The Intentional Clinician: Psychology and Philosophy
Overcoming Hoarding Behaviors through Empathetic, Humane, and Ethical Methods w/ Elaine Birchall [Episode 50]

Overcoming Hoarding Behaviors through Empathetic, Humane, and Ethical Methods w/ Elaine Birchall [Episode 50]

August 1, 2020

Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Hoarding Behavior Expert, Author, Consultant and Therapist Elaine Birchall, MSW, about her work helping people all over the globe be able to overcome hoarding behaviors. If you are interested in or impact by hoarding, this is not a conversation you will want to miss!

Elaine Birchall, MSW, is a hoarding behavior and intervention specialist and coauthor of Conquer the Clutter: Strategies to Identify, Manage, and Overcome Hoarding (with Suzanne Cronkwright). Elaine helps to demystify and de-stigmatize hoarding. Elaine discusses the latest research on and strategies for treating hoarding disorder, shares real cases mined from her 18 years in the field, and offers tools to help clinicians assess where their clients may fall on the hoarding spectrum.
 
More than 19 million Americans hoard, many more are impacted. Hoarding comes with enormous costs to relationships, time, focus, peace of mind, and self-respect. It devastates relationships and it harms the emotional health of the children involved. Hoarding can also become a legal, personal, and public health and safety issue. Without hoarding-informed supportive interventions, people who hoard will continue to experience further deterioration in their mental health and in their living conditions.
 
More about Elaine Birchall:
• Director of Birchall Consulting & founder of the Canadian National Hoarding Coalition
• Helps individuals with hoarding disorder to understand and change their relationship to things—and to clean up their environment
• Trains mental health professionals across North America on how to treat folks who hoard and counsel family members impacted

You can take a quiz to find out if Hoarding is impacting your life here:

https://hoarding.ca/hoarding-quiz/

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)

“Riot on an Empty Street” from Declaration of Dependence by Kings of Convenience (Spotify)

Resources:

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.
 
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Pondering the roles of Men, Power, Ego, and other Unanswerable Questions with Remahn Farley [Episode 49]

Pondering the roles of Men, Power, Ego, and other Unanswerable Questions with Remahn Farley [Episode 49]

July 20, 2020

Paul Krauss MA LPC begins this episode of the Intentional Clinician Podcast by giving some background to the discussion that is to take place. Paul reads from and comments on Matthew Fox’s Book: The Hidden Spirituality of Men: Ten Metaphors to Awaken the Sacred Masculine. Together, Paul and this material raise many questions that are facing the culture today. Paul especially focuses on the topic of masculinity, and maleness in the culture of the United States—and the challenges facing men and boys today. Following this, Remahn joins the conversation which was recorded in March 2019.

Remahn Farley and Paul Krauss MA LPC have an honest discussion in the moment about their thoughts about an array of unanswerable global questions mostly concerning what it means to be a man, and the confusion and change that men are going through in western culture. Both Paul and Remahn reflect on their personal experiences growing up and how this affected them as males.

My goal was to release this episode in the series of discussion on men (the first episode in the series on men was released as episode #37 and followed up by episode #40). In New Orleans, in March 2019, Remahn and I sought to have an honest discussion about the issues facing men from our perspective at the time.

Also discussed: The need for men to discuss issues and not bury their feelings. Where are the male role models today? Making decisions from an ego or making the best decision for the situation. Is it ok for men to display vulnerable emotions in today’s society? #MeToo Movement. Matthew Fox’s book The Hidden Spirituality of Men: Ten Metaphors to Awaken the Sacred Masculine. Instant reactions versus responding. Stereotypes of Men not displaying emotions. The effects of the instant news media and social media. Twitter. Free speech and the marketplace. Changes in gender roles in the United States. How you are taught indirectly while growing up. Men learning from authentic conversations with women. How do you go deep and talk with men? Evolving and growing and changing your viewpoints. Hanging on to older viewpoints. Growing up in the patriarchy. The influence of different roles and lessons. Attempting to understand other people and their viewpoints. How do you have balance? How do we deal with vulnerability and shame? When are men allowed to express their emotions? Tribalism. A larger consciousness. As a culture, are we on the same team, or is life about productivity and power? It starts with the personal and then works toward the collective. How do we empower men, instead of reacting to the women’s movement? How can men and women work together in the culture? How can men evolve and lead better? How do men gain power in ways that are ethical—and translate that into authority? How can we be pro-human? Why is authoritarian power emerging? Why is emotional intelligence important? Courage. Hero worship. The grey areas of trying to “Do good works.” Follow the money. The Citizens United decision. The difference between what is right and what the law is. Money becoming speech and power. Gas lighting. The need for male role models. Colin Kaepernick. Star Spangled Banner. Questioning the past and then improving your present and future. What do we do with emotions that have not been dealt with? As men, how do we improve our relationships and other things we are involved in? The city of New Orleans. etc.

“All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident.”- Arthur Schopenhauer

Books Read:
The Hidden Spirituality of Men: Ten Metaphors to Awaken the Sacred Masculine by Matthew Fox

Poems Read:

Champion the Enemy’s Need by Kim Stafford
The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry
I Live My Life In Growing Orbits by Rainer Maria Rilke
Face It, You’re Happy by Japanese Zen Poet, Ikkyū (1394-1481)

Original Music:
"Winter in America" from Winter in America by Gil Scott-Heron (Spotify)

“Mathematics” from Black on Both Sides by Mos Def (Spotify)

“Just To Get By” from Quality by Talib Kweli (Spotify)

 

Remahn Farley is the co-founder of Swaggerbrand, which provides online database resources, online marketing, app development, websites and more.

Remahn Farley, the company’s co-founder and Online Marketing Project Manager has a deep understanding of Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, web design and web development, making him a valuable resource to his clients, who count on him to “get it right.”

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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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]

July 2, 2020

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 youth unfold before you.  The lyrics are as captivating as the Indie Pop pastiche that surrounds them, with flawless vocals and layers of harmony.

While Paul and Tim are the main men behind the music they had a little help from their friends in making MOTEL.  Christopher Kennedy (No Volcano, Kingfathand, Colorstore) contributed drums, guitar and bass throughout; Conrad Shock (Conrad Shock and The Noise) laid down some bass, guitar, and banjo; while Dan Julian contributed drums, Sean Maginity played guitar on "Colorado", Jim Rockwood provided drums for "Room 5" and their lead producer, Jupiter Jones helped out with synth, organ, back-up vocals and co-wrote "Room 5" with the brothers.

Check in to MOTEL and check it out, the musical journey through time and space is an amazing one for your ears to behold.  You'll find yourself singing these songs to yourself, days later and that's when you know you need to spin it again.

--This episode discusses the concepts of how growing up in a certain dwelling place and neighborhood shapes one's view of people, of what home is and isn't, long-term projects, art for the sake of expression, and more. Also discussed: the relationship you have with a space and a place. Identity. Music. Art. Pianos. Remembering the same event from two very different perspectives, and more. --

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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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.
 
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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]

June 21, 2020

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 yoga
style 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 of
which were named Best Yoga Book of the Year in German speaking
countries. 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=ts
https://www.youtube.com/user/Stefanie1a
https://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.
 
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What does “Black Lives Matter” mean? (A Panel Discussion) [Episode 46]

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

June 6, 2020

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 African-American people after church, the murder of Philando Castile, Breonna Taylor, Sandyhook, Cliven Bundy stand off with the US Government, caucasian Quarantine protestors in Michigan where protesters holding semi-automatic weapons yelled in the face of Police Officers—but were not harmed or arrested, cultural attitude collectives, many elder Caucasian Men in the United States in denial and dismissive of these concerns, institutional racism, having uncomfortable conversations, actually experiencing racism, it is easy to ignore racism when it isn’t happening to you, Know Justice - Know Peace, no Justice - No Peace, How can you combat racism as a white person? Education, History, Context, The People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn, White Allies, The History of the Black Panther Party, Government Assassinations of Fred Hampton and Martin Luther King Jr., The White House was actually built by slave labor—this is a fact.

Sources:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/31/us/george-floyd-investigation.html

https://www.aclumich.org/en/news/facing-terror-police-racism

https://journalistsresource.org/studies/government/criminal-justice/killed-police-black-men-likely-white-men/

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2020/05/mapping-police-killings-black-americans-200531105741757.html

https://www.vox.com/2016/7/11/12136140/black-all-lives-matter

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/minneapolis-police-rendered-44-people-unconscious-neck-restraints-five-years-n1220416

https://www.vox.com/identities/2020/5/6/21249202/ahmaud-arbery-jogger-killed-in-georgia-video-shooting-grand-jury

https://www.nytimes.com/article/breonna-taylor-police.html

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/05/george-floyd-protests-police-violence.html

https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062397348/a-peoples-history-of-the-united-states/

Mentioned:

https://www.healthforlifegr.com/growing-up-black/

Mental Health Resources:

https://www.stevefund.org/crisistextline/
Are you a young person of color? Feeling down, stressed or overwhelmed? Text STEVE to 741741 and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will respond.

How you can learn more and help:

Regarding legislation: 

https://www.joincampaignzero.org/

https://5calls.org/

Things to read:

• BACP article: "why we need to talk about race": https://www.bacp.co.uk/bacp-journals/therapy-today/2018/october-2018/why-we-need-to-talk-about-race/

• ERACCE book list: http://www.eracce.org/resources

Supporting BIPOC-created mental health and activism groups:

https://www.baatn.org.uk/

http://www.eracce.org/

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:

”Welcome to Jamrock" from Welcome to Jamrock by Damian Marley (Spotify)  

“Get Up Stand Up“ from Burnin’ by The Wailers (Spotify)

“A Change is Gonna Come“ from Otis Blue by Otis Redding (Spotify)    

“This is America” from This is America by Childish Gambino (Spotify)   

—————
For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing. -Simon Wiesenthal  

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These are the last words of George Floyd, a 46-year-old man who died as a US police officer pinned him down, kneeling on his neck for almost nine minutes:
"It's my face man
I didn't do nothing serious man
please
please
please I can't breathe
please man
please somebody
please man
I can't breathe
I can't breathe
please
(inaudible)
man can't breathe, my face
just get up
I can't breathe
please, a knee on my neck
I can't breathe
shit
I will
I can't move
mama
mama
I can't
my knee
my neck
I'm through
I'm through
I'm claustrophobic
my stomach hurt
my neck hurts
everything hurts
some water or something
please
please
I can't breathe officer
don't kill me
they're gonna kill me, man
come on man
I cannot breathe
I cannot breathe
they're gonna kill me
they're gonna kill me
I can't breathe
I can't breathe
please sir
please
please
please I can't breathe"
Then, his eyes shut and the pleas stop. George Floyd was pronounced dead shortly after.’

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]

May 30, 2020

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 Lonelinessexplored 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)

 

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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]

May 15, 2020

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

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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)

 

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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]

April 18, 2020

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

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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)

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Opening Your Heart and Awakening Your Soul to what Matters with Mark Nepo [Episode 42]

Opening Your Heart and Awakening Your Soul to what Matters with Mark Nepo [Episode 42]

April 11, 2020

Paul Krauss MA LPC had the privilege of speaking with Mark Nepo during the time of "Shelter in Place" in April 2020, thanks to the technology of ZOOM. 
Mark Nepo shares a number of powerful stories, anecdotes, and metaphors that aim straight for the heart and assist in breaking us open. Mark discusses his story of suffering through a near-death experience of beating cancer in a way that can inspire us all to awaken to our soul's purpose. Mark relates the wisdom of all the great spiritual traditions in a beautiful, clear, and life-affirming way that appeals to the universal nature of the human experience. During this hour discussion, Paul was constantly amazed at the way that Mark effortlessly related moving stories and quotes without any notes or script. Mark Nepo is a humble and true teacher of the human experience--and this episode will appeal to people from all walks of life.

You can learn more and follow Mark Nepo's work below:

With over a million copies sold, Mark Nepo has moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening.  Beloved as a poet, teacher, and storyteller, Mark has been called "one of the finest spiritual guides of our time," "a consummate storyteller," and "an eloquent spiritual teacher." His work is widely accessible and used by many and his books have been translated into more than twenty languages.  A bestselling author, he has published twenty-two books and recorded fifteen audio projects.

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

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Original Music:

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

“Alone in Kyoto” from Talkie Walkie by Air

“Vacant” from Motel by PAWL/ ttypes (Spotify)

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How to Cope with the Anxiety, Fear, Panic, Frustration, Disruption, and Stress from the Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (And a Meditation Exercise) [Episode 41]

How to Cope with the Anxiety, Fear, Panic, Frustration, Disruption, and Stress from the Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (And a Meditation Exercise) [Episode 41]

March 18, 2020

Paul Krauss MA LPC talks about how to Cope with the Anxiety, Fear,  Panic, Frustration, Disruption, and Stress from the Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Grand Rapids, Michigan and then leads you through an exercise for Coronavirus Anxiety Relief (no matter where you are in the world).

All therapists and clinicians at Health for Life are accepting new clients — we can even get started online through secure video therapy. You can live anywhere in the State of Michigan and still get telehealth therapy from the counselors at Health for Life Grand Rapids at this time. During this difficult time, we are here for you. Call 616-200-4433 (9-5pm) or visit healthforlifegr.com for details 
Most insurance companies have made provisions to cover online counseling sessions at this time. We will advocate for you to make a plan for your counseling utilizing insurance or otherwise. We are answering the phone M-TH: 9-5pm. Let us know how we can serve you and family at this time. Or schedule online: healthforlifegr.com 

Updated information here: https://www.instagram.com/p/B94c89Sgffb/

 

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. 

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Original Music:

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

“Alone in Kyoto” from Talkie Walkie by Air

“2020” from My Regime by Kelley Stoltz

“The Age of Miracles” from from Music for the Age of Miracles by The Clientele

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Men in Therapy: What it means to be a Man and how it affects all of us with Rick Miller LICSW [Episode 40]

Men in Therapy: What it means to be a Man and how it affects all of us with Rick Miller LICSW [Episode 40]

March 15, 2020

Paul Krauss MA LPC speaks with Rick Miller LICSW about Men in Therapy: What it means to be a Man, and how perceptions of masculinity have a variety of effects on the larger culture. Rick Miller previews some of the ways in which he works with both gay and heterosexual men in therapy. Rick Miller and Paul Krauss discuss stereotypes of Men around “going to therapy” and how to make therapy more inviting to a diverse group of men. Rick Miller and Paul Krauss discuss the difficulties of Men learning how to communicate effectively and feel their feelings in a holistic way. Rick Miller discusses his personal experience of being a gay man and what that has meant to his personal and professional journey. Paul and Rick talk about how expectations from the greater cultural narrative can consciously and unconsciously affect a man’s sense of what it is to be a man. Paul and Rick further delve into the rewards and difficulties of engaging men in therapy. Rick Miller and Paul Krauss offer tips for men to improve themselves as well as therapists who are working with men. and much much more! Rick Miller and Paul Krauss hope that you enjoy this unedited conversation.

Rick Miller, psychotherapist and author, has served on the faculty for The International Society of Hypnosis, The Milton Erickson Foundation, The Brief Therapy Conference, The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, The American Group Psychotherapy Association, The Couples Conference and Harvard Medical School. He is the author of Unwrapped: Integrative Therapy With Gay Men… the Gift of Presence (Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, 2014) and Mindfulness Tools for Gay Men In Therapy(PESI, 2016). His Psychology Today blog is Unwrapped: Mind Body Wisdom and the Modern Gay Man. He is also the Executive Director and Executive Producer for Gay Sons and Mothers, a nonprofit organization that explores and chronicles the complex bond between gay sons and their mothers. He was awarded The Greatest Contribution to Social Work Practice by the MA chapter of National Association of Social Workers in 2018.

Learn more about Rick Miller’s work here:

www.rickmiller.biz  

www.gaysonsandmothers.org

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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)

“Polaris” from EP2 by Zero 7 

“In the Waiting Line” from In The Waiting Line by Zero 7

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Humanizing the Voices of our Times with Cameron Blake [Episode 39]

Humanizing the Voices of our Times with Cameron Blake [Episode 39]

February 27, 2020

Paul Krauss MA LPC sits down with singer-songwriter Cameron Blake to discuss songwriting in a way that humanizes the voices and stories of the times we live in. Cameron and Paul discuss the universal appeal of music in our lives and how it can open us to new experiences and perspectives if allow our hearts to truly listen. Paul discusses his experiences hearing Cameron Blake perform his new album live in 2019 and how some of the stories that were told brought up both existential and emotional reactions. Cameron shares the story of his life in music as well as his composition of his new album, which was written during a week at a silent retreat and is rich with honest and raw human stories. Cameron shares about his writing process and lyrics and what inspires his writing. Many songs are also shared. If you like music and philosophy, you will love this episode!

Also Discussed: Saying things through art that you might not say from a podium, personal and collective inspiration for songwriting, feeling changed from music, writing from the perspective of a character, channeling emotions into songs, trauma, Woody Guthrie, Thomas Merton, silent retreat, not giving up your power, the recent Syrian conflict, talking about politics without polarizing people, Bob Dylan, humanizing stories and people, war, walking into the black, anesthetizing news, simple answers, complicated situations, the root of all war is fear, acceptance, Tolstoy, everyone wants to change the world but no one wants to change themselves, empathy, avoidance, reflection, Goya, learning violin, Michigan, Baltimore Maryland, folk tradition, music for the people, jazz musicians, classical musicians,——Greta Thunberg, reducing carbon emissions, the complicated issues of energy, changing perspectives, transformation, rebirth, climate change increasing global terrorism, Portugal, carpe diem, existential themes, six minutes and twenty seconds, Emma Gonzalez , Joan Baez, dissociation, little time to reflect, emotional maturity, Leonard Cohen, heavy metal, releasing a new album, using your voice, telling stories no matter where you are.

Michigan-born Cameron Blake is most passionate about engaging with the parts of us that are fragile and vulnerable. This is reflected most deeply in his songs, which have touched the hearts of people all over the world. Ranging from gospel-fired, high energy roots rock to introspective folk, Cameron’s music is as diverse as his personal story. He began composing and playing the violin at the age of twelve; a talent that would eventually culminate in a Master’s Degree from the Peabody Institute of Music in Baltimore. Compassion, curiosity and a fair share of burnout took him beyond the walls of the practice room and out on the street, where he regularly worked and communed with the poor. Sharing what he experienced was the starting point for a new career path as a singer-songwriter. He taught himself piano and guitar, quickly immersed himself in the Baltimore music scene and took his individual brand of chamber folk on the road.
After meeting the love of his life and moving back to Michigan to raise a family, Cameron’s artistry bloomed into full maturity with the release of Alone On The World Stage (2015). Recorded with nothing more than voice, guitar and occasional piano, the record garnered international acclaim for its subject matter; a heart-rending, poetic and poignant picture of the issues that face the world we live in today. His keen eye for detail and skill for getting inside of characters to reveal flesh and blood human lives continued with the release of Fear Not (2017); a lush, masterfully orchestrated album that tackles the complex subject of fear. The album has earned praise from the likes of The Huffington Post, No Depression and Paste in the US and was released throughout Europe on the Netherlands based record label Continental Song City in 2018.
If you’ve seen him before, you know that Cameron’s performances leave a lasting, emotional impact.  Whether it’s performing as a front man or a soloist, in a sold-out amphitheater or an intimate club, Cameron gives himself fully to his audience.  Described as “brilliant” (Baltimore City Paper), “impressive” (Local Spins) and “beautiful” (Washington Times), Cameron’s soulful baritone voice, powerful lyrics and physical presence make him one of Michigan’s most original and compelling live performers.

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.

 
Original Music:

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

Original Songs by Cameron Blake utilized in this episode:

After Sally from Fear Not (2017)
North Dakota from Alone on the World Stage (2015)
Queen Bee from Fear Not (2017)
How Dare You from the forthcoming album Walking Into the Black (2020)
Henny Penny from the forthcoming album Walking Into the Black (2020)
Wailing Wall from Fear Not (2017)
Fear Not from Fear Not (2017)
Sandtown from Fear Not (2017)

Check out Cameron Blake on Spotify

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Beyond Trauma Recovery: The Awareness Integration Model with Dr. Foojan Zeine [Episode 38]

Beyond Trauma Recovery: The Awareness Integration Model with Dr. Foojan Zeine [Episode 38]

February 8, 2020

Beyond Trauma Recovery: The Awareness Integration Model with Dr. Foojan Zeine.

Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Dr. Foojan Zeine about how she developed her therapy model, how a person recovers from trauma, her personal story, and a program that she developed out of many different modalities of therapy. Dr. Foojan Zeine discussed working on moving from a "problem-oriented" approach to a more "growth-based" approach in counseling.  Dr. Foojan Zeine and Paul Krauss discuss their experiences with conducting psychotherapy as well as reflecting on what they have seen work in trauma recovery and how to help a person move beyond trauma recovery to a total transformation. Dr. Foojan Zeine is working on bringing her therapy program into educational settings in a way where one can "do it yourself." Later on Dr. Foojan Zeine and Paul Krauss discuss how to go beyond trauma recovery and work on dismantling core beliefs that can hold people back even if they have healed from the initial trauma.

Also discussed: Dan Siegel Ph.D., Mindfulness in Schools, Proactive Emotional Education, Students going through self-help books in college as a class, Addiction, Hypnotherapy, Existential Issues, How do we live our life well?, Self-Reflection, the value of therapy/ counseling, the value of reflection, examining our shadow, agendas, the value of participation in a process, the effectiveness of counseling (according to research), Trauma Recovery, co-creating reality, changing our behaviors. 

Dr. Foojan Zeine, Psy.D., LMFT is a Radio host, International Speaker, Psychotherapist, Life Coach, and the Author of Life Reset – The Awareness Integration Path to Create the Life You Want. She has her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She has a large private practice in Beverly Hills and San Clemente, California. Her expertise is in Intimate Relations and Addictive Behaviors. She has extensive experience in treating Depression, Anxiety, Traumas, and Domestic Violence.
Foojan is the originator and the author for “Awareness Integration” educational and psychological model, a multi-modality approach and intervention toward minimizing Depression, Anxiety while improving Self Esteem and Self Confidence.  Multiple research on this method has been published in international journals and has been presented at Harvard University.
Foojan presents internationally and is a leading expert in the field of Online Therapy, She is the Co- author of “Online Therapy: A Therapist's Guide to Expanding Your Practice”, published by W.W. Norton 2005.  She also has a chapter published titled “Life Coaching” in “A Practice that Works: Tips and Strategies for your Stand Alone Therapy Practice”, 2005.  She published an article titled “Moving Away, Moving Toward – Immigration & the Acculturation process” in “Family Therapy” Journal Jan/Feb 2008 pg.26-27. Foojan co-authored a psychological novel about intimate relationships and the self, name “MA”, 2014. Foojan is a contributor to YourTango.com, DivorceForce.com, yogajournal.com, Wholelife.com, Men’s Health, Psychology Today, Reader’s Digest, and The Huffington Post.
Foojan hosts the “Inner Voice – A Heartfelt Chat with Dr. Foojan” show in KMET 1490AM/ ABC News Radio as a call in consulting show where she interviews experts.  She is a guest speaker in many universities including Harvard, MIT, UCLA, USC, UC Santa Barbara, and Cal State Long Beach. She has been a guest on the Dr. Phil show in CBS, Fox, Voice of America Television Programs; KPFK 90.7, KIRN 670AM.
 www.foojan.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

“All Your Yeahs” from Thank Your Lucky Stars by Beach House

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Authentic Masculinity and the Second Half of Life with Adam Nash LLPC [Episode 37]

Authentic Masculinity and the Second Half of Life with Adam Nash LLPC [Episode 37]

January 18, 2020

Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Adam Nash MA LLPC about his own story of transition to adulthood as they discuss the difficulties of navigating the process of authenticity and understanding one’s own masculinity in the Western World. Adam and Paul discuss the work of Robert Bly, James Hillman, Richard Rohr, Carl Jung, and more regarding this important topic affecting males in the Western World. Paul and Adam talk about the cultural confusion surrounding the labels of “manhood” and the lack of mentorship among males. Paul and Adam discuss some of the pitfalls of males attempting to transition to adulthood without positive role models and guides. Paul and Adam talk about the ego and how important it is to tame the ego at some point in life, and how that relates to moving into the second half of life. Adam and Paul discuss the important work that men may dedicate themselves to in the second half of life—if they choose to. 

Also discussed: What does it mean to be a man? Postmodern issues related to masculinity. Confusing cultural messages for men. Rites of passage. Moving from childhood to adulthood. Looking for role models. How are men supposed to show up in relationships? Balancing the masculine and feminine. Over- Compensation. The importance and side effects of women filling in the gaps of the absent Father. Dealing with the Ego. Dealing with power and control. Breaking from the patterns of your mother and father. Working toward individuation. Getting stuck. How do we move out of stuckness? Going through difficult times. What can we learn from tough times both internally and externally? The importance of taking a risk in forming your identity. Breaking the mold of your culture. Moving from dualistic thinking to abstract thinking.

Adam Nash MA LLPC works with adult males and females as therapist at Health for Life Grand Rapids. Adam specializes in Men's work currently utilizing a variety of counseling techniques. Adam is accepting therapy clients at Health for Life Grand Rapids. In addition, Adam utilizes Mindfulness Based Cognitive Techniques and Trauma-Informed Counseling as well. You can schedule a complimentary consultation online here.

@themanlycounselor (instagram) and Themanlycounselor.com

Adam's profile on healthforlifegr.com

Contact Adam Here:

Call Adam on his direct line: 616-676-7081

You can email Adam as well: Adamn@healthforlifegr.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

“U (Man Like)" from i,i by Bon Iver  
 
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On Anxiety, Control, Change, and the Unpredictability of the Future [Episode 36]

On Anxiety, Control, Change, and the Unpredictability of the Future [Episode 36]

December 16, 2019

Paul Krauss MA LPC shares his current thoughts on the concepts of anxiety, control, change, and the unpredictability of the Future. In this solo episode of the Intentional Clinician Podcast, Paul discusses the human experience and many practical ways to deal with anxiety, change, and unpredictability in life. Paul teaches about related global concepts as well as simple ways to work on thriving during unknown circumstances and unforeseen events. Paul talks about what to do when you are "free falling" and cannot imagine a future at all--and it feels as if "all will be lost." Paul gives some small pragmatic steps that a person can take, a few exercises that one can engage in to be able to tolerate ambiguity--especially when they are grappling with Anxiety, Control, Change, and the Unpredictability of the Future.

Also discussed: Existential Threats, Actual Threats, Narrative, Autonomic Nervous System, Perceptions, Stability, Instability, Multiple Solutions/ Not One, Dealing with Fear, the nature of life is Change, Impermanence, Smallness, The Big Picture, Awareness, The Taoist Story of "Maybe", Rushing to Judgement, Logic is a Coping Mechanism, Making up Stories, A Stance of Unknowing, Logistics, Attitude, 5 Self-Calming Strategies, Listening, Somatic Therapies, EMDR Therapy, Integrating your Emotional Experiences, How Memories Can Effect Our Behaviors, Participation in Therapy, Writing in a Journal, Self-Reflection, Response instead of a Reaction, Honesty, Saying the Truth, How Often We are Wrong, Our Judgemental Nature,  Mark Twain, Mental Health is an Active Process, Participation, Orientation, Music, The Release of a Free Album of Music by Paul (PAWL- Modified Demos 2010-2013). (Stay tuned to the end of the episode for a preview of songs from Modified Demos).

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

“Nice to be in Love” from Modified Demos (2010-2013) by PAWL

“The Fifth” from Modified Demos (2010-2013) by PAWL

“The Cost” from Modified Demos (2010-2013) by PAWL

“Metropolis” from Modified Demos (2010-2013) by PAWL
 
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