A new Cinema Therapy Group is
forming in September, 2013.
We will meet on: Wednesdays (beginning September 18) from 7 pm to 8 pm.
This group will meet weekly to explore characters, relationships, plots, emotions and metaphors in an effort to:
- Explore emotional issues such as: grief, love, anger and sadness.
- Discover new ways of thinking and feeling.
- Evoke personal and relational qualities like commitment, courage, authenticity, flexibility, mindfulness and spiritual awareness.
- Realize new meaning and satisfaction in life.
Movies can be a catalyst for growth, change and healing, and we will explore new ways of watching films that will resonate with members long after they leave the group. Through supportive exchange, members will discuss the impact, myth and metaphor, and symbolism of each movie.
We will meet weekly for one hour. There is an initial 10 week commitment. New members can join every 10 weeks, if there is an opening in the group. Every week members will watch a specific movie at home. The films will address different issues, qualities and life questions that can be uplifting, or model a new perspective or inner resources. As an example, we may be watching movies ranging from “Groundhog Day” to “The Shawshank Redemption” to “Silver Linings Playbook” to “As Good As It Gets” to “Eat, Pray, Love” to “Field of Dreams.” This is just a sampling of the potential choices, of course.
Movie expertise is not required, and the group is limited to four members.
Group facilitators are Don Laird, MS, NCC, LPC and Christina Pettinato (Read Christina’s latest blog post). If you are interested in registering for this group, please email Don or Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $35 per week.