Finally, a transformative
community exclusively for chronic pain warriors!
Bridging the gap between you and your Doctor with advanced self-care management techniques, coaching and mentorship so you can regain control and improve your quality of life.
Stop Me If Any Of These Ring True For You
You Are Not Alone
Approximately 30 - 40 % of our worlds population is living with ongoing pain. That is 2.3 - 3.0 billion (yes, that is with a 'b') people worldwide. That's almost 100 million people in the United States alone.
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) 'chronic pain is one of the most common reasons adults seek medical care, and is the reason for poor perceived health or reduced quality of life.'
But if you are living in chronic pain, you know this all too well.
Here's what we know to be true:
Chronic Pain Care Is broken
Our biomedical model is great for acute care but is woefully lacking in chronic care. From the lack of training in chronic pain treatment for our physicians to the insurance companies policies, chronic pain warriors are often left feeling judged, un-informed and lacking any clear direction.
Chronic pain is complicated
Pain is so much more than just damage to the tissues. In fact pain is a highly complex, multi-faceted, sophisticated system that is meant to protect and instigate healing. It just gets a little too protective and thus makes things complicated. We know that all pain is biological, psychological and social in nature. So why don't we treat it as such?
hit hard by the pandemic
With all of our biomedical technologies available to us, why is pain getting worse? The chronic pain community has been hit hard by the pandemic with pain on the rise which shows us just how important connections are in managing pain. Now more than ever we need a sense of community, of belonging, of purpose and reciprocity to guide us in recovery.
If you are living 'in the trenches' with chronic pain and you have:
Then it's time to get back to living...
We're here to tell you there is MORE...MUCH more to life with chronic pain!
There are options and strategies you can use for self care that work in tandem with your current protocol or beyond.
So you can gain back control and focus more on the joy of being.
The Change Pain Academy
Our Membership helps those who suffer with chronic pain learn to manage pain beyond the procedures and medications. We provide coaching, support and mentorship as well as teaching advanced self care management techniques so you can regain control and improve your quality of life...all inside an awesome community.
Clear direction through our Learning Path
Step by curated step we take you along a path of awareness, discovery and change as we work towards improving your lived experience with pain. Essentially we are putting you on a clear, strategic path forward. Who's in the drivers seat now?!
Curated content for life with chronic pain
We like to think of all of the content beyond the Learning Path as everything you wanted to ask your Doctor but don't get the opportunity to (everything else besides the med's, procedures and scans). Think meaningful movement, think intimacy, nutrition, the list goes on!
Inside the 'Cwtch' Community is where we congregate, where we lean into each other and where we celebrate our abilities and successes. Creating meaningful connections is a strategic part of your recovery. This space is for warriors by warriors!
Finding meaning and purpose in helping others along their pain journey through the act of reciprocity. Where empowering others helps to empower you. At Pain 2 Possibilities and The Change Pain Academy it is a big part of our model of change.
There are as many things that amplify pain as there are that dial it down. First step is to believe that it's possible.
Why a membership model?
Where other memberships typically sell a subscription to a product [think Netflix, Nike, Burger King (yes, it's true)] our membership community has been designed to be both nurturing and transformational. Our membership model encompasses curated content for the chronic pain warrior, a clear path forward with our Learning Path and coaching and community to help you learn and implement the skills necessary to dial down your pain. But this takes time, patience, guidance and a whole lot of support. We do this first through our Learning Path which takes you from a place of overwhelm to action, from confused to curious, step by curated step.
What happens inside the membership?
Pain is a process and so too is the path to recovery.
First we explore where you are now, what you know about pain and how your life is affected by it. Then we start your learning path with understanding the science of pain...because understanding pain changes pain. Group sessions and coaching are a key part of our membership community model to ensure you are moving along your learning path with know-how and support. Inside the membership is our awesome 'Cwtch' community for warriors by warriors. It is a safe place to connect, grow, get creative and celebrate abilities... plus much, much more!
What it is and what it isn't
What The Change Pain Academy
What The Change Pain Academy
Experience Is Not
What Others Say
"For years I have persevered through the ups and downs associated with pain. I have found my champions that help me through the healing and continue to seek out care that serves my needs the best. I carry on confidently navigating my way through the storms with many of the tools I have learned along the way. I now share this knowledge with others in this community which helps me to flourish too. It's such a 'win-win' situation!
Working with Deana I feel like I have gained not only a deeper understanding of my pain, where it comes from but most importantly how to best control it. I have also learned how to move safely through the pain and as a result am more confident with movement. Deana is passionate and knowledgeable about the complexities of chronic pain.
THANK YOU Deana. I enjoyed the group today. It is fantastic to connect with others who are truly invested in learning, growing and supporting each other along the way. And you are a ray of sunshine and hope! So grateful to have met you and so much more hopeful I will get my life back. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!
In The Making
'See a need, fill a need '
This is a quote from the movie 'Robots' I watched (over and over again) with my kids when they were little.
The chronic pain community is seriously under served. So I got to work to fill the gap!
I wanted to get this right...
so I have taken lots of time to do the work and the research to create this very special, truly unique space for those who live with persistent pain.
The Doors Open in...
You missed out!
Hi I'm Deana and I have been in Health and wellness for over 25 years and have served those living in chronic and acute pain for over 12 years as a certified Wellness coach specializing in pain, course creator and Pilates instructor.
I created The Change Pain Academy as a part of Pain 2 Possibilities so that we could have a profound impact on the lives of those living in chronic pain. It is my mission to change the care of chronic pain from within the chronic pain community, by the chronic pain community.
All Academy Members Get Access To:
Immediate access to our Learning path & Library
We start you off with the fundamentals inside our Learning path. More than just a resource, the Learning Path is the map to recovery and recovery looks different for everyone! You also have access to a growing library of content for you to dive straight into as soon as you join, from full courses on topics ranging from sleep to mindfulness, to workshops and more. We also have something for your loved ones or those who help care for you!
Learn what you need, when you need to, from wherever you want.
A thriving community of peers
Our Cwtch community is the heart of the Academy and the place to go for answers to your questions, to make meaningful connections, gain support or inspiration, or simply get to know other like minded chronic pain warriors.
We may be biased, but we happen to think our members are amazing with a wide range of skills and expertise. They make the Academy community an incredible resource to turn to 24/7.
And not only do we have our private forum - you can also connect with fellow crew members inside regular Co-working sessions, Coaching sessions, Q & A's, Support Huddles, Goal Setting sessions and Member Mixers too.
Live Coaching, q & A sessions with deana
Need tailored advice and feedback? No problem! Drop-in to one of our live Q&A sessions on Zoom and ask us non medical questions directly or come along to our monthly Q&A call where no question goes unanswered.
Can’t make the Q&A live? No worries, submit your question in advance and listen back on the replay!
And of course you can get answers to questions 24/7 inside our member-only forum. So you never need to wait long for support!
Checklists, workbooks, etc
We provide all the resources we can to help you implement what you learn and make managing your new skills sets as easy as possible. It's part of the coaching model that really helps you to move forward.
...All this and much more ONLY inside The Academy
Founding Member's Special Offer
The Change Pain Academy is just getting started.
As a Founding Member, you'll help set the tone and topics we cover.
And you retain this pricing for as long as you remain a member.
* Full access to content and community.
* Recurring payment - cancel anytime in just a few clicks.
* Hassle free 30 day money back guarantee.
All prices are in US Dollars
Frequent Asked Questions
The Academy membership is delivered through an online platform accessible through the internet. Live calls are held on Zoom. You will also receive emails from us too.
Scans, prodedures, pills, physiotherapy...you've tried them all. If you've never been taught the fundamentals of pain, how it works and where it comes from then you are missing the most important part of the equation. In the Change Pain Academy it is where we start from. Then we coach you through the learning curve that is pain and we do this all within an amazing community. Because pills don't teach skills. (we are not against medications we just focus on the skills part).
The biggest difference is our awesome community and the group work we do! It is the heart and soul of our program. Inside the community is where we lean into each other, prop each other up, get creative and celebrate each other's wins! It's where members mentor other members. We also offer opportunities to move together, get creative together and connect with members.
I wish I could give you a resounding 'yes' here but that would be unfair. The thing about chronic pain is that everyone's pain is different. Some will get pain relief, others will learn to bring their pain down enough so that the pain is just a white noise in the background. Recovery looks different for everyone but it is possible. I can confidently say this... if you are willing to do the work, you will learn a whole lot about your pain so that you can make informed decisions about your care.
One of the worlds leading pain researcher states repeatedly that a pain coach should be a part of your recovery. Why? Because when it comes to pain and recovery, changing behaviours changes pain. , Coaches are architects of change. Click here to see what a pain coach actually does.
There will definitely be days where your pain will prevent you from participating and that's ok.
You do not need to show up live, nor "do all the training" as it is released. I am just following a monthly schedule.
Those who want to participate "real time" will benefit from live calls and the energy of others focusing on a topic at the same time.
However, all content is recorded and available as training and resources on the membership platform. You can always access what you missed or revisit prior months' content.
$19.99/mo. is the Founding Member's price. (that's less than $1/day!) I am just getting started so I am rewarding those who join first with a great deal. The price will be at $29/mo. by summer 2023..
But moreover, the membership model provides a great way to serve a large community. If everyone pays a little, I can provide a lot of value.
You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee.
When you join The Change Pain Academy you are fully protected by our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
If you don't feel like you've received value and you decide you want to cancel any time within the next 30 days, just let us know and we'll send you a prompt refund. No hassles, headaches or hoops to jump through.
We're confident that you'll find The Change Pain Academy useful, and we won't make you beg or invoke any silly rules or conditions - if you're not satisfied within your first 30 days then we'll refund you without any fuss.