A Mind-Body Approach to Address Chronic Pain and Co-Existing Disorders & Effective and Strategic Intervention Plans to Reduce Relapse Episodes

Workshop #5 & 8

Presented by Steve Grinstead, M.A.

Live Streaming on November 26, 2024


6 Hours | Pre-approved for CEU’s


By purchasing this product you are registering to attend the conference/this workshop VIRTUALLY if you would like to attend in person please register at http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/many-pathways-to-healing-bc/ 

This workshop is part of The Many Pathways to Healing Conference: Trauma, Addictions & Related Disorders

This workshop will be live streaming to online participants on November 26, 2024 from 8:30am – 11:45am (Vancouver, BC)
Please adjust your start time according to your specific time zone. 

Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until December 28, 2024. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Please allow 5 – 7 business days after the course airs for recorded footage to become available.

Registration will close on November 24, 2024. 

WORKSHOP #5: A Mind-Body Approach to Address Chronic Pain and Co-Existing Disorders | PRESENTED BY Steve Grinstead, M.A.

The landscape of chronic pain treatment continues to evolve and change as we wean ourselves off the traditional biomedical approach that often over-emphasizes harmful opioid-based pain management interventions. In this presentation you will learn the unique challenges and obstacles that face chronic pain patients suffering with their pain and coexisting disorders, including medication misuse abuse or addiction. By understanding these unique challenges, you will discover that it requires an integrated, collaborative, and concurrent Body-Mind-Spirit team approach to achieve the best possible treatment outcomes.

Join chronic pain management international expert, Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, for this dynamic interactive presentation. You will obtain the proper understanding, skills and treatment techniques you need to address the neurobiological psychological/emotional, social and Spiritual aspects of chronic pain when traditional biomedical interventions are no longer a viable option. By attending this presentation, you will discover how common coexisting disorders and family dynamics can also sabotage treatment – and what to do about it. You will learn how to develop a synergistic treatment plan incorporating the mind, body and spirit for healing as well as strategies to empower clients to be proactive in their healing process.

WORKSHOP #8: Effective and Strategic Intervention Plans to Reduce Relapse Episodes| PRESENTED BY Steve Grinstead, M.A.

This interactive presentation is for professional healthcare clinicians who want to learn how to assist their clients to identify and manage the progressive warning signs and high risks situations that lead to alcohol or other drug (AOD) relapse despite a commitment to sobriety. You will learn that relapse is a process not an event and that there are many identifiable warning signs and high-risk situations that occur far in advance of their AOD use.  Valuable tools will be introduced that will enable you to assist your clients to take the mystery out of the relapse process and develop a strategic relapse prevention plan.  You will learn how to utilize and personalize the “Relapse Cycle” and “Relapse Autopsy” processes to better help your clients in preventing a future relapse cycle.

You will also learn how to develop an early relapse intervention plan (R.I.P.). Then you will be led through a strategic step by step high risk situation identification process.  The process ends with teaching participants to help clients finalize a relapse prevention plan designed to help them better identify and manage future warning signs and high-risk situations. This workshop includes a combination of lectures, and interactive group discussions, designed to enhance the training process.

WORKSHOP #5: A Mind-Body Approach to Address Chronic Pain and Co-Existing Disorders | PRESENTED BY Steve Grinstead, M.A.

  • Investigate two or more reasons why the biomedical approach alone may be ineffective for the subset of chronic pain clients with coexisting disorders and why they often achieve poor outcomes.
  • Develop a treatment plan that helps clients let go of suffering and adequately addresses the biological, psychological/emotional, social/family and Spiritual symptoms of their pain.
  • Differentiate between the physiological and psychological/emotional symptoms of pain and learn appropriate management strategies for both types.

WORKSHOP #8: Effective and Strategic Intervention Plans to Reduce Relapse Episodes| PRESENTED BY Steve Grinstead, M.A.

  • Aid clients in developing a strategic Relapse Intervention Plan (R.I.P.) that includes three (3) core components that include choosing professional and personal collaborative accountability partners that will significantly reduce the risk or severity of a relapse episode.
  • Educate their clients about the nine (9) mistaken beliefs about relapse that will lead to developing a more effective relapse prevention plan.
  • Explain relapse as a process—not an event—and educate their clients that recognizing and managing early relapse warning signs is crucial step in stopping a potential relapse cycle.

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants, School Counsellors, Behaviour Specialists, Rehabilitation Consultants, Geriatric Specialists, and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Steve Grinstead, Dr. AD, LMFT, ACRPS is an author and nationally recognized expert in preventing relapse related to chronic pain disorders and is the developer of the Addiction-Free Pain Management System. He has been working with pain management, addictive disorders and coexisting mental and personality disorders for two decades. He was formerly in private practice in Sacramento as well as consulting for pain clinics in Sacramento, Auburn, and Yuba City, California working with patients experiencing chronic pain and substance use disorders. Dr. Grinstead has a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science, a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Addictive Disorders. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, (LMFT) a California Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-II), and an Advanced Relapse Prevention Specialist (ACRPS). He was on the faculty of UC Santa Cruz Extension Alcohol and Drug Studies Program and also taught at Santa Clara University, UC Berkeley Extension and Stanford University Medical School.

Dr. Grinstead has authored and co-authored books and pamphlets with Terence T. Gorski, including the books listed below and he is currently writing his new book Freedom From Suffering: Seven Strategic Steps to Effective Pain Management, due out in late 2006. The exercises in this book are being field tested in several treatment programs including the Avalon Gardens, Palm Springs Program.

More information: www.addiction-free.com

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual 1 Day Enrollment$269.00N/A
Individual 2 Day Enrollment$469.00N/A
Individual 3 Day Enrollment$669.00N/A
Full-Time Student$609.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

Fees are per person, seat sharing is not allowed. Please respect this policy, failure to comply will result in termination of access without a refund. For group rates please contact webinars@jackhirose.com


  • Canadian Psychological Association
    The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved continuing education credits