Over three days – three great minds in bioplasticity, educational translation and motivational interviewing come together to deliver the most recent and comprehensive Explain Pain package yet.

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Melbourne, Australia | 4-6 April 2014

Well delivered Explain Pain education currently has the best outcomes of any intervention for chronic pain. However, we continually seek better patient outcomes. NOI presents a one-off, novel, educational event where David, Lorimer and Mark combine to deliver a course reflecting and integrating each of their special interests. 

Lorimer and David are well known in Australia for their courses, research and text Explain Pain. In this course they will present their ever changing Explain Pain course including up-to-date neuroimmune science, sensitisation, novel and practical concepts of clinical reasoning approaches to metaphors and conceptual change science. 
Translation of research for clinical use is one of the hardest points for practitioners so for long lasting, robust and effective conceptual change they have enriched the course by bringing Professor Mark Jensen in from the US. 

Mark Jensen 
 psychologist, editor of the Journal of Pain  is a genuine heavy in the world of pain with an important message. His contributions will involve ‘preparing clients for change’, taking the existing messages and making them more ‘sticky’ in client's brains. Mark will be talking a lot about his speciality, Motivational Interviewing, but also the use of hypnotic language and basic hypnosis skills in preparing patients for change. He will also discuss his current work on the physiology of brain states that reflect readiness to accept and learn new ideas (theta brain oscillations).

The course will be a blend of lectures, interaction and practice, and is open to all professionals working with patients or clients in acute and chronic pain and stress states, for example, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, doctors, psychologists, rehabilitation counsellors.

Dr David Butler

The Educationalist

Presenting Day 1 & 2

Dr Lorimer Moseley

The Neuroscientist

Presenting Day 1 & 2

Prof Mark Jensen

The Psychologist

Presenting Day 3


Rendezvous Grand Hotel

328 Flinders Street Melbourne VIC

Dr David Butler

David as an international reputation for innovative clinical thinking, translation of basic science findings into real world applications, and being able to communicate both like no-one else. He is author of several books, including Mobilisation of the Nervous System, The Sensitive Nervous System and co-author of Explain Pain and The Graded Motor Imagery Handbook. He has developed and implemented pain science curricula for undergraduate and post-graduate programmes, has taught over five thousand clinicians in 25 countries and is also a regular keynote speaker at international clinical conferences.


Faculty Profile

Dr Lorimer Moseley

Former truckie, barista, two wheel demon, Nuffield Research Fellow at Oxford and now Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at UniSA, Lorimer has a particular interest in brain contributions to chronic pain and researching and implementing novel therapies for all sorts of pain problems. 

Co-author of Explain Pain and The Graded Motor Imagery Handbook, author of Painful Yarns, and over 120 articles, he won the 2007 IASP Ulf Lindblom Award, given to the top clinical scientist under forty working in a pain related field.


Body in Mind

TEDx Talk

Prof Mark Jensen

Professor Jensen's clinical science focus has been the efficacy of psychosocial pain treatments for almost three decades. Combining cognitive-behavioral, hypnotic, and motivational approaches to help his clients better manage chronic pain and its effects on their lives. His research focuses are the development and evaluation of measures of pain, pain beliefs, and pain coping strategies, as well as on the development and evaluation of psychosocial pain interventions. 

Currently the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pain, Professor Jensen is the author or co-author of more than 250 articles and book chapters, has served as a consulting editor of the Annals of Behavioral Medicine and as an associate editor for the Clinical Journal of Pain and the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.


APS interview

Book: Hypnosis for chronic pain management: therapist guide

Register interest now 
via our courses page

Complete the online application and payment or contact the course host directly. Places are limited and are confirmed once payment is processed.

Claudia Campbell

Email | T (08) 8211 6388 (Tue - Fri)

Cost: $895 inc. GST per registrant

Includes workbook, tea breaks, lunches and lunchtime activities.

Discount is offered to registrants who have attended a NOI Explain Pain two-day course with David and Lorimer since April 2012. Following registration and payment contact Karin Kosiol for a 10% reimbursement. 


A strength of the Explain Pain course is that participants come from many professions, so come with an open mind. Pre-reading the Explain Pain Second Edition book would also be ideal.

Other related reading: Moseley GL et al 2004 A RCT of intensive neurophysiology education in chronic low back pain. Clinical Journal of Pain 20:324-330