*****PLEASE NOTE: This CPD course was developed and is hosted within the UK and as such is covered under UK law.  Health professionals and coaches outside the UK who are interested in undertaking this CPD training must take responsibility themselves to ensure that they are eligible to undertake this online course, in line with their own country’s laws and regulations.*****

CPD Level 2 = 41 hours

Do you see clients whose lives are severely limited by chronic pain?

Would you like to help your clients do more than learn to manage their pain?

Would you like to become part of a growing network of respected professionals helping to change people’s lives forever using a pioneering approach to chronic pain?


Throughout the western world people suffer from severe pain which persists, despite current conventional and alternative treatments, often destroying lives and livelihoods. The impact of chronic pain in the western world is enormous, with the total costs associated with persistent pain in the US alone being about $600 billion a year.

Pain and the CNS

The acute pain of an injury is an unpleasant, but important, biological signal indicating tissue damage. However, we now understand that where there is no underlying physical disease, such as cancer or an auto-immune disorder, chronic pain is actually created by the central nervous system, rather than the bodily location where the pain is felt to be. The triggers for the brain to create or cause pain to persist are many and varied, but the adapted ‘stress’ response underlying this is unconscious and automatic and acts as a protective, or maladapted ‘fight or flight’ response.

SIRPA’s approach

SIRPA’s approach is based on this cutting edge concept and uses a self-empowering educational approach, as well as numerous self-empowering strategies to address the central nervous system directly, via its ‘software’ – the mind.  Pain science now shows that neuroplasticity allows us to change our neural pathways, therefore allowing individuals to take responsibility for their health, often with life-changing results.

Testimonial: “It’s great having such a competent and enthusiastic colleague in the UK” John E Sarno MD Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University School of Medicine and Pioneer in the field of Tension Myositis Syndrome (Stress -Induced Symptoms)

SIRPA’s mission:

SIRPA’s mission is to engage health professionals, educate them about the SIRPA approach to chronic pain and equip them with practical competencies necessary to shift their clients from living with pain to living without it.  Chronic pain is now the world’s leading cause of disability, affecting 20-30% of the global population. By cultivating a community of ambassador-clinicians for the emerging approach, SIRPA aims to dramatically reduce human suffering in the world.

What will your investment include?

This course is delivered via an interactive online programme packed full of videos, activities and with additional resources to support Practitioners as they begin integrating this approach into their own work. Included in the course will be:

  • The theory underpinning the neurophysiology of psychophysiological disorders
  • The many possible manifestations of a psychosocial cause
  • How to identify a psychophysiological disorder and what red flags to watch for
  • Client assessment – theory, observation and experiential practice
  • Understanding the treatment principles behind the SIRPA programme
  • Theory and experiential practice of self-empowering strategies used in the SIRPA programme
  • Supporting clients through their journey
  • Understanding possible barriers to sucess
  • Practical assignments between the modules
  • How to approach clients with the concept
  • Basic marketing tips and suggestions to reach out to a new audience

Additional resources available to SIRPA Practitioners after the course include membership of SIRPA which includes a number of benefits, you can read about these here. The membership is designed to support your ongoing professional development and will be discussed in more detail within the online Practitioner training. 

Testimonial: “A portable and comprehensive training that will benefit all practitioners looking to gain competence in this exciting field. The online format makes it easy for the trainee to learn at their own pace with continuous access to high quality training materials. This training will open your eyes to something that was there all along in your patients and consequently benefit them hugely in their healing journey” Dr Lizzie Croton, GP
Testimonial: "I have increasingly wondered over my years of clinical practice what the golden key would be for my patients to truly understand why they were developing their symptoms.  Having done the SIRPA practitioner course I feel like I have been given the gift of knowledge and understanding to guide them to the true cause of their pain and dysfunction.  To reveal how our emotions make themselves known, heard and felt in our bodies.” Jo Coulter, Physiotherapist

This course is for you if you are:

  • A Medical professional
  • A Mental Health professional
  • A Complementary therapist, or
  • A Health Coach

and you:

  • are looking to add value to your clients and practice
  • have a full professional qualification
  • are regulated by a respected professional body, and
  • have up to date professional indemnity insurance

N.B. If you are not sure whether you fit these criteria and would like to discuss how you might be able to meet SIRPA’s requirements, please do get in touch.

How will you benefit from completing this course?

You will:

  • Learn the wide ranging causes of stress-induced conditions and the variety of conditions which are often psychophysiological.
  • Learn to competently help clients identify and understand stressors, links and triggers and recognise how these relate to their pain and symptoms.
  • Learn to understand and demonstrate the appropriate use of treatment tools/techniques taught on the course and how to integrate these within your own work.
  • Learn to competently and compassionately encourage self-empowerment with patients and confidently support them on their journey.
  • Learn to recognise any risk factors and understand limitations and when to refer on a client who might be at risk.
  • Learn to be a leader in this ground breaking field – (SIRPA’s practitioner training was the first course worldwide to provide training for health professionals interested in integrating this approach into their work with their own clients.)
  • Become part of a growing group of professionals pioneering an exciting and often life-changing approach to chronic pain and making a real difference.
  • Be able to help your clients do more than just learn to manage their pain.
  • Gain a huge sense of job satisfaction by improving your patient outcomes.

The SIRPA approach is a rare example of a medical practise that has actually caught up with the leading edge of medical knowledge”. Adam Al-Kashi PhD, Thought Leader and  Relationship Centred Facilitator

What does the SIRPA Practitioner training provide?

  • Information via numerous resources to enable delegates to easily work through the course in their own time
  • Provides easy to follow guidance, from introducing the concept to clients, undertaking an in-depth  SIRPA assessment and supporting clients through their programme
  • Peer Support: Encourages interaction with peers during the course and afterwards in order to be able to question, share and support each other via a private forum 
  • Option for additional peer support from experienced SIRPA Practitioners
  • Access to 2 free months of SIRPA membership
  • The opportunity to access clinical supervision for additional support
  • The opportunity to progress and work towards becoming a licensed SIRPA practitioner
  • Downloadable worksheets and strategies for use with clients
  • Additional information available via links to a number of external, supportive resources to  ensure an in-depth and broad understanding of the concept and approach


By purchasing SIRPA's Level 2 Practitioner CPD course you are confirming that you are qualified as one of the following; a medical professional, mental health professional, complementary therapist or a health coach and you are currently regulated by a respected professional body and have up to date professional indemnity insurance.  SIRPA will not be held liable for anyone who undertakes this course who does not fit these criteria and all delegates must be working within their own scope of practise as accepted by their own professional body.  Any queries, please contact us.

*****PLEASE NOTE: This CPD course was developed and is hosted within the UK and as such is covered under UK law.  Health professionals and coaches outside the UK who are interested in undertaking this CPD training must take responsibility themselves to ensure that they are eligible to undertake this online course, in line with their own country’s laws and regulations.***** 


SIRPA is committed to your complete satisfaction with our services. If, for any reason, you are not entirely satisfied with our services, we offer a 100% money back guarantee which is available from 30 days after the first day of the course you attend. In the unlikely occasion that this does ever occur we will aim to gain an understanding of your reasons to request your money back, in order to continue to improve our services.

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About the instructor

Physiotherapist & Founder of SIRPA

Georgie Oldfield (MCSP)

Georgie Oldfield is the European leader in Chronic Pain Recovery, a physiotherapist by profession, in 2007 she went to america to learn from the pioneer in this field Dr John Sarno. Since then Georgie has hosted two international conferences, written a book which has over a thousand copies and helped hundreds of people recover from chronic pain in her private practice. She also founded SIRPA, a training organisation set up to support other practitioners to integrate this approach into their work.

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