The Power of Intuition and the Present Moment

[Episode 57 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast]

In this episode of The Intentional Clinician Podcast, Andrew Henry MA LPC and Paul Krauss MA LPC begin a series of discussions related to Intuition, Stoicism, and the Present Moment, focusing on how they intersect with the practice of Psychotherapy. Paul and Andrew elaborate on the philosophy of Stoicism, Reality Therapy, ways to enhance your meditation or mindfulness practice, and methods for getting more out of psychotherapy.

Andrew discusses the power of the unconscious intuitive mind, and how it can help a person better understand themselves, and those around them. As Andrew stated, “All people are born with a powerful ally: the unconscious and intuitive mind.” Tapping into this vital internal resource is as important as knowing the route to your next destination. Andrew discusses the history of Stoicism and how this philosophy can help us decrease our anxiety and be more present. Andrew also discusses personal responsibility, noting that being grounded in the “now” can help a person in their journey. Additionally, Andrew discusses the concept of cynicism and how our greatest learning opportunities can come from painful experiences. Andrew also discusses his first book and some exercises in dialectics that people can do from their home.

Paul discusses his experience with the concepts of Reality Therapy (founded by William Glasser) as well as existential concepts illustrated by Irvin Yalom. Also discussed: Neurobiology, Trauma, Jordan Peterson, Personal Struggles, Carl Jung, Micro vs. Macro, Control, Imperfect Systems, How to make a difference, Don Miguel Ruiz, Incremental Changes lead to larger changes, Myelination, Neurological Wiring, triggers, Relapses, Personal difficulties, Positive Psychology, Blame, Individual Strengths, Self-Reflection, Unconscious Mind, Adverse Experiences, problems that are out of time, Stuck Points, Crystalline Structures, Trauma-Informed Therapy, Schema, Self-Construct, the fantasy of the future and the past, emotional dysregulation, “time capsules,” ego states, the concept of time, Alchemy, Dialectics, Mindfulness Skills, Imagination, Colors, Symbols, James Hillman, the amygdala, the negative bias, survival, adaptation, the prefrontal cortex, why seeing a therapist is different than healing on your own, Hypnosis, and more.

Andrew Henry MA LPC is a licensed professional counselor in private practice located in Mesa, Arizona. Andrew is an EMDRIA certified clinician, and Andrew has 16 years of experience in the field of counseling. In addition to being an author, Andrew teaches master’s-level counseling as an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. He continues to work in private practice utilizing Jungian methods, Hypnosis, EMDR, DBT, energy psychology, Mindfulness, and CBT. He also volunteers his time in Kathmandu, Nepal providing therapeutic treatment. Andrew is currently open to guest lecturing on campuses via video and teaching national and international workshops on the topics of Hypnosis and Jungian methods via video. Andrew volunteers his time in Kathmandu Nepal providing therapeutic treatment.

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Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Counseling 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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Original Music:

”Shades of Currency” [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)

“Nivedan” from Healing the Divide by Anousha Shankar (Spotify)

“Geometry of Lawns” from Strange Geometry by The Clientele (Spotify)

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