Yoga as well as mindfulness and trauma

Mindfulness & Trauma

Practicing Mindfulness To Advance Recovery By The Health For Life Staff Mindfulness has been increasing in popularity over the last few years, but many people are not sure what mindfulness really is. Mindfulness has been around for hundreds of years as it is one of the regular, meditative practices in […]

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EMDR Therapy Explained

EMDR Explained

EMDR Therapy Explained With Paul Krauss MA LPC and Joshua Nave MA LLMSW EMDR Therapy Explained by Paul Krauss and Joshua Nave at Health for Life Grand Rapids   Paul: “Alright Joshua, I’m really glad to have you here in my office at Health for Life Grand Rapids. We’re going […]

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EMDR Therapy and Trauma-Informed Counseling Interview with Paul Krauss, MA, LPC

EMDR Therapy and Trauma-Informed Counseling Interview with Paul Krauss, MA, LPC

EMDR Therapy and Trauma-Informed Counseling Interview with Paul Krauss, MA, LPC In this video interview: Dr. Karthik Ramanan and Paul Krauss MA LPC talk about EMDR Therapy and Trauma-Informed Counseling. Paul has made it his mission to bring trauma-informed counseling practices to Grand Rapids, Michigan after noticing a lack of […]

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Mindfulness Based Self-Compassion with Sivie Suckerman, LMHC

Mindfulness Based Self-Compassion

Mindfulness Based Self-Compassion with Sivie Suckerman, LMHC Episode 27 In episode 27 of The Intentional Clinician, Paul Krauss MA LPC talks with Sivie Suckerman LMHC about Mindfulness Based Self-Compassion. Sivie discusses how to gain the ability to observe one’s experiences with both kindness and curiosity. Sivie and Paul talk about […]

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Does Your Cycle Make You Feel Crazy?

Does Your Cycle Make You Feel Crazy?

Does Your Cycle Make You Feel Crazy? By Gaynel Nave, ND Do you feel crazy during your period? Do you ever experience an emotional roller coaster before or during your period? Do you experience increased anger or difficulty sleeping? If you answered yes to any of those questions you may be one […]

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The Normal Cycle

The Normal Menstrual Cycle

The Normal Menstrual Cycle By Gaynel Nave, ND As women we are told in various ways what to think, what to wear, how to feel and why something should matter. The messages are obvious and often subliminal. But what would happen if you were to challenge them? Not necessarily start a riot […]

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I Don't Go to Counseling

“I Don’t Go to Counseling!”

“I Don’t Go to Counseling!” Part One By The Manly Counselor I remember one time talking to a male friend of mine about counseling and he informed me that “I think going to counseling and talking about your feelings is weird and not something men should do”. I found this to be […]

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Rock vs. Clay

Rock vs. Clay

Rock vs. Clay By Bridget Nash MA LLPC Anxiety is one of the most common issues I see in teens and young adults. I had a ten-year-old in my office recently who was struggling with some pretty severe anxiety—especially around school. I wanted to help her conceptualize her anxiety in a […]

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Fighting the Media’s Attempt to Dysregulate Us

Fighting the Media’s Attempt to Dysregulate Us

Fighting the Media’s Attempt to Dysregulate Us By The Manly Counselor Part Three of Media Consumption and Body Dysregulation One day I remember I was driving down the highway with a friend of mine and we were discussing what makes a billboard so effective at getting people to pull off the […]

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What are Feelings?

What are feelings?

What are feelings? By Bridget Nash MA LLPC As a counselor, I talk about emotions with people a lot. But what are they? It’s a tough question. On the surface, it seems self-explanatory. Emotions are feelings. But what is it really? Well, a feeling is something you feel. But feel how? How […]

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