Pain Management Tip of the Week
Pick a tip and try it for 1 day, or perhaps, 1 week.
Does your outlook or perspective change? Do you attitudes and beliefs about pain change for a moment?
Does the sensation of pain change even for a moment?
Do you feel more self-compassion? Are you able to feel more calmness and sense of control?
Which tip is your favorite? Which tip do you need to practice more?
A fun idea is to print this onto card stock and draw a card each day or week.
Today I'll Look for Joy Wherever I Go
Pick a stone to focus on for the day. At the end of the day, journal about your experience.
Emotional Body Mapping
Here is a great technique to learn how much our thoughts and emotions effect our body. Draw a shape of a gingerbread man/woman. On a separate paper, list of thoughts you have. Then one by one, say that thought and notice what emotion you feel and where in your body, and mark it on the gingerbread person. Any negative thoughts, change to positive and notice what you feel and how the sensation changes in that area of your body.
Pick a day or an hour and give yourself permission to say no to the “To Dos” and say “No Can Do”