From Anxiety to a Kiss

I recently gave a talk on Alfred Hitchcock’s 1941 movie, Suspicion. Cary Grant and Oscar winning Joan Fontaine are the stars in this Hitchcock thriller. The plot is typical of Hitchcock, a brain twister sewing together a series of circumstantial events that lead Fontaine (as Lina) to suspect Grant (as her husband, Johnny) of trying […]

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Depression, Mourning and Melancholia

An Explosion of Depression? Google’s release in 2017 of the UK’s popular search terms led ITV News to claim, ‘Britain amongst the most depressed and anxious countries in the world.’     In an article based on figures from NHS Digital, also released in 2017, BBC News reported anti-depressants to be the most common treatment […]

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Freeing Speech

Talking Therapy with Graham Norton, Orlando Bloom and Tamsin Greig Outside of our awareness, so much of our time and energy is spent routinely editing and censoring ourselves. For example, how often have we heard someone say, I don’t wish to criticise you, but…? We may well wonder why did they bother raising the matter […]

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