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One Perfect Day is a story of self discovery ... a story that shows how fear and desire can destroy and how hope and love can create. A celebration of the strength and courage it takes to triumph over tragedy. Like the film's protagonist Tommy Matisse, Director Paul Currie, and the team at Lightstream Films wanted to use their medium to make a difference; t ... Read more..

Ikiru (1952)

Ross Bennett     Posted in in - Reviews - Films

A Japanese bureaucrat discovers he is going to die in a few months. Worse, he hasn't been alive in decades. This is the premise of "Ikiru", a Japanese movie whose title means "To Live". One of Kurosawa's lesser known productions, this movie set in post-war Japan deals with Kanji, an aging manager working in a council government office, whose paper-pushing, b ... Read more..

I saw the film recently in Sydney (April 2012) but my following comments are also coloured by the fact that I had investigated the relationship between Spielrein and Jung as part of my PhD in 1997. To begin my commentary I can say that I was pleasantly surprised by the tone and relative historical accuracy that I found in the content of the movie with a cou ... Read more..

For some people, the only exposure they have to a psychologist or psychotherapist and the kind of work they do is through watching films. If you have seen a number of the movies listed below you may have noticed that practitioners are as individual as the people (clients) they see. Did any of these movies make an impression on you? We would love to hear your ... Read more..

Most people have at least one teacher in their life time who made an impact either because of their passion for the subject or their ability to inspire and forge personal connections with their students. Please help us grow the list below by sharing a few lines about a film that is meaningful for you. Anna and the King Coach Carter Dangerous Minds Dead P ... Read more..

Tell us about a movie that helped you better understand your relationship(s) or inspired you to make a move towards making your relationships matter. Adolescent Love A Walk to Remember This film follows the story of Jamie, a young girl with cancer and her developing relationship with Landon, a reckless teen who is not aware of her illness until they becom ... Read more..

Moving movies: While the list below is by no means comprehensive, it's a start. Please help us develop it further. Better still, send us a few sentences about how a particular film moved you. Family life A River Runs Through It A Thousand Acres After the Deluge Because I Said So Before and After Before Midnight Fly Away Home Georgia Rule In America Little ... Read more..

While films are a great form of escapism or entertainment, they can also be a profound source of insight, requiring us to examine our values and attitudes. Perhaps even make some changes. They don't have to be radical transformations, even subtle and seemingly insignificant changes can have a powerful impact on our lives and our loved ones - for the better. ... Read more..

The term 'Disorder of the Self' comes from Kohutian 'Self Psychology'. It is a more accurate descriptive, at least of the underlying dynamics of the syndromes, than the older and more familiar term 'Personality Disorder'. However, 'Disorder of the Self' is a general term that does not distinguish between the various presentations. The Psychodynamic model m ... Read more..

Raising Your Spirited Child

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Raising Your Spirited Child A Guide for Parents whose child is more intense, sensitive, perceptive, energetic. By Mary Sheedy-Kurcinka (1992) Reviewed by Andrea Berenyi Raising your spirited child is a refreshingly positive work that is both pro parent and pro child. Drawing on her experiences with her son Joshua, Mary Sheedy-Kurcinka has sought to pr ... Read more..


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