Canadian cartoon Untalkative Bunny...
Well tonight's episode (Austar/Disney channel/7.25 pm) featured Bunny losing a paper aeroplane.
The plane ends up in a shrink's office.
So the little guy goes in to retrieve his toy and is engaged in a psychotherapy session. (Snickering already I am).
And the female psychiatrist (with a really sweet accent) instructs thus: "Now we are going to play a game. I'm going to say a word and then you will say the first thing that comes into your mind. You must talk, you must tell me..." etc.
But of course Untalkative Bunny doesn't speak. He mimes. He is after all, Untalkative Bunny.So when she says "Mother" he mimes a mother. When she says, "Angry" he mimes angry. When she says "Girl" he crosses his legs and looks sweet, demure in fact. When she says "Boy", he sticks his finger up his nose.
And of course, the shrink finds a problem with this behaviour.
Don't fret however, because UB looks to the window, where his toy aeroplane is lodged and the shrink says: "Now, looking out the window is not going to help you talk... or find the answer... I'd like you to tell me WHAT YOU REALLY WANT".
So he goes to the window and lovingly embraces his aeroplane. Then he walks out.
"Goodbye" says the psychiatrist.
To not take oneself too seriously as a shrink - be you psychiatrist/counsellor/psychologist/ -well that's going to hold us all, clients in particular, in good stead.