This is an excellent course, which has really helped me on the road to managing my head pain. I would recommend it to anyone with chronic pain.
I found the course easy to do as it was broken down into short steps therefore I did not feel overwhelmed by it. It has also given me some confidence in managing my pain better and being able to do more of my interests.
This is my second time in completing the Pathway Through Pain Course. It was a few years ago that I first did this Course. I found it extremely beneficial and of great help. Unfortunately I did not download any course of mindfulness techniques to continue to refer to, especially on my bad days. Over the years I have fallen back into my old thought process of dealing with my pain. Where I have let my Pain issues take control of my day. Which in turn this caused me to become depressed and very irritable. A downward spiral. Pathway Through Pain sent me an email over the New Year. I have rejoined and completed the Course again. Finding ways to deal with my pain positively rather than negatively. I will continue to use my Coursework and especially the meditation techniques, aiming for my thought process to rethink the way I deal with my pain. I still have someway to go but the Pathway Through Pain seed has been set for me to use. My thinking has definitely changed and I will continue to work on it. An excellent Course.
You have been a great help to me for handling my pain.Thank you so much.
This is a very useful course for anyone suffering long-term chronic pain. I've suffered for decades and many of the suggestions in the course I've been using for that time and they have been effective
I found this really helpful and it made me remember certain things and what to do
Thank you, this course has really helped me with pain and understanding how to live with it. I listen to my body more now and give myself time to meditate. I only use pain killers when I have a flare up and nothing will take the edge off the pain. I have enjoyed doing this course.
Hello I did enjoy the course it gave me some new insight about pain and how it can affect us, I tried some mental calming techniques, and found them very helpful. Especially recently when I have been put under pressure, also the relaxation guide and gentle exercise videos were helpful. In all I thank you and your team, for the time and trouble you’ve gone to, to help vulnerable people.
I have found this course interesting and of benefit to me. I have not felt pressured as the course is set out in little chunks and allows me time to consider the support and information provided at my own pace and therefore takes the pressure off. I was unsure of the value of this course as it is online however this has been of benefit to me as I did not feel any pressure on time or responses during the time it has taken to complete. I would like to thank those professionals who have supplied each area of their expertise for the benefit of others.
With an extremely recent CRPS diagnosis following a broken wrist, I was shocked, upset and experiencing intense pain when I’d always thought of myself as a relatively fit and healthy person. I was unsure about the course and how wrong I was…it brings together so many Dr’s, experts and advice you couldn’t personally assemble no matter how much research you do yourself. Simple steps, with all the helpful stuff put in your library for easy access and answered so many questions I was thinking about medication wise. Personally I chose to log in every few days and reflecting back it was one of best decisions I made when I was feeling totally overwhelmed. I’d urge anyone to give it a try.
Hi . Thank you all for the input provided. I found a lot of this information helpful in certain areas. It also gives you confirmation that you are not alone.
I have found the course very helpful, there was no rushing to get it completed. Just did it in my own time. I would recommend anybody to do this course it was so helpful. Thank you all very much. Pauline Butterfill.
I began the course a little sceptical having had persistent pain for over 20 years. I am pleasantly surprised, I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and things that I thought I understood have finally clicked into place, I am particularly enjoying the meditation and mindfulness, something I have never been able to appreciate before. I am happy to know I can still access the course and continue with the steps. I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone with persistent pain and to definitely see the course through to the end. I will continue to access and use the steps from this course. Thankyou
i found 40 percent of the course helpful to my personal condition...others may find more or less, but that is for them to try for themselves. some of the things i found discomforting were the musical offerings for meditation.. this type of sound is VERY personal.and what one person finds soothing can make another feel very irritated. please do NOT offer sounds unless guaranteed to help...for example....one of comforting field and meadow sounds was ruined by a pigeon call that continued to irritate! Pigeons do not coo.. they screech
My own GP asked me to try this course,and I am so pleased that I decided to "give it a go". My pain is probably not as bad as many contemplating starting , but I CAN say that I have enjoyed the course and it has helped to alter my mindset to deal with my problem. To have experts who, although they don't know me personally, understand how I'm feeling and can share positive solutions to try, is fantastic. I would say to anyone who can't decide if it's worth the bother....Give it a go!
Course was very useful and helped me through some dark days of pain and discomfort. It is good to be able to access my library at any time now I have completed the course. Would recommend to others, just wish the course and physio help I had was available at the start of my problems, if it had I would not have been so bad, it took 18 months to try and get help despite being in a great deal of pain.
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I started the course already believing that the brain is a powerful tool. What this course has given me is clarity of thought and a roadmap ahead of how to deal with persistant pain. But most of all I now realise that after 3 years of lower back pain that pain does not mean damage. Many thanks for the course
Helped to learn how to pace myself and set goals and cut down on the pain killers.
I enjoyed the course. It was thought provoking. It made me think more about my responses to pain and how it affects my life. Most often I have pain when I move rather than every moment which didn’t seem to be catered for on the course. I was grateful for the opportunity and ideas about meditation.
I was very sceptical about an online course but was extremely pleasantly surprised at how it has helped me and would highly recommend it to anyone. Thank you for challenging me to think differently.