Wandavision

Title: Wandavision

Format: Show

Genre:

  • All-Ages
  • Action
  • Sci-fi
  • Superheroes

Conversation Topic:

  • Burnout
  • Change
  • Consequences
  • Death
  • Family
  • Feeling alone
  • Guilt
  • Love
  • Resilience
  • Taking responsibility for one’s actions

Relatable Experience:

  • Acceptance
  • Death/Grief
  • Depression
  • Trauma

Insights:

  • “What is grief, if not love persevering?” is a beautiful reframe of an incredibly painful experience, and can help normalize grief as the ongoing love we have for those we’ve lost. Just because our loved one has died, doesn’t mean the relationship is over.

Usage/Anecdotes:

  • Helping a client to accept her grief over having to leave behind friends and loved ones, rather than simply avoiding the painful feelings

Reflection Questions:

  • Wanda spends a long time living in a fantasy world in which she can avoid her grief and pain. Are there times when it is okay to fantasize or pretend our loved one is still around? How do we know when it’s time to stop pretending?
  • Wanda’s pain leads her to hurt many people, and she then has to face the consequences of her actions. What are some adaptive/maladaptive ways to deal with pain?

Link to Content: Therapists React to WANDAVISION with guest Kati Morton - YouTube