Alfred & Shadow – A short story about emotions (education psychology health animation)

Alfred is in love. He is also angry, shameful, scared, sad and lonley. His good friend Joy supports him in his constant fight against Shadow. Join the fight! And maybe you will discover something new about your own emotions along the way.

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Here it is in Norwegian

This is an educational film about emotions. The script is written by psychologist Anne Hilde Vassbø Hagen, with love and support from Dr. Leslie Greenberg. The films professional foundation is Emotion-focused therapy (EFT).

Are you interested in learning more about emotions or emotion focused therapy? Visit or, din psykolog i Bergen.

Thanks to Jean Michel Valdenaire for translating the film in to French.

Thanks to Harald Borjans and Maikel Stams for translating it to Dutch.

Thanks to Bernadette Kwok Yee Wong for translating it to Cantonese.

Thanks to Siang Be for translating it to German.

Thanks to Ewa Kaczorkiewicz and Monika Tarnowska for translating it to Polish.

A new 3-year work shop in emotion-focused therapy for psychologists starts in October 2015. Dr. Leslie Greenberg leads the work shops. Visit or for more information.

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    added on 7 Jun, 2020

    This is simply brilliant. It is so tragic how slow so many people have been to evolve because of how much they’ve judged and denied their emotions, especially anger, fear and sadness. It makes me SO mad when I see people telling others to “be happy” when others are trying to grieve and telling others to not be scared or mad when they are. It wasn’t until I allowed my fear, anger and sadness to fully surface that I was able to free myself from a long, abusive relationship. These feelings are there to protect us if we express them in a healthy way and hear their messages. They only overwhelm and become toxic and destructive when they’re ignored, just like a child can become when they’re neglected and rejected.

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    added on 12 Jun, 2020

    This video is sooo cute and insightful.

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    added on 13 Jun, 2020

    It's a shame it says you have more negative emotions than positive ones, because this is not true. What about excitement? Love? Pride? Hope? Gratitude? Serenity? Awe? Why not teach people to notice these?

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    added on 19 Jun, 2020

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    added on 25 Jun, 2020

    This video is really interesting and understandable 😊

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    added on 29 Jun, 2020

    I'm so proud of myself that I took the time to watch this highly informative video. fantastic!

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    added on 1 Jul, 2020

    Beautifully made and very informative

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    added on 16 Jul, 2020

    Thank you so much for this wonderful Video!

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    added on 17 Jul, 2020

    flott undervisning

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    added on 21 Jul, 2020

    That’s so simple easy to understand. Thank you so much 🙏

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    added on 29 Jul, 2020

    Watching this hurts, thank you for explaining emotions

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    added on 30 Jul, 2020

    great. video

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    added on 1 Aug, 2020

    Waw très intéressant merci

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    added on 2 Aug, 2020

    Anyone here from school?

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    added on 3 Aug, 2020

    We love the depressing music and this kid sound like a frickin robot

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    added on 15 Aug, 2020

    Very good

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    added on 19 Aug, 2020

    Not enough to say, "Shadow." Big Black…" used negatively :-/

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    added on 24 Aug, 2020

    Alguien que sepa español. :<

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    added on 27 Aug, 2020

    Brilliant and helpful for classrooms, children, even grown ups. Thank you and hi to Norway!

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    added on 1 Sep, 2020

    i feel bad for Alfred

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    added on 3 Sep, 2020

    very nice

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    added on 8 Sep, 2020

    This is a lovely way to explain in simple language. Very useful for my clients! And made with love and care. Beautiful pictures

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    added on 9 Sep, 2020

    something that jumped out at me from this video is that this is what i did in school last year i would be depressed and hide it by being trying to be cool and be a class clown so people wouldn't notice plus i was pretty lonely. Something i noticed though is that in the video it says that you are protective from having feelings and stuff or running away from feelings you had when you were younger, but i don't think it's happened to me.

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    added on 11 Sep, 2020

    Hello, I really love your concept of this video. I have a request, can you update it to not make it "a big BLACK and scary feeling inside"? The school I serve is predominantly Black children, they shouldn't associate their skin color with a negative emotion. Possibly change the wording to "a big dark and scary feeling inside" ?

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    added on 14 Sep, 2020

    enjoyed this video soooo much

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    added on 14 Sep, 2020

    That a fine piece of creativity! Keep you the good work.

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    added on 15 Sep, 2020

    very true justin it kinda shoved my depression im not scared of my emotions i want no one to hurt me ever again the reason why i do not trust people so i am not scared i just dont want to go threw what happend

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