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                  Dr. Clarence P. Trausch graduated from Northern Illinois University with a master’s degree in Counselor Education, and a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology, and is certified in Clinical Hypnosis by the American Board of Hypnotherapy.  He is a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Chicago, the Self-Realization Fellowship, the Loyola Medical Sexual Dysfunction Clinic, and the Biofeedback Institute of San Francisco. He was a professed Divine Word Missionary religious for eight years. His community serv ice during his ten years as a criminal investigator earned him 

Man of the Yearaward from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation.


                  Dr. Trausch is a former 15 year faculty member of Sophia University (Formerly The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology), where he taught transpersonal psychology, insight meditation, mystical psychology, and East-West philosophy.  He is also a 10 year former faculty member of the University of Phoenix where he taught graduate students in counseling psychology, and criminal profiling in the criminal justice graduate school.  He is a Life Coach consultant, meditation instructor, spiritual director, and  Mind/Body Medicine practitioner.  He is a keynote speaker, and workshop leader, and his most popular inspirational/motivational presentations include “Becoming Self-actualized” and topics taken from a recent documentary about his life:

 “A Path To Abiding Joy.” In addition he has created dozens of self-discovery videos and podcasts. His blog, a repository containing access to his body of work is


                  Dr. Trausch teaches wisdom principles fundamental to attaining an understanding of life’s meaning, and achieving enduring happiness, realized through his own journey and experiences living and studying with spiritual teachers in both the West and the Far East.  In individual and group sessions, he crafts detailed personal formulas for growing virtue and eliminating faulty thinking and behavior.


                  Businesses, organizations, government, religious orders, and private groups are audiences for his workshops, seminars, and retreats focusing on life’s most important values: Wisdom and the pursuit personal and spiritual excellence. He has co-authored the book Don’t Blame The Game, a documentary recording the life of his noted psychotherapy patient, Michael Schwass, the first quadriplegic ever to walk. 


                  Upon receiving his advanced degrees, Dr. Trausch founded the Center for Counseling Arts, a psychotherapy and exceptional living center in the Midwest where he worked for 10 years doing psychotherapy. During this time he traveled extensively in the Far East, studying meditation and applied philosophy with Eastern mystics.  Upon returning to the West, he practiced psychotherapy and applied wisdom, teaching in academic institutions and in business environments.  His teachings represent the essence of his lifelong pursuit to discover the secrets of uninterrupted happiness.  

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