MOVIE THERAPY COURSE
Dim The Lights. Make Yourself Comfortable.
It’s Time For Movie Therapy!
Welcome to Relationship Success
The Movie Therapy Home Study Course!
Did You Know…
A new study finds that watching and discussingmovies about relationships is as effective in lowering divorce rates as other, more intensive early marriage counseling programs.
Discussing five movies about relationships over a month could cut the three-yeardivorce rate for newlyweds in half, researchers report. The study, involving 174 couples, is the first long-term investigation to compare different types of early marriage intervention programs.
The findings show that an inexpensive, fun, and relatively simple movie-and-talk approach can be just as effective as other more intensive therapist-led methods, said Ronald Rogge, associate professor of psychology at the University of Rochester and lead author of the study.
Benefits of the Movie Therapy Course for Couples:
• Spending quality time together
• Connect on a deeper level
• Understand each others Emotional Needs
• Exploring your own inner thoughts and motives
• Learn new communication skills
• Learn new listening skills
• Gain greater empathy for the other persons view point
• Become closer as friends.
Specifically, we will focus on three things:
1. How to rejuvenate an extraordinary,
passionate relationship on all levels
2. How to deal with the inevitable challenges that show up
3. How to nurture and expand your relationship so you never stop growing and continue to experience greater joy, love, fulfillment, and passion
What experts say…..
Films as healing and coping stories
“Movies are a true example of how art imitates life. To begin the journey all you need to do is to identify those movies that apply to your individual life problem or those that will help you to self-nurture and grow. The movies will help you experience healing yourself and/or supporting family members and friends along their own healing path.”
Film as a self-help tool for life’s changes
“The distance of watching, combined with the effect of seeing things on the screen, often has a profound positive impact. Whether seeing how others handle a situation, seeing oneself in a character portrayed, or just enjoying a two our vacation from oneÕs troubles, movies are a powerful self-help and therapeutic tool. …Inspiring movies can help stoke your courage through the most illogical stages of transition.”
Cathie Glenn Sturdevant
Films used in the therapeutic process
“Films are metaphors that can be utilized in therapy in a manner similar to stories, myths, jokes, fables, and therapeutically constructed narrative insights. Because films galvanize feelings, they increase the probability that clients will carry out new and desired behaviors. Cognitive insights tell clients what they ought to do but affective insights give them the motivation to follow through.”
Stephen S. Pearce
“VideoWork is a therapeutic process in which clients and therapists discuss themes and characters in popular films that relate to core issues of ongoingtherapy. In VideoWork , we use films to facilitate self-understanding, to introduce options for action plans, and to seed future therapeutic interventions.”
John W. Hesley & Jan G. Hesley
Films offer a mystical message and an opportunity for spiritual growth
“Today, movies are a significant way most people can still get the mystical message. …During my life, I’ve looked for the message (from the Creator?) through the medium of film. …Movies are a modern church …”
“Studying movies for their mystical message empowers us. We gain insight and greater self-awareness. We begin to appreciate our virtues and learn to “see” with our heart …”
Stephen Simon talks about the emerging category of Spiritual Cinema
“…a genre finally being recognized for what it is: “a metaphoric pathway to explore to explore such things as a nature of love, the meaning of life and death, the concept of of time and space, the vision of our future. Movies have become our windows to the universe. The sheer imaginative power of the screen has shaped the way humanity views itself, the world, and the cosmos.”
I am so excited to share this program with you. I know that I work on my own relationship everyday – discovering new things about myself and my partner. We invite you to try movie therapy, introduce a fun new routine into your love life together, and create the relationship of your dreams!
Live with Love,