The Intentional Clinician: Psychology and Philosophy
Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People: Understanding Alzheimer’s from a Caregiver’s Perspective with Dr. Stephen G. Post PhD. [Episode 91]

Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People: Understanding Alzheimer’s from a Caregiver’s Perspective with Dr. Stephen G. Post PhD. [Episode 91]

August 13, 2022

Dr. Stephen G. Post Ph.D returns to The Intentional Clinician Podcast, this time to speak about his new book: Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People: How Caregivers can Meet the Challenges of Alzheimer's Disease. Dr. Post is an extremely knowledgeable professor, writer, researcher, and advocate. Paul Krauss MA LPC and Dr. Post have a lively discussion about the challenges of aging in those who experience memory loss as well as how to help the caregivers of those living with Alzheimer's Disease.

How do we approach a "deeply forgetful" loved one so as to notice and affirm their continuing self-identity? For three decades, Stephen G. Post has worked around the world encouraging caregivers to become more aware of—and find renewed hope in—surprising expressions of selfhood despite the challenges of cognitive decline. 

Connect with Dr. Post here:

https://www.stephengpost.com/

Check out the book here: 

https://www.press.jhu.edu/books/title/12124/dignity-deeply-forgetful-people

 

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?

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, NBC News, 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)

"Memories of You" from 89 by Charlie Gabriel and Preservation Hall Jazz Band (Spotify)

Awakening to Yourself: How loss can bring you home to the life you want with author Sheila Vanzile [Episode 90]

Awakening to Yourself: How loss can bring you home to the life you want with author Sheila Vanzile [Episode 90]

July 24, 2022

Paul Krauss MA LPC chats with author Sheila Vanzile about her new book:

MY WATERFALL OF AWAKENING: 

HOW LOSS CAN BRING YOU HOME TO THE LIFE YOU WANT

A GUIDED JOURNAL

 

 

In this interview, Sheila brings her wisdom and special brand of authenticity and honesty to the Intentional Clinician Podcast. Sheila tells some of her story about how she arrived at her own awakening as well as the "fall out" from listening to herself and taking action.

About the Author (Sheila Vanzile): "I am the product of the first generation of career women that were gifted the ability to juggle “real” careers and family - the outcome of the original feminist movement of the 1960’s. We worked 2 full time jobs for decades, one outside the home, and the other managing the home. I was by all accounts wildly successful in my business career, but not without a cost. As part of that generation, I neglected my own needs, and landed squarely at 60 disconnected, dissatisfied and unfulfilled. At 60, I emerged from my mother’s death exhausted from caregiving and ready to collapse. But I had been gifted time as a result. And I committed to myself that I would use that time deliberately to reshape my life. To convert my existence from being a slave to the “shoulds” of the 60 year old women of the world to rediscovering and embracing the person I had left behind decades ago. Over the subsequent 3 years, I began a deliberate search for spiritual awakening."

Learn more about Sheila at her website and blog: https://sheilavanzile.com/

Buy the book here: https://sheilavanzile.com/shop/ols/products/my-waterfall-of-awakening-how-loss-can-bring-you-home-to-the-life-you-want-a-guided-journal

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?

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, NBC News, 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)

"Un autre que moi" from A ta merci by Fishbach (Spotify)

Everyday solutions for defeating stress, regulating your mood, and working toward wellness with Dr. Monica Vermani [Episode 89]

Everyday solutions for defeating stress, regulating your mood, and working toward wellness with Dr. Monica Vermani [Episode 89]

July 7, 2022

Dr. Monica Vermani stops by the Intentional Clinician to talk to Paul Krauss MA LPC about her new book A Deeper Wellness (Conquering Stress, Mood, Anxiety, and Trauma). Dr. Monica Vermani was inspired to write this book during the Covid-19 Pandemic as she wanted to give people a low-cost option to help them when they were not in the counseling office, or for people who could not afford psychotherapy--this book is full of practical tools, applicable examples, and great knowledge distilled into easily consumable amounts. If you are looking for practical ways to increase your mental well being--then this episode is for you. Dr. Vermani is a positive force for anyone struggling.

One of Canada’s highest-rated clinical psychologists, Dr. Monica Vermani is a public speaker, teacher, and author in the field of mental health and wellness. In her private practice, Dr. Vermani provides a multi-faceted treatment approach in treating adolescents and adults suffering from trauma/abuse, mood, anxiety, substance addictions, and other related conditions and disorders, as well as family and couples therapy. Dr. Vermani believes that good mental health doesn’t just happen, that it deserves the same time, attention, understanding, and effort as our physical wellbeing. To that end, Dr. Vermani’s latest book, A Deeper Wellness, and its companion online A Deeper Wellness Life Lessons mental health program provide the tools to create a deep, authentic sense of wellness and wellbeing. Drawing from her 25 years of clinical practice, she takes readers through the same tried and true multi-disciplinary approach to treatment that has been successful in creating incremental, meaningful change for hundreds of patients and groups.

Check out the book here: https://bookshop.org/books/a-deeper-wellness-conquering-stress-mood-anxiety-and-traumas/9781777915506

Connect with Dr. Vermani: https://www.drmonicavermani.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?

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, NBC News, 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)

"New Romance" from Once Twice Melody by Beach House (Spotify)

Male Psychology in Simple Terms & What the hell is going on with us Men? [Episode 88]

Male Psychology in Simple Terms & What the hell is going on with us Men? [Episode 88]

June 24, 2022
Today is an episode where unconventional and "offensive" language is used to be able to make some greater points. Whether you are a man who is wondering about how to work through some of your difficulties in life, or a woman / other person who is wanting to understand "Why do men behave this way" this is the episode for you.
Paul Krauss MA LPC meets with David Coates and Corey Kilpack to discuss their book "Be Less Dickish" as well as male archetypes, and how to overcome your reactions to stress, emotional difficulties, and relationship issues.
 
Learn more about the work of David Coates and Corey Kilpack here: www.BeLessDickish.com
 
Be Less Dickish (the book) is available here:
 
Be Less Dickish available on Audible here:
 
What is Be Less Dickish? We took intense and familiar labels which are assigned to men—and did something transformative. "Asshole, douchebag, pussy and dick." Most of us have a visceral response to these labels, especially "pussy." Up until now, these labels have been used as throw-away insults and judgments. Initially, many may want to turn away from these harsh identifiers, yet they are part of the everyday vernacular. Our research and work removed the generalization, fear, and loathing from these words and translated the energy into definitions and strategies that are positive, qualitative and meaningful.
 

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?

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, NBC News, 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)

"Head On (Hold On To Your Heart) from On Oni Pond by Man Man (Spotify)

Family engagement for sustainable recovery when dealing with trauma, and the after effects of trauma [Episode 87]

Family engagement for sustainable recovery when dealing with trauma, and the after effects of trauma [Episode 87]

May 20, 2022

Paul Krauss MA LPC presents:

Family engagement for sustainable recovery when dealing with trauma, and the after effects of trauma

Description: This presentation covers how to engage with a family system that has lived through traumatic events or is dealing with current traumatic circumstances. To do this, first, trauma is defined through a scientific and sociological lens; a discussion of how trauma effects may affect a person takes place, and the differences between PTSD, trauma and stress are discussed. The Adverse Child Experiences (ACE) study is explored in how it links traumatic events to long-term negative health events in most people and in most family systems—and how these findings can help clinicians understand clients better. The presentation then focuses on the environment of the family home, the particular family’s behaviors, and the neighborhood in which they reside as important aspects in both understanding trauma, mental health, and working on preventing long-term trauma. The presentation concludes with methods to help families that have endured environmental trauma, how to work with individuals who have experienced trauma that impacts their mental health, and concludes with tips on how clinicians can help families on the road to a sustainable recovery from the after-effects of trauma.

 

  • Read along w/ the slides and the entire presentation on this blog w/ video below:

https://healthforlifegr.com/family-engagement-when-dealing-with-trauma-events/

 

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?

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, NBC News, 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.

Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:

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 Original Music:

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

"Hidden Qi 隐.气 " from Nervous Energy 一 触即发 by Mindy Meng Wang 王萌, Tim Shiel (Spotify)

 

The Power of Peer Recovery Support in Transforming Lives and Navigating Gaps in Care with Brian Bailys [Episode 86]

The Power of Peer Recovery Support in Transforming Lives and Navigating Gaps in Care with Brian Bailys [Episode 86]

May 5, 2022

In this episode, Paul Krauss MA LPC speaks with Brian Bailys of Thrive Peer Support about how a newly expanded Peer Support in Ohio is helping individuals get into treatment and change their lives. Throughout the conversation, Brian discusses how strategic forms of Peer Support programs can help everyone from people coming in to the Emergency Room after an overdose to those struggling with navigating the health care system. Thrive Peer Support primarily helps those who are working on overcoming mental health concerns and addiction. Thrive Peer Support continues to grow and is showing excellent outcomes so far; demonstrating why good peer support programs are needed all over the US.

Brian Bailys founded, Ascent, a continuing care solution for people in recovery from substance use disorders and mental health diagnoses. The genesis of the Ascent Solution was based on Brian’s experience in treatment. Ascent began by combining an evidence based mobile app with 24/7/365 peer recovery coaching and in 2017 began to expand into “live” face to face peer recovery coaching. Thus evolved ThriveED (Thrive Emergency Department FKA AscentED) where peer coaches began providing round the clock peer recovery support to individuals in the MetroHealth (Cleveland, OH) emergency department.

In early 2018, Brian formed a partnership with Thrive Behavioral Health/Thrive Peer Support. This has allowed Thrive to provide peer support to Medicaid eligible patients across NE Ohio and serve as advocates on behalf of those recovery.

Brian has spoken on various opiate and recovery related panels and been a part of multiple opiate and behavioral health task forces in Ohio. Brian advocates for the individual in recovery and their families.

Connect with Thrive Peer Support : https://thrivepeersupport.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?

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, NBC News, 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.

Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:

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 Original Music:

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

"Your Name Escapes Me" from The Stylist by Kelley Stoltz (Spotify)

Leadership, Authenticity, Communication, and climbing Mount Everest with Vivan James Rigney [Episode 85]

Leadership, Authenticity, Communication, and climbing Mount Everest with Vivan James Rigney [Episode 85]

April 21, 2022

In this episode, Vivian James Rigney speaks with Paul Krauss MA LPC of the Intentional Clinician Podcast about the topics of leadership, authenticity, communication, and his experience climbing Mount Everest. 

Vivian James Rigney is President and CEO of Inside Us LLC, an executive coaching consultancy operating throughout five continents. He has helped implement leadership development initiatives for some of the world’s leading companies and their executive teams.
The quest for personal success can often be a lonely journey. As an executive coach, Vivian becomes a trusted partner, known for building strong rapport and asking tough, incisive questions, with an uncanny ability to help people reveal the best version of themselves.
A graduate of École Nationale Des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, he is a renowned speaker and expert on mindset and behavior whose talks and presentations have inspired audiences globally. A native of Ireland, he has lived in the U.K., Germany, South Africa, France, Finland, and currently resides in New York City.

Naked at The Knife-Edge, Vivian James Rigney’s compelling and often harrowing true account of summiting Everest, offers a unique window into lessons on leadership and what it takes to succeed in any circumstance.

Connect with Vivan James Rigney at his website https://vivianjamesrigney.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivianjamesrigney

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?

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, NBC News, 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.

Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:

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 Original Music:

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

"Drive My Car" from Drive My Car Original Soundtrack by Eiko Ishibashi  (Spotify)

Intuition, Trauma, and the many paths to becoming a Healer with David Fraijo (Part 2) [Episode 84]

Intuition, Trauma, and the many paths to becoming a Healer with David Fraijo (Part 2) [Episode 84]

April 7, 2022

Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews David Fraijo (part 2 of their conversation). David and Paul discuss how to listen to your own intuition, dealing with codependence, difficult family systems, recovery from trauma and the many paths to becoming a healer. 

“I’m an indigenous member of the human tribe of the universal nation…and my philosophy is: As I resonate a different energy, I effect people.”- David Fraijo.

“The identity we have created to survive is, perhaps, not the identity that will set us free.”  - David Fraijo

ALSO DISCUSSED: Redefining values, redefining belief systems, codependency, love, healing oneself to heal others, real change, changing one’s own feeling in the body, what does it mean to a healer?, being oneself, what is real recovery, healing from trauma, intuition, family systems, scapegoat, organized religion, what is a shaman, ego, victim-hood, childhood trauma, ACES, meditation, trauma-informed counseling methods, making rattles, healing tools, anything can be meditation, tree-huggers anonymous, being open to new ideas and information, appearances, communication, the world need healers, alcohol and drugs, toxic family systems, Rod Bearcloud, Sedona, pros/cons of coaching others, dealing with loss, loss of a daughter, listening versus hearing, emotions, murdering the wrong identity, living in peace and calm, co-creation, environmental trauma, social equity, Thomas Pickety, Dr. Bruce Perry Ph.D., paradigm shift in medicine and therapy, “What’s wrong with you VS what happened to you?”, substance use, the ripple effect, Mesquite trees, consider redefining your identity. How and why are we different? Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping, being weird, cultural programming, “knowing stuff” versus doing your own inner work, etc.

“The world going to be in need of healers now, and if we wait for everyone to get papers, we’re f*cked.” -David Fraijo paraphrasing Randy. 

“My first affirmation was ‘Duck!’” - David Fraijo

David Fraijo is a native Arizonan. He is a healer, an author, a public speaker, and has run a healing circle for years. For years David worked in the swimming pool deck industry before a number of personal factors brought him to do his own healing work and get into recovery from codependency,  childhood trauma, and substance overuse. David believes that by working on himself he can affect others. David states “My only client is myself…if I work on myself, I can help others…but I am not going to try to fix anybody.”

Learn about David’s book: Emotional Detox: Redefining Self- Moving through trauma to a new identity
Learn about David’s current work: rattlespirit@yahoo.com
Watch David’s DEBX talk: https://debxtalks.com/video.php?id=86&debid=7

 

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?

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.

Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:

Instagram   |   Facebook     |     Youtube

 

 Original Music:

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

"Space 8" from Space 1.8 by Nala Sinephro (Spotify)

 

 

 

 

The Healing Process starts in the Discomfort (Dealing with the Emotional Detox from Trauma and Substance Use) with David Fraijo [Episode 83]

The Healing Process starts in the Discomfort (Dealing with the Emotional Detox from Trauma and Substance Use) with David Fraijo [Episode 83]

March 25, 2022

Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews David Fraijo (part 1 of their conversation). David and Paul discuss David’s path of healing through uncomfortable encounters with his own emotions and behaviors. David discusses his personal path toward emotional healing and recovery from self-hatred, while eventually changing his life and working to help others through a healing circle and honest conversations. 

“If I would have killed myself back then…I would have been murdering the wrong identity.” - David Fraijo

“You’re not the person you were when you were using [alcohol and drugs], and you’re not the person you have the potential to become.”

ALSO DISCUSSED: Trauma, Healing Circles, Recovery, Sarcasm, writing a book, going into a treatment center, adult children of trauma, self-medicating, family system, how friends can be an extension of the family system, fitting in, getting uncomfortable on purpose, 12-step programs, giving away your power, survival techniques, relationship with the self and others, ceremony, what is resolution?, suicide, what it is like being a minority in a high school, cause and effect, dishonest society, the language of your subgroup, survival strategies, culture, alcoholism, marketing, low self-esteem, joking with telemarketers, afraid of acknowledging death, existentialism, being honest in the business world, retirement, creating artwork such as rattles, marketing comfort and indulging (what is the trade-off), red-lining, institutional and systemic racism, the war on drugs, people pleasing as a coping skills, projection, integrating mental health into the education system, capitalizing on the healthcare problem, the business of therapy, collectivism v. individualism, learning about intergenerational trauma, hippie movement, rigidity and chaos, psychiatric hospitalization, treatment, positive structure, financial barriers to health care, porcupine family, trying to change people, the death of David’s daughter, listening—not hearing, feeling emotions as a powerful act, recovery from substance overuse, machismo, toxic masculinity, addiction: Giving one’s self up to a powerful habit, male psychology, etc. 

David Fraijo is a native Arizonan. He is a healer, an author, a public speaker, and has run a healing circle for years. For years David worked in the swimming pool deck industry before a number of personal factors brought him to do his own healing work and get into recovery from codependency,  childhood trauma, and substance overuse. David believes that by working on himself he can affect others. David states “My only client is myself…if I work on myself, I can help others…but I am not going to try to fix anybody.”

Learn about David’s book: Emotional Detox: Redefining Self- Moving through trauma to a new identity
Learn about David’s current work by emailing him: rattlespirit@yahoo.com
Watch David’s DEBX talk: https://debxtalks.com/video.php?id=86&debid=7

 

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?

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.

Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:

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 Original Music:

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

“Fruit Tree” from Five Leaves Left by Nick Drake (Spotify)

How to have conversations without having your reality invalidated or imposing your reality onto someone else with Joelle Prevost, LCSW [Episode 82]

How to have conversations without having your reality invalidated or imposing your reality onto someone else with Joelle Prevost, LCSW [Episode 82]

March 11, 2022

Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Joelle Prevost LCSW about her book "The Conversation Guide: How to Skillfully Communicate, Set Boundaries, and Be Understood." In the interview, Joelle discusses the reasons she wrote this book and how it can help people. Joelle gives the listeners many tidbits during the interview that they can try in conversations themselves. As a former science teacher, Joelle worked on making her writing practical and accessible for all.

Connect with Joelle Prevost LCSW on Instagram and https://www.theconversationguide.com/

The Conversation Guide: How to Skillfully Communicate, Set Boundaries, and Be Understood, is available on Amazon, IndieBound, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. 

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?

 

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.

Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:

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 Original Music:

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

“Best Friend” by Boyfriend Genes (Spotify)

“Everybody’s Talking” [Harry Nilsson cover] by Boyfriend Genes (Spotify)

Recovery from Self-Harm, Trauma, and inspiring others through being authentic about our mental health with Amy Minh Hahn Corey [Episode 81]

Recovery from Self-Harm, Trauma, and inspiring others through being authentic about our mental health with Amy Minh Hahn Corey [Episode 81]

February 25, 2022

In this episode, Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Amy Minh Hạnh Corey about her own recovery from self-harm and trauma. Amy also talks about how she works to help others who are struggling with mental health concerns and trauma by telling her authentic story. There is a lot to be learned from Amy during this interview.

At only twenty-four years old, TEDx Speaker, Touring Motivational Speaker, Mindset/Life Coach, Singer, Songwriter, Goodwill Ambassador, and Entrepreneur; Amy Minh Hanh Corey is building her creative empire through her understanding and honesty in mental health and life by sharing her mindset now as a Mindset/Life Coach and in her music, songwriting, writing, public speaking, and ambassadorships. She has overcome so many difficult experiences and now inspires others through her authentic stories about her own recovery can inspire others.

Amy Minh Hahn Corey's TEDx talk is here.

Amy Minh Hann Corey's coaching site is 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?

 

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.

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 Original Music:

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

“Look What You Did to Me” by Amy Mihn Hahn Corey (Spotify)

“Ghost Town” by Amy Mihn Hahn Corey (Spotify)

Discussing connections between Polyvagal Theory, the Evolution of Consciousness, Tribalism, Anxiety, Trauma, and more with Tom Beakbane [Episode 80]

Discussing connections between Polyvagal Theory, the Evolution of Consciousness, Tribalism, Anxiety, Trauma, and more with Tom Beakbane [Episode 80]

January 31, 2022

Paul Krauss MA LPC has a long-from discussion with Tom Beakbane (Author of How to Understand Everything: Consilience: A New Way to See the World), about many different topics related to the human nervous system and how we experience and perceive the world.

Also Discussed: "Bottom Up" way of understanding consciousness, nature of consciousness, polyvagal theory, cellular evolution, tribalism, anxiety, trauma, neurons, "top down perspective", traditional ways of explaining the brain, mammal and reptile behaviors, tardigrades, language, parenting, mythology, different ways of learning, the common factors in counseling research, our own bias, Jan 6th, political polarization, projection, fear, the causes of depression and anxiety as a hyper-focus, group think, conspiracy theories, a simple answer as a place to place one's anxiety, becoming a mature adult, dealing with ambiguity as a human, does the environment cause people's nervous system's to be "in the red zone", black and white thinking, the complexity of issues, entropy, the loss of cultural gathering places, the need for humans to have physical touch and close community, meetings and having close conversations, how do we really listen, how consuming the news can activate the sympathetic nervous system, and more.

Tom Beakbane is president of a brand marketing company in Toronto, Canada. With an honors degree in biochemistry and neurophysiology from Durham University in England, he was puzzled by the gap between textbook theories of human behavior and his experiences creating business communications. He closed the gap by tapping into developments at the frontiers of science, explained in the just-published book How to Understand Everything. Consilience: A New Way to See the World. 

 

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?

 

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)

"木漏れ陽" from 日々 by Sphontik (Spotify)

"散歩" from 日々 by Sphontik (Spotify)

 

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]

January 9, 2022

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?

 

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 Hunger by Brendan Perry (Spotify)

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]

December 26, 2021

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?

 

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:

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 Original Music:

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

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

 

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]

December 15, 2021

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?

 

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:

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 Original Music:

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

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

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