Pain Management

Level: Professional Development/Personal Achievement

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Prolonged and ongoing pain serves no useful purpose and can trigger other physical and emotional problems, whilst long-term usage of medication can make the underlying problem worse. This course introduces positive and beneficial holistic Pain Management treatments, to release the body’s own natural painkillers and assist that person to regain control. This course is designed for both self-help and for additional techniques for the therapist.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • Types of pain
      • Pain relief
      • Psychological or physiological?
      • Understanding and control
      • Thresholds of pain
      • Useful pain
      • Useless pain
  • Lesson Two
    • Feelings of pain
      • Identifying feelings
    • Psychotherapy counselling
      • The gate theory
      • Ongoing research
  • Lesson Three
    • The nervous system
      • Autonomic nervous system
        • Sympathetic system
        • Parasympathetic system
  • Lesson Four
    • Arousal
      • Arousal assessment
      • Reducing anxiety levels
    • Techniques for pain management
      • ‘Mirror work’
      • Exercises
      • Meditative exercises
  • Lesson Five
    • Healing
      • Using your imagination
      • Belief
  • Lesson Six
    • Body functions
      • The immune system
  • Lesson Seven
    • Chakra meditation
      • The chakras
      • Unconditional love
  • Lesson Eight
    • The holistic approach
      • Dietary measures
      • Other techniques
      • Diet
      • Supplements
    • Summary

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.