Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Relaxation, acceptance, hypnotherapy, change mindset. I’ll let the following two testimonies speak for me.
Healing severe or chronic pain, I believe, includes transforming our relationship to the pain, and, ultimately, it is about transforming our relationship to who we are and to life.
Sarah Anne Shockley ‘The Pain Companion: Practical Tools for Living with and Moving Beyond Chronic Pain’
Self-regulation depends on having a friendly relationship with your body. Without it you have to rely on external regulation—from medication, drugs like alcohol, constant reassurance, or compulsive compliance with the wishes of others.