logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Stress Management Site

BellaOnline's Stress Management Editor

g

Great Movie Therapy for Recession Stress


This year’s Oscar contenders share a golden thread which lifts the audience out of a “dark knight”- HOPE. The message: a slumdog can rise from rags to riches to live with a soul mate; from whatever point of time you live your life, you can experience love and dignity; you can fail and lose many times and then when the timing is right, you give wings to your dreams; can you be flexible and change your dreams if they no longer work for you? You have the power to leave a lasting legacy; no one is above the truth.

Movies are traditionally a form of escapism providing an intermission for a negative mindset, a worry loop. However, consider that movies are also a form of inexpensive and quick therapy. Anonymously, without the stigma of seeing a shrink, you get to watch the main character wrestle with his or her problems, go through a dark tunnel of the mind and then see the light to emerge as a hero.
  • You can learn from the hero: How does he do it?
  • You can be inspired by the hero: I can do it too.
  • You can cry with the hero: I have been suppressed for so long.
  • You can step back from the narrow context of your life to see the big picture: Life is a roller coaster ride, but it is grand.
I can’t wait to see the new movies which will be released during our difficult time period. I hope that you watch them with a new perspective to help you see your life struggle more optimistically giving you the energy to cope. So, if you feel too stressed to read self-help books, or fiction with psychological themes, the movies can target both your auditory and visual fields simultaneously creating a powerful synergy; some of it subconscious. The images and powerful dialogue get embedded in your memory for you to recall whenever you need inspiration. Also, you can watch the movie again and again for a form of self-hypnosis.

As Scarlett O’Hara said in that movie classic, Gone with the Wind, “After all, tomorrow is another day…”
For more information on managing your stress and reclaiming your life read my book, Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life. To listen to archived radio shows with guest experts visit Turn On Your Inner Light Radio Show




Add Great+Movie+Therapy+for+Recession+Stress to Twitter Add Great+Movie+Therapy+for+Recession+Stress to Facebook Add Great+Movie+Therapy+for+Recession+Stress to MySpace Add Great+Movie+Therapy+for+Recession+Stress to Del.icio.us Digg Great+Movie+Therapy+for+Recession+Stress Add Great+Movie+Therapy+for+Recession+Stress to Yahoo My Web Add Great+Movie+Therapy+for+Recession+Stress to Google Bookmarks Add Great+Movie+Therapy+for+Recession+Stress to Stumbleupon Add Great+Movie+Therapy+for+Recession+Stress to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Stress Management Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Debbie Mandel. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Debbie Mandel. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Debbie Mandel for details.

g


g features
Depressed? Worried? Try Going to Bed Earlier

How to Say No to Temptation

10 Ways to Get Along with Dysfunctional Family

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor