This course is amazing and very helpful. You will definitely feel better doing this course
Thank you for giving me the chance to participate on this course.
I found the course to be helpful in some of the suggestions. Unfortunately I feel my situation to be unchanged and it needs medical intervention. However, even after that I don't think my situation will be changed much. But, I will try to keep positive.
I found the course to be very helpful but until I have my two knees and two hip operations I will not able to do part of stretching exercise, but I am glad I did the course because when I have had my surgery I will be able to use the course as soon as possible after it.
I started the course with some trepidation as I didn't know what to expect. Fortunately I have been pleasantly surprised at how well the course is laid out and easy to follow. I particularly liked the relaxation videos and use them on a daily basis. A lot of the techniques I have used in the past to help with pain as I am not able to use a lot of the pain relief available .
I have found this course to be very good especially around the meditation. I have progression in the disease with pain increasing daily whilst I await surgery. The meditation was and is brilliant as it helps you to relax and therefore reduce the pain levels. This has been the best course to help manage the pain. I have sent this to my home computer to enable me to have access anywhere I go. The course makes you think differently about the pain and it can be managed using various methods. I now go swimming and looking into yoga to help with relaxation. Just brilliant course loved it.
I found some of the course easier than other bits
Since I started to experience a lot of pain over the last few years, I have become increasingly despondent about the path my life was taking. Through completing the course, I now have a sense of agency and can see that things that I chose to do (such as relaxation and mindfulness) can positively impact on my levels of pain and quality of life.
The breathing exercises were very useful and I continue to use these each day. The course helped me in many ways and helped me to learn more about how to control my pain and take things slowly if needs be
I found the course informative and helpful, it reinforced strategies and tools that I had already heard about but encouraged me to try them again.
I have found a lot of benefit in doing this course. Mentally I already feel better and thinking about my pain in a different way. I also enjoy the meditations. They are different ones I've tried before and I think these work a lot better. I have still a lot to work on the distraction techniques when I'm walking but I think I can see an improvement and managed to walk further than I have in ages. Thank you to all the hard-working staff who have put this together.
Thank you for helping A lot of the pain relief concentrated on back pain- so wasn't relevant. A lot of my problems are now due to the pain medication I take that stops the pain but creates problems of their own, so questions regarding the pain are irrelevant.
Very much loved doing my online pain through pain help me to relax more with helps me slot so thank you all for your hard work .
A great and wide ranging course to help various aspects of pain management. Not all elements were relevant to me or the area I get pain, but it was all useful knowledge.
I did a pain management course years ago, which helped me. This course covered the same things for me. The stretches do help, as does the pacing, you need to get to know your body and what you're capable of and then just push it a bit more and a bit more, but not so much that it causes you pain. Eventually, you will be able to do a little bit more, depending on your individual circumstances. Best wishes to you all. Vicky
"Loved participating in this course, all good stuff to listen to and very helpful."
"I now feel that pain isn't in control of my everyday life and that I can control the effects of pain much more than before."
I highly recommend the comprehensive course and comfort provided by professionals who truly understand the effect that constant physical pain can have on one’s life.
I find the course useful. I have covered similar courses however, this one is more detailed a reactive by giving time to practice techniques.
I am finding this course beneficial and plan to re visit the course via the library often. I am thankful that i have been lucky enough to have had this opportunity to learn coping strategies and so very much more. I have worked through the course at my own pace, which has been beneficial. I would highly recommend to anyone suffering with Chronic Pain. One thing to bare in mind is this is a personal journey for you, like most things in life you get out of the course what you put in.