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Stop Suffering Now With Our Triple Diagnosis Chronic Pain Program

It’s a new year and I hope everyone is off to a colossal start. In my new life I’m Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer of a program I’ve been dreaming of and working hard to manifest; A Healing Place The Estates. It’s a program designed for a very underserved and misunderstood population—people suffering with chronic pain and other coexisting problems. Please watch my video from one of our Healing Place Group Rooms and then get into action if you or someone you care about is suffering with chronic pain.

Onward And Upward For Sure In 2017 At A Healing Place The Estates Triple Diagnosis Chronic Pain Management Program

In my latest Video I’m talking the amazing transition from Sacramento to Camarillo and an exciting year with this new Triple Diagnosis Chronic Pain Management Program in Camarillo California – A Healing Place The Estates. Everyone knows we are experiencing a catastrophic epidemic of chronic pain and opioid addiction in the United States. A Healing Place The Estates Triple Diagnosis Chronic Pain Program is committed to making a difference. Please watch my video below then learn more about the programs at our A Healing Place The Estates Programs Page on our website.

A Healing Place The Estates – A Triple Diagnosis Chronic Pain Program

In my latest Video I’m talking with Dale Ryder about what an exciting year we’ve had with our new Triple Diagnosis Chronic Pain Management Program in Camarillo California. Please watch my video below then learn more about the programs at our website A Healing Place The Estates Programs.

Happy Holidays From A Healing Place The Estates And Freedom From Suffering

A lot of changes have happened in the past six months. In June we closed our Consulting and Training Business in Sacramento and moved to Camarillo California to open a Triple Diagnosis Chronic Pain Management Program we named A Healing Place - The Estates. Please watch my Holiday Video below where I talk about our first successful six week evening treatment program.

Wishing You A Happy Gratitude Week – AKA Thanksgiving Week

Today being Gratitude Week (aka Thanksgiving Week) I wanted to cover my most favorite topic—gratitude. Many years ago I learned the value of showing up as a contribution instead of a complaint. Please watch my video below and then read the remainder of this post.

The Importance Of Integrated Chronic Pain Management

It does take a team to heal a chronic pain patient and the patient needs to be the captain of the team. At A Healing Place – The Estates we are offering this team approach. I am the Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer and our Clinical Director of Specialty Services Dale Ryder.

Seeing Chronic Pain Flare Ups As Learning Opportunities

Whenever I experience pain, I find it very helpful to ask: “What is my pain trying to tell me?” I believe that pain is trying to tell me that something is wrong and that I had better find out what exactly is wrong and find a way to fix it. Today I want to see my pain flare ups as learning opportunities. Please check out my video blog below and then read the remainder of this post.

Dr. Grinstead Presenting At The 43rd Annual Kentucky School On Alcohol And Other Drugs

Last week I presented at the 43rd Annual Kentucky School on Alcohol and Other Drug Studies. This year I presented day long for three days. On the first day I presented a new topic for this school Relapse Prevention For Eating Addiction. On the second day I was asked to present Medication Dilemmas in Recovery. And on the third day back by popular demand Taking The Mystery Out Of Relapse. Please watch my Video Blog and then read on about the school.

Dr. Grinstead Defining Relapse At His Last Relapse Prevention Retreat In Sacramento

Defining Relapse

I was very excited and at the same time sad about my upcoming journey. We actually over-booked and had 24 people—four more than I had planned. The sad part and exciting part was I’m closing my Sacramento office and moving to open a practice in Southern California—you’ll be hearing more about this in the coming months. Please watch my video below where I’m defining relapse at my last Experiential Day Of Relapse Prevention Planning.

Dr. Grinstead Announces The Final Workshop At His Sacramento Office

I’m very excited and sad about my upcoming journey. The sad part is I’m closing my Sacramento office and moving to open a practice in Southern California—you’ll be hearing more about this in the coming months. Please watch my video below about my very last Experiential Day Of Relapse Prevention Planning then Sign Up Now Right Here for the workshop because our space is limited there are only 4 slots remaining.

Developing Good Self-Care Planning How To V-Blog

This is the next in my ongoing series of how to V-Blogs. This one is titled: How To Develop A Good Self-Care Plan. Please let me know if you are interested in any specific how to topics.

You can watch it on our Freedom From Suffering NOW Blog Page or directly to my YouTube Channel At This Link.

 

Dr. Grinstead Announces A Day Of Relapse Prevention Planning In Sacramento

I have really mixed feelings about this upcoming experiential workshop as it will be the last time I’m presenting it in our Sacramento office because we are closing this office and moving to Southern California later this Summer. Please watch my video below about my Experiential Day Of Relapse Prevention Planning then Sign Up Now Right Here for the workshop now because our space is limited.

 

How To Understand Addictive Disorders V-Blog

This is the next in my ongoing series of how to V-Blogs. This one is titled: How To Understand Addictive Disorders For More Effective Chronic Pain Management. Please let me know if you are interested in any specific how to topics.

You can watch it on our Freedom From Suffering NOW Blog Page or directly to my YouTube Channel At This Link.

Dr. Grinstead Presenting At The Gorski-CENAPS® Relapse Prevention Certification School

This has been a very exciting week for me. The video below is me starting out day four of this five day Advanced Gorski-CENAPS® Relapse Prevention Therapy Certification School. You’ll also get to see my demonstration partner for this training Dena Santos who is with Cedar Point Recovery here in Sacramento. Dena shares how this week has impacted her personally and professionally.. Please watch my video on our Freedom From Suffering NOW Blog Page or directly on my YouTube Channel.

All About My Dear Friend And Amazing Mentor Mr. Terence T. Gorski

The past few days I’ve been thinking a lot about my dear friend and phenomenal Mentor Mr. Terence T. Gorski. It is due to Terry Gorski that I developed my Addiction-Free Pain Management® System that is based in part upon the Gorski-CENAPS® Model. Please watch my video on our Freedom From Suffering NOW Blog Page or directly on my YouTube Channel.

How To Move Beyond Anticipatory Pain And Suffering V-Blog

This is the next in my ongoing series of how to V-Blogs. This one is titled: How To Move Beyond Anticipatory Pain And Suffering For More Effective Chronic Pain Management. Please let me know if you are interested in any specific how to topics.

You can watch it on our Freedom From Suffering NOW Blog Page or directly to my YouTube Channel At This Link.

Is There A Prescription Drug Epidemic In The United States

First of all let me be clear that I am NOT anti-pain medication. However, there is new evidence to support that in many instances opioids may not be the best medication for someone living with chronic pain. Please watch my Video Blog at our Freedom From Suffering NOW Blog Page or on my YouTube Channel and then read the remainder of this post.

How To Tell The Difference Between Pain And Suffering V-Blog

This is the next in my ongoing series of how to V-Blogs. This one is titled: How To Tell The Difference Between Pain And Suffering For More Effective Chronic Pain Management. Please let me know if you are interested in any specific how to topics.

You can watch it on our Freedom From Suffering NOW Blog Page or directly to my YouTube Channel At This Link.

 

Valley Forge Medical Center - Addiction-Free Pain Management® Center of Excellence

Today I was Presenting at the Annual American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Pain And Addiction Common Threads Course. Jim Jones with Valley Forge Medical Center (VFMC)—My East Coast Addiction-Free Pain Management® Center of Excellence—was there and we were talking about my work with VFMC and what I was doing at this ASAM Conference. Please watch my Video Blog below and then read the remainder of my post.

How To Incorporate Spirituality Into Chronic Pain Management V-Blog

This is the next in my ongoing series of how to V-Blogs. This one is titled: How To Incorporate Spirituality Into Chronic Pain Management. Please let me know if you are interested in any specific how to topics.

You can watch it on our Freedom From Suffering NOW Blog Page or directly to my YouTube Channel At This Link.

How To Take The Mystery Out Of Relapse For Effective Chronic Pain Management V-Blog

This is the next in my ongoing series of how to V-Blogs. This one is titled: How Take The Mystery Out of Relapse For Effective Chronic Pain Management. Please let me know if you are interested in any specific how to topics.

You can watch it on our Freedom From Suffering NOW Blog Page or directly to my YouTube Channel At This Link.

Dr. Grinstead Presents Denial Management Counseling Certification Training At San Quentin Prison

This week I had the honor and privilege to work with a great group of motivated inmate participants at San Quentin State Prison who I trained to become Gorski-CENAPS® Certified Denial Management Specialists. Please watch my Video Blog I recorded the final morning of the training just outside the gates of San Quentin Prison right on San Francisco Bay.

How To Identify & Manage The Inner Saboteur For Effective Chronic Pain Management V-Blog

This my ongoing series of how to V-Blogs. This one is How To Identify And Manage The Inner Saboteur For Effective Chronic Pain Management. Please let me know if you are interested in any specific how to topics.

You can watch it on our Freedom From Suffering NOW Blog Page or directly to my YouTube Channel At This Link

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Identifying Potential Red Flags For Medication Management Problems

How do I know when someone is having a problem with pain medication? This is one of the most frequent questions I get from family members, friends or even healthcare providers for someone they know on ongoing medication management. Please watch my Video Blog and then read the remainder of this post.

How To Help Friends Or Family Suffering With Chronic Pain V-Blog

This is the next in my ongoing series of how to V-Blogs. This one is How Help Friends Or Family Members Suffering With Chronic Pain that can help achieve freedom from suffering for everyone. Please let me know if you are interested in any specific how to topics.

You can watch it on our Freedom From Suffering NOW Blog Page or directly to my YouTube Channel At This Link.

How To Develop Effective And Safe Chronic Pain Management Plans V-Blog

This is the next in my ongoing series of how to V-Blogs. This one is How To Develop An Effective AND Safe Chronic Pain Management Plan that will allow people to achieve true freedom from suffering. Please let me know if you are interested in any specific how to topics.

You can watch it on our Freedom From Suffering NOW Blog Page or directly to my YouTube Channel At This Link.

 

How To Identify And Manage Stress V-Blog

This is the next in my ongoing series of how to V-Blogs. This one is How To Identify And Manage Stress. Please let me know if you are interested in any specific "How To" topics.

You can watch it on our Freedom From Suffering NOW Blog Page or directly to my YouTube Channel At This Link.

Dr. Grinstead’s April 2016 Addiction-Free Pain Management® Certification School

I have really mixed feelings about this upcoming training as it will be the last time I’m presenting it in Sacramento as we are closing this office and moving to Southern California later this year. Please watch my video below about my upcoming Sacramento Addiction Free Pain Management® (APM) Certification School then Sign Up Now Right Here for my upcoming APM™ Training in Sacramento on April 21-13, 2016 because our space is limited.

How To Identify And Manage Dilemmas Surrounding Medication Use In Recovery

 

 

How To Escape The Chronic Pain Trance

This is the second in my series of how to V-Blogs. This one is How To Escape The Chronic Pain Trance. Please let me know if you are interested in any specific How To topics.

You can watch it on our Freedom From Suffering NOW Blog Page or directly to my YouTube Channel At This Link.

How To Make Peace With Your Chronic Pain

This blog is different it's all about the V-Blog only. This is the first in my series of how to videos. Please let me know if you are interested in any specific how to topics.

You can watch it on our Freedom From Suffering NOW Blog Page or directly to my YouTube Channel At This Link

You Can Learn To Manage Chronic Pain With Coexisting Disorders Including Addiction

Do you get confused on what to do when your clients have chronic pain and coexisting disorders including addition? Don’t feel all alone, many healthcare providers are in this situation. Watch my video below and Sign Up NOW.

The ABCs About Addiction Recovery And Relapse

It was an awesome day at my Sacramento Workshop last Saturday, where I covered the ABCs on the progression of addiction, recovery and relapse. In the Video Blog below is a segment where I talked to the participants about what to expect from this dynamic workshop and the first part is all about why people start using alcohol and other drugs. Please watch the Video Blog below to learn more.

Taking The Mystery Out Of Relapse

It was an awesome day at my Sacramento Workshop yesterday where I covered the ABCs on the progression of addiction, recovery and relapse. In the Video Blog below is a segment where I talked about taking the mystery out of relapse and how relapse is a process and not an event. Please watch the video below to learn more.

Why Does It Take A Team For Effective Chronic Pain Management?

If you’re like me you know that living with chronic pain can be very difficult. If you also have a coexisting addiction or other psychological disorders it becomes even harder. Your self-esteem is practically non-existent and many of you may even lose the support of their significant others. Please watch my Video Blog and then read the remainder of this post.

Healer Heal Thyself Self-Care Planning Workshop

Attend my dynamic workshop to empower yourself to creatively change what stands in your way, so you can balance your life, enhance your recovery and increase your level of performance at work. Please watch my Video Blog below about my dynamic upcoming Sacramento Experiential Workshop and then check out the remainder of this blog and learn why you should sign up now.

Sacramento Experiential Workshop - ABCs On The Progression Of Addiction Recovery and Relapse

I am excited to be presenting my upcoming experiential workshop, ABCs of Addiction Recovery and Relapse Prevention, on Saturday February 27, 2016, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM in Sacramento California. This workshop is 7.5 contact hours. To learn more about this exciting day please watch my Video Blog but Sign Up for This Dynamic Workshop Now because space is limited.

Dr. Grinstead Presents Medication Dilemmas In Recovery At The Colorado Springs Winter Symposium

This morning I had a great group of motivated participants who joined me for an “Early-Bird” presentation of “Managing Medication Dillimmas in Recovery at the 42nd Annual Colorado Springs Winter Symposium. Please watch my Video Blog of the opening of my presentation this morning.

Dr. Grinstead At The 42nd Annual Colorado Springs Winter Symposium

It was such an honor to be asked back to present at the Psychotherapy Associates 40th Annual Winter Symposium "Addictive Disorders, Behavioral Health and Mental Health" in Colorado Springs. By popular demand one of the topics I presented this year was Walking The Tightrope of Pain Management and Addiction. Please watch my video blog and then read the remainder of the post.

The ABCs Of Addiction Recovery and Relapse - A Sacramento Experiential Workshop

I am so excited to be presenting my upcoming experiential workshop, ABCs of Addiction Recovery and Relapse Prevention, Saturday February 27th from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. This workshop is 7.5 contact hours. To learn more watch my Video Blog and then read the remainder of this post.

Dr. Grinstead Live At His Day of Relapse Prevention Planning Experiential Retreat

I completed a very successful Experiential Day of Relapse Prevention Planning on Saturday January 23, 2016. I will be doing more workshops in the coming months and you can register right now at our Freedom From Suffering NOW Live Events Page to ensure your space. Please check out my Video Blog below as I opened up our experiential day and then read the remainder of this post.

Understanding Psychological Versus Physiological Pain Signals

Today I want to discuss the importance of differentiating between physical symptoms and psychological/emotional pain symptoms for better chronic pain management outcomes. I know how important this is for me because it truly is the difference between ouch this hurts or this is killing me, it’s terrible awful or horrible. Please watch my Video Blog and then read the remainder of this post for more information.

Walking The Tightrope Of Pain Management And Addiction Webcast Available NOW

I am so excited to offer you the starting place to help end people suffering with their chronic pain and addiction. Right now you have an opportunity to obtain my new dynamic three-part Webinar Webcast I’m calling Walking the Tightrope of Pain Management and Addiction™. To learn more please Check This Out Now! Please watch my Video Blog and then read the remainder of this post.

Using Suboxone for Chronic Pain Management When Addiction Is A Factor

When people are undergoing chronic pain management they want help stopping or relieving their pain symptoms and are looking for anything that will stop their suffering—I know as I’ve been in that place. What they may not realize is that some pain medications can actually cause or increase the pain symptoms that they are using the medication to manage—this is called opioid induced hyperalgesia or pain re-bound. That is why it is crucial for people undergoing chronic pain management to educate themselves and learn as much as possible about their chronic pain condition as well as the most effective treatment options. Please watch my Video Blog then read the remainder of my post.

Medication Benefits and Risks in Chronic Pain Management

Some pain disorders require pharmacological (prescription drug) interventions. Other conditions may respond to over-the-counter medications like aspirin or ibuprofen. Still other conditions may need a combination of both. However, some pain disorders can be effectively treated without any chemical interventions at all. Please review my Video Blog and then read the remainder of this post.

All About Medication Management for Chronic Pain Management

An important part of developing an effective pain management plan is obtaining an accurate understanding of what effective pain management really means. Please watch My Video Blog and then read the remainder of this post.

It’s Over-the-Counter It Must Be Safe. Right? - Wrong!

With so much attention to all the news about prescription drug problems one serious problem has gone unnoticed. For example a lot has been printed about the danger of OxyContin and how it kills people—however; I have not seen one report that anyone died who was taking OxyContin as prescribed. Please watch my Video Blog and then read the remainder of this post.

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