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What can you do to manage pain of the spirit?

spiritual distress Aug 13, 2020
What can you do to manage pain of the spirit?
 
It is during this time, of spiritual upheaval, the Universe can be our closest experience to love, strength and protection to call upon.
It is important to turn to someone we trust who will support us through these changes.
 
The following can help start the healing of the spirit during this hard time: (Be mindful of your health partners (patients) beliefs when recommending)
❤️ While it may feel like unbearable or you are losing hope, this is the exact and precise moment to seek help from the specialist, a chaplain or spiritual care professional.❤️
🌀Connect to your supports (family, spiritual leaders, religious leaders etc)
🌀Stay connected to people you trust
🌀Pray and connect with worship, read scripture
🌀Surround yourself with loving people
🌀Disconnect from anything that has the ability to sow seeds of doubt
🌀 Meditate
🌀Journal the needs of your spirit
 
Resources:
🌺Dennis C. Turk, Ronald Melzack, eds., Handbook of Pain Assessment, 2nd ed. (New York: Guilford Press, 2001).
🌺Rachel Naomi Remen, Kitchen Table Wisdom (New York: Riverhead Books, 2006).
🌺Eric J. Cassell, The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine, (New York: Oxford University Press USA, 1991).
🌺Thich Nhat Hanh, No Muck, No Lotus, The art of transforming suffering
 
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
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