Cinema has the power to affect both our perception of the world and the mood we are in. Movies are larger than life, they can affect us emotionally and they can touch us deeply.Powerful emotions can be evoked or unleashed by watching a movie or television show.

Sometimes it is easier to cry watching a movie or television show, yet near impossible to weep in real life. Long burried emotional experience and repressed memories can bubble up to the surface as we sit in a darkened movie theatre or in the privacy of our home , where others cannot see us weep. This phenomenon is called catharsis or emotional cleansing.

Cinema therapy is a self-help tool that allows the viewer to introspect and do self-analysis and make peace with one’s inner conflicts by watching select movies. When we watch a movie we contemplate the story and the visuals, the dialogues, the music, the experience and all this grabs hold of our senses powerfully and helps in cleansing our mind & soul and may be raise our consciuosness. This is what happens in psychology and cinema can do it as well.

There are different types of cinema therapy like Popcorn cinema, Evocative cinema, Cathartic cinema and so on. Popcorn or entertainment cinema results in emotional release. Evocative cinema therapy helps individuals connect with story lines and the characters. Cathartic cinema therapy helps a person to treat depression and is mainly used in the early stage of psychotherapy.


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