54 min

Abi Morgan on personal trauma and rewriting the narrative Therapy Works

    • Mental Health

Abi Morgan is the brilliant screen writer of huge films like The Iron Lady, Shame and the hugely successful TV series, The Split. She is also the author of the memoir ‘This Isn’t A Pity Memoir’ charting the devastating story of her husband’s illness in which she was ‘absolutely the same and profoundly changed.’

As someone who uses words as a profession, we discover in this podcast that Abi uses words to help her think, to make sense and connect, and to enable us to enter her internal world. Abi does this with speed and eloquence, so hold onto your coat tails and listen along with us as we dive deep into her whirlwind of a story. 

In this episode we discuss:


How trauma is truly devastating and yet how minutiae or humour can feel life-saving.

That while we are in the crisis, which is relentless and frightening, we can’t truly feel or face it, often we deal with it in retrospect.

How through her work Abi may have unconsciously been answering the puzzle of herself – maybe we all do this at some level?

Why love is a live thing – it is communication and action, it is messy and annoying,  and it can even be dead and then the profound revelatory truth, it can return. As Abi puts it, ‘Love is the flower in winter that says nothing.’

The paradox of using artifice to find truth.


This is an episode that will marinate in your minds – it’s a true gem of an episode and incredibly powerful too.

Find Abi:
Instagram: @abimorgan9
Book: https://amzn.eu/d/2N6JlVj

Find Julia:
Julia’s Website: https://juliasamuel.co.uk/
Julia’s Instagram: @juliasamuelmbe
Grief Works app: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/grief-works-self-care-love/id1558867513

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Produced by Georgie Rutherford

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Abi Morgan is the brilliant screen writer of huge films like The Iron Lady, Shame and the hugely successful TV series, The Split. She is also the author of the memoir ‘This Isn’t A Pity Memoir’ charting the devastating story of her husband’s illness in which she was ‘absolutely the same and profoundly changed.’

As someone who uses words as a profession, we discover in this podcast that Abi uses words to help her think, to make sense and connect, and to enable us to enter her internal world. Abi does this with speed and eloquence, so hold onto your coat tails and listen along with us as we dive deep into her whirlwind of a story. 

In this episode we discuss:


How trauma is truly devastating and yet how minutiae or humour can feel life-saving.

That while we are in the crisis, which is relentless and frightening, we can’t truly feel or face it, often we deal with it in retrospect.

How through her work Abi may have unconsciously been answering the puzzle of herself – maybe we all do this at some level?

Why love is a live thing – it is communication and action, it is messy and annoying,  and it can even be dead and then the profound revelatory truth, it can return. As Abi puts it, ‘Love is the flower in winter that says nothing.’

The paradox of using artifice to find truth.


This is an episode that will marinate in your minds – it’s a true gem of an episode and incredibly powerful too.

Find Abi:
Instagram: @abimorgan9
Book: https://amzn.eu/d/2N6JlVj

Find Julia:
Julia’s Website: https://juliasamuel.co.uk/
Julia’s Instagram: @juliasamuelmbe
Grief Works app: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/grief-works-self-care-love/id1558867513

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Produced by Georgie Rutherford

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

54 min