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Once you have made the decision to begin therapy, you may initially be overwhelmed with how many different treatment options there are available. As you do research or ask advice from friends and family, you may still be overwhelmed and unsure which one to try. You may be worried that you will choose the wrong one for what you are struggling with and will be a complete waste of your time and energy. However, in reality, there are many different therapies that can help you in different ways. The best thing to do is be open-minded and simply try them out. One form of therapy that a lot of people have never heard of before is called cinema therapy.

What Is Cinematherapy?

In its simplest form, cinema therapy uses film to evoke emotion, movement, or a therapeutic goal. The client and therapist will discuss situations, characters, and plots. This is a way to focus on the core issues that a client may be experiencing. Seeing your problems from the outside as a viewer can help some people draw connections and understand options or paths to take. Using stories as a learning tool has been a practice for centuries and cinema therapy is just another way to continue that practice in modern times. 

How Does It Work?

Like with all forms of therapy, the goal of cinema therapy is to help the client learn more about themselves. If someone is struggling with forming friendships and connections with others, a therapist may find films that have characters struggling with this same issue. In this way, a person can witness their own struggles through a film’s characters and story. In this way, the film characters can act as surrogates for our own emotions and situations. Anchoring discussions in the context of films can help open up dialogues between client and therapist and give conversations a place to begin. As such, cinema therapy can be a great way to address complicated struggles and situations in a safe and comfortable way.

Cinematherapy is a unique treatment option for those who enjoy watching and discussing films. Sometimes it helps to see certain struggles or situations as an outsider. We can then have a starting point to discuss our own situation, as it differs or connects to the film we watched.  We can use this to start to better understand why we are making the choices that we do and why there may be better options. We here at The Guest House are ready to help you work through any struggles you may be facing. Call us today at (855) 483-7800 to learn more about all of our different treatment options and which one may be right for you.