PTSD and Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh’s 100 Acre Wood has taken on a whole new meaning, after watching on DVD ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’. The ‘Wood’ is arguably A.A Milne’s construction of a new personal world for his son (Christopher Robin), an alternative to the war zone map he appears to have operated on  since  his involvement in the Battle of the Somme in 2016, his illustrator had been involved in the Battle of Paschendale in 2017. The DVD  sees the playwright A.A Milne returning to London after his war experiences, needing to retreat to the country, startled and debilitated by unexpected noises, unhappy to make people just laugh dismayed at his son going off to another war.


It seems that the quest post-trauma is to seek a better map, oftentimes returning to the pre-trauma map but perhaps sometimes creating an altogether better map. Perhaps some clients are a little like Eye-ore because of their experiences!


Dr Mike Scott


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