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Danyel Degenhardt,
Rethink Pain Workshop and Course

Dear Reader,

Do you want a self management tool that reduces pain and allows you to thrive with your health condition?

Not just get by, but truly master the pain and feelings you have? The best way to do that is to commit to learning and developing pain management skills from experts. Learning from someone who understands the science of pain, and who has lived through painful experiences themselves and came out the other side stronger for it.

I would love to teach you in person, but not everyone can come to Whakatane New Zealand. 

Living with melorheostosis and haemochromatosis, I know how pain can impact all areas of your life.

The tools and techniques that worked for me, I then used with my physiotherapy patients. What worked for my patients, I put together to create my Rethink Pain Course.

What you'll find in The Rethink Pain Course is the most high quality, evidence based self management tool from the best of what has helped me and my patients.

The Rethink Pain Course has over 30 high quality and easy to understand videos, with summary sheets to teach one simple self management tool.

The Pain Game: Pause, Assess, Improve, Nourish

I'm confident this simple game can change your life, that's why I back it up with a satisfaction guarantee. All of that is clearly explained on this page.

I've created something that's not rocket science. It's simply a way to Rethink your experience of pain and give you a a self management tool that stops pain when it happens.

When you have pain as a result of a condition or injury, it can affect you differently than pain from something like a simple ankle sprain. The content in this course can help you reduce flare-ups, decrease pain as it happens, and the price is set to be affordable for anyone impacted by pain. 

Here's Everything Included in the Rethink Pain Course

7 Modules with 3-4 videos in each section. The entertaining and informative videos are on average about 3-5 minutes long.

Easy to download so you can refer back to the lessons. You'll get detailed PDFs that have even more stories and evidence to back up what you have learned.

No matter if you use your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android or whatever device you prefer, the online training will look great and be easy to use.

Pain is serious, but that doesn't mean the education and tools to improve it have to be! When you bring a childlike curiosity into learning a new skill, it makes it much easier to learn and more enjoyable!

Danyel has created a safe and interactive environment to ask questions about your pain, and get advice. This support can make a big difference.

You get everything in these 7 modules. Immediately.

You will be introduced to the Rethink Pain Course and your instructor Danyel Degenhardt, as well as what to expect. You'll also learn the history of the course and how it can help.

Danyel starts off by teaching you about what pain is, and how it works from a neuroscience point of view. You'll learn how the brain is affected when you experience pain in a simple way using the Triune Model.

You will be introduced to The Pain Game and learn the first step, Pause. You'll learn how to be mindful when you experience pain and how to be mindful of your beliefs of pain. This can make a big difference to how you experience pain.

Many people have negative and harmful beliefs about what pain is, and you'll be taught how this can increase pain. Danyel will also demystify hypnosis, and provide you with a simple way to Assess to make sure your mind and body is safe.

"Doing nothing is doing something." Ignoring pain simply makes the pain loops stronger. You will learn that the key to Improve is doing something small, consistently. You'll also learn how to unlock your inner pharmacist and be provided a powerful technique to improve how you feel.

Research on gratitude shows that when you are grateful, it unlocks the powerful feel good hormone Serotonin. When you play The Pain Game, by the time you Nourish you've already Paused, Assessed and Improved how you feel. Danyel will teach you how simply being grateful for playing The Pain Game can make the effects more powerful.

To finish, you'll receive some examples of The Pain Game in action, Pain Game Pro Tips, and where to go from here.

This is NOT ...

This won't cure or fix your pain. The Pain Game is a self-management tool that provides an opportunity for you to improve how you feel. You still have to put the tool to use to get the results. 

Yes, you do get hours of videos. You also get real interaction with Danyel and our global community of students. We support and help each other because sometimes you need that little extra help, and that's OK.

This isn't like your old high school history class. No paperballs being thrown around either! Danyel has spent years researching how we learn and how to give awesome, engaging lessons. Imagine the knowledge of Bill Nye, the authenticity of Trevor Noah, and the humor of the late great Stan Lee!

Many physiotherapists, doctors, nurses, carers, psychologists, hypnotists and other health professionals have learned this education and have found their patient's outcomes improve. When health professionals join, this also helps to grow the expertise within our community because there are more experts to support you.

About the Instructor

Danyel was born and raised in central Canada, and then spent half is early adulthood in the East Coast. Here he got his Master's of Physiotherapy and met his soon to be wife Ashley.

They started their lives and Physiotherapy careers together in Northern Alberta, before moving across the world to New Zealand in 2015.

Danyel brought their two cats and dog from Canada, and they are all currently living in sunny Ohope Beach. Other than the Furbabies, Danyel and Ashley are excitingly awaiting their first child due in December 2019.

From an early fascination of the brain, Danyel was naturally drawn into hypnosis and its practical applications within his physiotherapy practice. 

He has developed his self-hypnosis skills to accomplish feats like one hour of Dan Jeon Ho, a horse riding stance with arms held overhead. This was for Danyel to get his Black Belt in Haidong Gumdo, a Korean sword martial art.

He runs the Whakatane Haidong Gumdo Club and has taken the Haidong Gumdo New Zealand Team to compete in South Korea for World Mulimpia in 2019.

A self-proclaimed geek, Danyel also loves comics, technology, and anything Marvel related.

More Than Just Pain Education

The Rethink Pain Course was carefully crafted to help people who are looking to manage pain from ongoing medical conditions and injuries. It's a collection of the most evidence based techniques for pain management, put together in a memorable way into the self management tool, The Pain Game.

You may think there's nothing you can do to stop your pain. Or perhaps feel you don't understand why your body would cause the pain it does. 

The Pain Game is a simple and effective way to take steps towards managing your pain, and your condition.

When you join, you'll also get the huge benefit of becoming a part of our community. People like you who are frustrated with their pain, and scared about what the future will hold. People who have improved their lives, as well as the ones who are working through it with you.

100% Money Back Guarantee

I understand that money is a concern when it comes to finding ways to heal and recover.

That's why there is a 100% refund within the first 30 days of joining.

Yes, I want to join the Rethink Pain Course now!

Frequently Asked Questions

The Pain Game is considered a self management tool.

Let's break down the term. It's considered self because it is 100% done by you, for your self. "You are not your own best therapist. You are your only  best therapist."

Management refers to managing how you feel. In this case it's pain. When you use the tool, it will help to manage and decrease your pain as it happens, and will reduce flare-ups by decreasing the sensitivity of your nervous system.

It's a tool because it's only as effective as the person using it. A hammer is a tool I can use to make some pre-made furniture once every couple months, and I can get reasonable results when I use it. However, a carpenter who trains daily and develops skills using the hammer, will be able to use that same tool to build a house.

The Pain Game is a self management tool that will empower you to improve how you feel, and develop pain management skills that will stay with you for life.

Danyel teaches you principles of pain management, and because of this the techniques will work for any kind of pain.

From experience, these principles work best for people who have pain resulting from long term medical conditions or injuries. That's because the pain is more linked to the sensitivity of the nervous system and brain than damage to tissues. 

That doesn't mean you can't use these principles to manage acute pain or to just live a happier, more comfortable life!

Over the years, many people with emotional pain from trauma or grief have asked if The Pain Game can help.

The International Association of the Study of Pain describes pain as "An aversive sensory and emotional experience..." 

If pain is both an emotional and sensory experience, then it's reasonable to think that techniques for the sensation of pain will also help with emotional pain.

The principles of mindfulness, challenging negative beliefs, neuroscience and showing gratitude may help with emotional pain.

It wasn't the intent of the education and I am not a mental health professional, so I'm not going to say it can help. However, I wish you great success if it does.

The Rethink Pain Workshop was used as a foundation to create the Rethink Pain Course. The content is much the same, but the online Course is provided in a very different way through short videos with Danyel speaking directly to you.

Over time, any updates that are made to the in person workshop are also made to the online Rethink Pain Course.

There is also more e-handouts to support your learning through the online Rethink Pain Course.


There are certain handouts that are provided within the Rethink Pain Course and Master Class that you can print and use with your patients as long as you keep in their original formatting and credit the Rethink Pain Course. Play the Pain Game with your patients and let us know how it helps!

A course specifically designed for Health Professionals is being developed for early 2020, and for more information you can email [email protected].

The simple answer is there are more opportunities to improve in the Rethink Pain Master Class.

The Rethink Pain Course was designed to provide accessible, high quality education at a low cost.

The Rethink Pain Master Class has dozens of more techniques to take your self management skills to the next level and is the best value.

In the Master Class you'll also get the bonus of our Rethink Pain Expert presentations!

Continue reading to find out more.

Do you want to stop your pain even faster?

For some people, The Pain Game is all they need because they already have some pain management skills.

What if you don't know many ways to Improve how you feel?

The Master Class has 30+ techniques that you can immediately begin to use during the Improve step of the Pain Game. Many of these techniques require little to no equipment, are quick, and you can use them anywhere!

This will help make it even easier and faster to get back to things in life that are important to you.


Here's Everything Included in the Rethink Pain Master Class

All the 7 Modules of the Rethink Pain Course is included in the Master Class. You'll learn about The Pain Game and how to apply it immediately.

Danyel professionally recorded his full 1 Day To Improve Workshop. Each technique has a video and a handout that goes along with it.

There are over 30 techniques to Improve how you feel, broken up into:

What is it?

How does it work?

How do I perform it?

Links to other resources and where to learn more about each technique are also included.

Yup. No matter if you use your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android or whatever device you prefer, the online training will look great and be easy to use.

Danyel's safe and interactive community can be used to ask questions about your pain, and get advice. This will be even more powerful because you can troubleshoot the new techniques you've learned from others who have used them!

Rethink Pain Experts

When you join the Master Class, you get access to the Rethink Pain Experts!

Danyel understands that he doesn't have all the answers. When he finds someone who is passionate about helping people manage their pain, he gets them to present to our community. 

You'll learn for experts like Neil Pearson, a physiotherapist and yogi who gave a presentation on preparing your body for movement, and James Hazlerig who presented on Laughnosis!

Want A Sneak Peak Of What's Inside?

Click on the videos below to watch the first couple videos that are included in the Rethink Pain Master Class.
You'll also see the full list of techniques and a preview of the handouts!

Video #3: Oxytocin

Video #4: Serotonin

"I look forward to inspiring you with my phenomenal collection of pain education videos and handouts. I know you're going to LOVE the Rethink Pain Workshop!"

Danyel Degenhardt
Founder Rethink Pain Workshop

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