Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Freud: The Case Histories

Two linked Radio 4 dramas that come strongly recommended -

Episode 1 - Dora

"1899 finds a father imploring Sigmund Freud to treat his daughter after discovering her intention to end her life. When Dora first comes to Freud she suffers from a loss of voice, a debilitating cough and a limp. Dream analysis is the key to unlocking the causes of Dora's condition, and as Freud's treatment continues, secrets, seduction and betrayal are uncovered."

you can get that one on the iPlayer

Episode 2 - The Wolf Man

"It is 1910 when the depressed son of a wealthy Russian landowner arrives in Vienna. Sergei Pankejeff, 24 years old, is suffering from debilitating fears and phobias. Freud's treatment of Pankejeff is centred around an enigmatic dream his patient had as a very young child; a dream of white wolves. Freud invites Sergei to return to his childhood as a means of understanding his current depression. Analysing the child inside the man Freud unlocks the meaning of the wolves that haunt Sergei's dreams"

This will be broadcast at 9pm on Friday 31st August and then, presumably, will also be available on the iPlayer too.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Marilyn, the Last Sessions

Goodness knows what this will be like, or what it says about client confidentiality, but it's certainly something I'll be watching.

Screening on More4 at 9pm this Saturday, this is tagged as "A unique look at the life of Marilyn Monroe, focusing on the relationship she had with Freudian psychoanalyst Ralph Greenson shortly before her death"

A quick search on the web will find you a ton of information about both the film, and the book of the same name. Could be interesting.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Therapy with Child Soldiers

Uncomfortable viewing but some extraordinary work
You can find out more about the project by contacting David Taransaud directly at