Beyond the Physical. A Psychological Landscape of the Body.
More than just physical containers, our bodies serve as both the basis for who we are and the main lens through which we view the outside world. Our bodies affect how we perceive and engage with everything around us, from delicate touch sensations to intense emotional power. Psychoanalysis offers an additional layer of understanding by […]
Beyond Bricks and Mortar. The Psychological Construction of Home.
From grand castles to cosy cottages, the image of a house has captivated humanity for centuries. But a house is more than just a physical structure; it's a potent symbol that transcends cultures and time. This blog will delve into the rich symbolism of the house and home, exploring how it reflects our deepest desires […]
A Symfony of Colours: Kieslowski’s Three Colours Trilogy and the Language of Emotions
Imagination built fantasies on developing the science of colour. From Aristotle’s mixing of elemental hues to Newton’s prismatic splitting of a sunbeam into a spectrum of seven primary colours which in turn correlates with seven planets and the heptatonic musical scale. Goethe emphasised human perception and subjective experience of colour and influenced artists and thinkers […]
What’s all the drama about detective tv shows?
Recently, my comments were featured in an article for an online art platform, Why Now. The journalist Ellie Calnan is an avid police drama fan and decided to write the article on what makes police drama so popular with British audiences. She contrasted the popularity with the scandals that the police as an institution has […]
Unlocking Childhood: Exploring Approaches to Parenting and Early Education
Recently, I came across Bubble & Speak, a charitable organisation that provides the space for parents and carers to drop in with their little ones, socialise, speak and listen. The idea for this project came from Françoise Dolto (1908 - 1988), a French paediatrician and #psychoanalyst who developed a child-centred view of psychoanalysis. Her approach, […]
Why is it never as it seems, with dreams?
Some view dreams as the random firing of neurons during sleep; others believe they hold important messages and insights into our unconscious mind. Dreams can be thought of as both meaningful and random. On one hand, dreams contain symbols and meanings relevant to the dreamer's life and experiences. On the other hand, dreams often incorporate […]

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