Therapists use fairy tale characters to help patients open up

    It might be hard to talk about your feelings, but it’s a little easier to talk about say, Dorothy and her strange group of friends searching for a wizard.

    Therapists often use fairy tale characters to help their patients open up, experts say. Such is the topic of a lecutre series at the Center for Psyche and the Arts in Lansdowne.
    WHYY’s Carolyn Beeler spoke with therapist and lecturer Michelle Dean, who says patients can use these familiar characters as a means to explore their true feelings. Tomorrow’s lecture will explore obsession and the tale of Bluebeard.

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