Some resources you can call on now to help retrain your pain system
Understanding your pain
Dr Tasha Stanton for the ABC’s Health Report interviewing a patient about their experience resolving long-term pain
A TEDx talk by Professor Lorimer Moseley called Why do we hurt?
A 20-minute podcast for clinicians and patients that explores positive strategies to treat chronic pain
A really helpful introductory animation for patients looking to make the first steps toward recovery from long-term pain
Painful yarns, written by Lorimer Moseley, is a series of stories and metaphors that will help you understand your pain.
Moving towards recovery
A free course in mindfulness is offered by Monash University. Mindfulness training can help you use your own brain power to retrain your system. This online course is not specific to pain, but it can be helpful for pain sufferers.
Macquarie University runs a free, online and internet-delivered pain management program designed to provide good information about chronic pain and to teach practical skills for managing the impact of pain on day-to-day activities and emotional wellbeing. Learn more about the Pain Course.
Another online programme, called Reboot, has been put together by St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. The course takes a multidisciplinary approach to pain management and is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). You can learn a range of skills to help you better manage your pain and improve your quality of life.
For health professionals who want to know more
Explain Pain Supercharged, written by Lorimer Moseley and David Butler, is a manual for clinicians who work in the field. It is full of immediately practical information to help clinicians better understand the treatment of pain and how to help patients rethink, re-engage and recover.
Lorimer Moseley’s research group Body In Mind posts the most recent research articles from the pain space.
The Australian Faculty of Pain Medicine offers education on pain called ‘Better Pain Management’
Live in rural Australia? Learn about the Pain Revolution Local Pain Educators programme – send an enquiry to Angie.Clerc-Hawke@unisa.edu.au