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Thinking about going on a Pain Self-Management Programme?  Here are some testimonials from previous Programme attendees...

I managed to have a good laugh.  Now I am less irritable, and I learned a thing or two.

The group helped me realise that I'm not the only one with these problems.  For the first time in ages I feel I have gained control of my pain, it feels great!

This has helped my mobility lots, giving me confidence to get out and about.

I feel much better - even my garden has improved since coming here.

Discovering that i'm not worn out has boosted my confidence, now my social life is on the up.

I feel 10 years younger - well OK, 5 then!

This course has given me new ways to manage my pain.  I now know that exercise is not going to cause me harm.


One previous Pain Self-Management Programme attendee wrote this letter some time after finishing the course to let us know how she was doing.

Dear Dr. deCourcy,

I have recently completed the Pain Management Programme, and this is to thank you so much, for referring me to this excellent programme.  I have gained so much from the knowledge gained, the advice given, and for the support of such a caring Team.  All the “students” are now keeping in contact with each other for mutual support, and even that is therapeutic as we compare notes, share an outing for others who may not otherwise have one, and enjoy a pub meal.

                Last month I moved house, and this was made so much easier by following advice gained on the course, especially with regard to pacing both the tasks required and my body.  Through the advice given, and accepted, I’ve been able to continue my long haul travel desires, also adapt my ways to continue all my varied social and craft activities.  I feel in charge now, rather than the pain being in charge of me.  However, I’d still like to have the pain eased!!

                My thanks, THANKS!, and I  hope all goes well with you.



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