Alyssa Wermers, LCSW

Therapy Services * Dacono, CO

Mimbulus Mimbletonia…how to cultivate greatness

Readers of Harry Potter first meet Neville Longbottom on Platform 9 ¾ where we hear him searching for his toad, Trevor. From the beginning Neville is an easy target. His family feared he was a Squib (non-magical person born into a wizarding family) and pressured him to be better, he melted cauldrons in potions, broke his wrist trying to fly, and constantly was locked out of his common room due to forgetting the password. We all know Nevilles…they are the kids that just can’t seem to get it right, and who find themselves the target for laughter at their own Hogwarts Schools of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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Breaking free from the beast

I always related to Belle the most, out of all Disney “princesses.” She loved to read books, she stayed out of drama, and she got to wear that gorgeous yellow ball gown.  And maybe I was destined to like Belle the most, because also like her, I wonder about people instead of taking them at face value. Had Belle been like so many of the other villagers and viewed the Beast as nothing more than the angry, selfish animal that he presented, then the Beast would still be…well…the Beast.

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The gift? of obedience

Ella Enchanted, a story about love, friendship, blended families, fairy godmothers, and the hardships that life just can’t help but put on us.  Oh to live in a world where fairy godmothers present people with gifts such as happiness, kindness, love, and obedience. They all sound perfect, right?

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