|Watching Movies Is Good For You|
Do you know that watching movies is good for you?
An increasing number of therapists now advise their patients to watch movies to achieve their goals and overcome their hurdles.
"Cinema therapy is the process of using movies made for the big screen or television for therapeutic purposes," says Gary Solomon, PhD, MPH, MSW, author of The Motion Picture Prescription and Reel Therapy. And a professor of psychology at the Community College of Southern California.
"It can have a positive effect on most people,” he says.
People should choose movies with themes that mirror their current concern or situation, says Solomon. Because new insights and a resolution of the situation are derived from the movie, movie watchers are able to look at their own problems objectively and learn how to use similar solutions in their lives.
But whether movie watchers have problems or not, watching movies is just plain relaxing and can really boost one’s moods. What better stress reliever is there than watching movies where reality is placed on hold for at least one and a half hours and you can laugh or cry without much consequence afterwards?