Friendship Distracts From Chronic Pain

Last month, I got to see two of my long-time girlfriends that I have known since 1997. You know. The kind that distance and time do not matter and when you get together it is as if no time has passed. This was not only good for my soul, but it was amazing how this visit distracted from my aches and pains.

I was having a difficult body month because of chronic pain issues along with a new physical therapy program. The therapist said at the first session, “It will get worse before it gets better.” She was right.

They came to my house because I was not up to driving. I am getting more honest about my needs the longer I have chronic pain, so I invited them over.

If you are in pain, call someone and ask them to come over. If they don’t live near you, use the technology that allows you to see each other on your phone or your computer. Face-to-face no matter what form takes you deeper into love and away from your pain.

Practice friendship as a heart happy form of distraction


Gail Sinclair, MHt, CNC is a hypnotherapist who helps those living with chronic pain go from discomfort to thriving by using hypnosis, pain management tools and resources.

She is a Master Hypnotherapist, Nutritional Consultant, and a Reiki Master Teacher. She has over 20 years in healing work and is an international award-winning speaker.

Gail lives in Portland, OR with her delightful husband, son, and cat. She can be found cooking, knitting, writing, and figuring out new ways to thrive with Trigeminal, and Occipital Neuralgia.

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