Living with chronic pain can be one of the most isolating experiences in the world. If you’re living with chronic pain, know you are not alone. 70 million Americans experience chronic pain right along with you, and they intimately understand the struggles you face every day.
In order to successfully manage chronic pain, you must first understand that pain is a complicated experience. The severity of your pain is not only determined by the strength of the pain signal coming from your brain, but your emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and even how friends and family react to your condition.
This video, produced by Goalistics, explains how your negative thoughts and behaviors, as well as attitudes from others, can impact the way you experience chronic pain.
The good news is, you have the power within you to turn it around. While you may not have the ability to control the pain signals your brain sends to your body, you can change your thoughts, behaviors, and the type of people with whom you associate.
Doing this will help significantly ease your chronic pain.
This next video is from Jason Stephenson, who offers many helpful guided meditations, soothing musical scores, and positive affirmations that you can use every day.
Remember, you are ultimately in control of your life, your heart, your mind, your spirit, and your destiny. Let no one tell you otherwise.
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