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Lessons from Alice in Wonderland: We’re All Mad Here!!!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in acceptance, alice in wonderland, embracing current station, laura brackett, radical acceptance, self-acceptance, St. Louis Counseling | Comments Off on Lessons from Alice in Wonderland: We’re All Mad Here!!!

Lessons from Alice in Wonderland: We’re All Mad Here!!!

One of the more common questions I’m asked in therapy is, “Am I crazy?!!”  My clients tend to wonder how they compare to all those “normal” people out there. This question calls to mind Alice in Lewis Carroll’s 1865 classic, Alice in Wonderland (or at least the 1951 Disney cartoon version).  Not long after falling down the rabbit hole, Alice finds herself lamenting the nonsense of Wonderland to the Cheshire Cat, who matter-of-factly responds, “We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” Alice initially resists this sentiment,...

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