“Mindfulness can have analgesic effects,” says holistic physician Darren Weissman, DC. In a Health Psychology study, people who practiced 7 minutes a day for two weeks had a lower stress response to pain. Try these steps:
Acknowledge the pain
Observe its intensity and the associated emotion, whether that’s stress, sadness, or frustration.
Ask yourself what you’d prefer to feel emotionally
and imagine yourself as the embodiment of that: I am
at peace in my body.
With time, this positive reaction to stressors will become
automatic, fueling a healing process from within.
Source: Prevention magazine March 2014