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Counseling, Therapy & Life Coaching by Dr. Jean Pollack

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Tango from Chaos to Creativity

Tango From Chaos to Creativity: How Multiple Personalities Emerge and Move Toward Integration 

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This man’s haunting story of devastating abuse evolves through years of therapy with Pollack. Yet, as a work of creative nonfiction, the book shares the true life and healing of this man – his abuse, his words, and his poetry.

Throughout the pages, the author highlights Jacen’s poetic descriptions because they beautifully acknowledge his separate personalities and their communication and progression toward integration.

The book chronicles the patient’s childhood memories of… Continue reading

Compassionate Inquiry to Heal Trauma 

Compassionate inquiry is an inquiry method to help people connect to the truth within themselves in the present moment. This technique allows people to become free from self-generated suffering as well as gain insight, clarity, and choice in their behavior.

Addiction, anxiety, depression, and ADHD can be traced to childhood trauma and a sense of disconnect from yourself. Inner child work is very effective in healing the wounded child and to completely integrate all parts of yourself. 

In my practice, I have incorporated Dr. Gabor Mate’s method of compassionate inquiry to focus on compassionately listening and targeting past wounds… Continue reading

Social Distancing vs Social Isolation

Corona virus has changed each of our lives in different ways. But it impacts all of us. We are more connected, but also more alone. Technology can bring us together emotionally as we reach out to loved ones, friends, and important people who we have not spoken with in a long time. 

With video platforms such as Zoom, there is hope for an increase in social interaction. Some of my clients were hesitant to try video sessions or phone sessions for their therapy/counseling sessions. They have been pleasantly surprised with the wonderful connection that we can have through a… Continue reading

Want to Reach Your Goals Faster?

Want to Reach Your Goals Faster? Try Adopting a “Journey Mindset”

It’s not easy to change the way you look at goal attainment, but moving away from a “destination mindset” can boost your odds of success.

By Rebecca Muller, Assistant Editor at Thrive Global

It’s incredibly gratifying to achieve a goal you’ve set for yourself, but the real challenge often begins after you hit your target, when you have to maintain the practices you have begun in order to see prolonged success. According to a new Stanford study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, individuals are more… Continue reading

Our Five Love Languages

According to Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the Five Love Languages Series, we all speak with one of five love languages: quality time, physical touch, gift giving, acts of service, and words of affirmation.

For example, your partner may reflect his love through physical touch when you’re craving quality time. Or, you may shower your significant other with gifts while he or she is in need of words of affirmation.

In my practice, I see couples that are struggling in a variety of ways to connect and communicate. This can range from feeling disconnected, not spending enough creative… Continue reading