What to expect when in EMDR therapy.

EMDR: What to Expect

EMDR What to Expect by Joshua Nave, LLMSW Hello everyone!  In my previous post, I mentioned that my patients frequently asked what EMDR was, and though the previous post does well in answering this question, some of you may still be asking, “Well how do you do any of that?” […]

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Art, Mental Health, and a Living Philosophy with artist Doug Bale

Art, Mental Health, and a Living Philosophy

Art, Mental Health, and a Living Philosophy w/ Doug Bale [Episode 24 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast] In this episode, Paul Krauss MA LPC and Doug Bale (a Phoenix-based artist and musician) engage in a long-form conversation. Topics they discuss include art and mental health and many different ways to […]

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Fostering Effective Communication

Fostering Effective Communication: An Introduction

Fostering Effective Communication: An Introduction by Joshua Nave LLMSW “I never said that!” I start this blog today with one of the most common phrases I have heard in relationships, whether that is couples, parents and children, friends, or even sometimes with people at work. One of the biggest truths […]

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Neuro Emotional Technique, release pain and embrace peace.

Neuro Emotional Technique: A Pain Solution

Neuro Emotional Technique: A Pain Solution by Dr. Gaynel Nave, ND In my last post, we discussed psychosomatic pain and how mindfulness can help to reduce it. To understand that your emotions are not limited to your mind but affect your physiology (physical body) is empowering. In today’s post we […]

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overcoming dormant and present traumas with EMDR therapy Grand Rapids

Overcoming dormant and present traumas with EMDR Therapy

Overcoming dormant and present traumas with EMDR Therapy by Joshua Nave LLMSW “What is EMDR and how does it work?” Of all the therapies I have used to work with clients and their families, I have been questioned about EMDR the most. In this blog, I’ll take a little bit […]

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Meet Dr. Gaynel Nave ND and Joshua Nave LLMSW at Health for Life Grand Rapids

Introducing: Dr. Nave and Myself (Joshua Nave)!

Hello, my name is Joshua Nave, and I am one of the new Therapists located at Health for Life Grand Rapids. In this short post, I thought I’d do a quick introduction about myself, my wife, and how we hope to bring about healing here in Grand Rapids. Let’s start […]

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Learn about Psychosomatic Pain from Dr. Gaynel Nave.

Psychosomatic Pain: What it is and what you can do about it.

Psychosomatic Pain: What it is and what you can do about it. By Dr. Gaynel Nave, ND Psychosomatic pain is defined as pain that involves the mind (psyche) and body (soma). The mind cannot be separated from the body (it is part of the entire system), therefore when we get […]

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Why I write myself love notes

Why I write myself Love Notes

Why I write myself Love Notes Like so much of the world, therapists are not immune to the temptations of negative self-talk and experiences. Many of us know the science, we intellectualize, and then like many succomm to rough days or past experiences and fall into the trap of negative […]

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Understanding Your Young Child by Joshua Nave LLMSW

Understanding Your Young Child

Understanding Your Young Child By Joshua Nave LLMSW “She’s so funny sometimes. I know she’s only 2, but sometimes, she reminds me of a little adult!” How many times have you heard this or even thought this yourself in reference to a child? As adults, we often like to believe […]

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Learn more about ways for men to mindful

Manly Mindfulness (Part One)

Manly Mindfulness (Part One) By The Manly Counselor Tell me if this sounds familiar. You are told by a friend that they practice mindfulness and you wonder to yourself “what does that mean?”. Then you talk to that friend again and they explain that they go to Yoga three times […]

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