology, nutritional supplements, macrobiotic diet, Ayurvedic medicine, etc. to heal the condition. I
desperately wanted to discontinue the synthetic hormone therapy that is the standard protocol in this
country. Nothing worked. My endocrinologist would always respond with the same statement when asked
about a cure, “Accept the fact that you will most likely have to take this pill for the rest of your life.”
Years later, after giving birth to two beautiful healthy children, I became a postpartum doula. I participated
in several grief counseling training sessions where I “processed” the death of my first baby in great depth.
The comment I heard most often when I’d tell my story was, “You really seem to have moved past this
unfortunate loss”; I didn’t have any obviously lingering emotional attachment to the event. I felt on many
levels that this was quite true.
During a time of immense personal growth and asking for guidance from God, I found EFT. Immediately
recognizing that my loss was somehow trapped in my thyroid I felt in my bones that this would be the
modality to remove it. I began by tapping on all the negative feelings I had around the death including
some biggies like God abandoning me. I also discovered some guilt I had as I ignored my intuition that
things weren’t going right with the baby 2 days before her death even though I had just been to a
reassuring prenatal visit at the ob/gyn.
I went on to work on the thyroid itself with affirmations like “my thyroid is producing all the T-1, T-2, T-3, T-4 it
needs for prefect balance.” I diligently tapped on any of the tailenders such as the doctors telling me that
this condition is incurable. I also made sure to check for any symptoms of hypothyroidism and tapped on
those when they came up. One secondary benefit I found to be true for me (but I suspect is around with
most women with hypothyroidism) is that it's a great excuse for being overweight.
I know that one of the criticisms of EFT is that it’s all about belief. Well I’m here to tell you that after months
of seeing my clients walk thru my EFT practice symptom-free after one or two sessions, I couldn’t quite
believe that this was really working on my own issue until I actually made myself sick!
First came insomnia, then tinnitus, and finally the feeling of being on speed or too much caffeine. It took
me a few days to recognize something that had never happened to me. By continuing to take the drugs I
had made myself temporarily hyperthyroid. A quick visit to my very open-minded nurse practitioner and she
immediately started weaning my body off the drugs. I tell this story to my clients as a cautionary tale on the
importance of working closely with their doctors when tapping for physical ailments. I have been
medication free for 8 months.
I recognize now that I was destined to work within the birth community to change the status quo. The U.S.
has the highest incident of postpartum depression and I can’t tell you how discouraging the numbers are
for complete relief using traditional therapies. Every pregnant woman I have helped with EFT in my practice
has had great results on everything from breech presentations to premature labor. My ultimate goal is to
train midwives, doulas, labor/delivery hospital staff, lactation consultants, and childbirth educators in EFT. I
believe in the pioneering work of Dr. Grantly Read who concluded that childbirth without fear will almost
always bring about painless labors.
My little angel set me on this karmic journey 13 years ago and gave me showered me with gifts that I am still
|EFT ARTICLES: EFT Resolves
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Related to Stillbirth
|I began by tapping on all the negative
feelings I had around the death
including some biggies like God
abandoning me. I also discovered
some guilt I had as I ignored my
intuition that things weren't going
right with the baby 2 days before her
death even though I had just been to a
reassuring prenatal visit at the ob/gyn.
|EILEEN SULLIVAN, CERTIFIED EFT PRACTITIONER (EFTCERT-I) EMAIL: AREYOUTAPPING (AT) YAHOO (DOT) COM (704) 905-4665
While EFT has produced remarkable clinical results, it has only been in use in its current form since 1992. Therefore, it must still be considered to be in the experimental stage. You are an expert on your own health, so please take full responsibility for
your use of EFT. Eileen Sullivan is not a licensed health professional. She offers EFT as a certified EFT practitioner, ordained interfaith minister, and certified holistic doula. Where appropriate, please consult your healthcare practitioners regarding your
use of EFT. It is VITAL to note that you should not stop taking any prescribed medications, nor alter your dosage, without the advice of the prescribing physician.
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