A Therapeutic Relationship with Yourself

Cultivating a Therapeutic Relationship with Your Mind and Body

[Episode 12 of The Intentional Clinician]

Paul Krauss, MA LPC is a therapist at Health for Life Grand Rapids and the host of the Intentional Clinician Podcast. In this episode, Paul Krauss interviews the creator of the app MetaFi, Benjamin Reisterer, LPC.  Together they discuss learning to create a therapeutic relationship with one’s mind and body, learning about our behaviors and what they mean, how to regulate our emotions and how all of this can lead to healing and transformation. Paul and Ben also discuss how a healthy therapist-client relationship can positively affect therapy outcomes and client satisfaction. Also discussed:  Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy method (created by Diana Fosha, PhD), utilizing the APP called Metafi to improve emotional awareness in both mind and body. Further, Paul and Ben talk about personal healing through therapy, and the practices of mindfulness and yoga. Many modern biological, neurological, and psychological studies demonstrate how these practices along with education about emotional well-being and regulation can improve overall wellbeing.

Correction: In this episode Paul references “Episode 2” as the episode that talks about the research about counseling. That is incorrect, it is actually Episode #3: http://paulkrauss.podbean.com/e/counseling-is-an-effective-form-of-treatment-episode-3/

Benjamin Reisterer is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan. Ben has a Ben is the founder and creator of MetaFi, an Android and iOS app designed to help promote mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and body awareness. Ben is U.S. Navy SeaBee veteran of the war in Afghanistan. Ben takes a holistic approach to the work of counseling and strives to hold a space where emotions, symptoms, and thoughts can be safely and curiously explored as he believes they hold messages meant to be acknowledged, understood, and integrated. You can check out more about Ben here: https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/name/Benjamin_Reisterer_MA,LPC_Grand+Rapids_Michigan_206353

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the host of the Intentional Clinician, a public speaker, trainer (for large behavioral health agencies), a counseling supervisor, and counselor living in Grand Rapids, MI. Paul also maintains his counseling license in the state of Arizona where he often gives presentations for counselors looking to maintain their continuing education. Paul has his private practice at Health for Life Grand Rapids, located on 781 Kenmoor Ave SE, Suite C. Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Check out the webpage https://www.healthforlifegr.com/  Learn more about Paul http://www.paulkrausscounseling.com/ Paul enjoys email, [email protected]

Original music, used with permission:

“Shades of Currency” [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL

May You Be Born On Anarres” [Instrumental] from Music for Public Televisionby ttypes

Music available here:

https://ttttypes.bandcamp.com/

http://ttypesmusic.com/ttypes.html

https://pawl.bandcamp.com/

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