Health Professional

Here are some of the questions we get asked about the SIRPA Approach and our honest answers.

Our approach to resolving chronic pain is ground-breaking and supported by academic research, but it’s not right for everyone. So we’ve done our best to provide enough information below to help you make the best decision for yourself.

1) "Is the Introductory course mandatory for health professionals interested in going on to do the Practitioner training?"
Yes. A discount is offered to people who decide to continue on to do the full course, but the introductory course allows individuals to to dip a foot in to see whether this approach is something they feel they would like to integrate into their own work, before signing up for the full practitioner training.
9) "How do I book onto a course?"
To book on the Introductory course, click this link.
2) "I’m not a health care professional. Can I still come on the programme?"
If you work in the health or fitness industry and work with people who have chronic health problems or work in the field of stress-management, then the knowledge of this concept and how to approach clients with something that could change their lives, could be hugely beneficial. If you feel your work could be enhanced by being on this course and you have a recognised professional qualification and are insured and regulated by your professional body, then you can sign up for this course.
3) "Is the SIRPA Training Certified?"
The course offers CPD hours/days and individuals will receive a certificate of attendance after each section of the training.
4) "What if I live outside the U.K.?"
The course is now online and provides continual professional development, so there is no reason that you cannot purchase the course, wherever you live.
5) "Is there any pre-work or anything I need to do prior to starting the program?"
Prior to purchasing the training, especially the full practitioner training course, we would recommend you will benefit more if you have a basic level of understanding of the concept of stress-induced conditions. There is a book list of suggested reading on the Additional resources page.
6) "Do you offer payment plans?"
Thinkific is the platform on which the training is hosted and they do offer payment plans.
7) "Is tuition refundable?"
A 100% money-back guarantee within a month of the start of the course is available if you feel the course has not delivered on its promise to you. Having said that, the information on this website and in these FAQ is available in order for you to be sure this course is right for you before you book. If you have any doubt at all, in order not to waste your time and ours, please contact the course organiser, Georgie Oldfield MCSP on prior to booking to discuss any reservations you might have.
8) "What are the benefits of the programme?"
The learning outcomes are on the SIRPA Practitioner Training Course page, but most importantly this course will help you make an even more positive impact on your client’s health and wellbeing and therefore their lives as a whole. It will provide you with the understanding and tools to allow you to help your patients/clients recover from chronic pain, not just manage it.
9) "How do I book onto a course?"
To book on the Introductory course, click this link.
9) "Who is the SIRPA training programme for?"
Any health professional (mental health or physical) or coach who is interested in learning how to help their clients who have chronic health conditions recover.