Medical teams and natural supports (family and friends) of pain patients often respond to pain complaints by telling the client the pain is all “in their head”. Funnily enough, it is! Pain and the brain are inseparable. Approximately 70% of our physical pain is an emotional response to physical pain. We will discuss how to work with the chronic pain population by enabling our patients to thrive in life, not just survive.
Meet Our Presenter: James Flowers, PhD, LPC-S
Dr. James S. Flowers is a highly-respected leader, mentor and entrepreneur in the pain recovery and addiction treatment field. For over twenty years, he has developed a substantial number of addiction and pain recovery programs within some of the most recognized treatment centers in the country. He has dedicated his career to designing multidisciplinary addiction treatment programs and clinical protocols to help individuals suffering from addiction and chronic pain.
Dr. Flowers earned his Ph.D. and his master’s degree in Counseling from Sam Houston State University, and bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University. He has been an active member of the Texas Association of Chronic Pain Management, the American Psychotherapy Association, the American Counseling Association, the Texas Counseling Association, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the American Academy of Pain Management, and the Texas Pain Society.
Currently, Dr. Flowers is founder/CEO of Driftwood Recovery Center and Kemah Palms Recovery, both in Texas, and provides consulting services to a variety of organizations nationwide.
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