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Thank you so much. Your support, advice and continued support is continuing to help me knowing it's there. I'm still struggling so much but ever so grateful to you all.

Gulfiye

May 2021

This course took me a while to complete, I had quite a few flare ups throughout, however the more I’ve learned over the months how to deal with pain the shorter my flare ups have become, even my partner has noticed. Being an online course meant he could also get involved and get an understanding of how to support me as I used to feel guilty taking time out to watch a film whilst pacing however he encourages me to pace myself all day, every day and having his support has made a huge difference. Knowing that pain does not mean damage , it just really hurts and is tiresome gives me the confidence to go out walking and where I used to just stop, now I either walk through the pain slowly or rest and go again - we are not talking miles here however I’m out, I’m hearing the birds, seeing regulars walk their dogs, in fact made a lot of dog friends, which in turn has really helped my mental health. Some days I still can’t do it, the pain is too much or the tiredness and I’m ok with that because like I said the episodes are definitely getting less and lasting not as long and on those days I play my mediation, get my foot spa out and relax. I’ve also managed to come off of one of my meds pregablin which helped with the pain, however the side effects knocked my confidence more than I’d realised, including memory loss. It’s taken me some time to acknowledge the ‘new me’, I can’t do everything I used to however I think this course has taught me you can either be the person who sits and thinks about the pain and be miserable and down about it or be the person who thinks about the pain and says nope you’re not having my whole day !

Annette

May 2021

This course is aimed at people with bad backs, mine is my pelvis and did find the meditation and relaxation beneficial.

Michelle

May 2021

I was dubious that this course could help my pain, but now I’ve completed it I realise it is not about the course making your pain disappear, but more to manage the pain better by implementing certain techniques. I particularly found the relaxation and meditation extremely helpful for forgetting about the pain for a short while. I would recommend anyone with long term or chronic pain to complete this course.

Sarah

May 2021

Wendy

May 2021

Having been referred to the pain clinic who offered me this course, at first I was very sceptical about the benefits of an online course and how it could possibly help me. I have been pleasantly surprised with the contents, explanations and ideas that have already made a difference to how I manage my pain and my attitude towards my pain. I have found the stretching exercises useful and the breathing and relaxation techniques a great help. Thank you to all those who have contributed to this online course.

Lynda

May 2021

Not really helped me being in pain but found some of the tips helpful and taught me some things I did not know before

Paul

May 2021

This was extremely useful course. Prompts and reminders about the stage of the course I was on were very good and the content was not at all patronising. Highly recommended

Christine

May 2021

Been living with lower back and weak legs and fibromyalgia for so long most of this I've been trying and diet etc.. Only trigger for my fibromyalgia pain is stress and trying to change my mindset over the years.

Maria

Apr 2021

Derek

Apr 2021

Zoe

Apr 2021

I have enjoyed the course. The most useful and helpful parts are the relaxation techniques and the meditation. I shall practice those. I am not confident that I am going to be able to do more but I shall battle on as best I can.

Ursula

Apr 2021

I have found the course most helpful. I am very pleased that I can continue to access all that I have learned. Thank you very much.

Jennifer

Apr 2021

When I first signed up to the course, I really didn't think it would help in any way. I was desperate and ready to try anything, and for £60, it was worth a try. My mindset has been thoroughly changed. There were some key takeaways for me, such as having a positive outlook, that the pain is not (usually) related to damage, to breathe and relax and that I really do need to pace. Putting all of these things into action has changed my life. I am sad this course has come to an end, but so glad I ended up trying it.

Sophie

Apr 2021

I thought initially this course was a waste of time, but I found out so much about myself and my needs, during the first lockdown, both my rottweilers died inside six weeks of each other, but after that everything went pearshaped. After having two hip replacements and knee replacement, in three years, and my lower back is in pain, also depression and anxiety have set in, I think this course helped me. I'm getting more exercise, and actually started a keto diet on Monday, and seen my relatives from London, and a wee six month old, a new addition to our family, god bless her, still doing my exercises, thank you.

Patrick

Apr 2021

You guys so so brilliant,I think I’m problem cannot figure it out to been stop been worrying. When my pain flares up then I stop my goal very hard to do it anyway.I tried everything sometimes nothing helps but then I remember what I learned in course stop & relax but this horrible pain get back again.But I m not going to give up & do one baby step at the time.

Binal Nayee

Apr 2021

Philip

Apr 2021

Sharon

Apr 2021

Anyone living with chronic pain should definitely try this course I highly recommend it

Bridgette

Apr 2021

Very useful in many ways. Affirmed previous learning experiences. As regards hurt doesnt mean harm, id feel some input maybe useful as many exercise advice says if it hurts, stop. I have lumbar disc issues so im unclear when to ignore or listen to pain! Thank you for the course

Philip

Apr 2021

Claire

Apr 2021

Having quick access to the resources in the library allowed to stay on track! Great idea!

Sarah

Apr 2021

Would highly recommend to anyone. Found it very useful to help my pain situation

David

Apr 2021

I have various conditions that cause pain and flare ups, since I was 19 years of age. During which time i learnt to pace and adjust all the sports i was doing. Over the following 38 years i have had to adjust many times. Tried so many treatments. Whilst this course helped to remind me of all the things I already do. It did offer good advice with relaxation. I wish there was more alternative therapies available on the NHS so as a patient I would have real choice

Yvette

Apr 2021

Abigail

Apr 2021

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