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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.

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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.

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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:

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 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.

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)

“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.

Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:

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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.

Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:

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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)

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

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

December 1, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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.

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 Original Music:

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

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

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

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

November 14, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

If you are looking 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)

"I Don't See The Moon" from Philadelphia by Shabason, Krgovich & Harris (Spotify)

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

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

November 5, 2021

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

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

AM YOGA is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

AM YOGA INSTAGRAM. AM YOGA PODCAST

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

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

 

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

If you are looking 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)

"Baba Hanuman" from Breath Of The Heart by Krishna Das (Spotify)

 

 

Whole Person Treatment of Mental Illness with Dr. Margaret S. Chisolm MD, FAMEE, FACP, FAAP [Episode 73]

Whole Person Treatment of Mental Illness with Dr. Margaret S. Chisolm MD, FAMEE, FACP, FAAP [Episode 73]

October 22, 2021

This is an interview not to be missed. Dr. Margaret Chisolm, MD stops by The Intentional Clinician podcast to discuss her new book "From Survive to Thrive: Living Your Best Life with Mental Illness" (Johns Hopkins University Press).

Dr. Margaret Chisolm, MD and Paul Krauss MA LPC discuss the evolving state of mental health treatment in the United States. Dr. Margaret Chisolm, MD offers advice on practices for people to move from "surviving to thriving." Dr. Margaret also shares about Johns Hopkins' psychiatry model (The Perspectives of Psychiatry Approach) and how the comprehensive nature of this approach helps the doctors understand patients better. Dr. Chisholm discusses resources for the latest research on mental health treatment, her experience treating patients and teaching, and hopeful stories of recovery from real patients.

As a practitioner, it is important to consider the following elements in diagnosing a mental illness and how these factors overlap and interact: 1. Are these symptoms the result of an obvious disease? 2. Are these symptoms emerging from a personality?  3. Are these symptoms influenced mainly by behaviors?, 4. Are these symptoms as a result of something they have encountered?

Dr. Margaret Chisolm, MD, FAMEE, FACP, FAAP is Vice Chair for Education, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; and professor of Medicine, at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 

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, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 

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

For general behavioral and mental 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)

"Opus 28" from Vorleben by Dustin O'Halloran (Spotify)

 

 

 

The Many Therapeutic and Do it Yourself (DIY) Approaches to Calming Your Anxiety w/ Andrew Henry, MA LPC [Episode 72]

The Many Therapeutic and Do it Yourself (DIY) Approaches to Calming Your Anxiety w/ Andrew Henry, MA LPC [Episode 72]

October 10, 2021

If you are someone who suffers from anxiety and you believe you have tried everything--than this is the episode for you! Andrew Henry MA LPC and Paul Krauss MA LPC discuss Andrew's new book "Anxiety: When Enough is Enough" at length. In this book, Andrew discusses over 20 ways that you can work on reducing anxiety--whether you work with a therapist or try different skills on your own. If you are interested in learning about various approaches to reducing anxiety, then check out this episode of the Intentional Clinician Podcast. Paul and Andrew discuss at least 12 approaches in this episode alone!

 

Learn more about Andrew Henry here:  www.CounselingbyAndrew.com  
aehlpc@icloud.com

Get Andrew Henry's Third Book: Anxiety: When Enough is Enough Here (Apple Books)

Get Andrew Henry's Second book: Hypnosis with a Soul Here (Apple Books)

Get Andrew Henry's Book: The Gift, an Unconscious Intuitive Mind! Here (Apple Books)

--> Check out Andrew's second interview on The Intentional Clinician here.

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

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

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

Follow Health for Life Counseling:

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 Original Music:

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

"Wrong about the Rain" from Soft Landing by Sandro Perri (Spotify)

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