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Exploring the Shadow: The Unlived Life in “Man on the Train” (Part I)

Monday, April 25th, 2011

The Shadow is whatever is unconscious, repressed, unlived or hidden in our psyches. One of the purposes of depth psychology is to “bring to light” these aspects of ourselves so that we can digest and integrate them, and so become “whole.” The film, “Man on the Train” (French, 2002), illustrates the aspect of Shadow centered around the unlived life.


‘The King’s Speech’ (2010) and the Psychotherapy Relationship

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

A look at the psychotherapy-style relationship between the Duke of York and his speech therapist in ‘The King’s Speech’ (2010), starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham-Carter.


‘Avatar’ and Your Ideal Self

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

The movie ‘Avatar’ embodies a fantasy shared by many people that it’s possible to escape one’s earthly damaged self and become a superior being without defects.


 

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