Chronic Pain and Codependency Go Together, and healing one can help heal the other.
Emotional invalidation is like: If someone slammed your finger in a door and then told you that it shouldn’t hurt because they didn’t do it on purpose.
So, if you’re someone who seems to be highly sensitized to stress, you might get the impression that there’s something “wrong” with you. (Spoiler alert: there’s not.)
Tips from a chronic pain recovery therapist.
We all want a quick fix for our suffering, and there is absolutely no reason to be ashamed of that desire. How could we not want that? Our yearning to delete our suffering — whether it be in the form of chronic pain or otherwise — is also our yearning to embrace aliveness and wholeness. […]
Pain is a danger signal that your nervous system sends when it feels unsafe. So should you obey the danger signal and stop what you’re doing?