The present study analyses the presence of body experience disturbances in patients with somatic, psycho-somatic and somatoform pain. Verbal aspects (focussing, satisfaction) were raised through validated questionnaires (e.g. Hypochondriasis Hysteria Inventory, Frankfurt Body Concept Scales). To assess nonverbal aspects, a semi-qualitative method was developed, transfering the principle of pain drawings on questions about body-cathexis and body-mind associations. The drawings were evaluated through manualised ratings of how differentiated, focussed or corresponding with pain localisations they are. Results show no group differences in focussing nor body concept, but the groups likewise differ from healthy samples. For patients with somatoform pain disorder, the nonverbal data refer to a less differentiated bodily image of the self, probably stabilised throuh focussing the pain. Implications for differential indications in psychological pain therapy are discussed.