A friend of mine is in a huge amount of pain. huge... debilitating pain. This is a physical issue for her. She is going to get the usual battery of tests/mri/evaluations etc. But, when do you get to the point of realizing that part of all pain is emotionally based? Not just mind over matter, things that you have been holding inside you all your life, since childhood. Things that have created havoc all along and you aren't awake to them yet. I say this because it has happened with me. Different areas of the body that hold my emotional baggage. Currently its my intestines! (i should really go find out what Louise says thats all about).
The emotions we all try to deny are in our minds and hearts. Continued avoidance of them will be exhibited in physical manifestations guaranteed. You can resist it all you want to, or kill it with your poison of choice, but don't be fooled. All that resistance isn't buying you time or serving your dream, its building up a facade, adding time on the other side in the form of recovery.
BREATH... Do some yoga... center yourself and listen to what your body is saying. With continued practice you can and will hear the whispers and moans of your being inside your head and heart. Change is all life is about, so learn and be grateful how wonderful it is to update your emotional wardrobe and expose the true you.