One of my triggers is sitting. I see a moderate rise in pain while sitting, but nothing I can't handle. The fear/anxiety for me is that the sitting causes worse pain after the fact, like the next day. For example, yesterday hubs and I went to a friends house 30 miles away. I made myself sit the entire trip there and back (I normally lay the seat down). During the drive, there was no significant increase in pain - although there was a change - however, after we get home, my mind starts spinning with worry and last night I had trouble sleeping over the fear that this drive would somehow make the pain worse today. I realize that the stress I'm feeling may very well intensify symptoms, but sincerely doubt it's the sitting itself. I tend to be a very "phobic" type person in general. I desperately want to conquer this phobic-like reaction to sitting. I'm angry and frustrated with myself for being so fearful! This trigger also causes me to be less social, since I avoid things like lunches, dinners, movies, travel, etc. So, here is my plan. I am going to start sitting each day in a regular chair for a set amount of time while busying myself with an activity (like a puzzle). I will set a timer and each day increase the sitting time by a few minutes. I may also do a short meditation before and after each sitting session, to relax my mind. Has anyone tried this type of approach and had success? How did you successfully conquer your triggers? Any other thoughts or suggestions are welcome. Thanks!