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Thea Magica ofa Bellea Islea a Moviea Review
Libertya University
PACOa 506
Dr.a Erica Scalise
Thea moviea titleda ‘Thea Magica ofa Bellea Isle’a isa aa tendera storya thata highlightsa howa aa persona mighta
finda waysa toa deala witha hisa sorrow.a Actora Morgana Freemana playsa thea rolea ofa aa famousa novelista
Monte,a whoa isa burdeneda witha grief.a Toa addressa hisa emotion,a hea decidesa toa takea thea helpa ofa
alcohola soa thata hea cana escapea froma hisa sorrow.a Henry,a hisa nephew,a wantsa toa helpa hisa unclea
writea again.a So,a hea decidesa thata bya changinga hisa venuea toa aa tinya lake-sidea towna ofa Bellea Isle,a hea
coulda geta aa newa sourcea ofa inspiration.a Montea realizesa thata ita isa difficulta toa escapea thea eyesa ofa hisa
inquisitivea neighbors.a Montea comesa toa knowa ofa aa singlea mothera witha threea childrena nameda
Charlotte.a Hea developsa aa friendshipa witha hera middlea childa nameda Finnegan
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.a Thea interactiona
thata hea hasa witha thea familya softensa Monte’sa armora thata hea hasa developeda toa safeguarda himselfa
froma thea lossa ofa hisa beloveda wife.a Asa thea storya progresses,a thea charactera Montea undergoesa
change.a Evena thougha initiallya hea hada losta hisa desirea toa write,a buta hea graduallya startsa writinga
shorta storiesa fora thea youngesta daughtera ofa Charlotte.a Therea isa ana instancea wherea shea cana sensea
thata aa simplea storya involvinga ana elephanta anda aa mousea demonstratesa Monte’sa probablea lovea
towardsa her.a Thea writtena storiesa alonga witha Monte’sa imaginativea bonda witha Carl,a aa speciala
needsa individuala anda othera neighborsa froma Bellea Islea softensa thea wallsa thata hea hasa createda toa
distanta himselfa froma others.a
Therapeuticala Implications
Thea scenesa thata havea beena depicteda ina thea moviea area ofa higha relevance,a especiallya ina thea
counsellinga setting.a Ifa Ia wasa therea ina thea counsellinga setting,a thena Ia woulda nota seea Montea againsta
hisa will.a Hea failsa toa identifya thea implicationsa ofa hisa excessivea alcohola use.a Furthera hea alsoa
seemsa toa havea oa desirea toa addressa thea sinsa thata hea hasa committeda ina hisa life.a Accordinga toa Jamesa
5:16,a confessiona anda recognitiona acta asa pillarsa ofa healinga anda repentance.a Ina thea specifica
scenario,a therea isa aa possibilitya thata Henrya ora somea othera persona hada requesteda fora thea
counsellinga sessiona fora Montea toa addressa hisa issuesa relatinga toa self-destruction.a a
Duringa thea initiala meetings,a ita isa extremelya importanta toa comprehenda thea impacta ofa Monte’sa
behaviora ona thea peoplea arounda him.a Ina thea movie,a Montea hasa clearlya mentioneda thata hea hasa
plansa ofa committinga suicide.a Ina ordera toa preventa ita froma happening,a ita woulda bea necessarya toa
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a McMinn,a Marka R.a Psychology,a theology,a anda spiritualitya ina Christiana counseling.a Tyndalea Housea Publishers,a Inc.,a 2012.
usea externala resourcesa anda help.a Bya integratinga holistica psychologicala assessmenta anda
evaluationa ofa Monte,a ita woulda bea possiblea toa identifya whethera hisa behaviora anda outburstsa area
relateda toa hisa incompletea griefa cyclea ora not.a Ina thea story,a ita isa evidenta thata Montea hasa aa problema
relatinga toa sin.a However,a therea exista othera factorsa asa wella thata futtera complicatea hisa situationa
anda increasea hisa psychologicala vulnerabilitya anda instability.a
Ita isa nota unusuala fora individualsa sufferinga froma paina ora lossa toa copea witha thea problema bya findinga
ana escapea bya abusinga alcohola ora othera substancesa ora bya isolatinga themselvesa froma peoplea
arounda them.a Ina thea specifica scenarioa involvinga Monte,a prayera musta bea integrateda intoa thea
counsellinga plan.a Furthermore,a onea coulda aska thea Holya Spirita toa reveala thea reasonsa fora thea
abnormala behaviora ofa Montea anda showcasea ana ideala patha soa thata hea coulda heala ina aa healthya
way.a Montea musta relya ona Goda toa heala insteada ofa dependinga ona alcohol.a Sincea therea isa littlea
insighta intoa thea faitha systema ofa Monet,a ita isa necessarya toa adopta aa cautiousa approacha anda trya toa
addressa thea issuesa bya usinga thea informationa thata isa alreadya knowna abouta him.a Thea specifica
scenesa thata havea beena chosena sheda lighta ona thea facta thata therea existsa ana importanta linka betweena
psychologicala aspectsa asa wella asa theologicala elementsa thata cana bea integrateda whilea offeringa
counsellinga toa clients.a a a
Authora McMinna hasa stateda thata aa directa censurea approacha toa sina musta bea applieda onlya whena
therea existsa aa higha levela ofa trusta
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.a Ina thea casea ofa Monte,a aa trust-baseda relationshipa doesa nota
exist.a Mya viewsa froma thea authora differa asa Ia believea thata whena sinsa mighta createa threata toa others,a
directa censurea musta bea adopted.a Monte’sa alcoholisma behaviora anda thea verbala indicationa ofa
harminga himselfa showa thata hea coulda acta asa aa majora threata nota onlya fora othersa buta alsoa fora
himself.a
Personal/Professionala Implicationsa a
Ia coulda connecta witha thea moviea toa aa certaina extenta ona aa personala level.a Thea desperatea situationa
involvinga Montea hasa madea mea realizea thata whilea workinga witha familiesa ita isa necessarya toa takea
intoa considerationa thea painsa thata theya area goinga through.a Fora extendinga valuablea helpa toa them,a
theya musta bea showna thea patha thata cana leada thema toa thea Lord.a Peoplea closea toa thea clienta cana playa
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a McMinn,a Marka R.a Psychology,a theology,a anda spiritualitya ina Christiana counseling.a Tyndalea Housea Publishers,a Inc.,a 2012.
ana instrumentala rolea toa ensurea thata healthya boundariesa area seta anda aa propera healinga processa isa
established.a Ia considera thea moviea toa bea aa feel-gooda moviea whicha gavea mea ana opportunitya toa
thinka abouta extendinga helpa toa others.a However,a thea moviea isa superficiala anda predictablea ata
numerousa levelsa whicha doesa nota allowa thea viewsa toa feela connecteda witha thea characters.a Fora
example,a therea isa aa scenea wherea thea singlea mothera invitesa ana alcoholica strangera toa hera house.a
Sucha ana actiona wasa well-receiveda bya hera childrena asa well,a asa theya dida nota objecta toa sucha ana
invitation.a Thea keya issuesa thata Montea isa sufferinga froma ina thea storya sucha asa alcoholism,a
depressiona anda isolation,a havea beena portrayeda ata thea surfacea level.a Ana alarminga thinga thata hasa
beena presenteda ina thea moviea isa thata Henry,a appearsa toa bea dismissivea whena hisa unclea talksa abouta
hisa plana toa commita suicide.a Thea moviea coulda havea gonea toa aa deepera levela toa addressa intricatea
psychologicala anda spirituala issuesa thata thea charactersa facea whilea leadinga theira lives.a
References
McMinn,a Marka R.a Psychology,a theology,a anda spiritualitya ina Christiana counseling.a Tyndalea
Housea Publishers,a Inc.,a 2012.
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