How Trauma Created Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker

October 18, 2019

By Chris Gearing and Dr. Sylvia Gearing Put on a happy face, dear readers. This is your final warning for spoilers for the entire movie of “Joker.” We also discuss some rather dark and upsetting subject material, so please be...

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“Ad Astra” and Early Life Trauma

September 23, 2019

"Ad Astra," Early Life Trauma, and the Sins of the Father by Dr. Sylvia Gearing and Chris Gearing Hello fellow astronauts! The following article contains pretty much every spoiler possible for the new film “Ad Astra,” so please be warned...

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From “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” To “I’m Still Standing”

August 8, 2019

From “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” To “I’m Still Standing” Understanding Traumatic Invalidation In “Rocketman’s” Elton John By Chris Gearing and Dr. Sylvia Gearing Hey there, Honky Cat. Two quick notes before you read the following article. First, spoilers for the...

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Why Daenerys Targaryen Became A Tyrant

May 27, 2019

Why Daenerys Targaryen Became A Tyrant By Chris Gearing and Dr. Sylvia Gearing Hail and well met, dear reader. The following contains spoilers for all of Game of Thrones including “The Iron Throne” (the series finale, season 8 episode 6)....

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A Song of Daenerys Targaryen and Dragon Fire

May 13, 2019

A Song of Daenerys Targaryen and Dragon Fire Understanding Complex Trauma and Why The Dragon Queen’s Story Ends In Ashes By Chris Gearing and Dr. Sylvia Gearing Hello, dear reader. First, a quick note – the following blog will contain...

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