Thriving with Chronic Pain

What kind of crap is this? Who thrives with Chronic Pain? Who would write such a Pollyanna statement?


I am living with atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) AND this is not my first “Chronic Pain” diagnosis. I have had so many over the years and yet I still want to be out in the world. To give to others. To show how this can be done.

And when I felt good and full of energy, I over did it which meant the crashes were huge. I was down even longer. There is a steadiness to my life as I watch my energy. As I create achievable actions that distract me from pain.

Now with TN or the “suicide disease” I cannot overdo anything. I am finding my way based on my energy. This great reduction in energy that must be paid attention to or my down time is longer. And with this drastic change in my life, I want to partake of life. I want to Thrive. I want to show that it can be done.

How about you? Or someone in your life?

How do we do this when our days are filled with pain? This is what I will be exploring and sharing. How I am doing this. To show what is working for me and my clients. It is the time to share so that we are no longer stuck in the old thinking that we are alone in these lonely diseases.

I find that creating distractions based on some small action brings joy and this moves the pain to the background of my body. I am exploring the action of distraction and how DISTRACTION is a positive thing.

So here is to having time everyday where we do not intensely feel pain. May you have this in your life too.



Gail Sinclair, Master Hypnotherapist, Certified Nutritional Consultant, & Karuna® Reiki Master Teacher, works diligently to teach others how to Thrive with Chronic Pain™. She lives with persistent pain and refuses to let it be in charge of her life (and accepts that some days it is).

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