Self-Medication vs. Healing
Self-Medication vs. Healing
Don’t Smell The Popcorn!
Depth Psychology & Jung
Relationship Challenge
Find A Movie Antidote
The Thin Man
The Thin Man
Adam’s Rib
Adam’s Rib
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Medicine Traditions
๏ Allopathic (Western) medicine
- Antidote the life challenge
๏ Homeopathic medicine
- “Drain the puss...
Drain The Puss, Move On
It’s Your Choice
Feel The Posse Love
Be Who You Want To Be
Get The Job Done
Get The Girl
Take The High Road
It’s A Wrap!
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Cinema Therapy - Charlene Kingston

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Event: Mini-Ignite @ PodcampAZ
Date: November 1st, 2008

You may think of movies as a source of entertainment. But did you know that in the right hands, a movie takes on therapeutic properties? Movies address the issues of our times, and within the cinematic library, you can find the cure for whatever ails you. Learn how both allopathic (Western) medicine and homeopathic medicine work together to find the perfect movie prescription for your career challenge, your romantic obstacles, your confusion over life’s curve balls, and whatever else stands between you and the life you dream.

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  • Human beings are self-medicating animals. We feel some pain in our lives, and we find something to distract us or cover up the pain. Some of the things we choose are not so healthy, so we have interventions  and create 12-step programs to bring us back into a place where we can feel the pain again. What I’m proposing today is a way (not to self-medicate through movies) but to actually heal our pain through movies.  They are cheap, easily available, and apart from the cancer concerns over breathing in the fake butter flavoring on the popcorn, perfectly safe.
  • so we have interventions  and create 12-step programs to bring us back into a place where we can feel the pain again. What I’m proposing today is a way (not to self-medicate through movies) but to actually heal our pain through movies.  They are cheap, easily available,
  • They are cheap, easily available, and apart from the cancer concerns over breathing in the fake butter flavoring on the popcorn, perfectly safe. What I want to share with you today is not some parlor trick I invented (I have invented some). It’s a technology  that you can learn and apply to the personal challenges you face in your life.
  • It’s a technology  that you can learn and apply to the personal challenges you face in your life. It’s based on the findings of depth psychology, which is founded on the work of Carl Jung. The engine of this technology is metaphor, a powerful tool  for personal transformation.
  • Let’s take a life challenge and work it through as an example. Let’s say that your normally great relationship is in a not-so-great place. You are going through a rough patch. How do you address this?  You watch a movie that illustrates a great relationship.
  • You watch a movie that illustrates a great relationship.
    For example: My favorite married couple in the movies is Nick and Nora Charles from The Thin Man series.  These movies came out in the 1930-40, during the great depression. The couple is rich, very much in love, and they resolve their conflicts with a sense of humor and a drink.
  • The Thin Man series.  These movies came out in the 1930-40, during the great depression. The couple is rich, very much in love, and they resolve their conflicts with a sense of humor (and a drink).  If that example is a little bit over the top for you, if you like your relationship with a little bit more grit,  I recommend any Katharine Hepburn/Spencer Tracy movie,
  • If that example is a little bit over the top for you, if you like your relationship with a little bit more grit,  I recommend any Katharine Hepburn/Spencer Tracy movie, but especially Adam’s Rib. In this, they play attorneys. He’s the prosecutor and she’s the defense attorney on the same trial. Their fight in the courtroom spills out into their marriage,  but in the end, it all gets worked out.
  • with a little bit more grit,  I recommend any Katharine Hepburn/Spencer Tracy movie, but especially Adam’s Rib. In this, they play attorneys. He’s the prosecutor and she’s the defense attorney on the same trial. Their fight in the courtroom spills out into their marriage,  but in the end, it all gets worked out.
  • What do you do if that example is too much? Sometimes, you are too angry to jump right in with a good example. At those times, I recommend that you pick a movie you can relate to, in this case,  Mr and Mrs. Smith. They have a total sham marriage, and when it gets rough, they pull out the guns. But in the end, they fall in love and live happily ever after (and have a huge tribe of kids).
  • a movie you can relate to, in this case,  Mr and Mrs. Smith. They have a total sham marriage, and when it gets rough, they pull out the guns. But in the end, they fall in love and live happily ever after (and have a huge tribe of kids).
  • In this example,  I’ve used two different medical traditions. First, we started off by picking movies that are antidotes to the life challenge. This is the allopathic (or western) medicine tradition. But when you aren’t ready (or willing) to take the antidote, try the homeopathic solution,  but don’t stop there. After you drain the puss a little, move on to the antidote.
  • try the homeopathic solution,  but don’t stop there. After you drain the puss a little, move on to the antidote. Now, let’s roll through some examples quickly. But before I start, let me explain that you can pick movies from any genre you like.  I may use a comedy, but an action flick or a drama would work just as well. Also, the same movie can be used to address many different life challenges. It’s all about what YOU get from the movie.
  • from any genre you like.  I may use a comedy, but an action flick or a drama would work just as well. Also, the same movie can be used to address many different life challenges. It’s all about what YOU get from the movie.
  • Are your friendships feeling cold? Try Ocean’s 11, where everyone is appreciated for his contribution. Or, the homeopathic choice would be The Usual Suspects, where Verbal Kint kills off his buddies.
  • One of the greatest challenges you face in life is being who you want to be in the face of pressure from the outside to be who everyone else wants you to be. When you choose who you want to be, your next step is obvious.
  • Are you facing the puzzle that you can’t solve at work? In Inside Man, Denzel Washington never does figure out the details of the crime, but he manages to get a promotion by following his gut one step at a time.
  • You single guys… do you have your eyes on a single woman who seems to have it all together and the thought of telling her how you feel is terrifying? In No Reservations, Aaron Eckhart’s characters writes the book on how to win that girl.
  • Do you feel like your best efforts are not good enough, and that your faults are holding you back in spite of your good intentions? Batman is the only superhero who is totally human.  Batman shows how to take the high road, to fight for justice, and live a life of self-control.
  • Cinema Therapy - Charlene Kingston

    1. 1. Self-Medication vs. Healing
    2. 2. Self-Medication vs. Healing
    3. 3. Don’t Smell The Popcorn!
    4. 4. Depth Psychology & Jung
    5. 5. Relationship Challenge
    6. 6. Find A Movie Antidote
    7. 7. The Thin Man
    8. 8. The Thin Man
    9. 9. Adam’s Rib
    10. 10. Adam’s Rib
    11. 11. Mr. and Mrs. Smith
    12. 12. Medicine Traditions ๏ Allopathic (Western) medicine - Antidote the life challenge ๏ Homeopathic medicine - “Drain the puss” approach ๏ Goal: antidote - Start when you are, end with the antidote
    13. 13. Drain The Puss, Move On
    14. 14. It’s Your Choice
    15. 15. Feel The Posse Love
    16. 16. Be Who You Want To Be
    17. 17. Get The Job Done
    18. 18. Get The Girl
    19. 19. Take The High Road
    20. 20. It’s A Wrap!

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