National Webinar - A Psychological Perspective to Help Employees Manage Chronic Pain

National Webinar - A Psychological Perspective to Help Employees Manage Chronic Pain

May 2, 2019 1:00 PM to 2:00 PMOnline - Eastern Time Zone
Area of Interest: Benefits Format: Web

One in every five Canadians suffers from some form of chronic pain, a condition that often — though not always —starts with an injury or illness and lasts more than three months or beyond the normal recovery period. There’s mounting evidence that once tissue or bones are fully healed in the body there’s no longer a physiological explanation for pain, which means that any persistent pain is largely a psychological issue and should be treated as such.

In this webinar, Kenneth MacDonald, Manager, SMB, Western Canada at Morneau Shepell will use his own personal journey with chronic pain to illustrate:

  • That negative thoughts and emotions can create and exacerbate pain and other physiological symptoms in the body
  • It’s possible to reduce chronic pain and even fully recover by looking beyond traditional physical therapies and prescription drugs, and taking a psychological approach
  • Tools and resources available to employers to help both active and disabled employees manage chronic pain

What you will learn:

  1. The triggers and causes of chronic pain – it’s not what you think
  2. The mind-body connection and its impact on chronic pain
  3. New treatment plans, that don’t include drugs, surgery or physical therapy
  4. What employers can do to help employees with chronic pain

Who should attend

HR and Benefits professionals, Health and Safety Managers, Occupational Health professionals, Disability Case Managers, Advisors

Missed the live event? No worries you can always register to receive the link to the recording of the session and download a copy of the presentation. 

Fees and Registration
Membership TypesRegular PricePlan Sponsor Price
Member$0.00 CDN$0.00 CDN
Plan Sponsor Individual Member$0.00 CDN$0.00 CDN
Associate Member$0.00 CDN$0.00 CDN
Student Membership$0.00 CDN -
Non Member$90.00 CDN$65.00 CDN
Cancellation Policy
CE credits are offered in partnership with, The Institute (advocis), Insurance council of Mnitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC


Ken MacDonnald Kenneth MacDonald
Manager, SMB, Western Canada
Morneau Shepell

Kenneth MacDonald is a Senior Consultant and Manager, SMB, Western Canada with over 25 years of group benefits experience, which includes working in human resources for three large Calgary based energy companies.

His experience also includes consulting roles with global and boutique consulting firms and underwriting and leadership roles at a large national insurance company. He has designed flex plans, managed the merger of benefit programs for two Canadian energy giants and implemented benefit plans in counties around the globe including the United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago and Libya.

Ken is one of Benefits Canada magazine’s on-line Expert Panelists and an experienced Toastmaster.
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