Applying Therapeutic Filmmaking To Particular Presenting Issues

Therapeutic filmmaking may be applied in a number of different contexts. For those coping with the loss of a loved one, going through the process of collecting artifacts related to the lost person and coming up with a story about their shared relationship can help clients focus on what they want to remember and canContinue reading “Applying Therapeutic Filmmaking To Particular Presenting Issues”

What is Therapeutic Filmmaking?

Therapeutic filmmaking is an approach to therapy that combines, on the one hand, traditional talk therapy sessions with, on the other hand, the client’s first-person or auto-documentary filmmaking. This therapeutic approach is based on support from psychological research, film theory, psychological theory, and personal experiences with filmmaking. The process of brainstorming, writing, shooting, and editingContinue reading “What is Therapeutic Filmmaking?”

What Does Therapeutic Filmmaking Look Like?

The therapeutic filmmaking process allows people to make sense of events that may have been experienced without words, or that were felt too deeply in the body to fully work through with talk therapy alone.  Therapeutic filmmaking allows people a unique opportunity to tell their story and learn from their experiences through the awesome powerContinue reading “What Does Therapeutic Filmmaking Look Like?”

How Does Therapeutic Filmmaking Work?

According to a study conducted on this approach and published in the journal Arts in Psychotherapy (Johnson & Alderson, 2008), Therapeutic Filmmaking leads to the kind of changes clients want to achieve in therapy by providing the following factors: Positive Experiences: Therapy is fun, engaging, and helpful Feelings of Mastery: Clients learn to do somethingContinue reading “How Does Therapeutic Filmmaking Work?”