Relaxation Technique (4) for dealing with Chronic Pain - Posted 20 June 2014
Try imagery. Bring to mind a place from the past when you were pain-free. Go into detail about the place, who were you with, what was the weather like, could you feel sand between your toes or a fresh mountain breeze on your skin? Wherever your place is, transport yourself there. Using imagery to take your mind off your pain it relaxes the body, including the muscles around the pain site. This can reduce your overall pain load. You might find that it’s easier to write about the place, or even to record your voice talking about the place and so you can go back to it.