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I found the course easy to do and I was keen to complete each new step. The information was clear and easy to follow and I found the meditation videos very helpful and easy to engage with.

Tracey

Dec 2020

The course overall has been very helpful. It has taught several useful methods I can use to try and limit my pain, though the limit to which it can help depends on how bad my pain is at any given time. My only comment regarding the course itself, is that asking questions with a simply range of options to choose from, I feel does not allow the individual to have the ability to give some feedback on how they feel; found something useful or simply give a more precise response. I don't know if any of the returns are reviewed by someone, but if they are, it might give them a more accurate insight on how a patient might feel or how helpful the course is. The latter would give developers, how well the course helps patients and areas of possible improvement for future users.

Dermot

Nov 2020

Thankyou for the opportunity to participate in the course, I have really enjoyed the process and have found lots of fantastic information on improving my thoughts about pain and the way I can manage it. I have started to integrate these into my daily stretching and strengthening routines I currently perform and have seen there is light at the end of the tunnel. I will need to keep practicing some of the techniques, especially the meditation and relaxation side of things, I struggle to relax and have a young family so finding the time to perform these activities, or get the peace and quiet to do it can be tricky! I was prepared for a longer term improvement so am happy to continue with the routines and advice given and am determined to continue my improvement.

Adam

Nov 2020

Excellent resources are included in this course and are available indefinitely.

Marilyn

Nov 2020

Julie

Nov 2020

Found this course very useful, not only for pain but for relaxation and help with sleeping. I can honestly say I have had 3 full nights sleep in the last week. Before this course I have not had a full undisturbed nights sleep in over 6 years...I'm starting to feel I am more in control of my life now. A huge thank you from me.

Claire

Nov 2020

Its helped to relax thanks to the meditation part.

William

Nov 2020

I am glad that I completed this course, I especially found the exercises challenging as well as helpful and I try to do them everyday. The relaxation would be good if I didn't have noisy neighbours.

Hayley

Nov 2020

This has been an interesting and enjoyable experience over the past few weeks. I have looked forward to each session and to listening to the experts give me many valuable examples of how I can approach managing my pain. I am working on these ideas daily to help me function without too much pain eg by pacing, relaxing and exercising. I am still getting pain walking but I rest or stretch to help me continue. Thank you to all the professionals for their expertise throughout this course.

Kathleen

Nov 2020

I have found the course informative and helpful to understand pain and the strategies to help manage my pain. In particular the videos by professionals across the spectrum which added to my experience of the course. The knowledge gained I know will help me in the future. Thank you

Valmi

Nov 2020

It good that you can do it at your own pace when you have time, which suits you. There are many different things to try which makes the course interesting

Delia

Nov 2020

I was able to use some of the strategies and techniques but I suffer with pain all over, and some of this can only be alleviated with joint replacements.

Judith

Nov 2020

I am a fibromyalgia suffer , pain is ever changing but constant . Fatigue is a major problem, this course has taught me that worry , the wrong mind set all adds to the fatigue. I have been doing tai chi for the last 4 years, since my fibromyalgia started. This course has very much reinforced how vital it is to keep stretching and moving , I now tell myself I have pain anyway and to exercise is doing me good . When I am exercising I now call it good pain . Knowing I am not doing any damage to myself but in fact doing good physically and mentally, mentally especially there is a big difference. Having all the facts and understanding what to try physically with the right mind set is invaluable. Thank you so very much for putting together this course , knowledge is power and it has enabled me to be excited about the future. I am also looking forward to trying different exercises and meditations etc to maintain my progress.

linda

Nov 2020

Brenda Faulkner

Nov 2020

I have found this course to be extremely beneficial. It has encouraged me to take action on managing my pain. I am now active EVERY day. I Have become obsessed with yoga again which I had not been able to enjoy for several years because it hurt too much. I love the holistic approach that this programme takes. The meditations are a fantastic resource. I am actually really pleased to report that I have a much more optimistic outlook on the future. I am now in the process of making changes in my career and I want to become a holistic health and wellness coach so that I can inspire and support others (particularly chronic pain sufferers) to achieve their optimum lifestyle. Thank you so much for creating this course. It has been a life changer!

Emma-Jane

Nov 2020

Fabulous. Whilst I already knew quite a bit of the information from my physiotherapists, it was very helpful to have it reinforced. This course enabled me to see that I need to revise pacing to prevent the pain and fatigue from escalating to levels where I can’t do anything. I also learned from the course how to better control pain. The natural thing is to tense muscles when in pain, but on this course I learned, and will continue to use, the relaxation and meditation videos to relax so as not to worsen the pain.

Sharon

Nov 2020

I have found the course has helped me to try and relax, reduce extreme pain and headaches through meditation.

William

Nov 2020

The course was really good, easy to use and easy to follow and I have learned new techniques to help me manage my pain, Thank you

Julie

Nov 2020

Janet

Nov 2020

I would encourage everyone with chronic pain to complete this course. There is nothing difficult or completely new, just plain common sense suggestions presented in a well formatted and uplifting manner. If it can make me see housework as a form of exercise instead of a chore it can help anyone.

David

Nov 2020

Anne

Nov 2020

I have really enjoyed this course. Once I got started, I was hooked! It has given me so many positive things to think about instead of negative feelings, particularly now, in the middle of this Corona 19 pandemic. I admit the thought of another lock-down, which we are about to start, has made me feel somewhat depressed, but I am learning not to worry about things that you cannot change, just follow the rules,and try to do what you CAN do. The Meditation Video (Step 13) was so relaxing that I was on the point of falling asleep! I would recommend to anyone starting this course, follow it to the end!

Janet

Nov 2020

I did finish the course & some bits are new to me so thank you for doing this. I will try to do new things to improve my care. Regards Micky

Michael

Oct 2020

Hi thank you for all your advice and suggestions on how to make a my life a bit better. It's early days yet but I will continue to do as you advise with, and with some luck and a lot of effort I hope to improve. Thank you again, let see what happens in the next few weeks

Robert

Oct 2020

This course has enabled me to look at my everyday life as stepping stones to a more positive outlook, through self awareness and ability, showing how to see pain not as a barrier, but as a part of my life as a whole, therefore allowing me to recognise ways to reduce pain through activity and exercise. This is a well thought out course, which demonstrates effective processes to reducing pain and therefore regaining some everyday enjoyment. I am using some of the processes on a daily basis which is resulting in sporadic improvements that enable me to carry out tasks previously out of my reach. Even on my worse days I am still able to use relaxation methods, which in turn is red ing my anxiety, even if just a little. Sleep still evades me, but with time I am hoping the examples shown in the course will be of benifet to me. This course could be beneficial to many people, but having an open mind is crucial to its success and prolonged usefulness. Some of the articles were already known to me, however seeing them as part of a whole programme made me aware of how better to use them in my daily activities It is important to recognise that this course is in no way a cure to pain and the effect it has on the mind and body, but it is a start and if used to its full potential, it can make life so much easier and pleasurable.

Samantha

Oct 2020

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