I am 53 years old and have multiple sclerosis, which has over the years created other problems.  I am normally a positive person though do have bad days, like everyone else in the world. They are also normally related to my pain levels.  I have done the pain management course and found it to be beneficial.  It helps me to be me. 

I feel I am able to help support a person with pain by being there for them. Perhaps help them understand why and how it will enable them to help themselves. If they get lost a bit and disheartened, gently reminding on what helps them and why, by gently reminding them of what they have mentioned.