Words from Shutter Island

Words from Shutter Island - A close up of a person - Teddy Daniels

Words from Martin Scorsese’s 2010 movie Shutter Island. In this drama set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston’s Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane.

The following lines are quotes from the dialogue:

– Did you know that the word “trauma” comes from the Greek for “a wound”? Wounds can create monsters.

– Do you know how pain enters the body? It has nothing to do with flesh. The brain controls pain. The brain controls fear, empathy, sympathy, love, sleep, hunger, anger, everything! What if you could control it? Control the brain…

– People tell the world you are crazy and when you protest to the contrary, anything you do or say is used against you to confirm their theory. Once you are declared insane, it is all called part of that insanity: reasonable protest or denial, fears or paranoia.

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About Genvièv St. Clair

GENVIÈV ST. CLAIR, Fellow and Former President of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association, is an award-winning Board Certified Instructor with the NGH.

A Valedictorian from the Ivy League University of the Sorbonne in Paris, she graduated summa cum laude from the department of doctorates of one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. With specialized training in forensic discovery, and years of expertise in the medical and legal fields, she acted as a communication liaison in complex and critical situations, including duties for the Department of Homeland Security, the US court system, and leading medical centers.

Featured on Discovery Channel, radio and television programs worldwide, Genvièv is the author of Zen in the Art of Survival, published in the best-selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul, as well as Diving into the Unsolved Mysteries of the Mind, Make a Friend of Fear, Meditation in Motion, Life Line, The Gift, Emotions, and countless magazine columns and articles on performance, achievement and success. Her story is featured in Chicken Soup to Inspire the Body and Soul – Motivation to get over the hump and on the road to a better life. She produces an educational health and wellness series on YouTube.

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