Practitioner Pathways

An ecosystem of resources, ideas and support for effective treatment of most chronic pain conditions

Freedom From Chronic Pain Practitioner Training

Learn the foundational theory and practice of mind-body transformative neuroplasticity. Our online practitioner training (live or on-demand) covers PRT (pain-reprocessing therapy) EAET (emotional awareness and expression therapy) as well as deeper emotional therapeutic techniques of somatic and parts work (IFS based). Delivered by the cofounders of Freedom From Chronic Pain: Professor Howard Schubiner MD & Hal Greenham, Somatic Psychotherapist.

Meet Your Hosts:

Professor Howard Schubiner MD, FACP

Dr Howard Schubiner is the Clinical Director, Medical Advisor and co-founder of Freedom From Chronic Pain. He held the title of Full Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University for 18 years. A pioneering clinician and researcher, he is the director of the Mind Body Medicine Program at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan, USA. With coauthors he recently published the first randomized, controlled research study in the field of Mind Body Syndrome or TMS for individuals diagnosed with fibromyalgia. He was included in the 2003-2004, 2005-2006 and 2007-2008 lists of the Best Doctors in America.

  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Society for Adolescent Medicine
  • Board-certified in pediatrics, adolescent medicine, and internal medicine

Hal Greenham BSc (Psych), BA, Somatic Psychotherapist

Hal Greenham is the Clinical Director and co-founder of Freedom From Chronic Pain. After recovering from his own chronic pain with a neuroplasticity + psychotherapy intervention he retrained, studying psychology and a number of schools of psychotherapy. He now specialises in treating chronic pain conditions using the special sauce of the Freedom From Chronic Pain program which combines the insights of his work as a therapist with the neuroplasticity techniques of Dr Schubiner.

  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Australian National University
  • Radix Body Centered Psychotherapist, Australian Radix Training Centre
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy level 1

What people are saying:

“This is a must course for any practitioner that wants to work in the chronic pain/illness space.”

Facilitator Training participant Paula Saslow, CA, USA

In the (Practitioner Training) I learned an incredible amount about the causes of chronic pain, the neuro circuitry involved, and that pain is learned and can therefore be unlearned. Dr. Schubiner and Hal Greenham adeptly explain the science and provide studies to back it up. Their compassion and love for those that suffer from chronic pain is evident and the material presented offers an effective treatment that does not involve medical interventions.”

Facilitator Training participant Emily Riddick, Maryland USA

The science is here. The tools are here. Maya Angelou says, “when you know better, do better.” This training should be part of all health care practitioner’s training. We can do better for clients experiencing neuro circuit disorders. Thank-you Howard, Hal and team for pointing the way.”

Facilitator Training participant Chris Pollock, Ontario, Canada

I thought I knew a great deal about the Mind-Body Syndrome and how to treat it coming into this course. I was blown away by the amount of new knowledge I acquired, and by the amazing effort put forth to give us as much as possible in the most simplified way. You’ll get a millionfold for every penny you spend on this course!”

Facilitator Training participant Mia Khalil, New York, USA

I started this course as a person struggling with chronic symptoms – I did not know where to turn after exhausting multiple medical, holistic and alternative options. Each time I sat down for a class, engaged with an article or watched a video, I felt a sense of safety and assurance. While I was aware of mind-body syndrome for a few months before starting this course, I did not see a clear path forward. Once I began, I immediately knew I was going to be okay. The course is well-organized, well-paced, filled with information, yet approachable. Most of all, the compassion and authenticity of Dr. Schubiner and Hal helped me to begin to believe in myself. I had heard wonderful things about Dr. Schubiner before, but was repeatedly impressed by the level of compassion and dedication to those in the class and that came through in examples from his practice. Enrolling in this course was a life-changing decision for me. As a result of it, I now have the confidence to not only guide myself during this challenging but rewarding time, but look forward to helping others like me in the future.”

Facilitator Training participant Alexandra Malone, New York, USA

Join Our Practitioner Directory

After completing the practitioner training, you can choose to be listed in our Practitioner Directory for free and be found by clients all over the world.

  • Be found by clients from all over the world who are seeking treatment
  • List your special interests and qualifications in our richly searchable directory – helping clients to find the therapist that is the best fit for their needs
  • Get access to our powerful Freedom From Chronic Pain Clinical Online Program for your clients and get paid to support existing and new clients through the Program (optional but must be in the Professional Development Program as a Program Partner – conditions apply)

Join Our Professional Development Program

A space to develop your skills in MBS treatment and have your questions answered by Prof. Howard Schubiner and Hal Greenham.

  • Monthly live mentoring sessions run by Howard, Hal or another FFCP senior clinical team member on working with MBS clients (these will be recorded and uploaded if you can’t attend live) to develop your clinical expertise
  • Ongoing access to the clinical discussion forum from your training
  • Support with client / clinical questions using our practitioner-only online forum.
  • Access to all the assessment tools from your training.
  • Connection with other practitioners to support each other in the personal and professional work of healing mindbody symptoms
  • Become a program partner and refer clients to the Clinical Program with a client discount code (10%) and take clients through the clinical program as their practitioner using our step-by-step process for treating mind-body symptoms. (The Clinical Program is included in the membership).
  • 3 months free trial and then the ongoing price is $120 USD per quarter (3 months)**
    *Please note: This fee can be waived in certain circumstances (e.g. when you have a client enroll in the Freedom From Chronic Pain online clinical treatment program using a unique code, you receive your subsequent 50% off your next payment for the Professional Development Stream Program). *For those in Europe: the VAT will automatically be added to the program fee towards the end of checkout

Now open for enrolment

90 day free trial and then $120 for every 3 months

Become a Certified Freedom From Chronic Pain Clinical Neuroplasticity Practitioner

Continue your development and growth as a practitioner by becoming certified.

Certification Level 1:

  • Prerequisite: Completion of our Practitioner Training (live or on demand)
  • 4 Quarters (12 months) Professional Development Stream Participation
  • 2x Case Studies Assessed at the end of the 12 months
  • Clinical skill multiple choice assessment at the end of the 12 months
  • Ethical practice multiple choice assessment at the end of the 12 months

Certification Level 2:

  • Prerequisite: Completion of our Level 1 Certification
  • 4 Quarters (12 months) Professional Development Stream Participation
  • 2x Case Studies Assessed at the end of the 12 months
  • Clinical skill multiple choice assessment at the end of the 12 months
  • Ethical practice multiple choice assessment at the end of the 12 months

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