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Explain Pain & Graded Motor Imagery course, Hunter Valley

With Brendon Haslam

144 George St Singleton, NSW 2330 Australia

September 6, 2024 - September 8, 2024

Course Host: Guy Higgins | 409204953

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Explain Pain & Graded Motor Imagery 3-day course, Hunter Valley 2024
AUD $ 1,090.91
11 available

This course has been rescheduled from the original dates of 19 – 21 April 2024.

Course new dates: 

6 – 8 September 2024


9.00 am – 5.00 pm



Explain Pain

In a world experiencing an epidemic of chronic pain and increasing evidence of the failure of synthetic drugs, simple but extremely powerful educational tools can effectively target the natural pain treatment systems within us all.

Knowledge is power.  We know more about pain in the last twenty years than in the thousand years before and it’s all providing answers to “why do I hurt the way I do” and “what can I do about it”. The knowledge is applicable to young and old, from back pain to hemiplegia and general aching to the complexities of phantom pain and complex regional pain syndrome.

Explain Pain works to reduce catastrophisation and negative pain beliefs and when combined with active treatment, reduces pain and enhances return to work and play. Explain Pain has no side effects, is available around the clock, and you can share the knowledge and strategies with others.

Graded Motor Imagery 

Graded Motor Imagery (GMI) is an evidence-based, graded brain training programme that accesses the brain’s virtual body. It is useful for a wide range of chronic pain states where the central nervous system may be up-regulated, including osteoarthritis, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, phantom pains and ‘non-specific’ spinal pains. It gives new hope to many people in pain.

GMI involves using Apps, Flashcards, motor imagery, mirrors and Explain Pain education. In this course, participants gain confidence and skills to use GMI immediately and to integrate it into their current practice effectively.

The course is structured around practical sessions supported by discussions of clinical applications.



A strength of the Explain Pain course is that participants come from many professions, so come with an open mind.

Pre-reading Explain Pain:

The Explain Pain Second Edition eBook | Print Book

Other related reading: Moseley GL & Butler DS (2015) Fifteen years of Explaining Pain: the past, the present and future, J Pain 16, 803-13.

Pre-reading Graded Motor Imagery:

The Graded Motor Imagery Handbook eBook | Print Book

Hardware requirement for Graded Motor Imagery course:
Bring an iPhone, iPad or Android device to the course with one or more of the Recognise Apps downloaded onto it.


This course is open to:

Health professionals working with patients or clients in acute and chronic pain and stress states.

Course Enquiry

Explain Pain & Graded Motor Imagery course, Hunter Valley Singleton on September 6, 2024 - September 8, 2024

Contact Course Host


Brendon Haslam. B App Sc (Physio) M Physio (Neurological) PhD MACP

Language: English, Region: Australasia

Courses: EP & GMI Combo – US, GMI Online 1 day, EP Stroke & Neurological Rehabilitation

Brendon Haslam

B App Sc (Physio) M Physio (Neurological) PhD MACP

Brendon lives in Melbourne, Australia, where he works clinically ( with people who experience chronic pain. He has a particular interest in complex pain states, such as those with neuropathic pain symptoms. For many years he worked in rehabilitation hospital-based pain clinics and has developed educational resources for a range of clinical pain-related services. He is a member of the Australian College of Physiotherapists, having been awarded Titling in multiple disciplines of physiotherapy: Pain, Neurological and Research.

Brendon is actively involved in clinical research that started with his own PhD, which investigated chronic pain following stroke, and now continues as a Research Fellow at both La Trobe University and The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. He is currently involved in studies for complex conditions such as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Chronic Post-Stroke Pain, exploring the effectiveness of interventions, including pain education, graded motor imagery, sensory retraining, and mind-body therapies. He now also supervises higher-degree researchers in pain-related topics at La Trobe University and the University of Adelaide.

He has been teaching at the post-graduate level since 2002 in areas of both pain and neurology and joined the NOI stables as an instructor in 2012. In addition to teaching the NOI Explain Pain and Graded Motor Imagery courses, he has also developed and teaches a course that is designed for clinicians working with neurological clients with pain; Explain Pain: Stroke and NeuroRehab. As a clinician with more than 25 years of experience working with clients with chronic pain, he strives to “bring the clinic” to each course, ensuring that there is plenty of time for the in-depth “I’ve got this patient who…” questions.





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