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Are you living with relentless pain?

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:

  •   only ever been prescribed pain medication with no other direction.
  •   only been offered surgery as a sole strategy.
  •   lost the ability to focus on anything BUT the pain.
  •   felt like you are struggling to find control.
  •   been avoiding the things or the people you love because of the pain
  •  been expending too much energy finding ways to avoid pain

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 Transformation level Membership

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.

Why a membership model?

Where other memberships typically sell a subscription to a product [think Netflix, Nike, Costco, 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'  (Lorimor Moseley). 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!

Want to take a look around? Take a tour here.

The evolving landscape of pain research 

is exposing the inadequacies in our current methods

for addressing chronic pain, calling for innovative solutions

What The Change Pain Academy

Experience IS

  • A transformational community.
  • A positive, supportive space where people grow and thrive.
  • A structured process meant to change your pain based on proven strategies backed by the latest pain research.
  • A committed online space. A space where you pledge to show up and put in the work.
  • A place of hope.

What The Change Pain Academy

Experience Is Not

  • This is not a 'one and done' solution, where the magic pill cures all. 
  • This is not a content 'dump' void of cohesion or strategy.
  • This is often not a linear transformation, there will be bumps and setbacks along the way.
  • This is not a quick fix, but rather a journey of growth and awareness.
  • It is not a guaranteed fix but it is a path to recovery and recovery looks different for everyone.

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!

Michelle Y



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.

John C



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!!!!!

Barb T

Community Mentor

Deana Tsiapalis

I've been in Health and wellness for over 30 years and have served those living in chronic and acute pain for over 12 years as a certified Wellness coach specializing in pain, podcaster and Remedial 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 Transformation Academy Members Get Access To:

  • Learn how to do the investigative work to address pain from many different angles.
  • Learn broader pain concepts that address the whole of you...your thoughts, beliefs, values, emotions and patterns.
  • Learn broader pain strategies to help life with pain to be more liveable, more rewarding and purposeful.
  • Instant access to our growing library on sleep, nutrition, mindfulness, communication, intimacy, summits and more.

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.

Learn what you need, when you need, from wherever you want.

  • Ask questions, get answers
  • Celebrate each other's wins
  • Connect and create meaningful relationships
  • Foster a sense of safety and inclusiveness as we grow and evolve together

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 Coaching sessions, Q & A's, Goal Setting sessions and Member Mixers too.

  • Implement and practice new skills as we build new neuropathways
  • Expand capabilities
  • Challenge harmful beliefs, thoughts and patterns
  • Set goals
  • Explore values and get back to living with them
  • Rediscover your strengths and inner wisdom as powerful guides

Live Coaching, q & A sessions with deana

Coaching is THE most impactful component for keeping you on your path to improving your lived experience with pain. It not only helps to propel you forward but supports you when you fall back.

Need tailored advice and feedback on your path to a life well lived? 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.

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! Every Thursday I offer Voxer support for a quick check in, questions or to acknowledge your wins!

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 Transformation Level Of

The Change Pain 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 monthly pricing for as long as you remain a member.

Transformation Membership


  • Full access to our learning path, our growing library, challenges, summit content, workbooks and more
  • Full access to coaching, Q & A's , live Voxer support, and our amazing Cwtch community
  • Recurring payment, cancel anytime with just two  easy clicks

Frequent Asked Questions

How is the membership delivered?

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.

I've tried everything. How will this program actually help me?

Scans, prodedures, pills, physiotherapy...you've tried them all. If you've never been taught the fundamentals of pain, where it comes from or been coached through the process of change, then you are missing the most important parts of the equation. In the Change Pain Academy we meet you where you are now and build out skills and strategies to help you get back to a life well lived, despite the pain. 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).

How is this different than Curable?

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.

Will I be able to rid myself of the pain with this program?

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. Improvement looks different for everyone.  I can confidently say this... if you are willing to do the work, you will learn a whole lot about yourself and your pain as you work towards less 'warring' with the pain and more contentment.

What does a coach actually do to help me with my pain?

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 improving life with pain, changing behaviours changes pain.  Coaches are architects of change. Click here to see what a pain coach actually does.

What if my pain won't allow me to keep up with the content?

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.


It seems you're offering a lot for $27/mo. How can you afford to do that?

$27/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 $39/mo. by summer 2024.

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 Transformation level of 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.

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