I have been reading TMS books by Sarno, Schubiner, and Ozanich for a number of years, but it was only through Alan Gordon's TMS Recovery Program that I realized how strongly fear is linked to sustaining chronic pain. Because of this, I've read a few books about anxiety and panic attacks. There it is always written that you can only resolve fear and panic if you put yourself in the fearful situation and stay there for some time. Basically, anxiety treatment is all about that one point. But what about chronic pain? Should you consciously enter the painful situation and stay there? With panic attacks you have to stay in the situation so that you can see that nothing bad actually happens when you expose yourself to fear. This is the only way to resolve the fear in the long term. But is it also a good idea to be in chronic pain for a certain period of time and to endure it? Because if I did this in the past, intentionally or involuntarily, the pain lasted for several hours or several days. It also increased my sensitivity to pain. I never really benefited from this approach. How are your experiences on this topic? Do you purposely put yourself in pain-inducing situations and then stay there? Has that brought you any improvement in the long term?