This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question I read a book called The Brains Way of Healing all about neuroplasticity. In chapter one the author, Dr.Norman Doidge, talks about healing chronic pain through the use of constant visualizations whenever a pain spike occurs. You imagine the pain signals in the brain shrinking and then you imagine your brain as normal with no pain signals firing at all. While he does not specifically refer to TMS per se, it does seem to agree with comments I have read about TMS and neuroplasticity. He says you must be relentless with your visualizing during pain spikes to steal back the areas in your brain maps that the chronic pain has taken over. There are examples of patients who rewired their brains this way, including a psychiatric/pain mgt. doctor whose practice was transformed by his own personal experience with 13 years of chronic pain. This seems the opposite of outcome independence but it is all about unlearning your pain I guess. Was interested in your thoughts.