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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

    • Mental Health
    • 4.9, 9 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

    Our Album of Original Songs and Stories: Motel (A Conversation with my Brother) [Episode 48]

    Our Album of Original Songs and Stories: Motel (A Conversation with my Brother) [Episode 48]

    This is a special episode of the Intentional Clinician featuring stories and original songs by Paul Krauss MA LPC and his brother Tim Krauss. In this episode you will hear the story of Paul and Tim's upbringing in a MOTEL and how this inspired them to write and record an album over a period of 9 years, which they named "MOTEL." The brothers have a discussion and also play clips of songs that they recorded and reflect on the inspiration for the songs, artistic expression, and the importance of storytelling. This is another episode about music in the sporadic series that the Intentional Clinician has released. Music is in an important part of our lives and our human heritage and we hope you enjoy it.
      You can purchase a physical or digital copy of MOTEL by clicking here or here.
    Free Streaming of "Motel" and other songs by ttypes and PAWL is listed below:
    Original Music from MOTEL by ttypes/PAWL
    1. ttypes - Good Boy Young
    2.  Pawl - Motel
    3. ttypes - Colorado
    4. Pawl - Small Town
    5. ttypes - The Shore
    6. ttypes - You're My Brother  
    7. Pawl - Home
    8. ttypes - Captured Light
    9. ttypes - Jealousy
    10. ttypes - Building A Life
    11. Pawl - Newspaper Mountains
    12. ttypes - Sky Men / Space Lights  
    13. ttypes - 1924
    14. Pawl - Vacant
    15. ttypes/Pawl - Room 5
    You can find more music, videos, and bonus material by Pawl and/or ttypes here:
    ttypes (Spotify)
    PAWL (Spotify)
    www.patreon.com/ttttypes m.soundcloud.com/ttypes-music www.facebook.com/ttypes www.youtube.com/user/ttttypes www.youtube.com/user/PawlMusica
    Review of MOTEL by Mitchell Hillman of the Phoenix New Times:
    The musicians behind indie outfits PAWL and ttypes have teamed up for the collaborative concept album MOTEL to be released Spring of 2020. Brothers Paul and Tim Krauss had an unusual childhood to say the very least, they were raised in a Midwest roadside motel and over the last decade they have been composing an album about that experience. It's the stuff of American legends, which begs the question do artistic people create unusual lives or do unusual lives create artists?
    There is no doubt that growing up around a small town oasis with recurring guests and an ever changing cast of characters will mold your perceptions of life and the world, and these brothers have put that upbringing to music, beautiful, catchy music. MOTEL is a near hour long summary of the years spent at the motor inn, the people and events that shaped them, and the growth that was forced upon them. It's as much a coming of age story as it is a reflection in later life of the place they called home set to an Indie Pop backdrop that captivates the listeners attention from beginning to end.
    The fifteen songs on the album are a sheer delight for anyone that's a fan of Brian Wilson, Ben Folds, T. Rex, Apples In Stereo, Elephant 6 and music that makes your head bop, your toes tap, your hips swing all while wearing a grin. It's also an amazing journey in storytelling as the brothers recount the innocence of childhood, nostalgia for rainy autumn days, weird goings on at a nearby lake, early experiences with women, their own relationship as siblings and an evening of a possible UFO sighting. They also present vignettes on the strange guests they encountered from a wanted criminal to a charlatan preacher to a Vietnam vet with PTSD who hoards newspapers.
    The album is filled with singles ready for radio right out of the gate, tunes like "Good Boy Young," "Colorado," and "Captured Light" all of which will punch through your day with sunshine fix. The T. Rex influence on "The Shore," "You're My Brother," and "Jealousy" make for easy rockers to get into that sound like instant classics through nostalgia colored glasses. Meanwhile "Small Town" and "Newspaper Mountains" evoke the best of Ben Folds. That's only half of the album, while the rest will keep you tuned in and your headphones on as the stories of their

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Exploring Yin Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine Concepts with Stefanie Arend [Episode 47]

    Exploring Yin Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine Concepts with Stefanie Arend [Episode 47]

    Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Stefanie Arend about her work teaching Yin Yoga throughout Europe and the world (via the internet). Paul Krauss MA LPC and Stefanie relate the basics of terms utilized by the Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine communities and discuss how Yin Yoga is different from more popular forms of Yoga. Stefanie discusses how Yin Yoga and having a daily practice is being studied and has already shown many positive associations to improving both physical and mental health. For anyone interested in learning about yoga, alternative healing modalities, and how working with the body can improve mental health--this episode is for you. 
    Stefanie Arend is a renowned Yin Yoga instructor, holistic health coach, nutritionist, and energy worker. As the first German author to focus exclusively on Yin Yoga, the yogastyle taught by Paul Grilley, Arend is a bestselling author of six books, including Yin Yoga: The Gentle Path to the Inner Center and Surya Namaskar: The Sun Salutation, both ofwhich were named Best Yoga Book of the Year in German speakingcountries. Her books have been translated into five languages. Be Healthy with Yin Yoga is her first English language book.Visit Stefanie Arend at https://www.yinyoga.de/en or at her YouTube channel 
    https://www.yinyoga.de/blog/https://www.facebook.com/YinYogaGermany/?fref=tshttps://www.youtube.com/user/Stefanie1ahttps://www.instagram.com/stefaniearend/
    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.
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    Original Music:
    ”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)
    “1/2” and “2/2” from Ambient1/Music for Airports by Brian Eno (Spotify)
    Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association is working to increase the availability of quality mental health services statewide, increasing education, promoting best practices, and working to keep Licensed Professional Counselors and other professionals accessible by the public.   •  For your Free 30 day trial of Simple Practice Electronic Health Records and to support this podcast, click this link: https://ter.li/appk

     

     

    • 1 hr 22 min
    What does “Black Lives Matter” mean? (A Panel Discussion) [Episode 46]

    What does “Black Lives Matter” mean? (A Panel Discussion) [Episode 46]

    What does “Black Lives Matter” mean? (A Panel Discussion)
    Paul Krauss MA LPC hosts a panel discussion on Zoom with 3 of his friends, (Remahn, Chris, and James) who happen to be African-American males, to discuss the death of George Floyd and what “Black Lives Matter” mean and other related topics. If you are new to this topic or just curious, please remember to normalize changing your opinion on something after learning new information. It is ok. I promise. Evolution is natural. Denial is natural, but does not move you forward. I have personally changed my viewpoints on these issues as I evolved as a person. In fact, I learned new things and broadened my perspective during this conversation. I encourage you, whoever you are, to listen to this discussion and read through the sources and resources in the show notes.
    On May 25, Minneapolis police officers arrested George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, after a deli employee called 911, accusing him of buying cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. Seventeen minutes after the first squad car arrived at the scene, Mr. Floyd was unconscious and pinned beneath three police officers, showing no signs of life.By combining videos from bystanders and security cameras, reviewing official documents and consulting experts, The New York Times reconstructed in detail the minutes leading to Mr. Floyd’s death. Our video shows officers taking a series of actions that violated the policies of the Minneapolis Police Department and turned fatal, leaving Mr. Floyd unable to breathe, even as he and onlookers called out for help.The day after Mr. Floyd’s death, the Police Department fired all four of the officers involved in the episode, and on Friday the Hennepin County attorney, Mike Freeman, announced murder and manslaughter charges against Derek Chauvin, the officer who can be seen most clearly in witness videos pinning Mr. Floyd to the ground. Mr. Chauvin, who is white, kept his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, according to the criminal complaint against him. Our video shows that Mr. Chauvin did not remove his knee even after Mr. Floyd lost consciousness, and for a full minute after paramedics arrived at the scene.
    Imagine your child dies prematurely and you are hosting the funeral and you are giving a eulogy explaining what your own child meant to you and how special your child was, and then someone grabs the mic and says “Actually all children are special…” That’s what “all lives matter” sounds like. Embarrassing.
    The whole point of Black Lives Matters was to bring attention to multiple issues, but one of the most pressing is: police are killing unarmed African-Americans at a much higher rate than Caucasian Americans. This is an undisputed fact.
    We said “Black Lives Matter.” We never said “Only Black Lives Matter.” We Know “All lives matter.” We just need your help with Black Lives Matter for Black Lives are currently in Danger.
    Also Discussed: Police Murders of unarmed African-Americans, Billie Eilish, Journalists are being arrested, America is at a boiling point, protests, Black lives Matter, stress, Covid-19 pandemic, unemployment at an all time high, fear, Racism, It is not getting worse, it is just being filmed, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Minneapolis Police, unnecessary neck restraints, Joe Biden’s foot in his mouth, lack of empathy, showing “black death” on Facebook and youtube, this struggle of African-Americans speaking out against police brutality has been going on for decades, Trump as a reflection of what America was built on, the mask is off, Colin Kaepernick, Black Unity, Domestic Abuse Metaphors, White people not understanding, critical thought, cultural attitudes, cultural encapsulation, reforming the police, already having your mind made up, identity politics, Qualified immunity, they used to hang Afri

    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Loneliness Epidemic and Implications for Mental and Physical Health with J.W. Freiburg [Episode 45]

    The Loneliness Epidemic and Implications for Mental and Physical Health with J.W. Freiburg [Episode 45]

    Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Dr. J.W. Freiberg about his work as a Social Psychologist and Lawyer and his expertise on the topic of loneliness. J.W. Freiberg defines the many different types of loneliness both within a relationship and outside of relationship. Further discussed, how the epidemic of the loneliness in the United States and around the world affects people’s mental and physical health alike. Paul and J.W. Freiberg discuss his recent book “Surrounded by Others and Yet So Alone (A Lawyer’s Case Stories of Love, Loneliness and Litigation).” J.W. Freiberg discusses the science of why loneliness and broken relationships affect human’s health so profoundly, yet he does so through the lens of highly entertaining true stories from his career. Listeners will be highly entertained by J.W. Freiberg’s interview, whether they are interested in the topics or not.
    J.W. Freiberg studies chronic loneliness through the unique lens of a social psychologist (PhD, UCLA) turned lawyer (JD, Harvard). A former assistant professor in the department of social psychology at Boston University, he served for decades as general counsel to more than a dozen mental health and social service agencies in Boston, including The Home for Little Wanderers, the nation’s oldest child-welfare organization. In his just released book Surrounded by Others and Yet So Alone (A Lawyer’s Case Stories of Love, Loneliness and Litigation), Dr. Freiberg explores the impact of faulty connections in failing relationships, through the telling of case stories mined from his 30-years as an attorney. His award-winning book Four Seasons of Loneliness, explored the chronic loneliness that comes to isolated, disconnected individuals. The papers presented at his 2018 symposium on childhood loneliness, are collected into his edited work Growing Up Lonely. Dr. Freiberg is a member of the MA state bar and the bar of the Supreme Court of the US. For more information about all of his books, visit www.thelonelinessbooks.com.


    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.
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    Original Music:
    ”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)
    "Memory Lane" from From a Basement on the Hill by Elliott Smith (Spotify)
    "No World Like the World" from Below the Branches by Kelley Stoltz (Spotify)
     
    Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association is working to increase the availability of quality mental health services statewide, increasing education, promoting best practices, and working to keep Licensed Professional Counselors and other professionals accessible by the public. 
    For your Free 30 day trial of Simple Practice Electronic Health Records and to support this podcast, click this link: https://ter.li/appk

     

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Exploring the Physiology of Trauma, Mental Health, and Dysautonomia with Dr. Robert Rhoton [Episode 44]

    Exploring the Physiology of Trauma, Mental Health, and Dysautonomia with Dr. Robert Rhoton [Episode 44]

    Dr. Robert Rhoton, Psy.D., LPC, D.A.A.E.T.S. and Paul Krauss MA LPC discuss the physiology of trauma, a broader definition of trauma and its effects on the nervous system (dysautonomia). Dr. Rhoton and Paul discuss toxic stress and the ways in which the body responds on a biological and physiological level. Following the science-heavy paradigm of understanding trauma / dysautonomia (when the autonomic nervous system is not functioning properly), Paul Krauss and Dr. Rhoton discuss the implications of that this science may have on modern psychotherapy, family systems, relationships, education, and our society. Paul Krauss and Dr. Rhoton discuss the importance of emotional regulation among mental health professionals and the difficulties faced if they are not focusing on their own mental health first. Dr. Rhoton discusses the idea of emotional and physiological arousal and how systems often do not recognize this as important. Dr. Rhoton is a gifted teacher and he shares his wisdom and experience working with people who have experienced trauma and how this all intersects with his experience in the fields of counseling, psychology, psychiatry, the child welfare system, education, etc. The dynamic conversation has implications for parenting, family relationships, and the many modalities of counseling and therapy. Dr. Rhoton discusses how to help people all over the world change their lives and communities through education on the physiology of trauma.
    Dr. Robert Rhoton, CEO of Arizona Trauma Institute and President at the Trauma Institute International possesses a rich history of experience in the mental health field. Dr. Rhoton has supervised multiple outpatient clinics, juvenile justice programs, and programs, and child and family therapeutic services. Additionally, Dr. Rhoton has advanced training in child and adolescent trauma treatment, family therapy, and family trauma. Dr. Rhoton served as president of the Arizona Trauma Therapy Network from 2010 through 2012. Dr. Rhoton was a Professor at Ottawa University in the Behavioral Sciences and Counseling Department whose primary interests were training counselors to work with traumagenic family dynamics, child and family trauma, and non-egoic models of treatment. Dr. Rhoton is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and collaborates and consults with numerous Arizona agencies fine tuning their understanding of trauma and the impact of developmental trauma on the individual and family. Dr. Rhoton also serves on the Arizona Department of Health Services Trauma Informed Care (TIC) task force as a community member.

    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.
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    Original Music:
    ”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)
    “If you don’t know what to do (Do What You Love) from Music for Gloves (Banana & Louie) by Kelley Stoltz (Spotify)
    “Motel” from Motel by PAWL/ttypes (Spotify)
     
    Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association is working to increase the availability of quality mental health services statewide, increasing educa

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Balancing the darkness with the light during the virus outbreak and quarantine with Dr. Karthik Ramanan [Episode 43]

    Balancing the darkness with the light during the virus outbreak and quarantine with Dr. Karthik Ramanan [Episode 43]

    Paul Krauss MA LPC and Dr. Karthik Ramanan discuss the importance of maintaining mental health during the current quarantine situation due to COVID-19. Coronavirus anxiety and depression are on the rise along with a variety of mental health challenges as a result of the covid-19 pandemic and quarantine. In this discussion with Dr. Karthik Ramanan, we discuss grieving during this pandemic and quarantine along with coronavirus anxiety and coronavirus depression. We discuss the importance of caring for one's mental health during this challenging time, along with tips on to balance all that is being thrown at us.
    Dr. Karthik Ramanan is a naturopathic medical doctor, inspirational speaker, and the host of the weekly online show, "The Dr. K Show." Dr. K specializes in everyday mental health and lifestyle medicine, and he helps ambitious individuals end self-criticism. He teaches the principles of everyday mental health through the lens of his personal health and psychological transformation and his education and experience as a physician. He inspires achievement-oriented individuals to get out of their own way, take intentional action, and create their ideal version of themselves to lead a purpose-driven life.
    Dr. Ramanan graduated from Cornell University with dual BS degrees in Applied Economics & Management as well as Biological Sciences. After his undergraduate studies, he worked for Goldman Sachs in New York for eight years where he served in the Futures and Listed Derivatives businesses, sharpening his client relationship and communication skills while developing a deep understanding of human behavior and the stresses many Americans face while working in corporate America. During his final years in the finance industry, he discovered the power of plant-based nutrition, lost 100 pounds, and found himself called to naturopathic medicine. He moved to Tempe, Arizona to attend Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona and graduated with his doctorate in 2017.
     Connect with Dr. K here:
    Website - http://drkarthikramanan.com
    YouTube - http://drknmd.video
    Instagram - https://instagram.com/dr.karthikramanan
    FaceBook - https://fb.me/dr.karthikramanan
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/drkarthikramanan/
     
    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.
    Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:
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    Original Music:
    ”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)
    "May You Be Born On Anarres" from Music For Public Access Television by ttypes  (Spotify)
    “Newspaper Mountains” from Motel by PAWL/ ttypes (Spotify)
    Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association is working to increase the availability of quality mental health services statewide, increasing education, promoting best practices, and working to keep Licensed Professional Counselors and other professionals accessible by the public.   •  For your Free 30 day trial of Simple Practice Electronic Health Records and to support this podcast, click this link: https://ter.li/appk

    • 42 min

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