Dashboard for the SDR Chronic Pain Program

Welcome back!


Remember that there is a closed, private support group on LinkedIn for this program, and you’ll find that in the first unit. Please be sure to join and participate, and also feel free to use the comment section below each unit if you prefer. I really look forward to working with you over the coming weeks and months.


SDR Chronic Pain Program
This personally-supported online training program for psychologists provides a comprehensive introduction to the theoretical basis and practical application of SDR (Sensory Disruption of Reconsolidation of conditioned responses). Although the focus is on chronic pain, as you will see it has applications for a very wide variety of issues and disorders.
Module 1 Creating a Safe and Effective Environment for the Chronic Pain Patient
From the importance of doctor referral for chronic pain clients, through to client retention issues in order to ensure program completion, this module will help enrich the therapeutic liaison right from the start.
Unit 1 Introduction to Program - Doctor Referral
Unit 2 Suicide Ideation
Unit 3 Workers Compensation Issues
Unit 4 Acceptable Language (and Exceptions) - You Are Not Their Punching Bag
Unit 5 Client Responsibilities - Including Protection from Woo/Misinformation/Snakeoil
Unit 6 Ensuring Client Retention
Unit 7 Structure of the First Session
Module 2 Module 2 - The Crucial Holistic Approach to Lifestyle Issues and Co-morbidity
In this module we investigate how habits and other lifestyle issues, as well as co-morbidity, can create or maintain chronic pain states because of over-sensitivity of the central nervous system.
Unit 1 The Over-sensitive Nervous System
Module 3 Module 3 - Foundations of Chronic Pain
In this module we introduce a different but evidence-based perspective of chronic pain, in preparation for Module 4 where we go into detail in relation to the theory and practice of SDR (Sensory Disruption of Reconsolidation of conditioned responses).
Unit 1 The Story of Sally
Unit 2 Sham and Real Surgery for Chronic Pain
Unit 3 MRI and X-ray - No Correlation with Chronic Pain
Unit 4 Differences Between Acute Pain and Chronic Pain
Unit 5 Strangeness of Chronic Pain and Associated Somatic Symptoms
Unit 6 Our Theory of Chronic Pain - Introduction to SDR
Unit 7 Commonly-used Medications and Treatments - Flawed Practice and Flawed Research
Module 4 Module 4 - Using SDR in Your Clinic
Here we spell out exactly and in detail how we introduce the concept of SDR to the client, and how we apply the SDR strategy in the session.
Unit 1 Implementing SDR for Chronic Pain in Your Practice
Module 5 Module 5 - Metaphor and Meaning
Here we discuss teasing out symbols, perceptions, and meanings, and addressing them using SDR. We also look at clean language as a way of allowing the client to process and resolve these quite quickly.
Unit 1 Teasing Out Metaphor/Meaning/Symbols
Module 6 Module 6 - SDR and Identity
We introduce the client to the concept of identity, exploring their thoughts, feelings and beliefs in more detail. In this module we also introduce iBSFF, a rapid form of Ericksonian hypnosis developed by psychologist Dr Larry P Nimms.
Unit 1 SDR and Identity
Unit 2 SDR and Identity Issues
Unit 3 iBSFF and Identity
Module 7 Module 7 - SDR and Stress, Fear, Anxiety etc
We identify non-adaptive responses to environmental conditions, and use SDR to quickly modify or entirely eliminate the stress response.
Unit 1 SDR and Stress, Fear, Anxiety etc - Ways to Use NeuroStim to Quickly Resolve Unwanted Thoughts and Feelings
Module 8 Module 8 - Other Important Tools
In this module we introduce additional tools, most of which are little known, one which is quite misunderstood, and one which is probably underestimated as a tool for rapid change.
Unit 1 The Disruption Triangle
Unit 2 Anchoring - Using One Conditioned Response to Extinguish Another
Unit 3 GaugeWork
Unit 4 Logotherapy
Unit 5 Goal Setting
Module 9 Module 9 - The Therapeutic Ambit
In treating chronic pain we need to look at both direct causes of pain signalling, and indirect stressors that cause or maintain oversensitivity (eg central sensitisation, or simply hypersensitivity) in the nervous system.
Unit 1 The Therapeutic Ambit
Module 10 Module 10 - A Structure of Therapy Session for a Typical Chronic Pain Patient
We give a structure for session 1, session 2, and 3 and beyond, that are most likely to fully address the entire ambit of therapy and produce the best possible outcomes for the client.
Unit 1 A structure of Therapy Sessions for a Typical Chronic Pain Client (Where we work with twin intentions: identify and extinguish specific pain triggers; identify and extinguish indirect pain triggers - seek to quieten the nervous system generally)
Module 11 Module 11 - Promoting Your Practice
This module is for psychologists who would like to build their practice without burning out, and without begging for referrals or being at the mercy of the health funds.
Unit 1 Promoting Your Practice
Module 12 Module 12 - Perfecting Your Use of SDR with Chronic Pain and with Other Issues
This module presents your options going forward.
Unit 1 Using Your Other Tools - Perfecting Your Practice