CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

The Psychology of the Sand-Pit: Clinical Lessons from Winnie-the-Pooh

Department

Department of Family Therapy

Publication Date

2-2003

Publication Title

Psychotherapy Networker

Volume

27

Issue/No.

1

First Page

32

Last Page

37

Abstract

Excerpt

Remember the time Winnie-the-Pooh, Rabbit, and Piglet got lost in the woods? Again and again, they tried to find a way out, a way home, but every time they set off, their efforts to escape kept returning them to their point of departure, to "a small sand pit on the top of the Forest." Pooh Bear became "rather tired of that sand pit, and suspected it of following them about, because whichever direction they started in, they always ended up at it."

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