"Secondary gain" is a term used to describe when a person can have a hidden reason for holding on to an undesirable condition. This reason is most often unconscious, meaning that you're not aware that you have a reason to hold on to the situation. Obviously this is the case since your conscious mind tells you it is solely negative.
Theoretically, finding and releasing the perception of secondary gain can greatly contribute to healing.
If you are ready to review potential (unconscious?) secondary gains, remember: You're doing this for you, not for anyone else. Anything that can help your pain is good.
1: Look past the part of you which is protesting against the idea, and dare to see your situation from an unusual angle.
2. Keeping your mind completely open, ask yourself what the possible positive effects of your disease/ pain condition are. Put them on paper.
3. Take a look at the list and ask yourself if you can choose strategies to obtain the same or better positive effects in other ways.
(Warning: This entry is part of Negativity Week!)