This post is inspired by one of our patients who overcame his treatment resistant depression and PTSD with his Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy experience at ShaMynds.
At ShaMynds, our patients and clients become part of a greater community of support to others and through their own healing they offer wisdom and guidance to others. AB shared with us that he found wisdom in Disney and Pixar movies he had watched. This intrigued all of us at ShaMynds and we got to thinking and shared with eachother all the lessons we believed came from childhood and even adulthood movies we had watched alone, with family or heard about from others. Many of these lessons have inspired our work at ShaMynds. We are sharing these with you. It’s a long read. Read it all at once or come back to it later. We also would be really excited to hear about what you learned about life through these movies too. So here we go:
1. A Bug’s Life: Speak up
Flik was the most innovative of all but was ignored by the rest of the ants in his community because they thought he was unfocused and disruptive. If you have an idea like Flik, don’t shy away from sharing what makes you unique. Don’t bury what burns inside you, the gifts of your spirit. Don’t believe others valuation of you. Flik learnt to love himself and then speak up, stand up and create a vision that transformed his whole colony.
2. Alice in Wonderland: Be curious
Like Alice, explore your own Wonderland! Surely, all of us have OUR own WONDERLANDS. Keep them bright and brilliant in your vision- no matter how old you are. Nurture other people’s Wonderlands. Don’t think that you are trapped in your current circumstances, whether it’s your job, relationship or even a friendship. Get bold dream the impossible – little doors, rabbits, potions, smiling Chesire cats – take a leap, and follow your dream. And as Alice said- “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense”.
3. Mulan: Take chances
Mulan took a chance posing as a man to become a warrior; she went against the wishes of her family, her culture and the rules of society to gain their honor and respect. All of us come to this life with our own special gifts and fires. Don’t dampen those, become a warrior and discover yourself, don’t focus only on what ‘others think’
4. Hercules: Keep working on your goals
At the end of the film, Hercules is a hero but remember how he got there? Through training and development, he managed to grow from a boy to a man. Stick to the difficult development, you will be one step closer to achieving your goals.
5. Ratatouille: Don’t take credit for what you didn’t
This is a lesson in ETHICS. Don’t accept praise for something you didn’t do. Sometimes when the spotlight is tempting, we try to take credit for someone else’s spirit, work or values. At some point, it WILL come back to the fact that you didn’t do the work. That’s just how the universe works. Don’t do it!!!
6. The Princess and the Frog: Hard work pays off
The character Tiana is someone with a vision and works hard and smart to realize her dreams. She stays focused, passionate and enjoys the sweat of building her dream..
7. Finding Nemo: Just keep swimming
Dory shares the wisdom of persistence with Marlin when she says ‘When life gets you down, you just keep swimming.’ Keep swimming, smile and manifest your vision.
8. Tangled: Get out of your comfort zone
This is one of our favorites. Setting up ShaMynds was definitely GETTTING OUT OF OUR COMFORT ZONE in healthcare. Anways, thank you Rapunzel to showing us that being held captive for the majority of your life is not how it should end. Take a LEAP, EXPLORE the UNKNOWN life, don’t limit yourself to what you already know and miss out on professional opportunities, life experiences, and personal growth.
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