Effective mind-brain-body treatment for most forms of chronic pain.

Change the brain, change the pain. Without drugs or surgery.

Learn the basic recovery principles

“The New Paradigm in Chronic Pain Treatment”

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Special discount on programs for HCF Members and Health Agenda subscribers 10% + 5% for signups before 8 November 18

Based in emerging neuroscience and deep clinical experience, for most presentations we are aiming for recovery not management. Find out why:

What it works for

  • Chronic back and/or neck pain
  • Chronic musculoskeletal pain in single or multiple sites
  • RSI / OOS
  • Migraine
  • IBS (irritable bowel / bladder syndrome)
  • Fibromyalgia syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • CRPS
  • RSD
  • Many exzema / skin conditions
  • Some arthritic conditions
  • Some endometriosis presentations
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Other medically unexplained chronic pain
  • Other medically unexplained chronic fatigue

What its not for

  • Pain from cancer
  • Most rheumatoid arthritis
  • Clearly diagnosed nerve injury
  • Some arthritic conditions
You’re invited to our free webinar.  Places are limited so please sign up soon to avoid disappointment!

“The New Paradigm in Chronic Pain Treatment:  learn the basic recovery principles”

With FFCP Clinical Directors Hal Greenham and Prof. Howard Schubiner MD.

Knowledge is power and we have made a brand new webinar to share with you the basics of how to use a mindbody approach to empower your own recovery. In this fun, informative hour you will see us cracking a few hilarious jokes (decide for yourself!) as well as talking about our own recovery processes, stuff we’ve learnt in clinical practice and research, and more about the new program we made.

What We’ll Cover In This Webinar

  • Our personal journeys in and out of chronic pain
  • Basic principles underlying mindbody recovery
  • The new paradigm: from pain management to recovery
  • Symptoms and diagnoses that can benefit and which diagnoses are not suited to this treatment
  • Guidelines for distinguishing mindbody pain from other chronic pain
  • The neurological principle: how to start retraining your brain
  • The emotional / mental principle: how to get better at self care
  • More detail about the Freedom From Chronic Pain online program and specialist therapist support
  • Real recovery stories
Learn the basic recovery principles

“The New Paradigm in Chronic Pain Treatment”

We value your privacy.

Join the (r)evolution in mindbody pain treatment

I’m Hal Greenham.  I have seven years experience in clinical chronic pain treatment, but perhaps more importantly have the first hand understanding of chronic pain syndromes that comes hard won with personal experience.  After using a mindbody approach to recover from three long years of chronic pain, I retrained and now specialise in helping others to do the same.

After spending tens of thousands of dollars and hundreds of appointments with doctors, specialists, physios, alternative therapists, I realised that the key to treating chronic pain isn’t what most people think it is.

Unfortunately that wasn’t until I had had to stop working, and playing music, and living independently, because I just couldn’t do those things anymore. If you want to read some more about my journey down the rabbit hole of pain, (and more importantly, back out again) I’ve written my story here.

Write your own recovery story

Whether your pain is in your back, neck, head, belly, limbs, feet, or is one the very large number of unique chronic pain conditions (often diagnosed as CRPS, fibromyalgia, RSI, some forms of arthritis, and many others), if your doctor can’t find a good reason for your pain, its likely that the key for your recovery is the same as it was for mine.

However it started originally, whether an injury, or a ‘medically unexplained symptom’, the key to recovery lies in the mysteries of the brain and the unconscious activation of neural pathways which can perpetuate pain.

After making a full recovery using a mindbody approach inspired by the work of Dr John Sarno, I retrained in psychology and somatic psychotherapy  I then practiced for six years in Melbourne and via Skype, blending the most effective techniques I’ve found to help other people to recover.  The Freedom From Chronic Pain program is a collaboration between myself and the world’s leading mindbody pain researcher and clinician Prof. Howard Schubiner MD.

A safe pair of hands

We created the “Freedom From Chronic Pain” program to make this treatment accessible to anyone with an internet connection.  If you’ve been on the chronic pain merry-go-round of poor diagnosis, expensive and unsuccessful treatments, and you are ready for an effective, well supported, evidence based program… welcome.  We sincerely hope you find resources here that are of service.

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Hal Greenham BSc (Psych), BA, Radix BCP
Clinical Director


Prof. Howard Schubiner MD, FACP
Clinical Director, Medical Advisor


Activate your recovery with the new science of chronic pain treatment

New gold standard evidence suggests that mind-body treatment is more effective than CBT, or conventional treatments for chronic pain.

Conventional treatments for chronic pain and fatigue syndromes are largely failing to deliver sustained relief, and can sometimes be harmful.

Whilst making my own recovery, I studied psychology and neuroscience at the ANU in Canberra.  Although I was invited in to the honours program it became apparent to me that the real keys to effectively treating (not just “managing”) pain lay as Dr John Sarno MD suggested in the unconscious psycho-neuro-emotional processes which govern autonomic nervous system functioning. The processes with the power to turn on, or off, the neural pathways which create our felt experience of moment to moment sensation and pain in any part of the body.

I then decided to study somatic psychotherapy to enhance my ability to work with these unconscious processes.  After my own recovery, in my professional role as a somatic psychotherapist I have had the honour of helping hundreds more people to transform their pain.

Please watch this video of Kate for example, she was able to cure her IBS completely with the mind-body approach in only a few weeks… she offered to make this unsolicited testimonial video about her recovery… please press play to listen to her story.

Testimonials

Whether you’ve had pain for three months, three years or three decades, the mindbody principles can help you recover

Medicine has made some progress in the last ten years and generally recognises the role of the brain in chronic pain.

But treatments too often focus on masking or managing the symptoms and not the real cause of the pain.

Effective and full recovery from chronic pain and fatigue requires:

1. Confidence that the diagnosis is appropriate for mindbody treatment
2. Intervention in the processes of thinking and feeling that underlie the symptoms
3. Calming the nervous system
4. Retraining the brain, mind and body to become free of, or substantially reduce the pain

A true Mind-Body intervention shares some aspects of, but is quite different from CBT. The Mind-Body approach sets the realistic (based on experience and the latest science) goal of curing rather than managing pain and involves work on the feeling/emotional component of pain syndromes, as well as thoughts and perceptions around the pain.

Too many people are stuck in pain treatments which are partially or poorly managing the symptoms. The intention of this program is to make a genuine healing approach to the pain broadly accessible.

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The new science of pain treatment is here.

Read it for yourself.

The scholarly reader, practitioner or interested layperson is referred to the following peer reviewed journal articles as a starting point:

Lumley, M.A. & Schubiner, H., et al (2017). Emotional awareness and expression therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and education for fibromyalgia: a cluster randomized controlled trial. Pain. Dec 2017, 158(12):2354-2363.

Burger AJ, Lumley MA, Carty JN, et al. The Effects of a Novel Psychological Attribution and Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Preliminary, Uncontrolled Trial. Journal of psychosomatic research. 2016;81:1-8.

Michael C. Hsu, Howard Schubiner, Mark A. Lumley, John S. Stracks, Daniel J. Clauw and David A. Williams. 2010. “Sustained Pain Reduction Through Affective Self-awareness in Fibromyalgia: A Randomized Controlled Trial”. Journal of General Internal Medicine; Oct 2010, Vol. 25 Issue 10, p1064-1070.

Hsu, Michael C., Schubiner, Howard. 2010. “Recovery from Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain with Psychodynamic Consultation and Brief Intervention: A Report of Three Illustrative Cases”. Pain Medicine; Jun 2010, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p977-980.

Gordon, Alan. 2010. “Miracles of mindbody medicine”. Healthcare Counselling & Psychotherapy Journal; Jan2010, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p13-18.

A comprehensive mindbody treatment program

The expertise of a world leading MD in holistic pain medicine…

I’m proud to offer this program in collaboration with Dr Howard Schubiner, MD, FACP Medical director of the Mind Body Medicine Program at Providence Hospital, Michigan USA. He is a world leader in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain syndromes and has co-authored numerous key peer reviewed journal articles on mindbody pain treatment

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…in collaboration with an Australian somatic psychotherapist specialising in mind-body healing for chronic pain and fatigue syndromes

After healing my own chronic pain and fatigue syndrome, I studied psychology and somatic psychotherapy and for the last six years have specialised in guiding people to heal their own symptoms, which may have been diagnosed as one or more of the conditions listed above.

I’ve presented at some of Australia’s largest holistic medicine conferences, but most importantly have helped hundreds of people to heal their symptoms in my private practice and via Skype.

What You Get In The Program

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Correct Diagnosis

How to recognise if your symptoms can be caused and cured by a mindbody intervention (and why many doctors are not able to diagnose this correctly)
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Step by step guidance

Our fully customised worksheets and symptom tracker will guide you step by step. See your progress and understand better where you are getting stuck.
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The six pillars of mindbody symptom formation

Understanding the relative contribution of the six main internal factors which drive chronic symptoms.
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How to work positively with your doctor

Break out of the loop of dysfunctional treatment cycles which unfortunately are all too common in the medicine of today. The course shows you how to work positively with your doctor towards a cure or significant reduction in your symptom, whilst taking back control of your own health.
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Getting unstuck and advanced healing techniques

Get access to multiple powerful methods for working with the thoughts and feelings that perpetuate the chronic pain process. Not one technique works for everyone, thats why we have incorporated a multipronged approach to help you get unstuck and on the road to wellness ASAP.
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How to transform the pain and fatigue through MindBody Healing

Get clear guidance on how to apply all of Dr Schubiner’s and my own specialist techniques to work powerfully with your nervous system and create transformational change. Get clear guidance on how to work with thoughts, feelings, symptom substitutions, setbacks and learn to rewire your brain to turn off the painful symptoms.

Our money back guarantee.

We are really confident that if you do the work contained in the program you will see results. It is not a magic wand (thats coming soon!) so we think a fair offer is that, if you have worked sincerely with the materials for somewhere between 6-12 months, and you are not happy with your results we will happily refund your money.  Please note the refund offered is on the program component and not the practitioner time.

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Freedom From Chronic Pain – Online Program

Full Program
+ Online Forum
  • Online program: 12 months access to all materials.
  • Also includes (text based) community forum for questions, challenges, and support.
  • Money back guarantee (details above)

AUD $297

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FFCP Program + Additional One on One Support

Full Program
+ Online Forum
+ Individualised Support 90 mins
  • Online program: 12 months access to all materials.
  • Specialist practitioner support to read, assess your intake forms to assist with mindbody diagnosis and treatment (30 mins).
  • Plus an additional 60 minutes one on one tailored support session. Helps to identify the key areas you need to focus on to make progress, and action them.
  • Also includes (text based) community forum for questions, challenges, and support.
  • Money back guarantee on program (details above)

AUD $547

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FFCP Program + Comprehensive One on One Support

Full Program
+ Online Forum
+ Individualised Support
+ 5 x 55 minute sessions
  • Online program: 12 months access to all materials.
  • A comprehensive 5 x 55 minutes one-on-one tailored support sessions.
  • Get specialist practitioner support to work through diagnosis and treatment and save over 15% vs buying sessions casually.
  • Also includes (text based) community forum for questions, challenges, and support.
  • Money back guarantee (details above)

AUD $1110

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