The Intentional Clinician: Psychology and Philosophy

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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