Dr. Patrick Partington

Founder of Training Great Minds: Psychological skills training for clinicians and patients

About Dr. Patrick Partington

Dr. Pat Partington has spend 25 years working in the field of exercise rehabilitation from both physical and psychological perspectives. After realising that even the best rehabilitation programmes are ineffective at restoring a patient's health if they do not stick to it, he sought answers in the fields of psychology and sociology.

He completed a PhD in the study of exercise adherence to tackle this problem. In addition, he is qualified in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Neurolinguistic programming (NLP) and hypnotherapy. For 10 years, he has combined his specialist training to improve patients' mental well-being alongside their physical health. He has done so by using CBT and hypnotherapy for sufferers of chronic pain, anxiety and depression.

When working as a Senior Lecturer at the Anglo European College of Chiropractic (AECC), he set up his own training and development company - Training Great Minds! His dedication to providing practical help to those working in manual therapy and exercise medicine was rewarded with 3 Student Led Teaching Awards for scholarly development, practitioner development and professional development.

Pat's aim is to produce psychologically informed clinicians, be they chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, clinical exercise professionals or anyone else working in the field of pain management. His three specialist fields are pain control, treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and weight management.

He holds the following accreditations:

The British Association of Sport and Exercise Science: Accredited Exercise Scientist

The National Guild of Hypnosis: Train the Trainer status

The National Council for Hypnotherapy: Hypnotherapy Practitioner

The National Council for Hypnotherapy: NLP Practitioner

The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies: CBT practitioner

The British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine: General Course in Sports Medicine

The British Association for Cardiac Rehabilitation: Phase IV Instructor

The American College of Sports Medicine: Personal Trainer

The American College of Sports Medicine: Health and Fitness Instructor


This mindfulness for pain regime, will teach you to understand & manage pain with powerful psychological techniques such as mindfulness & cognitive restructuring

  180 students

A 3 course pain management bundle that will teach you how to target areas of the body that are experiencing pain & how to manage this pain & prevent from reoccurring in the future.


  66 students