2 Nov - 5 Dec'24 - NOI Explain Pain Online - Night School | AECC University College

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NOI Explain Pain Online - Night School


Complete the NOI Explain Pain School in bite-size chunks, at a pace that suits you. ⁠

Ben Davies
Course Title 2 Nov – 5 Dec’24 – NOI Explain Pain Online – Night School
Qualification CPD
Duration 13 CPD Hours
Institution Code A65
Start Date 2 November
Location Online


All times are UK GMT, if you are joining from outside of the UK, please check your local time zone

Session 1: Saturday 2 November 2024, 9.00-13.00 (GMT)

Session 2: Thursday 7 November 2024, 19.00-21.00 (GMT)

Session 3: Thursday 14 November 2024, 19.00-21.00 (GMT)

Session 4: Thursday 21 November 2024, 19.00-21.00 (GMT)

Session 5: Thursday 28 November 2024, 19.00-21.00 (GMT)

Session 6: Thursday 5 December 2024, 19.00-21.00 (GMT)

Recordings will be available until the end of January 2025

This course is 13 CPD Hours

Course Details

Complete the NOI Explain Pain School in bite-size chunks, at a pace that suits you. ⁠

What is unique to Explain Pain Night School?

Explain Pain Night School is delivered over six weeks, kicking off with a 4 hour session on Saturday morning and followed by 5 two-hour long evening sessions. The extended format has been a revelation for deep understanding and flexible clinical application of the Explain Pain approach.

The beauty of this course, all of the sessions are recorded. This means you can join live, catch up later on demand, or simply just watch the session again on replay.

Each session is interactive and gives attendees the opportunity to share experiences and hear from others on the course. You will receive weekly exercises to create experiential learning opportunities to see how applying different elements of the educational process can aid work with your clients. Links to the recording and weekly exercises are sent weekly via email.

  • The course will be live and delivered via Zoom. Links to the recording and weekly exercises are sent weekly via email.
  • NOI’s usual high quality
  • Comprehensive teaching materials will be provided

Some Practicalities

  • The course will be presented live, by zoom
  • The teacher and the participants are all present on screen.
  • You can choose to have your video on or off for the sessions. It is better to have it on but not essential.
  • The teacher shares their screen to show PowerPoint presentation.
  • You will be sent an email after each live session with a link to the recording and any reading material/tasks which are to to be completed before the next session.
  • You will be sent some online pre reading and links to the Zoom meetings a week before the course.


By the end of this course participants will have:

  1. Reconceptualised pain and stress based on neuroimmunology, modern pain sciences and bioplasticity
  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 practical communication strategies, including: therapeutic narratives using metaphor, literal story and linked multimedia, and the skills to construct patient centred education interventions in real time


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 beneficial.

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.

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!

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.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For more information contact the CPD team at cpd@aecc.ac.uk.

You will receive an email from NOI (infouk@noigroup.com) prior to the seminar please check your spam folder for this. It will contain the links you need to join the live sessions.

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