A bestselling psychologist examines the topic of hardship through the prism of film
This book takes eighteen well-known movies and uses the experiences of their protagonists as a way of exploring life’s pains and tribulations. Learn the difference between chasing your dreams and building them from La La Land; the dangers of perfectionism from Black Swan; how to turn your life around from Wild; and how to deal with grief from Zinnia Flower.
Su Shun-Hui’s own experience taught her how a lack of balance in life leads to illness, and the ache of illness compels you to face up to your problems. Our childhood, relationships, family, and sense of self – they each bring their own difficulties, and with a serious sickness their combined weight can feel even more overwhelming. In investigating all these different varieties of ache, this book will help the reader to become reconciled with themselves, to learn the right moment to let go, and to retain faith in love even after being hurt.
Su has drawn on her considerable experience as a counsellor to create this cinematic course in self-care that will enable readers to handle pain with composure.