I mostly encounter my painbody in interaction with other people, for example when communication gets tense or someone talks to me in an angry way, that seems to trigger old pain immediately and my 'harmed ego' shoots into reaction. Mostly that leads to a reaction from the other party and things can then easily escalate.
My books and blogs speak enough about what to do (or not do) when you are experiencing “mind storms” of anxiety, anger, frustration, or an oncoming depression. “Pain body” or “Painmaker” attacks can create a whirlwind of uncontrollable suffering that leaves someone feeling as if they are a victim of their own mind and emotions.
For this week, rather than focussing on what to do or not do when these mind storms come, instead focus on the clarity or peace that is present when these mind storms are NOT there.
It may be helpful to view it as pain energy. Not yours, not personal, but pain energy, which seeks to renew and regenerate itself by feeding off of pain, creating more pain and suffering for itself or others. Eckhart Tolle calls it the "pain body"...
Once you know what to look for, you can distinguish between someone and their pain body. This makes them far easier to deal with, and means that you will not take on or get involved in any drama.