Jason Friesema sits with Rebecca Aston, Clinical Supervisor and AcuDetox Specialist, to speak on one of the more unique treatment modalities offered at Peaks, AcuDetox. Explaining this modality, providing insightful practical uses, and dispelling common misconceptions, our team takes the time to share this practice with our viewers. For more information on NADA, check out acudetox.com.
Jason Friesema sits with Zach LeFever to discuss process addictions, such as sex addiction, and the adverse relationships that can follow. Defining sex addiction, discussing process addictions, and addressing pornography, this conversation shines a light on essential topics often silenced. Listen in as our team opens the floor to this discussion, and reach out with comments or questions.
In this episode, Chris Burns brings Matt Marchand, Alumni Coordinator, back on the show to discuss aftercare, alumni, and transitioning after treatment. Matt shares insights from his time as a peer recovery coach and how he uses those experiences as a way to help clients through the aftercare process.
In this episode, Jason Friesema brings Chris Burns on to welcome our special guest, Steve Taus, with Coastwise Counseling Center. Steve brings the concept of Emotional Transformative Therapy to the show, explaining the modality’s uses, benefits, and successes and opening a deeper discussion into plant-based medicine in treatment. This episode is packed with information and energy as our team shares thoughts and open discussions with Steve Taus. To find more information on Steve and Coastwise Counseling, check out coastwisecounselingcenter.com
In this episode, Brandon Burns brings Lauren Atencio and Samantha Archuleta back to share their clinical insights on the notion of emotional Intelligence. Together, our team looks over emotional inelegance and approaches to working with it. Brandon welcomes the five components of emotional inelegance to spark a debate throughout this episode.
Our team celebrates Finding Peak’s 100th episode, part 2! In this special second installation of our 100th episode, Brandon, Lauren, and Clinton continue to revisit past moments in Finding Peaks. Our team goes over the word Addiction and how that verbiage can create issues, plant-based medication, its efficacy in its infancy stage, and so much more!
Our team celebrates Finding Peak’s 100th episode! In celebration of this special episode, Brandon Burns brings on Chief Operations Officer Clinton Nicholson and Clinical Director Lauren Atencio to review and reflect on noteworthy moments over the past 100 episodes. From visiting trauma and touching on mental health approaches to the future of Peaks Recovery Centers and the industry, our team brings insightful and thoughtful commentary to continue pushing the industry in a positive direction.
In this episode, Chris Burns brings on two professionals in the industry; Bryce Givens, founder of Elevate Recovery Homes, and Kyle Vandongen, founder of Sopherson Sober Living. Together they share their “why”, purpose, passion, and mission in their recovery journey and what brought them to this point. Kyle shares personal experiences from his time at Peaks Recovery Centers and how they shape him today.
In this episode, Jason Friesema brings on Brandon Burns, Clinton Nicholson, and special guest TJ Woodward, author of Conscious Recovery. Our team breaks down the premise of conscious recovery with TJ while shining light on the effectiveness of these practices. To learn more, check out consciousrecovery.com
In this episode, Brandon Burns brings on Jason Friesema and Clinton Nicholson to spark a discussion over the Biopsychosocial model of care. By breaking down this model into biological, psychological, and social environments, our team shares industry insights into the practical application of specific models of care throughout a clinical curriculum.
In this episode, Jason Friesema, Chief Clinical Officer, brings on both of our Clinical Directors, Kate Nelson and Lauren Atencio, for a clinically heavy episode speaking on internal family systems and the use of inner child work. Utilizing the clinical firepower in this episode, our team dives into why this approach is effective in the treatment and reveals on the back end how this approach can shape growth and transformation.
In this episode, Chris Burns brings on Case Manager Tyler Kea and Residential Assistant Mariano Rangel to speak about integration into the community during the early stages of treatment and the residential overview of a stay with Peaks. Mariano and Tyler share their personal recovery stories that shine as a beacon of hope for all going into recovery. Through sharing personal testimonies and experiences at Peaks, our team discusses how powerful personal care is and expresses the beauty of watching hope come alive in treatment.
In this episode, our team responds to a viewer’s feedback asking our team about “responding to a loved one during a relapse.” Jason brings his clinical mind to the discussion as Brandon addresses the left-brain reality of a fragile relapse situation. Chris brings to light his past experiences on how loving and supporting a loved one during a relapse can influence the efficacy of finding the track back to their recovery journey.
On this very intellectual and inspiring episode, we have a special guest, Dr. Kevin McCauley, a Senior Fellow at The Meadows. He shares how he became interested in the treatment behind substance use disorders while serving as a naval flight surgeon and how it led him to film and direct the two films, “Memo to Self” and “Pleasures Unwoven.” This conversation provides valuable insight into how addiction can be perceived and the interesting concepts, models, and determinants of such complex disorders individuals struggle with.
On this forward-thinking episode, we have multiple special guests, Dana Lerman, MD & Scott Bienenfeld, MD, co-owners and founders of Skylight Psychedelics, Social Worker & Journalist Joe Schrank, as well as Clinician Kevin Franciotti, LAC. We highlight the evidence-based yet controversial treatment modalities of ketamine, psychedelics, and plant-based medicines and the potential these new modern interventions hold. The current mental health and addiction treatment landscape is not moving the dial on these saddening epidemics. Though, with conversations like these and widening our scope of new medicalized frameworks, we can begin to truly help more individuals lead intentional lives and expand our nation’s well-being.