Kerr, the goal is not to ignore the pain, that isn't really possible. The goal is to get to a place where you can attend to the pain free of fear, because you know it's not dangerous.
When the pain is particularly bad, it's not even possible to do that. So in those cases, the goal is to soothe yourself as best you can, both cognitively and physiologically, telling yourself that this particularly rough state is temporary.
I'll be going over techniques on how to do that over the next week or two.