E-Motion Picture Magic: A Movie Lover's Guide to Healing and Transformation

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Glenbridge Publishing Ltd., 2005 - Performing Arts - 219 pages
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Like no other medium before it, the popular movie presents the potential of a new power for illuminating the depth of human experience. E-Motion Picture Magic employs that power as a tool to increase consciousness. Cinema therapy offers more perspective on life, prompting the viewer to step back from his or her problems in order to feel less insecure, worried, or discontented. Using films for self-improvement allows a shift in perspective when viewed with conscious awareness. The use of movies for personal growth and healing carries forward a long-standing connection between storytelling and self-reflection that may date back to the beginnings of spoken language. The movie experience used in very specific ways can have significant benefits for those who are willing to apply themselves using E-Motion Picture Magic that can be both beneficial as well as enjoyable.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Basic Discoveries
7
How Movies Support Healing and Transformation
19
Watching Movies With Conscious Awareness
33
Using Movies to Release Negative Beliefs
56
Negative Belief Index
75
Building SelfEsteem
96
Grief and Transformation
113
How Film Characters Affect Us The Film Matrix
126
SelfDiscovery Through Film Characters The Self Matrix
137
Powerful Tools for Healing and Growth The Growth Matrix
154
Creating a Cinema Therapy Group
176
The Film Index
185
Endnotes
213
Copyright

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Dr. Birgit Wolz's love for motion pictures led her to a psychotherapy practice using the power of movies as an adjunct to traditional therapeutic methods in her work with individual clients, couples, and groups. Dr. Wolz has published articles on this subject in numerous periodicals and journals including the International Academy of Family Psychology, The Therapist, and Viewpoint. She is in demand for media interviews and presents workshops worldwide. Her popular web site is widely recognized as being the most accessible and all-encompassing site on the subject of cinema therapy. She writes a column for The Therapist on therapeutic Dr. Birgit Wolz's love for motion pictures led her to a psychotherapy practice using the power of movies as an adjunct to traditional therapeutic methods in her work with individual clients, couples, and groups. Dr. Wolz has published articles on this subject in numerous periodicals and journals including the International Academy of Family Psychology, The Therapist, and Viewpoint. She is in demand for media interviews and presents workshops worldwide. Her popular web site

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