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Past Webinars on Pain Management

Why Boundaries are Good Medicine for Pain and How to Set Them

Trauma and Chronic Pain with Madeleine Eames

Managing Anxiety in Chronic Pain with Madeleine Eames

Anxiety and pain go together, they have to. We are wired to pay attention to pain for protection, and this is going to create tension. Learn how to spot anxiety in mind and body and practice tools including breathing, to the calm the nervous system and calm the pain response.

Check it out: are you breathing? Do you breath-hold, or breathe in a short and shallow way? Our breathing patterns can tell us a lot about our nervous system, our anxiety and how we are relating to life and our pain.

Learn how changing your breathing pattern can affect your anxiety and pain experience and be ready for some deeper, relaxing practices.

Healthy Communication with Mary Ellen McNaughton

Do you have difficulty expressing what you need? Do you often feel unheard, misunderstood or invalidated?

Join us for this lively discussion on developing resilient, honest and assertive communication strategies for home, work or in the doctor’s office.

Why Pain Persists and What You Can Do with Dr. Lorimer Mosely

A conversation with pain scientist Prof Lorimer Mosely on the 4 cornerstones of healing, and more great information for healing chronic pain from one of the leading pain scientists and author of many books such as Explain Pain and the short animated film Tame the Beast. His Ted Talk Why Things Hurt has been watched almost a million times

Nutrition and Chronic Pain with Joelle Davidson, RD

Have you wondered about the connection between what you eat and managing pain? In this webinar we explore the pain-nutrition connection and how what you eat can be another tool for managing pain.

Understanding and Living With Our Pain with Keith Meldrum

A conversation with Keith Meldrum, international pain advocate. Keith is no stranger to living with chronic pain, which he developed after being involved in a car accident nearly 34 years ago. It was only in 2005, nearly 20 years following the accident, that he was diagnosed with neuropathic pain while receiving treatment from an interventional pain clinic.
Keith has been a champion for people living with pain. From 2012-2018, he was directly involved in Pain BC’s Board of Directors, serving as Vice Chair and Chair of Governance and Nominating Committee. Since 2018, Keith has led numerous presentations, webinars, and workshops both in Canada and internationally to increase understanding of persistent pain, while using his lived experience as an example for clinicians, researchers, and other people living with pain. In 2018, Keith became a founding member of the International Association for the Study of Pain’s (IASP) Global Patient Alliance, which was created to engage patient advocates and include their experience in research.

Grief, Loss and Chronic Pain with Mary Ellen McNaughton

Grief and loss in the experience of persistent pain is often overlooked. In this interview we explore these important areas to explore and process in managing and healing physical pain with grief expert Mary Ellen McNaughton.  Mary Ellen is a psychotherapist working with individuals, couples and groups, specializing in self-awareness, communication, relationship health, grief and chronic pain.

Trauma and Chronic Pain: A New Way of Understanding, a New Way of Treating with Dr. Mark Grant

This exciting new webinar is with a special guest, Mark Grant, PhD. Mark is a psychologist, clinician and researcher with over 20 years experience treating sufferers of pain and stress. He is an author, a speaker and a Mark has been developing and researching the use of EMDR in the treatment of chronic pain for over 15 years. Includes 5 original trauma-informed strategies you can use now
You can read more about Mark at: overcomingpain.com

Nutrition and Chronic Pain with Joelle Davidson, RD

Have you wondered if what you eat could be helping or hindering pain and inflammation relief? This is what we explore in this webinar with registered dietician Joelle Davidson. Joelle is a wealth of information about nutrition for pain and disease management and can be found at intuitiondieticianco.ca

Safe Physical Activity/Movement with Neil Pearson, MSc, PT, RYT500

Movement not only helps, it can heal. International teacher and physiotherapist Neil Pearson has been studying and teaching movement in the face of chronic pain for decades and using tools from yoga and physiotherapy, he guides us through steps for starting to move safely again. Neil can be found at paincareu.com and lifeisnow.ca.

Change Your Breathing to Change Your Pain with Madeleine Eames, MSW, RYT500

Anxiety and Chronic Pain with Madeleine Eames

What am I Telling Myself and Why it Matters for Pain with Mary Ellen McNaughton, MA

Breathwork for Pain Relief with Madeleine Eames, MSW, RYT500

Anger and Chronic Pain with Madeleine Eames

Let’s talk about anger. Do you feel your anger might be hurting your health? The ways we have learned to manage this powerful and valuable emotion have not always served us well, particularly with pain. Learn the myths and blocks to healthy expression of anger and tools to help you feel and express safely and regain control.

Sleep and Chronic Pain with Chris Thomas, Polysomnographic Technologist

Sleep and pain go hand-in-hand. But addressing sleep issues and conditions will have a direct impact on the experience of pain. Join Chris Thomas in this discussion of what you must not ignore or accept in your sleep disturbance and how to get a better nights sleep!

Perfectionism and Pain with Dr. Andrea Moore

How does perfectionism help or hinder your health? This is what we explore together in a compassionate, lively and informative conversation for anyone who feels they “just can’t get there”. Learn where these patterns come from and how to start healing, and a new way to approach pain and your journey.

Chronic Pain Reconsidered with Dr. Howard Schubiner

The relationship between emotions and pain is the topic discussed in this interview with reknowned physician Dr. Howard Schubiner.
Dr. Howard Schubiner is the director of the Mind Body Medicine Center at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan and a Clinical Professor at Wayne State University and Michigan State University School of Medicine. He has authored over 60 scientific publications, many books and lectures nationally and internationally. He has been included on the list of the Best Doctors in America since 2003.

Safe Movement and Exercise for People in Pain with Neil Pearson

Join us for a discussion with Neil Pearson, PT and Dr. Marc Lourens about the problem of movement in the face of persistent pain and how to begin moving again in a way that may help to turn down the volume of pain in the long term.

Empowered Relief Program: What it Means and Why it Matters

An interview with the creator of our foundational pain management program Empowered Relief Dr. Beth Darnall and pain scientist Maisa Ziadni. Dr. Darnell is an American scientist, pain psychologist, author, and Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University where she directs the Stanford Pain Relief Innovations Lab.

Self-Compassion, Creativity and Pain with Roseanne Cooper

Roseanne Cooper guides us through experiences in self-connection, compassion and creativity as a tool for befriending and healing pain. Roseanne is an experienced therapist with women in transition, self-esteem and created the first Art Therapy groups at the Calgary Pain Clinic.

Pain Education with Dr. Marc Lourens and Madeleine Eames

This webinar will give you the knowledge you need about the science of why pain persists. This is a must-do for anyone living with pain that continues after 3-6 months to understand why and that it is not your fault!

Making Sense of Pain Through Science and Stories with Joletta Belton, MSc

In this lively conversation we explore the journey of the experience of pain that persists. Joletta Belton, MSc is a former firefighter paramedic and current pain patient advocate who makes sense of her pain through science and stories at MyCuppaJo.com. She is Co-chair of the Global Alliance of Partners for Pain Advocacy (GAPPA), a task force of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). But mostly she is a beautiful human who moved from pain-centred living to a meaningful life.

Self-Care and Self-Compassion in Pain Care with Shelly Prosko PT, C-IAYT, CPI

Are you compassionate or critical towards yourself in your journey with pain? In this conversation with Shelly Prosko we explore how we are conditioned to respond to suffering and how we can change our reaction to change our pain experience.

Anger and Pain Pt. 2 with Madeleine Eames