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 20-minute podcast for clinicians and patients that explores positive strategies to treat chronic pain

Explain Pain, written by David Butler and Lorimer Moseley and published by NOIgroup is a beautifully presented text with accessible information for clinicians and patients looking 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

Visit or grab a copy of The Explain Pain Handbook: Protectometer, written by Lorimer Moseley & David Butler.

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.

Complete a Professional Certificate in Pain Science at UniSA, or take a one-year, full time Master of Medicine (Pain Management) course at The University of Sydney.

Complete a Masters in Pain Medicine or Pain Science at the University of Sydney or University of Edinburgh or McGill University.

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