The Characters of Star Wars have been with us for almost 40 years, and many of us have grown up with them. The stories in these films are woven into every aspect of popular culture.
So what can the lives of the Leia, Luke and Han teach us about ourselves? Through the lens of family therapy and intergenerational trauma, Rebecca Bloom, LMHC and Dr. Kirk Honda take a deeper look at how slavery, abandonment, and divorce impact people in the real world.
A story in the February 7 New York Times Style section highlights the relatively recent phenomenon of therapists gearing their practice to a specialized, and sometimes narrow, demographic, e.g. LGBTQ clients, newly married clients, or those in the tech industry, the last especially prevalent in urban centers such as Silicon Valley and metro Seattle.
The piece concludes, though, with what we in the therapy field have long known, that the crux of successful therapy is the power of the healing relationship between therapist and client.