Meet Your Host
Bonnie Klassen, Occupational Therapist
Bonnie Klassen is a clinical occupational therapist with 25 years of experience in a variety of settings: community, hospital-based, urban, and rural. She is employed with Alberta Health Services as an occupational therapist in a chronic pain clinic in Camrose, and she is the owner of Action Occupational Therapy Inc in Edmonton (www.actionot.ca).
She completed her BSc(OT) at the University of Alberta, followed by a thesis-based Master of Science degree. Her research study involved implementing best practice in pain management into a geriatric inpatient setting. She is trained and licensed as a facilitator of the Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management Program and she has offered mindfulness training for individuals and groups, workshops and presentations for OT and PT students, the University of Alberta Pain Management Certificate program, and to groups of allied health professionals.