You can gently shift your perception and experience of the pain in your body using intention, active imagination, and guided imagery. Starting with right where you are (and right where the pain is now), you can gently allow the pain to relax and release as you learn to relax and release the body areas around the pain, and holding the pain.
Try playing with breath, allowing the pain more space to breathe, exploring breathing into the pain-free space around the pain (even if it seems to be outside the body). You can also imagine what the pain would look like if it were sitting across from you and begin an imaginary conversation with it. What is your pain asking of you?
To help you explore these ideas, I've created a free, 11-minute self-healing meditation that takes you through a step by step process to change your perception and experience of the pain in your body. Making any small change in your experience of pain at all helps you realize that more change can come and, with it, more healing. Use this self-healing meditation any time you want to feel a shift in your relationship to pain, be it chronic or short-term, and the level of pain in your body. The more you use this guided pain-relief meditation, the more effective it becomes.
I hope you find it useful. You can find it on The Pain Companion YouTube Channel HERE.