“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
Pain has its place in life. When it is honored and processed in healthy ways, the positive aspects of pain begin to emerge. For example:
Pain Can Awaken A Profound Sense Of Meaning And Purpose.Finding Purpose In Your Pain | Psychology Today
Pain self-management is an effective, evidence-based treatment for chronic pain. Peer support, in which patients serve as coaches for other patients, has been effective in other chronic conditions and is a potentially promising approach to implementing pain self-management programs using fewer clinical resources.