Excellent course, although I am still experiencing pain, I can manage much better, and the pain is less of an issue.
I have tried but find it hard to concentrate and forget if I have done things.this makes me over tiried and depressed.
This course has been very interesting and I have learnt many new things.
The course has been fantastic. It has allowed me an insight as to how to deal with my pain/condition moving forward with my life. The videos are clear and concise and very interesting. I found the exercises to be of great benefit and will definitely be referring back to the course as I move on. I am awaiting spine surgery so will be keen to go back through the course when recovering post-surgery.
Found the relaxation part really good.
I found some of the course helpful, I am slightly more relaxed and walking small distances on a daily basis trying to exercise more. But I am still in bad pain and my sleep patterns are just as bad because of this.
I found this course less intense, and comfortable while doing at home, as I suffer with mental health. My back pain usually is at its worst when I am at my lowest, plus I find it hard to talk to strangers. It was very interesting and told me a lot about pain. Thankyou
Sadly I did not find this very helpful as it was a lot of stuff I had been told about and tried before. But I do hope it helps others.
I found the meditation really helpful, doing it daily when I go to bed seems to help me drop off to sleep and get a few hours solid. Also, I am trying to do the stretching program every day but am struggling, but not given up.
I was very impressed with the advice and support given on the course. I had made a concerted effort to do stretch exercises every day, I also practised meditation and mindfulness, this was a new experience for me. Unfortunately I had a major fall while on the course and fractured my pelvis, this has really set me back. I intend to revisit the course in 6-8 weeks when the fracture has healed. I am still practising the mindfulness and relaxation techniques. I am very nervous to do the stretching exercises as concerned these will affect the healing of my pelvis. I have had to take more analgesia than usual, this caused constipation. Overall I thought the course is very beneficial and would have loved to have worked through it without the major set back of my fractured pelvis. I would recommend this course to anyone with constant pain.
I found the course very easy to do and also found it very empowering! It's good to actually feel in control for a change.
I used to get very anxious when I found myself in those times of pain, trying to get out of the situation ASAP and often panic or blow up because people don't understand what I am going through when they just expect me to act and be like a normal person. Now I am much calmer and do not get anxious at all. I also feel that I have more hope and that there is a chance that I can do a few more things I gave up doing. The breathing exercises really help me reduce the pain that makes me so panicky. I still pray that I do not have to live the pain and have it all gone, but I have the grace to live with it.
I found the course very helpful with lots of practical information and advice. The managing pain resources are very well explained and have been helpful in my understanding of how to manage my pain. I look forward to continuing with applying the strategies for managing my pain on my return to work. I am certain they will make a big difference to how I feel about my pain and what I can do.
An excellent program, well focused and directed.
I enjoyed doing this course and found the relaxation and mindfulness exercises the most helpful. Unfortunately I couldn't download them to iPad though so had to do them online. Great course, interesting, learnt some really useful approaches. I get into negative thought patterns which this course has taught me how to tackle. I'm very grateful to have had the opportunity to do it.
I found that working through the course at my own pace was very helpful and the instructional videos were very motivating. Thank you to the whole team for all your assistance over the past weeks.
I found the meditating very good, it has helped me relax a bit more and also the stretching exercises.
I have found the course really helpful and often use the techniques I have been shown. I had a lapse in logging into the course at one stage as was doing really well managing pain. A flare up prompted me to log in and has really helped my mindset. I hope I can continue to log in in the future and use this as a tool to manage my pain. Thank you, really helpful.
The course is good for me as I am working with back pain and a brain tumor so my concentration level changes. The course is staged so well, thank you.
Lots of practical treatments here. You go away thinking you have a plan and with the tools to make a difference.
The course has been really helpful in increasing my awareness of my unhelpful coping strategies (e.g. Overdoing it when I feel good and then suffering because it brings my pain on worse and I can't do anything). I want to continue with the pacing and relaxation because these have been the most helpful for me.
I feel I have got some benefit from the course in as much as I can relax with the breathing exercises, albeit the pain is still much in evidence on walking etc. but I will persevere with exercise etc.
Beneficial but sometimes hard to concentrate.
I was sceptical at the beginning as I have been in an awful lot of back pain for over a year. The pain is still the same, but the course has helped me to relax more.
I have looked forward to doing each step of this as it has given me some focus, I have struggled with the relaxation part but have found the stretching very helpful.