Looks to me like CBT just with better branding.
It's an open label placebo controlled trial. In other words, the placebo recipients were told they would be injected with a saline placebo. So psychotherapy is better than being stabbed in the back with a needle? I know all the research on open label placebos and I'm highly skeptical of their use in this scenario and why they wouldn't have just used a sham therapy.
"Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT) has five main components: 1) education about the brain origins and reversibility of pain, 2) gathering and reinforcing personalized evidence for the brain origins and reversibility of pain, 3) attending to and appraising pain sensations through a lens of safety, 4) addressing other emotional threats, and 5) gravitating to positive feelings and sensations."
So basically they're repackaging all the alternative limbic retraining, Gupta DNRS, etc. How is this any different?
I tried DNRS - because why not. Did absolutely nothing as far as I could tell.
Seems like a great way to insist on CBT (by whatever name) despite all the evidence that shows it's useless for most of these things.
I don't suffer from severe pain and I'm open to different management techniques, but their incredibly good results make me incredibly suspicious.
I could go on, but I think it's a load of repackaged crap. Not even fresh crap.