Cinema-Theraphy

CinemaTherapy

Cinema is the only art that manages to portray the fluidity of psychic systems with the contribution of image and sound, touching the viewer more directly and moving him on a conscious or even subconscious level. In this way, it becomes a mediator of mental processes that are decoded in workshops or training programs. Because movies represent and encode what we find it difficult to recognize or articulate in psychotherapy, they provide fertile ground for self-knowledge and self-improvement. Starting with film clips, the audience discovers new ways of self-awareness in a playful way, associating film stimuli with his personal story.

  1. CinemaTherapy . It is offered as a lecture or workshop for open groups. The goal of the workshops is not to participate in a kind of group psychotherapy, deepening is limited to the first level and directed by psychotherapists. The subject of each meeting defines the discussion framework based on movie clips.
  2. CinemaTherapy . Taking into consideration the «how and why we see movies», we investigate the psychological mechanisms that are triggered when watching a movie. The theoretical background and the techniques of CinemaTherapy are presented, as well as the ways of their application in the treatment of psychopathology in combination with the basic principles of psychotherapeutic schools. It is addressed to mental health specialists (psychiatrists, psychotherapists in general, speech therapists, etc.). It is offered as an e-learning educational programme at the University of Athens.
  3. CinemaTherapy: Experiential applications. It is offered as an e-learning educational programme at the University of Athens. It is addressed to mental health specialists in order to deepen their knowledges on the field with the help of case studies. Besides, film makers can also enrich their perspective through the psychological point of view.
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