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How to Heal Trauma and Anxiety

Trauma is held within the body. Although trauma can feel deep and overwhelming, there are successful ways to treat trauma and often what is associated anxiety.

Recent neuroscience research shows the best treatment for trauma involves movement. Yoga and breathing are fantastic ways to connect yourself to active healing.

Talk therapy and journaling are  also very effective ways of allowing for compassion and insight into the traumatic event. Some type of movement and inner awareness are essential keys to healing.

Deep feeling comes when you are not talking but being present and aware of… Continue reading

DID, a Psychological Disorder of Great Intrigue

Have you seen the move Split, the terrifying story of a man with 23 multiple personalities?

According to an article in the Huffington Post, “the plot takes your breath away.” But even as the movie progresses, the viewer gets a glimpse into what it’s like to be a man with an extreme dissociative identity disorder (DID).

Previously known as multiple personality disorder (MPD), the psychology community has made great strides in understanding how to treat people afflicted with DID.

Tango From Chaos to Creativity by jean Pollack Ph.D.If you enjoyed and were intrigued by Split, my book Tango from Chaos to Creativity: How Multiple Personalities Emerge can share… Continue reading

Mindfulness in Every Day Life

A recent study found that calmer people are consistently more successful than those who are stressed out.

On top of the fact stress can set you back in your career, not living mindfully can also negatively impact your health. Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a cardiologist,  has treated women in their 30s and 40s with physical health issues such as heart flutters and chest pain – just from their stress issues. She recently shared in a Huffington Post blog post,

As women, multi-tasking and doing it all, we have allowed our brains to take over and run the show. In… Continue reading

When Multiple Personalities Emerge

Recently, Dr. Phil interviewed a woman with Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) or Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Although this condition is considered rare, it is also often overlooked or misdiagnosed. Many children who have been severely abused or neglected have no other recourse than to remove themselves from frightening, destructive situations. If they cannot do so physically, they withdraw into different “places” within the mind.

In my book, Tango from Chaos to Creativity, my patient shares his most devastating childhood memories of abuse as poems, along with his complex way of coping, which helped him to survive ongoing abuse. His… Continue reading

Optimize Agelessness and Creativity

How can we optimize agelessness and creativity in our normal daily lives with psychotherapy and life coaching?

We can use our consciousness and perception of free will to optimize our health and well being.

While teaching Mind Body Psychology at Ryokan College two years ago, I became excited about new information about how much control we have over our gene expression, which dictates agelessness, health, and creativity.

It is empowering to know that many of our daily activities of life such as waking, sleeping, dreaming, work, stress, play, and especially motherhood are all associated with patterns of gene expression —… Continue reading

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