I managed to accept it and place it in a place where I am aware of its existence but it does not hinder or block my life. I learnt this from Tuesdays with Morrie. It helped when I was in the hospital with my foot sewn up.
And helped a bit when I used to get insanely painful peptic ulcer attacks (I have high pain tolerance but these were so bad my body would shut down and I'd faint/black out from them).
Unpleasant emotions are manifested in our body with physical sensations. Hmm.. whatever physical sensations manifested due to distress wasn't all that painful, not really anything I felt I needed to specifically focus on and get rid of.