13 Jul 2014

Words and pictures 1

A few days ago I saw a movie whose title is Words and Pictures, Fred Schepisi, featuring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche. In spite of being a romantic comedy, the subject is very important for us psychotherapists. We work with words and metaphors and the crafted specialist knows when to apply one or the other.

In spite of the "war" between Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen,I like both, words and pictures and I propose to post one or the other each week-end.

I'll start with the words:

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.

Mark Twain

5 Jul 2014


I saw recently In another blog this image (author um-identified).


Again, I thought about change and transformation.


Almost everybody is ready to say they want to change.


But do we really want to change? Deep down, isn't true that most of the times we've rather keep to the old habits, routines, ways of thinking, attitudes? As I often tell my patients, it seems that we prefer a known evil to the unknown.


We're afraid of change. The human animal resists to change. Could it be that hell really exists, as this image suggests?









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