Dial Down Your Pain – Free Pain Support Group

For people living with persistent pain who are aware of a link between pain and stress levels.

Pain Support Group

This free pain support group offers a community space for people to share their experiences whilst learning more about pain and trying out effective tools to help manage pain. It will suit people living with chronic/persistent pain who are aware that their pain is affected by their stress levels and vice versa.

Pain Specialist, Beth Cox, will explain pain to help reduce people’s anxiety and stress levels. She will be sharing pain management tips and techniques based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

The group is being held at The Swansea Wellbeing Centre as well as online. Each session is stand-alone, people can attend more than one session.


11 am -12 pm
(in person and online)

Sat 24th Feb
Sat 16th March
Sat 13th April
Sat 11th May
Sat 15th June


This Course is offered for adults over 18 in Neath, Port Talbot and Swansea.

The Regional Health and Social Care Board are supporting this project.

The Swansea Wellbeing Centre CIC wish to acknowledge and thank the Board.

Why I’m offering this support group

I’ve had back issue for more than twenty years.

At times my back was so bad that my legs gave way from under me.  The pain and knock on affects worn me down, I was unable to do things I loved. 

My world began to shrink, I became less active and found myself avoiding seeing friends and going out.  It felt like my pain was all consuming.

My back was on my mind all the time, if I wasn’t in a flare-up, I was worried about what I was doing, in case it caused a flare-up. 
It ruled my life. 

I was in a constant battle with my body.  I was so frustrated as my body was always letting me down and stopping me from fully enjoying life.

Beth Cox

I was in a dark place with pain, so I was prepared to I try anything and everything, but nothing fixed me. Lots of things helped a bit but I was looking for the magic solution.

That was until I learnt about changing my mindset.  I learnt that the only way to dial down my pain was to stop being fearful of it and to stop being in battle with it. This hasn’t been easy but I’ve learnt lots fo different tools  that have help me to shift my mindset. I have learnt ways to begin befriending my body and to start listening to what my body was trying to tell me. This was the turning point where I stop trying to fix my body and instead learnt ways to live unburdened by the pain.

I found that a combined approach of both movements and changing my thoughts and feelings around pain worked best for me.  I started to trust my body again, I had more energy and motivation to investigate what else could help. 

I totally geeked out on the latest pain science research, so I could understand what was happening physically in my body.  I also got heavily into exploring how our nervous system works and how stress levels have a massive impact on how we managed my pain.

My life started to open up again, after years of paying the price of doing too much ‘fun stuff’ I was able to get back to doing things I love.

In 2018 I completed a marathon walk (26.2 miles, 42 kilometres) for charity.
I can go kayaking around the coast and enjoy a night out dancing without worrying about how I’d feel the next day.  This year I’ve even started cycling to work.

I’m sharing some of what I’ve learnt in these support groups.

After over 10 years of working as a yoga therapist, I have supported many people to release tension and improve their movement.  I’ve suggested books to read and videos to watch to find out more about pain science, but I’ve realised not everyone can take in some of these big ideas. I’ve learnt that when people get to experience these ideas viscerally, by feeling changes in their body, the information is easier to digest, it becomes absorbed deeply in their body as well as their mind.

I’ve designed these sessions not only as a place to share your experiences with others but also to share some of these ideas in a way that’s easy to understand.  For me, hearing about the ideas was only half of the story, testing them gave me hope that I could change my mindset and it would help me to manage the physical pain. 

If your curious to learn more join me at one or more of the support group meetings.


11 am -12 pm
(in person and online)

Sat 24th Feb
Sat 16th March
Sat 13th April
Sat 11th May
Sat 15th June


This support group is accessible to all

We’ll be sitting in chairs.
There are 3 steps to get into the room we’re in.
If you’re joining us online you’ll need to be able to access Zoom.

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