Video Therapy or Cinematherapy
or Cinema therapy is the watching of therapeutically
relevant videos, movies, or music videos and
discussing how the issues or images viewed
pertain to the recovery process of the traumatized
person. It can be a very helpful addendum
to the therapy process.
images in the videos can describe what you
are trying to say: “A picture paints
a 1000 words.” For dissociative people
with internal worlds, videos and pictures
can describe to the support people or the
therapist what they see within themselves.
Internal worlds are often too layered, too
complex, and much too complicated to draw
or describe easily or accurately.
have a powerful impact on our societies. They
are often seen around the world, and thus
can become a means of therapeutic communication.
Some movie plots may relate to your particular
situation, or may portray your feelings. Sometimes
the setting is the relevant piece of information.
Movies are often meant to have an impact on
their viewers. If that impact relates to the
trauma recovery process, then that movie can
have deep therapeutic value.
the visual arts can be a helpful way to tell
without telling, and can be of great assistance
to the communication process.