This question was submitted via our Tell Me About Your Pain program. To submit your question, click here. Question I have two main issues with my pain, and I'm wondering how they relate to somatic tracking. First, I'm sometimes able to reduce or eliminate my pain by being engaged deeply in something... sometimes for hours. The pain typically doesn't return until I have the thought "oh hey look the pain has been gone this whole time...". Within a few seconds it creeps back in. If somatic tracking is paying attention without fear, won't this paying attention just reinforce it further in my situation? Second, somatic tracking seems to be used to teach the brain that the pain isn't actually dangerous and therefore it turns it off. But I already know that my pain isn’t dangerous! It seems my brain knows this but is giving me pain anyway. Thanks!!