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DEFENSE MECHANISMS – DAY 8: RUSTY COHLE

Rusty is an intense character with a depressing past. He is shown to be a misanthrope, highly self-aware, truthful, responsible, messed up, cruel, obsessive, perceptive, intelligent – all rolled in one. But why are his defenses designed to keep him from experiencing happiness?

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Defense Mechanisms – Day 6: Dr. House

Dr. House seems to be this bitter, grumpy, cynical middle- aged man full of pride and lacking empathy. However, we can surmise that this image is but a defense. In what ways does Dr. House manage to maintain an emotional distance when relating to others and why does he need to do it?

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DEFENSE MECHANISMS – DAY 5: CARRIE MATHISON

The very perceptive CIA Agent, Carrie, often digs out solutions that others may miss. She seems driven by her principles to catch the bad guys, and to uphold justice. In dealing with people who embody terrorism, she is objective and often ruthless. However, there are times when her objectivity can be questioned.

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DEFENSE MECHANISMS – DAY 4: PHOEBE BUFFAY

Spiritual practices and beliefs help us in many ways. They give us a sense of peace and solace, when times are tough. They also help us foster gratitude and guide us in our daily lives. Who would ever think that a religious or a spiritual belief or practice, could be a defense mechanism? What is

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DEFENSE MECHANISMS – DAY 3: CERSEI LANNISTER

Ruthless, narcissist, vile – she’s called many things. You either love Cersei Lannister or you hate her. Being one of the most complex characters in the fantasy world today she also has several defenses at the core of her being – that almost make up the essence of who she is.

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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 2016 – “DEFENSE MECHANISMS”

We begin our theme-based series for the Mental Health Awareness Week 2016! We all use psychological defenses to help us cope with something which we find difficult to accept. So for this time, each day of this week, we will put up a post that highlights the defense mechanisms used by a fictional character that you know about.

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THE COUNSELLING PROCESS: USING PLATO’S METAPHOR

People often seek therapy when they feel powerless in face of difficulties, in order to regain a sense of control. Therapy, however, is also a process of moving towards deep self-awareness. In the Allegory of the Cave, Plato describes how a person who is restrained in a dark cave for his entire life would feel when unchained and let out in the light of the sun for the first time. The counselling process, therefore, is not just as a ‘road to recovery’ but also a ‘path to self-realisation’.

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