Are You Ready?
The moment you began seeking for answers and solutions for the challenges you have been experiencing, is the beginning of your personal journey into freedom, release, peace, fulfillment and selfness. Beginning from the initial intention to find a way out, you have already started the process of change. And the change is already in you. So, when you finally make contact with Pollin, you are already well on your way into achieving whatever you were looking for.
Pollin's role in your development is to ensure that she does whatever she needs to do to ensure that you get to your destination safely and as quickly as humanly possible. Her responsibility to you begins from the moment you make contact. For that, Pollin thanks you in advance for your trust to include her as part of your journey forward.
You will know that you are ready to work with Pollin when
- You are willing to discover your truth.
- You are willing let go of the person you have come to believe is you.
- You are sick and tired of fighting yourself.
- You know deep inside your awareness that life is meant to be easy and happy.
- You have let go of your judgements of why and how; and you are ready for whatever comes.
A therapist's role is very much like a car mechanic. Everyday you have been driving your car perfectly fine to your destinations and back. You could possibly keep on driving it for a few more years as it is. The fact is, many people will try and get away with only servicing the car when it fails the Warrant of Fitness. However when you are aware of your value in life, you know that to keep your car in its best possible condition, your car will need to be serviced and maintained from time to time. If it is left to run too long without any maintenance, it will affect its overall condition and durability.
Generally, this is the stance most people take when it comes to their cars and hence themselves. If your tyres are worn out, they need replacing. If your light bulb is blown, a new one is provided. If your steering mechanism is unstable, new parts are installed. If your engine cuts out often, then it needs a tune up or it no longer runs smoothly, then it may need an overhaul.
So, you can see here, how easy it is for people to misconstrue the role of a therapist to be someone who fixes things.
The truth is ... a good mechanic checks the overall condition of the car and makes sure that everything is run as close to manufacturer specifications. He knows the exact tuning required for that car and can immediately recognise when something is operating too much outside the recommended specifications. Their role is to bring the car back to as close to its optimal operating conditions as it is humanly possible.
The focus is not only in fixing worn out parts. More importantly, the focus is on the effective functionality of the car to achieve its optimal driving performance. The mechanic has to identify what needs to be done, how to prevent it from happening again (if possible), proceed to return the car to its formal glory and then to hand the key back to the driver so that we can keep driving.
Unfortunately when it comes to therapy ... there is often a gap in the process. An incompleteness perhaps.
So often, the car bonnet is lifted and the car is jacked up so that the mechanic can crawl underneath the chassis. And like all things in life that gets used, we are bound to find numerous parts that need fixing or replacing at one stage or the other. If we were to focus on identifying parts that need fixing, then we are bound to find more and more things that need attention.
It is of no use to anyone if all that the mechanic does is to open the bonnet, locate the source of the problem and then only proceeds to analyse to understand why the problem has arisen, without completing the process until the bonnet is closed.
Many times, we get the thumbs up but the bonnet remains open for analysis 'in case something else pops up'. And hence, for many, therapy continues unnecessarily because once opened the bonnet stays up. That is why when people go for therapy for one aspect of their life often starts to feel like every other part of their life needs attention too. This is often not the fault of the therapist, but of the nature of how people perceive therapy to be.
It is important for us to realise and be OK with the reality that not everything needs to be done now and that normal wear and tear happens in life as it does when we drive. When we realise this, then we can let go of the desire to fix things and we can get back behind the wheel of our life so that we can continue to enjoy what lies ahead.
This is where Pollin often steps in. Her expertise is in identifying which parts need to be attended to immediately and which ones are expected in the future. Her aim is to get you back on the road so that you can be on your way again. She may identify certain ways in which you are driving that may be causing distress on certain parts in your life, and if so, you will be guided on new ways of driving and being.
Pollin's experiences and background training enables her to tap into the psyche and bring out the desires and truths that the unconscious you wants the conscious you to know. WIth her understanding of the language of the subconscious, together you will breakthrough the barriers that you need to, so that you can realise this next phase of your amazing life.