79 episodes

Entertaining and informative talks covering psychology and philosophy with a variety of guests! Discussing both practical and eccentric approaches on living a full and vibrant life. Including, bold unedited discussions about the meaning of life, history, music, and culture. Paul Krauss MA LPC (your host), draws on his unique life experience of growing up in a small motel in the countryside, living in large cities, and working with and living among diverse cultural and socioeconomic groups--combining his trauma-informed science-based perspective with the contrasting desire to live like a mystic. Opposites unite on this podcast! More at www.healthforlifegr.com

The Intentional Clinician: Psychology and Philosophy Paul Krauss MA LPC

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

Entertaining and informative talks covering psychology and philosophy with a variety of guests! Discussing both practical and eccentric approaches on living a full and vibrant life. Including, bold unedited discussions about the meaning of life, history, music, and culture. Paul Krauss MA LPC (your host), draws on his unique life experience of growing up in a small motel in the countryside, living in large cities, and working with and living among diverse cultural and socioeconomic groups--combining his trauma-informed science-based perspective with the contrasting desire to live like a mystic. Opposites unite on this podcast! More at www.healthforlifegr.com

    Depth work in Ecotherapy and introducing “Hilltending” with Dr. James Liter, Ph.D. [Episode 79]

    Depth work in Ecotherapy and introducing “Hilltending” with Dr. James Liter, Ph.D. [Episode 79]

    Dr. James Liter, Ph. D. visits the Intentional Clinician Podcast and talks with Paul Krauss MA LPC about depth work in Ecotherapy and Ecopsychology. This is the second episode of the Intentional Clinician where James visits. James introduces his version of facilitated ecotherapy: "Hilltending."


    Also Discussed:  What is Hilltending? Rooted in depth work, it can be understood as nature based archetypal facilitation. Archetypes, Depth Work, Inner Work, Terracentric and geo cosmological approaches to our relationship to habitat, ecological unconscious and relationship between the two approaches, Working with the opposites, dream work, alchemical eco narrative, mindful practices, somatic exercises (even if just walking), depending on person-rituals,  higher awareness of our actual relationship,  more informed decisions, psychological development more aligned with our true nature as members of the earth community, dealing with eco grief and sentimentality, , development of relationship to ecological Self that brings an eco psychological wholeness, integration of opposites (logos, eros), physical well being, etc.



    How can someone access facilitated ecotherapy? Contact Dr. James Liter, Ph. D.



    Dr. James Liter, Ph.D. has been facilitating nature-based archetypal experiences and integration around the world for many years. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Grand Valley State and a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he also completed his certification in Ecopsychology. His doctoral research provides a foundation for an archetypally patterned ecotherapy integrating different approaches into a regenerative relationship to the entire Earth community. He has been a guest lecturer at Grand Valley State University on topics such as shamanic traditions, Jungian art and aesthetics, world mythology, and the hero’s journey. He is the author of the upcoming Hilltending Notebooks, a series of ebooks on nurturing health and wellness in our relationship to the Earth. His previous publications include several journal essays, the collection of poetry A Language We Once Knew, and the photography for Jason Kirkey’s Estuaries.


    Are you a parent of an adult that is having major difficulties? Is there conflict in your family about how much help to give your adult child?


    Preview the NEW On-Demand Online Video Course for the Parents of Young Adults by Paul Krauss MA LPC


     


    Want to get trained in EMDR Therapy? Looking for some great advanced EMDR therapy trainings? Check out EMDR Training Solutions and Register Today!
     


    Use the code INTENTIONAL at checkout, and get $100 Dollars OFF at Checkout!

    Remember, from my research, EMDR Training Solutions is the most affordable independent training on the market! 

    EMDR Training Solutions: for all of your EMDR training needs





    Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, an Approved EMDRIA Consultant , host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress) as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Paul has been quoted in the Washington Post and Wired Magazine. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 


    If you are looking for EMDRIA consulting groups, Paul Krauss MA LPC is now hosting weekly online and in-person groups.  For details, click here.


    For general behavioral and mental health consulting for you or your organization.


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     Original Music:


    ”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)


    "Voyage of Bran" from Eye of the

    • 49 min
    Vicarious Trauma Suffered by Doctors on the Front Lines with Dr. Michael Collins, MD (All Bleeding Stops) [Episode 78]

    Vicarious Trauma Suffered by Doctors on the Front Lines with Dr. Michael Collins, MD (All Bleeding Stops) [Episode 78]

    Author and Surgeon Dr. Michael J. Collins stops by The Intentional Clinician Podcast to speak with Paul Krauss MA LPC about his latest book All Bleeding Stops.The book takes readers to Vietnam at the height of the war, following young doctor Matthew Barrett and his struggle to acclimate to a harsh and violent medical environment.


    Issues discussed in this episode:




    Raising awareness of the difficulties doctors face in trying to give of themselves without giving so much it destroys them





    Why physician suicide rate is the highest of any profession (more than double the general population) and how to help





    Coping with a sensitive personality and how to grow from trauma





    The very qualities – compassion, sensitivity, dedication – that often lead young people to a career in medicine, often make it difficult for them to reconcile their ideals with the cold, hard reality of morbidity and mortality: conditions no amount of caring can ever change





    “A generation of young men went to Vietnam naive and idealistic,” says Collins. “They returned home broken and disillusioned—if they returned at all. We doctors are often victims of a similar fate. Like soldiers, the things we see and do are often too much to bear. And, like soldiers, not all of us make it back.”


    To help combat those devastating mental effects, a portion of the net proceeds from the sale of All Bleeding Stops will go to qualified entities supporting mental health in the military and medical fields, such as PB Abbate and the PTSD Foundation.


    Learn more about All Bleeding Stops by visiting www.michaeljcollinsmd.com 


    Are you a parent of an adult that is having major difficulties? Is there conflict in your family about how much help to give your adult child?


    Preview the NEW On-Demand Online Video Course for the Parents of Young Adults by Paul Krauss MA LPC


     


    Want to get trained in EMDR Therapy? Looking for some great advanced EMDR therapy trainings? Check out EMDR Training Solutions and Register Today!
     


    Use the code INTENTIONAL at checkout, and get $100 Dollars OFF at Checkout!

    Remember, from my research, EMDR Training Solutions is the most affordable independent training on the market! 

    EMDR Training Solutions: for all of your EMDR training needs!





    Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, an Approved EMDRIA Consultant, host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 


    If you are looking for EMDRIA consulting groups, Paul Krauss MA LPC is now hosting weekly online and in-person groups.  For details, click here.


    For general behavioral and mental health consulting for you or your organization.


    Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:


    Instagram   |   Facebook     |     Youtube


     


     Original Music:


    ”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)


    "Rope & Summit" from Fields by Junip (Spotify)


     

    • 58 min
    Understanding Collective Trauma, How Trauma Impacts Relationships, and How to Recover from Trauma with Dr. Karol Darsa [Episode 77]

    Understanding Collective Trauma, How Trauma Impacts Relationships, and How to Recover from Trauma with Dr. Karol Darsa [Episode 77]

    If you want to learn more about what Trauma is, how trauma can impact one's relationships, what collective trauma is and what it can do to a person, and how to recover from trauma, then this episode of the Intentional Clinician podcast featuring special guest Dr. Karol Darsa Psy.D. is for you. Paul Krauss MA LPC and Dr. Darsa pack a great deal of valuable information into this episode, as they have both specialized in the treatment of trauma in their careers.




    Dr. Karol Darsa, Psy.D., is an accomplished trauma psychologist, author of The Trauma Map, founder of Reconnect Center in Pacific Palisades, CA, and creator of the Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment Model.




    For more than 20 years, Dr. Darsa has help clients reconnect to their whole selves by treating their physical, mental, and spiritual ailments caused by trauma. Learn how Dr. Darsa’s experience throughout life inspired her to treat universal pain.


     


    Are you a parent of an adult that is having major difficulties? Is there conflict in your family about how much help to give your adult child?


    Preview the NEW On-Demand Online Video Course for the Parents of Young Adults by Paul Krauss MA LPC


     


    Want to get trained in EMDR Therapy? Looking for some great advanced EMDR therapy trainings? Check out EMDR Training Solutions and Register Today!
     


    Use the code INTENTIONAL at checkout, and get $100 Dollars OFF at Checkout!

    Remember, from my research, EMDR Training Solutions is the most affordable independent training on the market! 

    EMDR Training Solutions: for all of your EMDR training needs!





    Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, an Approved , host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 


    If you are looking for EMDRIA consulting groups, Paul Krauss MA LPC is now hosting weekly online and in-person groups.  For details, click here.


    For general behavioral and mental health consulting for you or your organization.


    Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:


    Instagram   |   Facebook     |     Youtube


     


     Original Music:


    ”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)


    "Osouji" from Philadelphia by Shabason, Krgovich & Harris (Spotify)

    • 49 min
    What is Ecotherapy and Ecopsychology? with Dr. James Liter, Ph.D. [Episode 76]

    What is Ecotherapy and Ecopsychology? with Dr. James Liter, Ph.D. [Episode 76]

    Dr. James Liter, Ph. D. visits the Intentional Clinician Podcast and talks with Paul Krauss MA LPC many aspects of Ecotherapy and Ecopsychology. If you have any interest in how the natural world and ecopsychological concepts intersect, then this episode is a good starting point.


    Also Discussed: oikos, psyche, logos, relationship to habitat, the unconscious, climate change, eco-grief, How ecotherapy is like and not like traditional counseling or therapy, why people may want to try out ecotherapy, why we need natural experiences to develop into full human beings, the reasons people try out ecopsychology, Carl Jung, transference, counter-transference, humans as part of nature and more.



    The multifaceted angles of ecotherapy: I want to get more connected to myself and the natural world, I wanted an alternative to counseling, How ecotherapy could be beneficial in addition to traditional psychotherapy.


    How can someone access facilitated ecotherapy? Contact Dr. James Liter, Ph. D.



    Dr. James Liter, Ph.D. has been facilitating nature-based archetypal experiences and integration around the world for many years. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Grand Valley State and a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he also completed his certification in Ecopsychology. His doctoral research provides a foundation for an archetypally patterned ecotherapy integrating different approaches into a regenerative relationship to the entire Earth community. He has been a guest lecturer at Grand Valley State University on topics such as shamanic traditions, Jungian art and aesthetics, world mythology, and the hero’s journey. He is the author of the upcoming Hilltending Notebooks, a series of ebooks on nurturing health and wellness in our relationship to the Earth. His previous publications include several journal essays, the collection of poetry A Language We Once Knew, and the photography for Jason Kirkey’s Estuaries.


    Are you a parent of an adult that is having major difficulties? Is there conflict in your family about how much help to give your adult child?


    Preview the NEW On-Demand Online Video Course for the Parents of Young Adults by Paul Krauss MA LPC


     


    Want to get trained in EMDR Therapy? Looking for some great advanced EMDR therapy trainings? Check out EMDR Training Solutions and Register Today!
     


    Use the code INTENTIONAL at checkout, and get $100 Dollars OFF at Checkout!

    Remember, from my research, EMDR Training Solutions is the most affordable independent training on the market! 

    EMDR Training Solutions: for all of your EMDR training needs





    Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, an Approved EMDRIA Consultant, host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 


    If you are looking for EMDRIA consulting groups, Paul Krauss MA LPC is now hosting weekly online and in-person groups.  For details, click here.


    For general behavioral and mental health consulting for you or your organization.


    Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:


    Instagram   |   Facebook     |     Youtube


     


     Original Music:


    ”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)


    "Heart's Core" from Rasa Dance by Steve Roach (Spotify)

    • 53 min
    Integrative Cardiology and Mental Health with Dr. Dave Johnson, MD FACC (Grand Rapids, MI) [Episode 75]

    Integrative Cardiology and Mental Health with Dr. Dave Johnson, MD FACC (Grand Rapids, MI) [Episode 75]

    In this episode, Paul Krauss MA LPC explores multiple approaches to health, including Integrative Cardiology with Dr. Dave Johnson, MD FACC.


    Dave Johnson, MD is a board-certified cardiologist with over two decades of clinical experience in cardiovascular medicine and one of only a few cardiologists formally trained in integrative medicine. As a result, Dr. Johnson not only recognizes the value of medical innovation, he will also help you discover health and well-being while minimizing the need for downstream medical interventions.


    Every day, Dr. Johnson finds it so gratifying to share knowledge and habits with people so that they can transform their health. In his office, he helps people understand that they are not broken, deficient or toxic, rather a variety of imbalances develop that either benefit or diminish our resilience, or health. Learning to overcome unhealthy social norms and habits can lead to restorative health. Join Dr. Johnson today to learn to live a life of ease rather than dis-ease. Modern cardiologists remain heavily focused on medical innovation and pharmaceutical therapy to manage cardiovascular (CVD). This is important but avoidable in most patients. Did you know that upwards to 90% of CVD is preventable and, in many cases, reversible? Integrative and preventive cardiology takes a more holistic approach to health and healing rather than simply attacking disease as it unfolds.


    Why choose Integrative Wellness Grand Rapids? Dr. Johnson believes in value-based healthcare that focuses on disease prevention and reversal rather than chronic disease management – the paradigm most prevalent in modern healthcare in America.


    He also believes in an integrative medical model that embraces a collective of experienced and diverse healthcare providers with a more holistic approach to health and well-being. If you are seeking advice from a dedicated expert who has devoted his professional and personal life to understanding the roots of wellness, then Dr. Johnson and his team will help you discover the solutions that build resiliency while preventing and reversing cardiovascular disease.


    Dr. Johnson is an advocate for Integrative Medicine and Naturopathic Medicine across the country. He was a contributor and endorser of the recent white paper on Naturopathic Medicine, published by the Institute for for Natural Medicine.


    Dr. Johnson also offers telehealth only booking times. If you cannot find a time that works for you below, please call 616-899-9447 and ask about additional telehealth options.


    Learn more about Dr. Johnson here. Learn about Dr. Johnson's new clinic "Integrative Wellness Grand Rapids" here.


     


    Are you a parent of an adult that is having major difficulties? Is there conflict in your family about how much help to give your adult child?


    Preview the NEW On-Demand Online Video Course for the Parents of Young Adults by Paul Krauss MA LPC


     


    Want to get trained in EMDR Therapy? Looking for some great advanced EMDR therapy trainings? Check out EMDR Training Solutions and Register Today!
     


    Use the code INTENTIONAL at checkout, and get $100 Dollars OFF at Checkout!

    Remember, from my research, EMDR Training Solutions is the most affordable independent training on the market! 

    EMDR Training Solutions: for all of your EMDR training needs!





    Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 


    If you are looking

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Yoga just feels good. How Yoga can benefit your mental and physical health w/ special guests AM YOGA (Grand Rapids, MI) [Episode 74]

    Yoga just feels good. How Yoga can benefit your mental and physical health w/ special guests AM YOGA (Grand Rapids, MI) [Episode 74]

    This is a discussion not to be missed. Ashley Yost and Mali Jane (the founders of AM Yoga in Grand Rapids, MI) along with Yoga instructor and Professional Counselor Margie Muñoz LLPC speak with Paul Krauss MA LPC about all things yoga. Along with the discussion about the intersection of the physical and mental health benefits yoga offers, the panel agrees that "Yoga just feels good." Such a statement sounds so simple, but what if your life actually "felt good"? In the hustle and bustle and confusion of the current times where many people spend 10+ hours a day hunched over a desk or sitting while entertaining themselves on various "screens" many complain of chronic stress, body pain, and lack of meaning. What if the ancient art of yoga could provide relief, purpose, community, and physical and mental strength? For many, it does just that. According to the three yoga instructors interviewed on the podcast: The proof is in the practice. Going further, therapist Margie Muñoz adds her expertise about mental health, and how yoga can help with multiple areas of prevention as well as serving to enhance the counseling/therapy process. 


    Ashley and Mail have been creating a health community using the art and science of yoga and meditation. They aim to provide people with an opportunity to practice yoga daily via the 365 Program at AM YOGA. Their mission: Bringing yoga to all people. AM YOGA is igniting people with the power of I AM. AM Yoga uses these three elements (sadhana, satusung, and seva) to experience a state of I AM. It is what we teach, practice daily, and are committed to sharing with the world.  Learn more about AM YOGA here.


    AM YOGA is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


    AM YOGA INSTAGRAM. AM YOGA PODCAST




    Margie Muñoz MA LLPC is a Professional Counselor and Yoga Instructor practicing in Grand Rapids, MI. She specializes in counseling for children and adolescents navigating the impacts of trauma including anger, depression, anxiety, and exaggerated reactivity, which can impact experiences at school, at home, and with peers. Margie also has experience working with young adults navigating anxiety and depression as they establish their independence and face complex pressures as they transition into adulthood. Margie is a bicultural, bilingual counselor who is able to provide counseling services in Spanish. Margie also leads trauma-informed yoga groups for pre-teens and adolescents navigating social pressure, anxiety, and depression.
    Learn more about Margie Here.


    Are you a parent of an adult that is having major difficulties? Is there conflict in your family about how much help to give your adult child?


    Preview the NEW On-Demand Online Video Course for the Parents of Young Adults by Paul Krauss MA LPC


     


    Want to get trained in EMDR Therapy? Looking for some great advanced EMDR therapy trainings? Check out EMDR Training Solutions and Register Today!
     


    Use the code INTENTIONAL at checkout, and get $100 Dollars OFF at Checkout!

    Remember, from my research, EMDR Training Solutions is the most affordable independent training on the market! 

    EMDR Training Solutions: for all of your EMDR training needs!





    Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 


    If you are looking for EMDRIA consulting groups, Paul Krauss MA LPC is now hosting weekly online and in-person groups.  For details, click here.


    For general behavioral and mental healt

    • 53 min

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