Searching For Meaning In Your Pain

“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

From: Psychology Today

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:

  1. Cause you to reflect and make new life choices. 
  2. Deepen your compassion and empathy for others.
  3. Awaken gratitude and appreciation for what you have.
  4. Move you to take action and confront injustice.
  5. Inspire you to seek out healthier habits and relationships.

Pain Can Awaken A Profound Sense Of Meaning And Purpose.

Finding Purpose In Your Pain | Psychology Today
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Peer Support for Self-Management of Chronic Pain

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.