Chronic pain symptoms can be so hard to live with.
I know that because I dealt with debilitating sciatica for a long time. Luckily I am well now thanks to my doctor’s (and my!) persistence. But I know how hard it can be.
Do you live with chronic pain? Are you desperate for relief?
If so, you are not alone. According to the CDC, “In 2016, an estimated 20.4% of U.S. adults had chronic pain and 8.0% of U.S. adults had high-impact chronic pain.” So 1 in 5 adults live with pain in the United States!
Keep reading to find out an unconventional way to deal with chronic pain. (On Diffusing the Tension, I am all about a mix of conventional and unconventional solutions!) Thanks to Niomi for sharing her wisdom.
Also, I am not a doctor or mental health professional. Just someone who has lived with depression and anxiety for many years who is passionate about sharing her experiences and tips for success. If you are in crisis call your doctor, then click here for some good mental health resources.
What is chronic pain?
Pain which persists for over six months is referred to as chronic pain. As many know, it takes a mental, physical, emotional, and energetic toll on the person suffering.
Where the mind goes, energy flows. To clarify, if the intention is an expectation of pain, that type of energy will unfortunately follow.
Many people suffering from chronic pain describe or talk about their pain in a way that increases the stress response mechanism in their body. They talk about it a lot. Also, they think about it a lot.
This constant thinking, talking and focusing on the present pain or expected pain exacerbates this painful experience. Moreover, the fear of the pain creates more pain and a vicious cycle continues.
10 helpful positive affirmations for chronic pain management
It can be very difficult to see a person experience chronic pain. As one can imagine, it is challenging to know how best to support those that we love.
We can help and support people suffering with chronic pain by encouraging them to consider a new approach. One where they are not a victim. With this step, they are now an empowered individual. They can choose to take responsibility and action.
We can gently and with compassion suggest using different language. Thus, we can suggest more empowering speech and positive affirmations to create new thought patterns, beliefs, and better results.
Positive affirmations for chronic pain to try today
- I am open.
- I’m open to embracing this pain.
- I am open to release my past.
- I am open to forgive this pain.
- I’m open to forgive my past.
- I am open to forgive myself.
- I am open to release my attachment to this pain.
- I‘m open to release my identity around this pain.
- The pain is no longer mine. It does not belong to me.
- I let it go now.
These examples of affirmations combined with a loving, accepting mindful attitude can create and hold space for more positive energy flow.
It is possible to feel better
Breathwork over time can help open up a person.
Deep belly breathing can help release years of unprocessed memories and deep rooted pain. Also, it helps release emotions such as anger, resentment, and sadness from the past.
Continue reading here: https://stellarwellness.se/how-to-embrace-and-accept-chronic-pain/
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Don’t let the need for chronic pain management ruin your life any longer.
About the Author
Niomi is a mum of 4 little ones aged 3-7 with a 5th baby on the way.
She is a British ex pat living in the Swedish Arctic where she runs her holistic wellness centre, Stellar Wellness offering massage, yoga, meditation and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT.
Also, she recently started an online business to have more freedom to work around her kids. Niomi provides online 1:1 women’s holistic intimacy and relationship coaching. At heart, she believes all women deserve to live a life full of passion, pleasure and purpose.
Her mission is to help women prioritize self care and self love. To achieve this, she blogs about women’s wellness at stellarwellness.se/blog.
For those interested, Niomi is launching an online course: CBT and Mindfulness for stress and anxiety. She hopes to support as many women as possible to encourage them to feel Stellar!Also, Niomi would love to share the following:
1. A free mindfulness checklist great for anxiety or stress.
2. Plus, a free 30 min call for women looking to improve their relationships when you sign up to be part of the free friendly Stellar Wellness community.
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