I lay in my bed. I start imagining everything from my toes and right up my body are just numb. It is as though I put my own body to sleep, I become weightless. I actually see myself laying there. I don't know what this is, it's weird but it happens. It all feels somewhat relieving ....then the darn phone rings....
Hi there.I use the app Calm. Its available on the google play store. my therapist recommended it and it is astounding at how much it is helping me with a great deal in addition to coping and managing the pain.I highly recommend it.
I use headspace, it is a great app for every level of meditation. It helps by habit and is mindfulness based which I've found to be the most helpful.
It took me a while to get the hang of mindfulness and I still struggle with it when my pain gets really bad. I have to keep pulling my racing thoughts back and start listening to my breathing again. Or I'll just let my brain race for...let's say 10 minutes...and then I'll try mindfulness again. When I really can't stop it from spinning I'll get up and light a scented candle and just watch the flame. Don't give up. Just try different things until one of them works. There's nothing worse than laying in bed with your thoughts running all over the place. This causes stress which causes more pain which causes more stress. Sometimes we just can't win but don't give up trying.
I use Insight Timer on my iPhone. It's free and there are literally hundreds of guided meditations, soothing music choices, talks, etc. I especially use the sleep meditations since my pain peeks in the evenings. It allows you set up a personal library of your favorites and offers new options to try daily. I love it! Very helpful!