Camino pilgrim Darene Puttergill is a writer and FasterEFT (tapping) practitioner in Noosa, Australia, who helps people change hurtful past memories and the way they think so they can reclaim self worth, peace and belonging.
This modern psychology tool was the catalyst for her new confidence and embarking on the Camino where she shared her techniques with fellow pilgrims and healed herself along The Way.
Darene was a young newspaper reporter in South Africa when she met Nelson Mandela.
She soon realised her Camino was a “Long Walk to Freedom” and towards utter joyfulness at feeling so free. “I am now the pulse of the earth, and the rhythmic march of friends who’ve shown themselves. I dwell in that wild space that is me, them, and everyone and everything.
My heart is softer, bigger. Open.” After grappling with a post Camino sadness, one FasterEFT session later, she realised she had brought home the gift of “the breathtaking joy of being” (as opposed to doing and having). She had new appreciation for all the small moments.
“I graciously hold appreciation, love and the simple joy of being. I cannot forget. I will not forget. And this is the gift.”