Greetings to all,
sorry I did not see your reply, as it was hidden amount my pages.
A good question . For me when I am in physical pain my Inner Critic (IC) is quiet as I am focusing on my pain and nothing else andI tend to scream and complain a lot when alone!
I know that does not help you.
So is your IC criticising you for being in pain, for not being well or the usual telling you how you mess things up etc. ?
I am not much help, could you have a chat with your IC nad explain how much pain you are in and you will not listen to any more complaints while you are in pain and IC can go away.
I had to smile when you forgot you were not alone and said shut up, I have done that too, whe I talk to myself, and said in aloud voice Will you stop that now, and every customer i my shop looked at me!! I said I was talking to the computer!!
Maybe others will have more helpful suggestions.