Like many people, I struggled to manage my pain back in the early 1990s. I was lucky to get myself on a pain management programme which gave me the information, skills, tools but more importantly the confidence to manage my pain, myself.
Since 1997 I haven’t had the need to take any pain medication, simply because I still use the information from the programme.
Is it easy? Well it’s like most things, you have to work at it. I’m not an academic guy, but if I can do it, then I know others can as well.
The Pain Toolkit is a simple information booklet that could provide you with some handy tips and skills to support you along the way to manage your pain.
It is not meant to be the last word in pain self-management but a handy guide to help you get started. All you need is to be willing to read it and take on board some of the suggestions.
Well it’s for anyone really. Both for people living with persistent pain, their carers and also doctors and healthcare professionals.
As I warned readers on the front cover, I do use some bad language in the eBook, but to be honest I don’t know anyone who lives with pain, who doesn’t swear about having it.
What is it all about?
It is about my pain journey.
A bit about me leading up to having back pain, what I went through, struggling to manage the pain.
- Why one night I wanted to end my life
- Starting up and running a back pain support group
- Attending the INPUT Pain Management Programme
- How I learned how to make goals and actions plans
- Developing and running the ThinkBack programme
- How I started to write the Pain Toolkit booklet
- Joining the NHS & the Expert Patients Programme
- Running the Pain Toolkit concept after leaving the NHS
- How I completed my long-term goal and bought the Harley…
REMINDER: Throughout the eBooklet you will see some underlined text in pale red. These links to other website resources.
The Enlightenment was an age of endeavors, with Britain consumed by the impulse for grand projects undertaken at speed. Endeavour was also the name given to a collier bought by the Royal Navy in 1768. It was a commonplace coal-carrying vessel that no one could have guessed would go on to become the most significant ship in the chronicle of British exploration.
The first history of its kind, Peter Moore’s Endeavour: The Ship That Changed the World is a revealing and comprehensive account of the storied ship’s role in shaping the Western world. Endeavour famously carried James Cook on his first major voyage, charting for the first time New Zealand and the eastern coast of Australia. Yet it was a ship with many lives: During the battles for control of New York in 1776, she witnessed the bloody birth of the republic. As well as carrying botanists, a Polynesian priest, and the remains of the first kangaroo to arrive in Britain, she transported Newcastle coal and Hessian soldiers. NASA ultimately named a space shuttle in her honor. But to others she would be a toxic symbol of imperialism.
Through careful research, Moore tells the story of one of history’s most important sailing ships, and in turn shines new light on the ambition and consequences of the Age of Enlightenment.
The Pain Toolkit Handbook provides:
- A simple and easy to understand guide to the Pain Toolkit tools and how best to use them for patients with pain
- Reflect about how you understand and use the tools
- Extra learning resources
Page 2....Meet Pete Moore
Page 3....Introduction to the Pain Toolkit handbook
Page 5....The Pain Cycle
Page 7....Tool 1 - Accept that you have persistent pain...and then begin to move on Page 8...Tool 2 - Get involved - building a support team
Page 9...Tool 3 - Pacing (activity management)
Page 10...Tool 4 - Learn to prioritise and plan out your days
Page 11...Tool 5 - Setting Goals/Action Plans
Page 12...Tool 6 - Being patient with yourself
Page 13...Tool 7 - Learn relaxation skills
Page 14...Tool 8 - Stretching & Exercise
Page 15...Tool 9 - Keep a diary and track your progress
Page 16...Tool 10 - Have a set-back plan
Page 17...Tool 11 - Team Work
Page 18...Tool 12 - is keeping it up...putting into daily practice the tools from 1-11.
Page 19...What three things have I learn’t from the handbook?
Page 20...Pain & Work
Page 21...Pain & Sleep
Page 23...Shared Action Plan
Page 26...Pain Toolkit workshops (health care provider and patient
Page 23...My Pain Toolkit notes space
Page 25...Recommended reading for health care practitioners and people with pain Page 26...Word Search
Page 27...More about Pete Moore and the motivational bit
Page 28...Recommended Twitter links
Page 29...Useful websites
A long-term back pain problem can be difficult to understand and manage on an everyday basis.
The Back Pain Toolkit is a simple information eBooklet that could provide you with some handy tips and skills to support you along the way to manage your back problem.
It is not meant to be the last word in back pain self-management, but a handy guide to help you get started.
All you need to be is willing to read it and take on board some of the suggestions.
The 12 Back Pain Tools
Tool 1 Accept that you have long-term back pain problem....and then begin to move on Tool 2 - Get involved - building a support team
Tool 3 - Pacing
Tool 4 - Learn to prioritise and plan out your days
Tool 5 - Setting Goals/Action Plans
Tool 6 - Being patient with yourself
Tool 7 - Learn relaxation skills
Tool 8 - Stretching & Exercise
Tool 9 - Keep a diary and track your progress
Tool 10 - Have a setback plan
Tool 11 - Team Work
Tool 12 - Keeping it up...putting into daily practice the tools 1-11
Young people and teenagers living with persistent pain
- Does pain stop you from doing the things you enjoy?
- Do you struggle to understand your pain?
- Do you want your pain to stop controlling you?
If any of these questions are true then this toolkit is for you!
My Pain Toolkit is a simple 28 page guide, that gives you some handy tips and skills to help you to understand and manage pain better!
“I loved the Pain Toolkit, it wasn't talking at me, but just giving me some tips and ideas that others have used to manage their pain.”
Endeavour is the story of a ship, an idea, and a way of looking at the world. It is grounded in the Enlightenment, an age of endeavors, with Britain consumed by the impulse for grand projects undertaken at speed. Endeavour was also the name given to a collier-a commonplace coal-carrying vessel-made of oak, bought by the Royal Navy in 1768. No one could have guessed it would go on to become the most significant ship in the chronicle of British exploration. As Charles Darwin wrote, Endeavour added an entire hemisphere to the civilized world when it carried Captain James Cook on his first major voyage, newly charting the existence of New Zealand and the eastern coast of Australia.
Endeavour also had a role in American history. During the battles for control of New York in 1776, she witnessed the bloody birth of the republic. As well as carrying botanists, a Polynesian priest, and the remains of the first kangaroo to arrive in Britain, she transported Hessian soldiers to American shores as well as Newcastle coal. NASA ultimately named a space shuttle in her honor. But to others she was a toxic symbol of empire, responsible for dispossession and disruption.
The first history of its kind, Peter Moore's Endeavour: The Ship That Changed the World is the epic telling of the ship's many lives. Using meticulous research, Moore tells the story of one of history's most defining sailing ships, and in turn shines new light on the ambition and consequences of the Enlightenment.