Key features for course participants
Mind & Body
Track your Progress
Skills for Life
Guided & Supported
Flexible & Accessible
Proven & Lasting Benefits
A flexible and accessible course
"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 was surprised to be offered this programme, but grateful. The very positive message is that following the advice given, I can be active in improving and dealing with my condition and therefore continue to enjoy a good quality of life."
"The course seemed daunting at the start with so many steps, but by persevering and with the variety of activities it seemed flow easily towards the end. I only wish that something like this had been available 30 years ago when my back problems started!"
"Loved participating in this course, all good stuff to listen to and very helpful."
"I have learned a lot from the course which has helped me to deal with my pain and mobility. It’s good to look back in the library."
What's on the course
Pathway through Pain covers all the elements of an intensive Pain Management Programme (PMP). Individuals are led through 24-steps comprising of pre-recorded videos, exercises and assignments to practise in their own time.
We recommend participants aim to complete the course in a month, but it can be done at their own pace, taking breaks when needed. There are also set break points within the course to help pace progress.
By the end of the course participants will have gained knowledge and practical skills to foster over the long-term, which help to let go of the fear of pain and see there are ways and means to live a normal life again.
Course participants meet the pain-medicine experts who will be guiding and supporting them, and learn about the mechanics of pain and the way we think about pain. We assess how pain is affecting different areas of their lives.
relaxation and meditation
Individuals explore and practice relaxation and meditation techniques to manage pain. Learn about the relationship between tension and pain and improve their approach to pain recovery activities such as sleep.
Participants learn to understand chronic pain and fear it less. Re-examine their thoughts about pain and the situations they occur in. Explore ways to challenge and change unhelpful thinking about pain.
We introduce a simple stretching programme that helps participants manage persistent pain. Understand the physical effects and multiple benefits of stretching and practice simple exercises that improve body condition.
Measuring and Assessing
An individuals initial pain assessment also enables them to measure progress, see what is most effective and find the approach to pain management that works best. An optional confidential journal helps them to keep a private record of their struggles and achievements with pain management.
Continued access the course library containing resources including The Home Stretching Programme and the Passive Relaxation Exercise.
Try a 20-min Pain Management Meditation from the course
The Pain Training Team
A multi-disciplinary expert team present the course on video, providing tips and practical advice to keep participants feeling supported and motivated.
- Pain Medicine Clinician
- Pain Nurse
- Relaxation Specialist
- Spinal Consultant
- Occupational Health Professional
- CBT Therapist