[ ] imagine very relaxing scenes.
[ ] imagine a secret room within yourself. furnish it the way you like. close and lock the door on anything that can hurt you.
[ ] imagine everything going well.
[ ] make up a calming fantasy world.
[ ] imagine hurtful emotions draining out of you like water out of a pipe.
[ ] remember a happy time and imagine yourself in it again; play out the time in your mind again.
[ ] find purpose or meaning in a painful situation.
[ ] focus on whatever positive aspects of a painful situation you can find.
[ ] repeat these positive aspects in your mind.
[ ] remember, listen to, or read about philosophical values.
[ ] open your heart to a supreme being, God, or the universe.
[ ] ask for strength to bear the pain.
[ ] turn things over to God, a higher power, or the forces of the universe.
[ ] take a hot bath or sit in a hot tub.
[ ] drink hot milk.
[ ] massage your neck and scalp.
[ ] practice yoga or other stretching.
[ ] breathe deeply.
[ ] change your facial expression to something looser.