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Life of the mind: Beneath the surface

By Anna Blundy   April 2014

The other day, one of my psychotherapy patients with all kinds of food problems told me about a meal she had cooked for her boyfriend. “For pudding I made fried doughnuts with whipped cream, maple syrup and a box of Milk Tray on top.” She must have noticed my eyebrow going up because she explained. “A melted box of Milk Tray.” I had a graphic image of this in my mind and felt queasy for the rest of the session. She had melted a whole box of Milk Tray.

When I told my colleagues about this during supervision, the group…

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