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Thank You Adversity For Yet Another Test: A Body Mind Spirit Approach For Relieving Chronic Pain Suffering - POWERFUL SOLUTIONS For Transforming Adversity Into Hope & Healing by Stephen Grinstead

Thank You Adversity For Yet Another Test: A Body Mind Spirit Approach For Relieving Chronic Pain Suffering - POWERFUL SOLUTIONS For Transforming Adversity Into Hope & Healing

by Stephen Grinstead

276 pages
The title of this book arose from the wisdom of one of Dr. Grinstead’s most important mentors, Sensei Richard Kim. It explores the journey of suffering that people often experience when living with chronic pain. It offers a roadmap to help people move beyond suffering to thriving, instead of just surviving. It is a journey of hope and healing.

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About the Book
There is no better time than now to address the body, mind, and spirit of those who are suffering with chronic pain. Our society’s level of anxiety, stress, and pain continue to escalate despite an overreliance on passive, biomedical treatments that are either not helping or making matters worse for many.

Over the past several years we have seen the perfect storm of over prescribing opioids, the mismanagement of chronic pain through over dependence on the traditional bio-medical model, as well as untreated mental health disorders – especially unresolved trauma or PTSD.

As Dr. Grinstead wrote this book, thousands of people were dying every year from Prescription Opioid overdoses and so many of them were suffering with chronic pain conditions. The strategic integrated team approach Dr. Grinstead presents in Thank You Adversity for Yet Another Test is his contribution toward resolving this tragic Syndemic.

The approach described in this book was designed to help people with complex chronic pain problems, many of whom do not benefit from the traditional bio-medical model because of coexisting mental health issues, including unresolved trauma and medication use disorders. The challenges facing chronic pain patients is a synergistic treatment problem which needs the synergistic treatment solution described in this book.

Dr. Grinstead believes that “Knowledge is Power” and only when people suffering with chronic pain explore all the facets of their condition, not only biologically, but emotionally, psychologically and spiritually, will they truly gain freedom from that suffering.

Using a manualized multidisciplinary approach, this book also demonstrates how four complex chronic pain patients progressed through treatment. It describes their levels of functioning at the beginning, some of the key work they did throughout the book, and then the significant improvements they experienced in all the quality of life domains as a result of completing their treatment journey.

Thank You Adversity For Yet Another Test, includes Dr. Grinstead's personal and professional chronic pain journey. It outlines what he has learned from his experience in research and writing, as well as conference presentations. Teaching thousands of healthcare providers on how to work more effectively with chronic pain patients using his evidence-based Addiction-Free Pain Management® (APM™) Treatment System is part of his life’s mission – Teaching People How To Help People. All this has culminated in the book you now hold in your hands. Please use it well and share it with others who can benefit from its message of hope and healing.

 

Reviews
For all the focus on reversing overdoses and expanding treatment options for addiction, there remains a gap and confusion on what to do about chronic pain. In Thank You Adversity for Yet Another Test, Dr. Stephen Grinstead has stepped ably into that void.
- Mr. Harry Nelson, author of The United States of Opioids
As a person who has managed a pain-centric chronic Lupus illness for most of my life, I instantly connected with Dr. Grinstead’s perspective on pain and adversity in his new book. I hope anyone living with a chronic pain or chronic illness picks up a copy of this book.
- Ms. Kelli Roseta, Creator of More Than Lupus
I highly recommend Thank You Adversity For Yet Another Test not only for patients, but clinicians as well. Dr. Grinstead deftly navigates through the lack of coherence evident with the allied health disciplines, that make it perplexing, even overwhelming when treating complex ‘triple diagnosis’ patients.
- Dr. Jerry Boriskin, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Thank You Adversity for Yet Another Test explores the journey of suffering that people often experience when living with debilitating chronic pain. It offers a roadmap to help people move beyond suffering; to thrive, instead of just survive. Dr. Grinstead demonstrates how four of his complex chronic pain patients progressed through treatment and the significant improvements they experienced in all their quality of life domains as a result of completing their treatment journey. These complex chronic pain patients need a whole person approach that this book clearly demonstrates.
- Mel Pohl, M.D. DFASAM: He is the Chief Medical Officer, of the Las Vegas Recovery Center
Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead is a gifted and talented writer who knows how to keep the reader engaged. His extensive knowledge of pain management, his personal experiences and research, makes him the expert you want to rely on when you need information. As a ghostwriter for many physicians and scientists, I've never come across such a well written book as Thank You Adversity For Yet Another Test.
- Mr. Riddle: Medical Author and Ghostwriter and Founder of I Love To Write Day. Mr. Riddle is also the author of 35 books, including 6 business titles, and has worked as a ghostwriter on numerous projects.
Thanks to Dr Grinstead for Thank You Adversity for Yet Another Test. Here is another valuable contribution to the pain recovery literature. Dr Grinstead truly walks his talk, living by the philosophy and practices that he teaches. He has helped thousands of individuals with complex pain through his direct clinical work, trainings, workshops and publications. His latest book offers a clear and useful roadmap for dealing with the unavoidable adversities of living with chronic pain and it attendant suffering.
- Dr. Lerner: Board certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Addiction Medicine. He is currently the director of the Professionals and Executives Recovery Program at Sierra Tucson and the creator of the Complicated Pain Recovery™ Professional Coach Training Workshop.
Dr. Grinstead, thank you for sharing your new book. I found it full of healing and very inspiring. I love the use of individual stories that are always so relatable to each and every one of us. When we can see ourselves in other’s struggles, we come to realize that separation is an illusion and that we are all interconnected. Thank You Adversity is full of tools and methods and most of all hope that we can all benefit from. Throughout Dr. Grinstead's book multiple pathways of recovery are strongly woven throughout that can help us see when we change the way we look at things the things we look at change. Thank you for the dedication to finding positive ways of healing.
- Trude Scharff, M. Ed.: Former Coordinator Kentucky School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies and Wellbriety Medicine Wheel 12 Step Circle of Recovery Facilitator.
A powerful read! Dr. Grinstead’s book was immensely valuable in helping me to understand more deeply the effects early childhood trauma had on my physical challenges, chronic pain management and personal recovery. I have experienced many of the things that he articulated in such detail, such as the reflexive tensing response and anticipatory pain. His explanations about how unhealthy thinking leads to self-defeating behaviors and the way to differentiate between pain and suffering are exceptional. He took the complex experience of chronic pain suffering and illuminated a path through it by providing both guidance and much-needed hope for those of us who live with chronic pain conditions and addictive behaviors.
- Maggie S: A wife, mother, pastoral care minister and Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). She copes with anxiety, depression, and PTSD due to childhood trauma, Fibromyalgia, Hashimotos disease, and other chronic conditions.
For all the focus on reversing overdoses and expanding treatment options for addiction, there remains a gap and confusion on what to do about chronic pain. In Thank You Adversity for Yet Another Test, Dr. Stephen Grinstead has stepped ably into that void.
- Harry Nelson: Author of The United States of Opioids and From ObamaCare to TrumpCare: Why You Should Care (2017), which both grew out of his advocacy work as a healthcare regulatory lawyer.
As a person who has managed a pain-centric chronic Lupus illness for most of my life, I instantly connected with Dr. Grinstead’s perspective on pain and adversity in his new book. I hope anyone living with a chronic pain or chronic illness picks up a copy of this book.
- Kelli Roseta: Award-winning blogger, lupus lobbyist, and Creator of More Than Lupus
I have had my own issues with pain and found Dr. Grinstead’s book Thank You Adversity For Yet Another Test to be well written, easy to understand and follow. Because of my experience in Al-Anon, AA, the Seat of the Soul programs, as well as my time with Shamans and Jesuits. I especially appreciate the Spiritual aspects he included for helping to free people from their suffering. I strongly suggest anyone living with chronic pain and/or addiction issues, the people who love them, or those working with them to read this book.
- Ed Thrift, Jr.: A life-long learner on his own Spiritual Journey for many decades. He has faced and overcame many of his own personal health adversities and continues to thrive despite those challenges.
I highly recommend Thank You Adversity For Yet Another Test not only for patients, but clinicians as well. Dr. Grinstead deftly navigates through the lack of coherence evident with the allied health disciplines, that make it perplexing, even overwhelming when treating complex ‘triple diagnosis’ patients.
- Jerry Boriskin, Ph.D: Licensed Clinical Psychologist working with PTSD since the diagnosis was first introduced in 1980. He has authored two books on PTSD and Addiction.

 

 

About the Author
Stephen Grinstead Dr. Grinstead discovered that he wanted much more than being a chronic pain survivor after his injury In 1982. When he accepted this, it allowed him to become a proactive participant in his rehabilitation process and new opportunities. This is the culmination of his personal and professional chronic pain journey.

 

 

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