I found the meditation videos and music very helpful. I have downloaded them so I can listen to them on my mobile phone. It is a shame that the Total Relaxation Video is not downloadable as I found that the most helpful and that would be the one I would listen to the most.
Deborah Holley writes
I didn't expect to gain much from this course. After all living with constant pain makes you feel very negative and in a bad mood. This course taught me that movement is really important. That's what I have learnt and it's massively important. I now go to aqua fit 2 days a week and I stretch at home. I now know that exercise won't make my condition worse
Elise Fellows writes
I have experienced lower back pain for nearly 4yrs now and although I still have pain this course has helped me to deal with it far better. The techniques are very useful tools to have.
Michael Exelby writes
Extremely useful course. I recommend this course for anyone suffering pain or who is feeling depressed. Not having to go out but doing it from the comfort of your own home makes it more manageable as you can do it in your own time to suit you. Also keeping a log on how you are feeling and different levels of pain is very important. Overall this is a good course for anyone who feels pain. Even when you may know how to control and ease the pain you suffer from time to time this programme gives you confidence to carry on and not to worry and to make you feel more relaxed. This programme also helps you to work through the pain issues to relax and pace yourself. Giving me confidence that I will get better but may have a few setbacks and knowing what to do to ease the pain and knowing when you have done too much. Knowing you are not alone and that there is support when needed. Mediation and exercise is extremely important in everyones daily life this course helps you to relax.
Sue Hanmore writes
I found the course generally good but there were some extra positive and some negatives also. The extra positives i found were the pain relief techniques and the meditation steps which helped me more than any physical steps. The negatives i found were that there is no direct contact with any of the doctors or clinicians either via E.Mail or telephone which i feel would have helped get through certain steps and think the E.Mail would be the better option also not to assume everyone can do everything in the course such as the stretches as i certainly could not do them without causing a lot more pain lasting over a week. Generally the course is good for most people in pain. Thankyou for all the help
Ian Morris writes
I thought this course was brilliant and very reassuring. I doubt my pain will ever get 'better' but I can manage it in such a way that I feel like I can live a relatively normal,life.
Barry Lawson writes
This course has changed my life. Realising that pain does not equal damage was like a lightbulb moment for me and gave me the confidence to move my body more. I feel as if I have my life back now, and I am keeping up with the exercise and the mindfulness and relaxation techniques. They have all made a huge difference in my pain levels and my attitude to pain. Thank you all so much. Best wishes, Tina
Tina Coveney writes
Felt this course was useful to understand my pain and how i can manage it. Also how not to be so hard on myself when i have over done it and just step back until i feel less pain. Also found the relaxation sessions really good.
Kim Price writes
I cannot praise this course enough. If I could I would shake every single one of your hands, it's made a huge difference to me. This course has finally shown me the structure behind a full pain management approach, it's been so very helpful. It's competed bits of the jigsaw I've been trying to piece together since diagnosis of a chronic condition. Anyone with a condition where pain features should do this course, it would improve quality of life and save the NHS time, money and resource. I've recommended it already and it has pointed me towards other resources which I will follow up. First class, life altering, so thankful I was referred to do this, sincere thanks.
Sharon Wheeler writes
I have found this course to be an eye-opener; although I had myself taken on various methods of coping with chronic constant pain; I find that having those points validated by the Team members in this course, and having it explained to me along with further information on other methods suggested in here, means that I can tailor all the information towards my condition. I found I'd made the important connection between the pain and my mobility in this course; namely, that the pain itself isn't damaging my joints, but that increased stretching and mobility will help with muscle strength and suppleness rather than little movement and pain. I had always thought that the more it hurt the more damage it was doing. I have more confidence in living day to say with my condition now and that's thanks to this course as well. It's very reassuring to know that I can dip into and put of the course into the future too. Very Many Thanks for the help; and the way the course is arranged makes it informative without seeming overbearing. Thank You
Ian Johnson writes
I found this course very useful. Also I was a bit apprehensive but found it very eye opening. To get the most out of the course be prepared to maybe change how you approach your daily life. The relaxing and meditation videos I will return to often. Thank you
Janet Pitcher writes
This is a really well put together course and thank you for producing it. I think I've realised that my pain experience probably isn't quite as bad as I thought and the techniques described throughout have, for the most part, been useful. Overall I think I am much more confident that despite being a chronic pain sufferer, I do actually manage it very well.
Adam Auckburally writes
I highly recommend anyone with chronic pain to complete this course. It has helped me enormously. It is positive and gives what we all need....Hope. Hope that we can manage our own pain not the pain manage us. It works. Thanks to all the team for making this course a pleasure to complete and for helping me reach my goals.
Julie Long writes
A very good course. it covers Everything you Would Like To Know.
Susan Northcott writes
I have found this course helpful at times. the relaxation parts I have used. not knowing your alone and its not in your head helps a lot.
Ann Mcgovern writes
Some very good advice and exercises. GPs should do the course so they can understand pain more.
I've learnt a lot during the course, I find the relaxation section beneficial as long as I use it often. the pain is always there but i'm starting to control it a little better because of what I've learnt. fingers crossed i'll get better.
Kim Lewis writes
Fantastic, A real help in effective pain management. Easy enjoyable tools to use. short steps with to the point advice to follow.
Janine Sandwell writes
I found the course very helpful, and hope to continue the program through the library.
Ernest Stephen Langton writes
I found the relaxation section very helpful and in general the whole pathway was of great interest and help
Having just completed this course I would recommend anyone who has pain issues to give it a try you will learn something new...
Mr S. Harris
This course has been really informative and given me lots of tools to help me manage my pain. I am looking forward to some of these tools becoming habits for me and my pain to become manageable in the near future. Thank you!
A very simple but informative course. The small, concise steps made absorbing information easy. Access to the library, made continuing to practice newly learnt skills simple.
This course is OK for people that have never done meditation or mindfulness before. As I have and this does help very much in relaxing.
The Pathway through Pain online course provides an amazing insight into pain management, from exercise to relaxation. Through it you get to gain the experience and advice of a number of professionals who understand the challenges of everyday pain management, in the comfort of your own home. It has provided me with invaluable support and the platform on which to build - highly recommended.