Trudi Jane Wyatt, MA, RP, CCC
Registered Psychotherapist

Psychotherapy for individual male and female adults in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME; PLEASE RETURN TO YOUR REFERRAL SOURCE.


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On Avoiding Faustian Bargains (borrowed post)

This post in psychologist Alan Godwin’s “The Drama Review” series is originally entitled, “Shifty Manipulators and Their Corrupting Effects”. It is most interesting and insightful, depicting via the story of It’s a Wonderful Life the risk of selling your soul (he didn’t use that expression) and the challenge of standing on principle, and the people who would try to lure you into doing these things.

Shifty Manipulators and Their Corrupting Effects by Dr. Godwin (2019)

Also of incidental interest in the post is the fact that George Bailey is played by Jimmy Stewart in the movie, and Jimmy actually was engaging himself in this role as part of his post-WWII PTSD recovery strategy.

Note that this post is not psychotherapy / counselling; please contact me or another professional if you require these services. If you need urgent support, consider Toronto Distress Centres at 416.408.4357. If you need immediate help, call 911 or go to your local Emergency Room. Note this post is for information only, does not imply that a professional relationship has been established with readers, is not advice, and does not imply intent to provide professional services to readers. Intended audience: Current adult residents of the Canadian province of Ontario only.

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