Last updated on 23rd January 2011
A few days ago a client lent me a DVD of the film Groundhog Day. It's a whimsical comedy about a guy who finds himself in a weird time loop where he has to repeat the same day again, and again, and again. Luckily for him, he isn't condemned to act the same way every time. He has choice. A bit like each of us, he can experiment with trying different responses - and he gradually shifts from being a self-centred, unkind, impatient prima donna to someone much more caring, fun and worth being around. My client talked about how much the film had helped him, and this led me to thinking again about the use of film as "therapy".