Cinema Therapy

“Cinema can engage people at a very deep level. It can move beyond traditional talk therapies because it’s multi-sensory and can quickly trigger perceptual, cognitive, and emotional processes.”
Bronwyn Robertson

In the right context, movies can be an incredible catalyst for growth, change, and healing. Cinema therapy is an expressive, sensory-based therapy that uses film as a therapeutic tool to help us better understand ourselves, our emotions, and our world. 

In this group, we will meet weekly to discuss a specific film, exploring characters, plots, images, and scenes, and reflecting together on the various thoughts and emotions each film evokes. Through supportive discussion and interaction with other group members, you’ll have the opportunity to increase your own empathy, mindfulness, insight, and emotional awareness, and learn how to better use film (and art in general) as a tool for self-growth.

How It Works

  • Cost: $40/session, with an initial 5 week commitment. New members are welcome to join the group every 5 weeks, if a free spot opens up.
  • The group will be limited to 10 members at a time, and will meet every two weeks for one hour.
  • Group members will watch a specific movie at home, prior to each meeting. The films will range widely in content, theme, genre, and tone.
  • Movie expertise is not required.

The next Cinema Therapy group will begin in early 2024 and will meet online via a secure video chat. To find out more about the group, or to be notified when the next group will be scheduled, please complete the form below.