About Eric

Eric PearlInternationally recognized healer Eric Pearl has appeared on countless television programs in the US and around the world, spoken by invitation at the United Nations, presented to a full house at Madison Square Garden, been interviewed in various publications including The New York Times, and most recently featured in the film, The Living Matrix.

As a doctor, Eric ran a highly successful chiropractic practice for 12 years until one day his patients began reporting that they felt his hands on them – even though he hadn’t physically touched them. Patients soon reported receiving miraculous healings from cancers, AIDS-related diseases, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, birth disfigurements, cerebral palsy and other serious afflictions. All this occurred when Eric simply held his hands near them – and to this day, it continues.

His patients’ healings have been documented in six books to date, including Eric’s own international bestseller, The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself, now in more than 36 languages!

Eric’s Bio

If you told Eric 30 years ago that he would be traveling the world healing thousands of people using energy, he would have told you that you were crazy. If you told him that he would be teaching people from Argentina to Norway to Texas how to heal themselves and others with 
energy, he wouldn’t have believed it. But that’s exactly what he has been doing for over 20 years. He never thought he would be affecting hundreds of thousands of people’s lives on a daily basis. Millions throughout the world. 

Eric grew up in a typical town in New Jersey in a typical neighborhood and had a mostly typical childhood. He was a precocious child who couldn’t sit still. He was always three steps ahead of everyone else. Impatience breeds excellence. When his mother would recount the fantastical story of how she had a near-death experience giving birth to him, how she felt herself leaving her body, found herself suddenly presented before a very bright light and imbued with insights and understandings of the universe, Eric didn’t think that she or the story was weird as many children might. He was fascinated by it, listening in awe. He never had to question her. To know her was to know that you were in the presence of a very special person. There was nothing to question, nothing to doubt. Only wonder to explore. 

Even though his childhood was relatively uneventful, there were signs early on that Eric had abilities unlike others. When his grandfather gave him a box of old broken watches to play with, he held each one in his hands and they started to tick again. He never thought this was unusual, he thought it was cool. When his friends and neighbors brought over their watches for Eric to fix by simply holding them, his parents chose not to inquire as to how this was possible. They simply accepted Eric for who he was – different. 

Growing up, Eric wasn’t sure what he wanted to do. There was no particular career or industry that interested him. His mother said he always talked about travelling to distant places and discovering things, but he did not know in what way that would happen. When he heard about chiropractic, he loved the idea of healing people. He was fascinated by the brain/body connection. And, when he became a leading chiropractor in Los Angeles, he was constantly researching the best approaches to help his patients. 

Then one night, his life changed forever. “I went home one night a doctor, and when I came back to work that Monday morning, I was something else,” says Eric. He awoke in the middle of the night because his bedroom light had somehow turned on and found his previously closed bedroom door was open. He felt a presence in the house. He quickly got his dog, grabbed a knife and an old can of pepper spray and went investigating, but found nothing. So, after calming himself, he went back to bed. But that Monday morning, Eric discovered that he was able to affect people without even touching them. His chiropractic patients reported feeling his touch before he even put his hands on them, and they started reporting miraculous healings. Eric was as amazed as his patients. 

Eric wasn’t sure exactly what this was that he had discovered… but what he did know was that it was easy, it came naturally and that it was working with energy. He called it Reconnective Healing. The more people he worked on, the more he became confident that what he was doing was truly unique – and something very big. He had heard of energy healing techniques such as Reiki, but this went way beyond that. This was on a completely different scale and it was consistent in it’s effects – pretty much every single person was reporting a healing – many physical, others mental or emotional, even spiritual. Eric also soon discovered that while explaining Reconnective Healing to others, he was able to teach them how to tap into these energy frequencies, easily and quickly. 

Word about Eric’s work quickly spread and soon people were flying in to see him from all around the world. He was incredulous as he saw people experiencing seemingly unbelievable healings from cerebral palsy and epilepsy to walking out of wheelchairs, even reporting cancerous tumors vanishing. When the clients would go to their doctors and the new tests proved these healings, many doctors became interested in Eric’s work and some wanted to learn it, some became angry and took credit for it themselves and others simply ignored it and called it “a spontaneous remission.” Whatever they called it, Eric knew there was no denying the truth. Seeing meant believing… and you didn’t even have to believe in this for the healings to happen. 

Eric knew this ability was not something he should keep to himself. If everyone could learn to access and facilitate this expanded level of healing, Eric felt compelled to teach the world. This is where his seminar work began. 

Eric felt himself to be a bit of a dichotomy. He knew he had information to share, yet didn’t identify himself with the stereotypical model of a teacher. “A teacher is an expert or master in a given field,” thought Eric. Yet the only thing that Eric seemed to know was that he was just beginning his journey of discovery. “Teachers tend to be models of decorum. And gurus, well, I had absolutely no intention of wearing long, flowing white robes, or adorning myself with multiple crystals the size of miniature Volkswagens! I was telling dirty jokes and holding wild dinner parties that often continued into the wee hours of the next day. And I had absolutely no intention of giving that up. To this day, I both enjoy a good pair of jeans and sneakers yet also like to dress in a very fashion-forward manner. I enjoy a few cocktails and a good steak. And I don’t think you need to be special, uniquely gifted or act or portray yourself in any certain way to do what I do. Really, the dictionary definition of healer should include ‘the gift and potential of every human being.’” 

Today, Eric travels to over 22 countries per year teaching others Reconnective Healing, a new healing process recognized and supported by science. And, even though he has seen thousands learn it, he is still, to this day, always completely fascinated when they do. “It’s like seeing the sunset over and over again,” says Eric. You’ve seen thousands and you know it’s an exquisite representation of nature, yet it still creates awe and is inspiring. I am inspired daily by those I teach.”
Over the years, he has been involved in many studies and contributed to research on energy healing. He has consulted and collaborated with leading doctors, scientists, and other experts to discover and bring forth new information in this field. 

Currently, Eric has trained close to 100,000 people in Reconnective Healing. He has traveled the world and brought his knowledge to over 100 countries. There are many RH practitioners in every single state in the United States and most every country in the world. 

Eric’s desire is that one day, everyone will be able to use Reconnective Healing to heal themselves and others. It’s not necessarily a replacement for traditional medicine. It is simply another way to maximize your own potential using something that, as science demonstrates, is available and accessible to everyone at all times – energy. One day, Eric hopes to find more personal time and relax a bit more, perhaps on a beach, but for now, with thousands more to educate and teach, there’s no telling when retirement will come. 

The Reconnection founder, Dr. Eric Pearl, has been featured in top media including The Dr. Oz Show, The New York Times and CNN. He has presented at leading venues including the United Nations and Madison Square Garden. His internationally bestselling book, The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself, now in more than 39 languages, has been endorsed by such notables as Deepak Chopra, MD and Wayne Dyer, PhD.