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Keys to Successful Therapy

What can you expect from therapy? People are looking for change.  I have abandoned rigid techniques for a much more successful approach. Listening is so important as the world has become so fast and distractable. As I listen to people’s concerns and perspectives, I believe that being heard and understood is paramount to success in therapy and in life.

In my office I am honored to have people open up and expose their fears, abuse, desires and conflicts. They want to be happy and more content. People are intrinsically motivated to change,the motivation is sometimes hidden.

As I… Continue reading

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

Coping with Harsh Winter Weather

Winter

In a recent York Daily Record article, Dr. Pollack spoke about how to stay positive, even with this winter’s many snowstorms.

Here are some tips for coping:

Think positive. Pollack said depressed people tend to think negatively. Even as you acknowledge the financial hardship, try to focus on a more positive aspect, such as that it’s family time.

Stay busy. When you’re cooped up inside, distract yourself with a home project, such as cleaning out a closet. “Find something that will give you that personal sense of satisfaction,” she said. Or do something relaxing, such as reading or listening… Continue reading

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