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  1. 1. CinematherapyReel Therapy Basics<br />Adapted from Reel Grief PowerPoint Presentation by Michael Kahn, LPC, JD<br />
  2. 2. Reel Therapy<br />“No form of art goes beyond ordinary <br />consciousness as film does straight to our <br />emotions deep into the twilight room of our <br />soul. “ Ingmar Bergman <br />“Coming to terms with our losses is perhaps the <br />single greatest challenge we face as human <br />beings..” Thelma Duffey <br />“The horror of life and the horror of death if <br />you grieve and you grieve vicariously helps you <br />with your own grief. “ Vadim Perleman <br />(Director/Screenwriter House of <br />Sand and Fog )<br />
  3. 3. Impact of Movies<br /><ul><li>What films have assisted you in processing grief?
  4. 4. What films have helped you regain hope?
  5. 5. What movies have stimulated self-awareness aboutanger, fear, hopelessness, or sadness?</li></li></ul><li>What is Cinematherapy?<br />A therapeutic intervention using scenes or entire movies to assist clients in their healing/growing process<br />Origins inbibliotherapy <br />
  6. 6. Aspects<br /><ul><li> Characters
  7. 7. Relationships
  8. 8. Process
  9. 9. Insight
  10. 10. Focus on self</li></li></ul><li>Why Movies?<br /><ul><li>Go deeper than self-defenses
  11. 11. Provide stimulus for creative solutions
  12. 12. Remind us of what we know
  13. 13. Help us stretch and change /model traits we have or haven’t nurtured
  14. 14. Offer stories of resilience
  15. 15. Stimulate emotional release</li></li></ul><li>Why Movies<br />Reframe problems <br />Prioritize values <br />Affordhope and encouragement <br />Initiatethe story telling process <br />Illustrate differing grief responses <br />Help understand grief issues <br />
  16. 16. Different Uses for CT<br />The Evocative Way <br />Emotional responses to scenes bring issues to <br />the conscious level. Clients can then work on <br />concerns that they were unaware of or were <br />avoiding. Any movie or movie scene that impacts a <br />client can be used. Each client brings his/her <br />own story to the viewing experience. <br />
  17. 17. Different Uses for CT<br />The Prescriptive Way <br />Clients learn by proxy by observing movie <br />characters. Movies are recommended depending on a clients needs. <br />The Cathartic Way <br />According to this approach clients are assigned <br />movies for emotional release. Recent research <br />crying is emotional bath laughter is cardiac <br />elixir. It is advisable to let client choose <br />the movie. <br />
  18. 18. Contraindications for CT<br /><ul><li>Ongoing domestic violence--too much risk of unpredictable reactions
  19. 19. Close proximity to trauma--danger of re-traumatizing
  20. 20. Disorganized thinking trouble distinguishing reality from fantasy
  21. 21. Severe depression/Suicidal
  22. 22. Client dislikes movies
  23. 23. Be careful to warn client about particular scenes that may be difficult to watch </li></li></ul><li>Sources<br />Presentation adapted from Reel Grief PowerPointPresentation created by Michael Kahn, LPC, JD<br />http://www.powershow.com/view/fee2-MzIyO/REEL_GRIEF_flash_ppt_presentation<br />

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