Chronic Pain & Mental Illness

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What is chronic pain?

Pain which persists for over six months is referred to as chronic pain. As many know, it takes a mental, physical, emotional, and energetic toll on the person suffering. 

Where the mind goes, energy flows. To clarify, if the intention is an expectation of pain, that type of energy will unfortunately follow.

Many people suffering from chronic pain describe or talk about their pain in a way that increases the stress response mechanism in their body. They talk about it a lot. Also, they think about it a lot.

This constant thinking, talking and focusing on the present pain or expected pain exacerbates this painful experience.

Moreover, the fear of the pain creates more pain and a viscious cycle continues. 

It can be very difficult to see a person experience chronic pain. As one can imagine, it is challenging to know how best to support those that we love.

We can help and support people suffering with chronic pain by encouraging them to consider a new approach. One where they are not a victim. With this step, they are now an empowered individual. They can choose to take responsibility and action.

We can gently and with compassion suggest using different language. Thus, we can suggest more empowering speech and positive affirmations to create new thought patterns, beliefs, and better results.

Positive affirmations

  • I am open.
  • I’m open to embracing this pain.
  • I am open to release my past.
  • I am open to forgive this pain.
  • I’m open to forgive my past.
  • I am open to forgive myself.
  • I am open to release my attachment to this pain.
  • I‘m open to release my identity around this pain.
  • The pain is no longer mine. It does not belong to me.
  • I let it go now.

These examples of affirmations combined with a loving, accepting mindful attitude can create and hold space for more positive energy flow.

Breathwork over time can help open up a person.

Deep belly breathing can help release years of unprocessed memories and deep rooted pain. Also, it helps release emotions such as anger, resentment, and sadness from the past.

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Do any of you suffer from chronic pain? How do you manage it on a daily basis?


About the author

Niomi is a mum of 4 little ones aged 3-7 with a 5th baby on the way.
She is a British ex pat living in the Swedish Arctic where she runs her holistic wellness centre, Stellar Wellness offering massage, yoga, meditation and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT.

Also, she recently started an online business to  have more freedom to work around her kids. Niomi provides online 1:1 women’s holistic intimacy and relationship coaching. At heart, she believes all women deserve to live a life full of passion, pleasure and purpose.

Her mission is to help women prioritize self care and self love.  To achieve this, she blogs about women’s wellness at

For those interested, Niomi is launching an online course: CBT and Mindfulness for stress and anxiety. She hopes to support as many women as possible to encourage them to feel Stellar!

Also, Niomi would love to share the following:

1. A free mindfulness checklist great for anxiety or stress.

2. Plus, a free 30 min call for women looking to improve their relationships when you sign up to be part of the free friendly Stellar Wellness community.

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5 thoughts on “Chronic Pain & Mental Illness”

  1. I suffer from chronic pain due to a severe shoulder injury in 2017. Initially mentally I was drained, depressed at what I could no longer do and anxious about going back to work. I had to learn how to live with the change this injury caused.

  2. It can be difficult but for me it was triggered by the birth of my third child. Days can be hard but I have an exceptionally understanding husband and tells me to rest and makes sure I do. The misunderstanding of other family members hurt though.

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