I’m always on a quest to avoid using ‘psychobabble’ with people. Over the years I’ve developed a repertoire of phrases I use to talk about psychological theory, so that people find it easier to understand what’s going on for them. One of the phrases I use is ‘ground hog day’ based on the 1993 film. Bill Murray gets trapped in repeating the same day over and over until he ‘gets it right’ and becomes a better version of himself. I sometimes realise that I’m getting a bemused look from younger clients and have to remind myself just how much time has passed since I first saw the film in 1993. I use ‘ground hog day’ to talk about getting stuck in repeating the same mistakes over and over again. What we often try and do, is to run the same ‘solution’ to try and fix a problem……..but try harder and do it more! By just doing more of the same thing you inadvertently make the problem much worse and often start to feel exhausted and think that you’re stuck with things this way forever. In the film Bill Murray attempts to fix things by answering things in the way he ‘thinks’ he should but because he isn’t being who he authentically is, he still gets it wrong. Only when he is able to really change the way he is in the world, do things start to shift for him. What keeps you stuck in your ‘ground hog day,’ and how are you going to do something differently to stop it happening?
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It’s great to have a leading psychologist such as Wendy in the Manchester area, outside of her Harley Street practice. After publicly raising awareness of mental health issues and myself recovering from depression, I know how immensely life-changing expert intervention can be.
Retired ex-professional football who played for Bury, Wigan, Stoke, Preston, Norwich, Leicester and Brighton during a 14 year career. After leaving professional football, Jason battled depression and recovered with the help of therapy and family support.