The course has giving me confidence in resuming a normal life.
I've really enjoyed this on-line course. The exercises and meditation have been a great help. Although after suffering pain for several months I became run-down and tired but hope to overcome this in time. I have goals to attain which I hope will be possible over the next few months. Thank you again for putting me on this course.
Doing this course has taught me not to be scared of my pain and that there are things I can do to help myself. It has given me lots of information and techniques to try when I'm having bad days.
I have found the relaxation therapy really helpful the exercises have been a little more difficult. I have had to stop swimming at work as I suffered badly for 3 weeks afterwards with the pain from the fybromyalga, but my work has been very good about it. I hope to carry on with the meditation and exercise as much as is possible.
I wish to thank all the members of this team,I am going to try these methods hopefully it may help I'm still not good but will try . Gillian kaye.
I have found parts of the courses extremely helpful. thank you.
I have really enjoyed the course, it was a lot better than reading a leaflet because I felt a friendship with the people that were taking me through the course, so I didn't feel so alone. I have been doing a easy TaiChi and Qigong exercise that has helped me to pace myself more, instead of always rushing. I will continue doing daily exercise, breathing and meditation also the mindfulness of realising that PAIN DOES NOT MEAN TO DAMAGE! I would recommend the course to anyone, I have already told my family and friends about it. Thank you for your time, help and support.
I have found this course of great help in reinforcing exercises and information I have gathered over many years dealing with pain. Your meditation sessions will be of assistance as I go forward. I will try very hard to keep up with the information you have passed on. It was of great help to be able to undertake these sessions at home on line and not to have to make appointments and travel to various clinics. The fact that the programme is free and available to access when the course ends is amazing! I enjoyed listening to the various people who lead the sessions. I would recommend this course to anyone coping with new pain and chronic ongoing problems.
Catherine Howlett writes
I've been really happy with the outcome after having done this course. I found it extremely well planned and each session was always just long enough to keep one totally engrossed in what was being discussed. All advice was extremely helpful and relevant. As the course progressed I found my neck pain had lessened and by the end of the course I found that there were many days when I was not aware of it. I also found the meditations/mindfulness exercises invaluable and it was always good to come home in the evening and find the next session waiting with someone there to talk me through my problem. I will definitely be visiting the library often especially as I am now dealing with a troublesome IBS problem. My thanks to everyone for the tremendous help.
I was sceptical at first if the online course would work. I am so pleased I decided to do it. I felt as if the course was one to one. I felt I personally was being spoken to. I recommend people try it, it has benefitted me especially in the relaxation techniques,
I found this course very helpful as before it I couldn't pace myself correctly or relax the stretching exercise very helpful Barbara
I am sure that many will find the course amazingly helpful. Much of it was, but due to my profession, I am not always able to pace myself and did find some of the units were unable to help me. Not the course fault, mine.
I have found this course very helpful and encouraging. Now that I have completed the course I intend to make use of the stretching video and the mindful meditation. The meditation I found so relaxing. But overall the subjects which each step covered is very helpful and I can relate to most of it. Well worth doing and so pleased my GP gave me access to the course.
The course is laid out in an easy-to-understand constructive plan. I had no trouble following it through and I liked the options that are always on offer to go re-review some of the steps, such as video messages and instruction.
I have really enjoyed the course and have begun to practice everything I have learnt.
I really enjoy the guided meditation.
I found the course very helpful from the start. The relaxation techniques have been brilliant and I will continue to practice them. It has made me aware that this is a life style change and I feel all the better for it.
This is an excellent tool. It is packed with practical advice and tips. The information is presented clearly, and intelligibly. It has been a great help/ I would recommend it.
The course has certainly made me 'make time' to consider my pain and how it affects my life, in a positive way. I have learnt strategies that help me cope and, hopefully, will minimise any increase in pain in the future. It has certainly helped my 'mindset' so I can 'take on' the difficulties I have in a positive and challenging way.
Thank you so much. I have found the course very good.Since the medication course I have stopped taking my pain killers as I found that they were causing other problems. I have always tried relaxing and the breathing to help with the pain and found that reflexology was good but the relaxation course that you have provided is really good. Thank you once again
I have been very happy with the course and have found the stretching and meditation very helpful. The section about pacing yourself for me is unrealistic as life doesn't allow me to do that it but I do appreciate it would be helpful for other people. Thanks for the help and advice.
I have found the relaxation techniques to be possibly the most help I've ever received in the 26 or so years that I've had my condition. Many thanks to all for your efforts.
I've found this helpful and the relaxation videos are great, i would recomend you to others.
This course is very good... the way it help me manage my pain, i seem to be able to pace myself.
This is a very good course to help people with long term pain. It is set up so well and you can go back over and over again to bits you found helpful.