Earlier this week I decided re-read some of the recovery program and focused on the Outcome Independence section. I listened to a session where Alan Gordon talked about our measure of success being based on how little you care about the pain not on how little pain you actually have. It's about changing your relationship with the pain....seeing it as just a sensation instead of fearing it or being frustrated that it's there. So i felt like i was making progress with that. Then of course, as soon as the pain subsides, my anxiety rears its ugly head. I recognize that this has been a reoccuring pattern with me over the last several years since my dad passed away. It actually started with anxiety attacks not pain. When my pain got really bad, the anxiety went away. Now, true to habit, the pain is better and the anxiety is terrible. I don't know what to do about it. I actually took a xanax yesterday because I could not calm myself down. Today, I woke up feeling better but was soon in panic mode. Has anyone dealt with this? How can I use the TMS approach to get rid of this anxiety?