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What is cinema therapy?

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What is cinema therapy?

29 Jul 2023 by Ted Escobedo   1 min read

Aside from providing entertainment and a distraction from a stressful day, watching movies could also be a therapy technique. Cinema and video therapy are sometimes used as a part of psychotherapy. Therapists might use this type of therapy to expose you to a character who might be having a similar emotional experience, according to a 2021 study.
It can also encourage you to look at your situation from a different perspective, providing new ways of coping. Professional therapists recommend choosing a film related to your challenges. For example, if you’re having trouble in your romantic relationship, you might try selecting a film that navigates similar territories. While the movie, genre, and the theme chosen will depend on your situation, sitting alone in a cool theater or in the comfort of your home will be restoring in itself.
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