What do you say when someone is in pain ? It isn’t easy I know.
Listening exists in a place beyond language. So listen well. It isn’t easy to help people in pain, but keep it simple and truly be present so that they will be able to share with you and release their pain.
Be supportive and demonstrate that they have your attention and are being heard.
Be patient , keep an open heart and mind. Let them know that you will be there for them. Find out what they need and act upon those things.
Find out if they wish to talk by engaging them in a conversation. If they don’t you will figure that out pretty quickly. Time may be needed , so respect where they are at and act accordingly.
Don’t avoid people in pain. It is a time they need you more than ever. If they cry , let them cry . Tears can be very healing. Just be there.
It isn’t easy being present to people in pain, but it is a gift to help them during their time of need.