One of the most terrifying parts of IT: Chapter Two? Showcasing how childhood trauma impacts adulthood.
The second film in the Stephen King adaptation features the grown-up cast of the Losers Club, and how their lives have all turned out years after their traumatic experience with Pennywise the Clown. While some highlight how trauma can be cyclical, others showcase the difference between suppression and repression of their group trauma.
In today’s Psych Cinema, therapist Jonathan Hetterly breaks down the cycle of intergenerational trauma, the difference between repression and suppression, and how shared trauma is used as a social glue to bond a group.
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