Explain Pain

By Dr David Butler & Prof Lorimer Moseley

Solid evidence now shows that understanding why we hurt will help us heal.  The NOIgroup from Adelaide are leading the world in helping people follow a scientifically-based route to recovery from pain. Read this brilliant book, arm yourself with knowledge and use the Protectometer Handbook each day to follow a scientific route to recovery. Buy your copy at

The Explain Pain Handbook: Protectometer

By GL Moseley & DS Butler

The Explain Pain Handbook brings the latest in pain science into a great book and introduces the ‘Protectometer’ – a ground breaking pain treatment tool many people have used at WHRIA to help regain their lives from pain. Head to NOIgroup website to buy your handbook and start today.

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Mindfulness for Health: A practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing.

By Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman

Based on a unique meditation programme developed by Vidyamala Burch to help her cope with the severe pain of spinal injury. Taught around the world, including Sydney – this programme has helped tens of thousands of people cope with pain, illness and stress.

The eight-week programme at the heart of this book takes just 10-20 minutes per day. You’ll be surprised by how quickly your suffering melts away, leaving behind a deep-seated love of life. Included CD.

Forgive yourself, and then everyone else.

By John Eden & Tanya Wollstein

Healing past hurts can help you move forward. This easy to read booklet written by WHRIA psychologist Tanya Wollstein and Dr John Eden is free to download. Head to our Health Information page and look under ‘F’

Mental Stillness. A beginner’s guide to meditation.

By John Eden

This easy to read booklet written by WHRIA’s John Eden is free to download. Head to our Health Information page and look under ‘M’

Why Pelvic Pain Hurts. Neuroscience Education for Patients with Pelvic Pain

By Adrian Louuw, Sandy Hilton and Caroline VanDyken

The more you know about pain, the better off you’ll be. This book teaches you the truth about your pelvic pain: what it is, how the brain and nervous system collaborate to create pain, and how you can finally find relief. From or Amazon ($20)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. A woman’s guide to identifying and managing PCOS

By Assoc Prof. John Eden

What does a diagnosis of PCOS really mean? WHRIA’s Assoc Prof John Eden, women’s health and hormone expert, identifies the causes, dispels the myths, and explains how to manage this silent epidemic.

You can purchase a copy at WHRIA reception or by emailing

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Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain

By Dr Susan Evans with Deborah Bush QSM

An easy-to-read book to help you manage your pain and live well with pelvic pain. Also for your family so they can understand. It explains about surgery, fertility and includes stories from other girls and women with endometriosis.

Book can be purchased at WHRIA reception or via emailing

Free eBook – Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain

By Dr Susan Evans with Deborah Bush QSM

An e-booklet for women, girls and families. Download this free introduction to some of the commonest types of pelvic pain, a summarised version of the full book. Share with family and friends.


Mindfulness for Health: The Body Scan Meditation

By Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman

Eight tracks to guide you through whole body and mind relaxation, via mindfulness. Stream online, or download to your smart phone for easy daily listening.

Techniques for Relaxation of the Body and Pelvic Floor Muscles

By Dr Patricia Neumann

Specific audio instruction for women and men on how to relax your pelvic floor muscles to reduce pelvic pain, and is most helpful when used with professional guidance from a pelvic floor physiotherapist. Contains a longer whole body and pelvic floor muscle relaxation with breathing exercises, a shorter track focused on pelvic floor muscle relaxation for daily practice. The CD and Download each come with a user information booklet, specific for women and men and can be purchased at The Pelvic Floor Clinic.

Useful Websites

Tame The Beast

Pain scientists are starting to think differently about pain and its causes. And they’re making exciting discoveries…This great new website explains via cute videos, how to use the latest neuroscience in your everyday life to reduce your pain. Follow this up with the Permission to Move online program

ACI Pain Management Network

The Agency for Clinical Innovation has developed an amazing collection of information in all formats: videos, downloads, networks, links and more.

The website is designed to help you gain a better understanding of your pain. The site contains information to enable you to develop skills and knowledge in the self-management of your pain in partnership with your healthcare providers.

My Chronic Pain Journey

eCentre Clinic

The eCentre Clinic is specialist research clinic and a not-for-profit initiative of Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. State-of-the-art free online treatment Courses for people with symptoms of worry (GAD), panic, social anxiety (Social Phobia), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), stress, depression, low mood and other health conditions including chronic pain. They offer FREE access to these treatment courses via participation in clinical trials, throughout the year.

EndoActive Australia & NZ

EndoActive helps women and girls with Endometriosis by empowering them with knowledge and information. They are passionate about gathering and sharing evidence-based research, and connecting women and girls with endo.

Endometriosis Australia

Endometriosis Australia is a nationally accredited charity that endeavours to increase awareness about endometriosis in Australia, provide education, and help fund endometriosis research.

Endometriosis Australia strives to build strong relationships with existing endometriosis support networks throughout the country.

Jean Hailes For Women’s Health

Jean Hailes is Australia’s leading and most trusted women’s health organisation, and contains a wealth of information, including endometriosis, PCOS, menopause, pelvic floor and more, for patients and health professionals.

Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia

Full of useful information for women, men, teens, health professionals about pelvic pain, including research; events; books; links and more.


Bliss is an Australian website with a holistic approach to women’s sexuality, sexual wellness and menstrual health. Founded by Jodie, a sexologist, Bliss’ mission is to help women, and those that love them, to tap into pleasure, explore their sexual selves, whatever their age, sexuality, health or relationship status without taboo or shame. Products include the Ohnut for painful penetrative sex, toys for pleasure as well as Australian made eco-menstrual products. Books include a wide selection to suit everyone, including sex after 60, anal sex and self-sexual healing. Ask your WHRIA practitioner for the link to the WHRIA exclusive collection and a 15% discount code. You can book a confidential online sex education session with Jodie via the website.

Last updated: 16 February 2021

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