What should I do if I am in pain? Here are three simple steps to reduce your pain, stress, and stop feeling like you need to police your pain and body all the time.
1. Acknowledge the pain. Take a breath, allowing what is here in this moment (including your dislike of it).
2. Notice your thoughts, especially judgmental thoughts and imperatives to “fix” the situation.
3. Connect with your desire to change. What do you really want? Try to just feel the intention without putting pressure on yourself to make it happen.
This is the second video in a 10 part series where I answer questions from viewers and students. The first video is “What Good Is Chronic Pain?“