The Intentional Clinician: Psychology and Philosophy

Self Healing with the Wisdom of Ayurveda with Charles Goodman (Ayurvedic Practitioner) [Episode 60]

February 15, 2021

Charles Goodman and Paul Krauss MA LPC sit down for a long-form conversation over a long-distance about Self Healing practices, ancient wisdom, and the value of considering ancient wisdom about the human form from a variety of sources. Ayurveda is the main topic of consideration and Charles Goodman draws on his experience and studies to discuss the philosophy, application, and practices of Ayurveda. Charles is an excellent teacher and discusses various aspects of how to apply the principles of Ayurvedic Medicine to the mind/body/soul of one's self as well as how the balancing efforts of Ayurveda can be utilized to peacefully navigate the multiple and tumultuous geopolitical, financial, environmental, and social upheavals of the present day.

Charles Goodman has devoted his life to the study and practice of ayurveda, the world’s oldest and most complete system of healthcare. From 1987 to 1992, he studied and worked at The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the preeminent center for ayurveda in the U.S. There he completed a range of academic programs and developed skills in a variety of ayurvedic treatments. A two-year internship, under professor and ayurvedic physician Dr. Vasant Lad, led to Mr. Goodman’s appointment as Chief Administrative Officer and clinical associate at the Institute. In this capacity, Mr. Goodman had overall responsibility for managing the Institute, teaching specialized courses and attending Dr. Lad’s clients as needed. Mr. Goodman also founded and was the editor of Ayurveda Today, the first journal in the United States devoted exclusively to Ayurvedic medicine.​

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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)

"Govindam" [George Harrison] from Gentlewoman, Ruby Man by Flo Morrissey, Matthew E. White (Spotify)


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