On-line Course on Preventing Chronic Pain

A massive open on-line course (MOOC) on Preventing Chronic Pain: A Human System’s Approach was developed by the University of Minnesota. This course was first offered in spring of 2014 and 93% of participants believed that it made a difference in their own life, and 85% of health professionals believed that it made a difference in their care of patients.

Selected comments about the course:

“This course has really helped me to understand myself better and why I think, act and see the world as I do.”

“I am eternally grateful for taking the time and energy to provide this beacon of knowledge to the world.”

“As I progressed through the course, the pain just disappeared. I thought it was a miracle but it really wasn't as I had incorporated the "7 realms" into my life without even realizing it!”

“To free myself from chronic pain was my full time job–I so desperately had to eliminate it from my life. As I learned more from the course, I spent each day in my personal rehab program, i.e. exercise, meditation, stretching, walking on the beach, sleeping well, eating nutritious meals, spending time with friends etc. I feel amazing and will continue since it's an awesome way to live!”

Additional resources and websites:

International Myopain Society This organization provides education and resources that focus on care and prevent for the most common chronic pain syndromes. Join for discounts in seminars on preventing chronic pain and transformative care.

American Pain Society This organization is a multidisciplinary community that brings together a diverse group of scientists, clinicians and other professionals to increase the knowledge of pain and transform public policy and clinical practice to reduce pain-related suffering.

International Association for the Study of Pain This is a nonprofit association dedicated to furthering research on pain and improving the care of patients with pain.