Hi all, It's been a while since I've posted here! I recovered from chronic pain using Sarno's approach in 2005. For me, that was a process of challenging the notion that pain = physical damage and slowly starting to increase my activity. But more recently, I have been having a lot of flare ups of the pain. I am absolutely convinced the pain is not an indication of damage to my body. I am absolutely convinced it's TMS. I am absolutely convinced of this because I used Sarno's approach to recover years ago. But this time what I fear is *the pain itself*. It often gets so excruciating that I have to stop an activity - not because I'm afraid of doing damage, but because the experience of pain itself becomes so unpleasant. I fear that unpleasant experience. I fear the pain stopping me from doing the things I want to do. And both of these fears are true - it is an incredibly unpleasant experience that does stop me from doing the things I want to do. So here's a question for you: how do you break the cycle of fear and pain when what you fear isn't structural damage - rather, it's the experience of pain itself? Thank you!