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Explain Pain Night School – Online

With Ben Davies

United Kingdom

October 7, 2023 - November 16, 2023 (6 sessions)

Course Host: Joanna Taylor

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6 Session/s

Session 1: Saturday 07 October 2023, 09.00 - 13.00 (BST)

Session 2: Thursday 12 October 2023, 19.00 - 21.00 (BST)

Session 3: Thursday 19 October 2023, 19.00 - 21.00 (BST)

Session 4: Thursday 02 November 2023, 19.00 - 21.00 (GMT)

Session 5: Thursday 09 November 2023, 19.00 - 21.00 (GMT)

Session 6: Thursday 16 November 2023, 19.00 - 21.00 (GMT)


Explain Pain Night School – Online, live and interactive

Following on from the huge success of  ‘Explain Pain School’ in 2022, we are excited to announce the launch of our second ‘Explain Pain Night School’ in 2023.

The full NOI Explain Pain course, in bite-size chunks, at a pace that suits you. ⁠

  • Easy⁠
  • Relaxed⁠
  • Flexible⁠

What is unique to ‘Explain Pain School’ ?

Explain Pain School is the full NOI Explain Pain course delivered over several weeks, with bite sized live sessions each week and extensive clinical mentoring; this new format has been a revelation for deep understanding and flexible clinical application of the Explain Pain approach.

The beauty of this course is the sessions are recorded, so you can join live, catch up later if the time zone doesn’t fit, or simply just want to watch again on replay.

Watch or listen any time, any place, any where.

Course Times

The complete NOI Explain Pain course delivered over 6 online sessions. 

Session 1: Saturday 07 October 2023, 09.00 – 13.00 (BST)

Session 2: Thursday 12 October 2023, 19.00 – 21.00 (BST)

Session 3: Thursday 19 October  2023, 19.00 – 21.00 (BST)

Session 4: Thursday 02 November 2023, 19.00 – 21.00 (GMT)

Session 5: Thursday 09 November 2023, 19.00 – 21.00 (GMT)

Session 6: Thursday 16 November 2023, 19.00 – 21.00 (GMT)

All times are London BST/GMT. If you are joining from outside the UK please check your local time

Recordings will be available until the end of December 2023

Explain Pain Online – live and interactive
Prices inc. online sessions, electronic workbook 
  • The course will be live and delivered via Zoom 
  • Class sizes are kept small to maximise interaction and time for questions  
  • NOI’s usual high quality
  • Comprehensive teaching materials will be provided

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. In the new series of Explain Pain courses delivered by NOI instructors around the world, contemporary pain sciences are made accessible and understandable for all.

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.

Don’t miss this opportunity. NOI Explain Pain courses are fun, intellectually stimulating, based on evidence, always challenging, and integrate the Explain Pain ecosystem of Explain Pain, The Explain Pain Handbook: Protectometer, and Explain Pain Supercharged. You will come away with the most impressive therapeutic tool set ever!


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


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.

This course is open to:
Health professionals working with patients or clients in acute and chronic pain and stress states.


By the end of this course participants will have:

  1. reconceptualised pain and stress based on neuroimmunology, modern pain sciences and bioplasticity of homeostatic systems
  2. constructed a conceptual change framework to deliver individual and group educational therapy
  3. gained an understanding of the growing evidence for Explain Pain and recognise opportunities to integrate Explain Pain with other biopsychosocial evidence based strategies.
  4. gathered a collection of therapeutic narratives using metaphor, literal story and linked multimedia, and the skills to construct patient centred education interventions in real time
  5. developed the skills to use the Protectometer to identify immediately applicable and educationally informed multimodal treatment strategies
  6. built the confidence to plan and deliver treatment for all patients with persistent pain and stress, and educate other stakeholders


Terms and Conditions

If you book a course through NOI, attendees can receive a full refund up to 30 days before the event start date, less the Eventbrite booking fee. Within 30 days, no refund.

In the event of NOI having to cancel the course due to unforeseen circumstances notification will be sent as soon as possible via your contact details provided and registrants will receive a full refund of the course fee.

Course places are secured once payment has been successfully processed.

If you book via a course hosting partner please check their terms and conditions.

Course Enquiry

Explain Pain Night School – Online on October 7, 2023 - November 16, 2023

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NOI Instructor, PhD MSc MCSP, UK

Language: English, Region: United Kingdom

Courses: Explain Pain Online Europe, Explain Pain, Mobilisation of the Neuroimmune System, Graded Motor Imagery Online Europe, EP Online 2020

Ben Davies

An experienced Noigroup instructor in the UK, Ben has taught Explain Pain (EP), Mobilisation of the Neuroimmune System (MONIS) and Graded Motor Imagery (GMI) courses in the UK and Europe since 2008. His background as a physiotherapist involves primary, secondary and tertiary care settings. The majority of Ben’s experience is with people who have complex, persistent pain presentations.

Ben’s PhD at the University of the West of England was in painful diabetic neuropathy, exploring whether this group of people could benefit from the pain management approaches which are relatively common in the MSK pain world, but not in the diabetic world.

Currently Ben is an advanced practice physiotherapist in rheumatology at the Royal United Hospital, Bath. This role includes managing and delivering a rehabilitation program for Axial Spondyloarthropathy, one of only three such courses in the UK, as well as time in rheumatology medical clinics.

You can find Ben on Twitter (@ben_davies42), although he tends to use his free time riding two wheels, or getting back out into the mountains.


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