A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy - Part 1, Chapters 6-10 Summary & Analysis

Annie G. Rogers
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Part 1, Chapters 6-10 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 6, Ben and Annie played outside during their next session. Ben suggested they play bear cub. He told Annie he was a baby bear whose mother was killed. Ben ran between two bushes and Annie heard him whimpering. When she went to find him Annie discovered Ben had cut his lip. Annie picked Ben up and laid him on the grass. She sewed up a "wound" over his heart. As she cared for him, Ben asked Annie not to leave him. As their session ended Ben asked Annie if they could play bear cub again.

For the next three weeks however, Ben refused to see Annie. Annie believed this was because during his play as the bear cub Ben let her into his own painful drama. Through the story of the mama and baby bear, Ben...

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