A Path Out of Pain:
6 Day Course Details
means developing skills which you can use to prevent and control
your pain, and promote healing. In this age of increasingly sophisticated
technology our self-healing capacity has been forgotten. This program
helps you awaken this healing potential. You can play a very important
part in your pain reduction and return to a normal lifestyle.
Self-management can complement other therapies, physical and psychological
but it is important that your therapists support your efforts to
self-manage. Therapies which complement the program well are hydrotherapy,
Feldenkrais Method, massage, Alexander Technique, exercise, hypnosis,
Cognitive-Behavioural Management and Body Centred Psychotherapy.
The approach is holistic using a mind-body model to explain chronic
pain and develop paths out of pain. Equally important are physical
and psychological approaches which focus on the person in pain not
pain in the person. Attitude is the key to success: attitudes to
life, pain, relaxation, movement and work.
The course has five components:
Activities on the 3 day course include:
- Relaxation and
- Exercise and
- Education about
pain and healthy lifestyle
- Attitudes to
pain, healing, and life
to restore purpose and direction in your life
- Teaching and practice of relaxation / meditation
- Teaching and practice of approaches to exercise
and movement (influenced by the Feldenkrais Method and yoga)
- Support and sharing in a small group
- Discussion of problems and issues arising
from the course and living with pain
- Developing and designing self-management programs
- Demonstration of the medi-ball
To develop a routine of relaxation
and exercise time management and organisation are essential.
If you find these difficult, the course becomes an opportunity
to learn how to organise yourself and manage your time more
effectively. Busy people may need to look at what makes them
busy and set new priorities. Those who find it difficult
motivate themselves can explore ways to increase their activity.
In other words the course integrates life skills with pain
skills. The course becomes a turning point for many participants
opening the possibility of living a healthier and happier
There is also an integration of physical
and psychological approaches. Rather than treating a painful
back or arm the program focuses on the whole person addressing
the mind, body and soul. Whilst many participants start the
course wishing for a physical solution they find that this alone
is not sufficient. Indeed most have spent a lot of their time
and energy searching for the diagnosis and cure however, a willingness
to look at the problem from a broader perspective, is essential.
Practitioners often separate physical and psychological approaches
and yet our attitude to what we do effects how we do it and
the result. The program is an opportunity to develop an integrated
approach to self-management.
the program depends on you; your willingness to face yourself
and your pain. This can be challenging at times but those who
persevere are well rewarded by finding a path out of pain.
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain are potentially reversible.
You Can Heal Yourself
| Rosemary McIndoe
|10am to 4.30pm
|Current costs available from
|17 The Avenue, Surrey Hills
|Phone: 03 9347 5083 or