Communciation Model

My aim is to continue to try really hard to lessen the psychological distress that individuals suffer from.

Annuska van der Pol developed the Communication Model and Visual Connection Mapping in 2005 in Victoria, British Columbia Canada.

1. 0  Bachelor of Arts degree 2001

1.1 Arts Policy Management and Education, specialization Museum Art Education, inHolland University of Applied Sciences, Diemen-Zuid Amsterdam North-Holland The Netherlands Europe

1.1.1 Cultuur en Beleid, specialisatie Kunsteducatie, Hogeschool Holland, Diemen-Zuid Amsterdam Noord-Holland Nederland Europa

2. 0 Post-degree diploma program 2013

2.1 Interprofessional Mental Health and Addictions, Camosun College, Victoria, Vancouver Island British Columbia Canada

Current Project Sites:

2012 (2013, 2014, 2015) – 2016,  The British Columbia Schizophrenia Society Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia CANADA

October 2013 (2014, 2015) to 2016, Our Place Society, Our Place offers a sense of belonging to Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable citizens. Victoria Vancouver Island, British Columbia CANADA (held 200 visual connection mapping sessions here from October 2013 to Jan. 2015)

Milestones: January 2015 Visual Connection Mapping the practical application of The Communication Model becomes privatized, however it is still operating in conjunction with Our Place Society in Victoria, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Privatized means that it is operating in conjunction with / and through Our Place Society who is a silent supporter / partner (Angel Investor) of Visual Connection Mapping. Visual Connection Mapping is autonomous and works from a silo organization structure within the larger organization of Our Place Society. This is done in order to best protect the clients’ privacy and the client’s confidentiality.

The Communication Model (TCM) is self-financed by Ms. Annuska van der Pol, BA PDD-IMHA Mental Health and Addictions Practitioner, Victoria British Columbia Canada. Annuska van der Pol is the Chief Operator of  Visual Connection Mapping (VCM) / The Communication Model (TCM).


From the history of introspective psychology: The Humanist Strain by John E. Gedo and Ernst S. Wolf. “The psychoanalyst as historian is on familiar ground, as the search for evidence of the past and its interpretation in terms of meaning and significance are the shared metholodological tools of both disciplinces.” P. 11,  Book: Freud. The Fusion of Science and Humanism. 1976.

Positive intent:

“I cannot therefore”-Jung writes-“bring forward anything convincing, anything, that is, that will convince the reader in the way it convinces the person for whom it is the most personal experience imaginable. We just have to believe him by analogy with what we have experienced ourselves. Finally, when all else fails we can undoubtedly perceive the final result, namely the change in the personality.” Goldrunner. p. 119.

Artwork as museum piece of the unconscious:

“Every work of art is to Freud simply a museum piece of unconscious, a chance to contemplate the unconscious frozen into one of its possible gestures.” Delusion and Dream and other essays by Sigmund Freud – an introduction by Philip Rieff, The Beacon Press, Boston, 1956 p. 11.


Freud, S. (1956). Delusion and Dream and other essays by Sigmund Freud  – an introduction by Philip Rieff. The Beacon Press. Boston. P. 11

Gedo, J. E., & Pollock, G. H. (1976). Freud: The Fusion of Science and Humanism – The Intellectual History of Psychoanalysis. International Universities Press Inc. New York. P. 11.

Goldrunner, J. (1964). Individuation, A study of the Depth Psychology of Carl Gustav Jung. University of Notre Dame Press. P. 119

Want more information, write to
TCM PO Box 8825
Victoria, BC V8W 3S3 Canada

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Published article, Feb. 2015 in the Oxford University Press, Schizophrenia Bulletin, cut and paste link into browser:


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