Our Time is Up
Our Time is Up is a 2005 live action short film, nominated for an Academy award, written and directed by Rob Pearlstein, starring Kevin Pollak.
“When Dr. Leonard Stern (Kevin Pollak) finds out he has six weeks to live, he adopts a fresh method of treatment: brutal honesty.”
The film is very funny – it also highlights the tension between the more contemporary forms of interactive psychotherapy (behavioral, cognitive, supportive, interpersonal, etc.) and the more traditional forms of interpretive psychotherapy (psychodynamic, psychoanalytic).
You can read more about this movie at outrimeisup.com web archive
Welcome to the Sisterhood of Motherhood
Welcome to the Sisterhood of Motherhood is a 2014 advertisement for Similac.
There is so much anxiety over parenting.
New parents fear “getting it wrong”, though I prefer to emphasize that there are just so many different and varied ways to "get it right".
This idea is highlighted in this very funny and entertaining video (which is an ad for Similac).
“No matter what our beliefs, we are parents first” and every parent needs to discover what works best for them and their family.
It's Not About the Nail
It's Not About the Nail is a 2013 live action short written and directed by Jason Headley, starring Monica Barbaro and Jason Headley.
The film is very funny – similar to Our Time is Up above, this short also highlights the tension between interactive psychotherapy (behavioral, cognitive, supportive, interpersonal, etc.) and the interpretive psychotherapy (psychodynamic, psychoanalytic). One partner wants to emote and abreact in response to her suffering, the other partner wants to solve the suffering.
How Enlightened Families Argue
How Enlightened Families Argue is a 2014 live action short written and directed by comedian Kyle Clease.
Comedian Kyle Cease (www.kylecease.com) has produced this wonderful holiday video "How Enlightened Families Argue". The family members in the video declare comical insights into their dysfunctional behaviors, but they make no efforts to change these behaviors. As the saying goes: "Insight plus a $1.50 buys you a cup of coffee."
How Lobsters Respond to Stress
How Lobsters Respond to Stress is a 2009 viral video posted by rabbi and psychiatrist Abraham Twerski.
Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski (abrahamtwerski.com) produced this viral video "How Lobsters Respond to Stress".
The growth of the lobster inspires us that adversity and stress are opportunities for personal growth.
Not "Humor" per se - an "Other Musing" - obviously kintsugi is a powerful and moving metaphor for successful psychotherapy.
More can be found on wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kintsukuroi
Purpose Venn Diagram
I discovered this on Facebook (circa 2015, attribution unknown to me):