KnowPain returns to NZ! UPDATE


That’s right Know Pain is coming to NZ, again! We are continuing to look for organisers around NZ.

How much we would love to have Mike back (i know he and Chris would love to come back), Dr Bronnie Thompson and I are honoured and flattered to have been asked by Mike to deliver Know Pain with a squeeze of kiwi (that’s the fruit, not the protected and very rare bird).


So pain is many things! It’s certainly not just structural It’s biological, psychological, sociological, philosophical, phenomenological, historical, environmental, which means its contextual. So it’s not simple and explaining it can be difficult, especially all the fancy neurobiological, and how do you avoid the reaction of “so you’re saying it’s all in my head?” Every clinicians nightmare! You explain pain and get that reaction!


Know Pain makes it simple. It’s not like all those other courses that are taught at a clinical level and then you have to interpret it to make sense at a patient level. Know Pain teaches you how to deliver pain education simply, dialogically, Socratically and collaboratively at a level that is understandable for your patients.

Know Pain advocates the underpinnings of therapeutic neuroscience education (TNE) which is a key component to pain management. TNE is an effective evidence based means for improving health outcomes for people with chronic pain. In addition Know Pain provides you with a basic understanding of psychological approaches such as Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural approaches tailored for persistent pain assessments. Finally Know Pain will provide you with understanding of graded exposure and the differences to graded activity.


So here’s where we need your help! Know Pain NZ is looking for organisers in New Zealand’s major cities Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch to bring the course to you in the North and South Islands.

If you are interested in registering to be an organiser then don’t hesitate to contact me using the form below.

And here’s what to expect:



















We look forward to hearing from you!

Cheers for having read.






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