Seems like a simple enough question, yet... I find the answer to that to be rather fleeting in the TMS community. Odd, since the entire condition revolves around pain. Yet, I hear great broad concepts like Sarno's reminders to think psychologically. Or, that we are ultimately safe from TMS pain. Well, maybe I'm just a weakling? Because those don't help me to confidently process pain at the 9/10 range which I experience with my symptoms. (Gastritis, etc.) I realize pain will always hurt, I'm not asking for an instant cure. But I'm wondering how people walk through pain episodes where they are on the brink of going to the ER, or have trouble knowing how to navigate pain that intense while remaining conscious? The closest I've found to this is John Kabat-Zinn who has some good work on mindfulness available. It does help. But in the TMSphere, the actual processing, acceptance and gracefully moving through high end acute pain seems to be a topic of which is hard to find a lot of good info. The dull or moderate pains are one thing, these peaks are something quite different. How do we move through our hardest times with some semblance of confidence and grace, so they don't just become another trauma the brain grows to fear? (PTSD type response) What has helped you? Where do you go mentally during these times?