[Episode 60 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast]
Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Charles Goodman on the wisdom of Ayurveda. Charles is an ayurvedic practitioner who studies and practices Ayurvedic medicine. He founded the first Ayurvedic medicine journal in the United States, Ayurveda Today, and continues to educate others about the benefits of Ayurveda through practice and teaching materials.
Charles describes Ayurvedic medicine as the study and utility of how three requirements for life impact the human system: Water, Metabolism (Fire), and Movement (Air). Without these elements, we could not have life. So, to maintain life, we need to maintain a balance of these elements within ourselves. Ayurvedic tools to balance these include diet and herbs. Charles also mentions that we need to heal ourselves–we have the option to accept the tools or not.
Ayurvedic medicine has been around for over 3,000 years, but the fact that it is still used today speaks to its utility and effectiveness. Charles mentions how it can be used to reveal trauma in a person’s development. Paul and Charles discuss how Ayurvedic medicine can be used today as well as its place in a multidisciplinary healthcare approach with both physical and mental healthcare professionals. Paul and Charles also discuss how the current socio political climate affects our health and how we can bring about positive change for society.
You can contact Charles Goodman for a consultation here: https://www.charlesgoodmanayurveda.com/contact
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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.
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