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Unlearning Pain w/ Dr. Howard Schubiner

Reverse chronic pain : Unlock neuroscience insights and master practical, effective therapies.

Get started with this comprehensive online 12-hour course including 31 chapters. Learn from Dr. Howard Schubiner, a preeminent expert in chronic pain therapy, who has helped thousands of patients and conducted extensive research on treating chronic conditions.

Use the latest Science on Pain

Learn about robust scientific evidence that underpins the techniques presented in the course.

Enhance your Competency

Develop a deep sense of confidence in treating chronic pain patients through practical and experienced led training.

Change Your Paradigm

Experience a transformative shift in how you perceive mind-body syndromes, fostering a more humane and patient-oriented approach.

Reduce Fear, Reduce Pain

Learn to recognize and mitigate the impacts of fear on the brain and body, leading to more effective pain treatment strategies.

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About the Training

Instructor: Dr. Howard Schubiner, MD

Class Length: 31 video chapters (12 hours)

Category: Neuroscience, Therapy, Education

Topics Covered: the nature of pain, predictive processing, neural circuit disorders, chronic pain assessment, pain reprocessing therapy (PRT), provocative testing, graded exposure, the nature of emotions and their relationship to pain, emotional expression and awareness therapy (EAET).



Medical student

“This training allowed me to get rid of the fear of pain, the fear of illness and injury. I’m off medications, and my life-long allergies are gone! The training provided me with practical strategies to unlearn my own pain, and gave me concrete tools to help people towards a pain-free life. I also loved the very human, kind, and practical aspects of the training."

Yvo Mentens
Yvo Mentens
Feldenkrais Candidate Trainer

Learning with Dr. Howard Schubiner had a profound impact on my practice and my personal history with chronic pain. He not only has a “no-nonsense”, evidence-based approach, but he is also one of these rare passionate and practicing scientists who is always available for questions and in-depth comments. I really look forward to learning from him again.

Workshop Leader, Executive Coach, Mediator and Author

All in all very thorough. I'm already working with what I learned.


The training added new competencies, reinforced knowledge, and has been very stimulating. I could integrate the experience immediately in my daily work, and my learning will go on for a while with these new protocols.

Feldenkrais practitioner

This training had both a personal and a professional impact for me.


Who is Dr Howard Schubiner?

You will learn from Dr. Howard Schubiner, who was included in the 2003-2004, 2005-2006 and 2007 lists of the Best Doctors in America. He has authored over 60 publications in scientific journals and books and is the founder of the Mind-Body Medicine Program at Providence Hospital. He has created a program that uses cutting-edge psychological techniques that have had a profound impact on the practice of countless doctors and clinicians, not to mention patients with chronic pain. 


This course is for you :

Individuals with Chronic Pain

Having tried numerous treatments with little success, you are eager for solutions that address pain beyond mere management—seeking a path to live pain-free and understanding the role of stress in your susceptibility to chronic conditions.

Healthcare Professional

You frequently encounter patients with chronic pain and seek advanced, non-invasive, and non-medication-based treatment options to enhance patient care.

Pain Management Specialist

You specialize in pain management, you are frustrated with traditional models of pain management, or you are simply searching for innovative strategies. 

Mental Health Practitioner

Recognizing that pain is both a physical and psychological issue, you seek new therapeutic tools to bridge this gap for your clients.

Feldenkrais Practitioner

Many of your clients suffer from chronic pain or conditions, and you’re looking to deepen your psychological, theoretical, and practical understanding of chronic pain to enhance your Feldenkrais practice.

Physical Therapist

Although well-versed in the implications of pain, you need effective methods to reverse its effects when it becomes chronic.

Interested in Pain

You are keen to understand pain, or seeking to master techniques that enhance life quality through scientific and practical approaches.

Wellness Coach

Committed to enhancing your clients’ overall well-being, you need science-based techniques to effectively address the chronic pain many of your clients experience.

Medical Student

Preparing for a healthcare career, you are especially interested in specializing in chronic pain management and wish to integrate the newest practices into your future work.


  • Describe the Role of the Brain

    It's crucial to understand but also learn to explain how the brain generates pain and how neuroplasticity can be a double-edged sword in the case of chronic pain.

  • Identify Causes of Pain

    Understand the possible psychosomatic origins of pain and clearly distinguish between neural circuit disorders and structural disorders.

  • Perform Neural Circuit Testing

    Assess whether a condition is perpetuated by maladaptive neural circuits and perform neural circuit testing to show that neural pathways can be turned on or off.

  • To Empower Through Education

    By implementing clear and compassionate methods to understand neural circuit disorders, you’ll provide a compelling and clear explanation of these conditions. This foundational knowledge is the first step toward a better life.

  • Initiate the Healing Process

    The course offers you training in science-based therapies like Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT) and Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET).

  • And So Much More

Howard Explains
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Definition: Structural pain refers to pain that is directly linked to physical damage. Examples include broken bone, torn tissu, infection, disease, etc.

How it Works: Pain acts as a danger signal to protect you. The pain signal brings your awareness to a threat in the internal or external environment - this is plays a critical role in survival.

Non-Structural (covered in this course)

Definition: Non-structural (or neuroplastic) pain persists without clear identifiable physical cause. Most chronic pain or syndroms fall into this category.

How it Works:
Non-structural pain can act as a signal that is learned rather than directly caused by physical harm. This type of pain may develop through conditioning, where the brain learns to associate non-threatening stimuli with pain due to past experiences or emotional responses.


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Chronic Conditions this course can help address :

Anxiety / chronic abdominal pain and spasms / chronic arm or leg pain* / chronic back pain and spasms* / chronic neck pain / chronic tendonitis / repetitive strain injury (RSI) / complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) / depression / dizziness (including PPPD & MmDS) / face pain* / fibromyalgia / insomnia / brain fog / irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) / painful bladder syndrome (interstitial cystitis) / pelvic floor dysfunction / POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) / temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) / tension and migraine headaches / post-concussion syndrome / tinnitus (ringing or distortion in the ears) / burning mouth syndrome / vulvodynia / coccydynia / some people with neuropathic pain / trigeminal neuralgia and other neuralgias / post-exertional malaise and chronic fatigue (ME/CFS) / some people who are told their chronic pain is due to Hypermobility Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS) / conversion disorders / functional neurological disorders / plantar fasciitis/foot pain.


The Stories

Dr. Howard Schubiner has helped countless patients towards a pain-free life. Here are a few stories from his website: patients describing their journey through chronic pain and recovery.

Connie - Severe back pain

In February of 2007, after living with severe pain for over 4 yrs, I found Dr. Schubiner and his Mind Body Program.

In the last four years I have had several diagnostic tests, including 2 MRIs, a CT scan, a discogram, and a nerve conduction test. I was told I have 3 bulging discs, spinal stenosis which was impinging on my sciatic nerve and degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, and radiculopathy. I tried physical therapy but it didn’t help.

After all these tests and diagnoses, I was still in pain and nothing had changed. My family doctor referred me to a pain clinic because the medications she felt comfortable prescribing worked no better than candy. At the pain clinic, I was placed on oxycontin and was referred to a back surgeon for repair of my sciatic nerve.

After the surgery, the sciatic pain was relieved but the lower back pain became more and more intense. I tried every other therapy that existed. I had at least a dozen injections in my spine. I even had a rhizotomy (a procedure that involves sticking a probe into the medical branch nerve and literally frying it at a high temperature to kill the nerve temporarily), but nothing seemed to work, I spent thousands and thousands of dollars and my pain was only worse.

I decided to take Dr. Schubiner’s TMS workshop and it SAVED MY LIFE!! After one workshop my pain in my lower back and leg was completely GONE for the first time in over 4 years. Before I took this program, I read the reviews from other people who had taken the course and I was so skeptical. But I wanted to be cured so bad I would have tried anything at that point. I really need to tell you that this program is for real.

Joanie - Sacro-iliac pain

I have played competitive soccer for about 10 years now. I started playing when I was 7. I suffered a back/hip injury about five years ago that never seemed to heal. I didn’t take any time off and the pain would flare up now and then. Sometimes the pain was so bad that I had to be taken out of the games because I could barely run or strike a ball. I never would know when the pain would hit because some days I would be fine but others I would suffer. I would take pain relievers before and after games just as a precaution. My father is a physician so through the years I have been to several orthopedic doctors, sports medicine doctors, different physical therapists, chiropractors and other specialists. All the medical tests came back normal.

Howard Schubiner was the only physician that I saw who asked me how I slept at night. I have had trouble falling asleep ever since I can remember. I also had trouble staying asleep and would wake up almost every night in pain and discomfort. I never put the two together: my pain and the problems with sleeping. The workshop made me realize a lot about myself. I realized that the pain I felt was tied up with the anxiety I felt every night before I went to bed, especially if I had a big soccer game or tournament coming up or had other stressors like boy problems, exams, college visits, etc. Your meditation tape really helped me to relax before going to bed.

I am relatively pain-free now and I love it! I am back to playing soccer like my old self again which is cool. I have been recruited to play Division 1 college soccer next fall and now I am not afraid and I do not have doubts that I can do it because I have learned to conquer the pain that had affected my soccer for so long.

Marla - Fibromyalgia

Some days I would feel better than others. I was told there was no cure and that I would have to learn to cope with pain and to maintain myself as much as possible, which would determine my daily quality of living.[…] I had several losses and events that would become very important characteristics of my identity. However, I now see that I chose to hang on to my pain as some type of security.[…]
Then one day I saw on a segment of the noon local news a new treatment offered by The Mind Body Medicine program of Dr. Schubiner. The segment said that people with pain and particularly fibromyalgia were finding relief through journaling.[…] I knew that if I went through with this, it meant a commitment to ‘lay down my pain;’ my emotional pain. I had suffered enough and carried a consuming load for too long. I wanted to rid myself of my agonizing physical pain and learned I had to release my hurts and sadness as well. […]
Through the writings, the self-discovery, the meditation CD, I am in a much different place now. The cell doors of my imprisonment of pain have opened and I am practically pain free.


The Science

Dr. Howard Schubiner and his collaborators have conducted extensive research on chronic pain and therapies used in the treatment of chronic pain. Here are a few of their findings.


The Boulder back pain study: a majority of people with chronic back pain were able to become pain-free using Pain Reprocessing Therapy

Key Findings:
•The study demonstrates that PRT can significantly reduce pain intensity and disability in patients with chronic back pain compared to placebo and usual care.
•Results indicate that the benefits of PRT are not only statistically significant but also clinically meaningful, suggesting an improvement in the quality of life for the participants.
•The study highlights the potential of PRT as a non-invasive, cost-effective treatment alternative that addresses the cognitive and emotional aspects of pain perception.

A study showing that the vast majority of people with chronic neck and back pain do not have actual structural abnormalities causing the pain

Key findings:

  • The diagnostic approach developed identified that a significant majority (88.3%) of patients with chronic back or neck pain (CBNP) had primary/nociplastic pain, contrasting with the conventional understanding that most cases are secondary to specific physical causes.
  • Patients with primary pain exhibited distinct characteristics such as sensitivity to light touch, spreading pain, and pain exacerbation with stress, suggesting underlying central sensitization and functional conditions.
  • Psychological factors such as depression, anxiety, and pain catastrophizing did not significantly differ between patients with primary and non-primary pain, indicating a need for treatments targeted specifically to primary pain, such as pain neuroscience education and emerging psychological therapies.

Emotional Awareness and Expression therapy was more effective than cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain in US military veterans

  • Emotional awareness and expression therapy (EAET) highlights the role of the central nervous system and emotional processing in chronic pain treatment.
  • EAET demonstrated large effect size advantages over CBT in reducing pain severity, with a notable proportion of patients experiencing substantial pain reduction, indicating its potential as a promising treatment option for chronic musculoskeletal pain.

In-depth Lectures

Concrete Case studies

Clear Partner Practice Guidelines

Extensive Clinical Resources

Essential Mnemonic Sheets

Extended Readings & Key Resources

Helpful Subtitles in English & French

Certificate Upon Completion

14 day refund policy

Unlearning Pain w/ Dr. Howard Schubiner


Don’t just manage pain
—learn to unlearn it.

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About the course

You will learn to:

  • Describe the role of the brain in chronic pain;
  • Describe which disorders are clearly caused by neural circuit disorders, and which are caused by structural disorders;
  • Perform neural circuit testing in the assessment of chronic pain;
  • Explain neural circuit disorders to patients and clients in a clear and compassionate manner;
  • Refer patients to appropriate resources in the treatment of chronic pain;
  • Initiate treatment using pain reprocessing therapy (PRT) and emotional awareness and expression therapy (EAET).


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