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Previous Workshops

and Presentations:

Workshops for the General Public

For everybody who is interested in learning how to use movies for personal and spiritual growth:

Cinema Alchemy makes use of the impact movies have on us. It teaches us to watch films with conscious awareness as well as other powerful exercises, which are derived from different psychological and spiritual traditions. You will learn to use movies as a personal growth tool on a path toward empathy, awareness, and integration.

Building a bridge between your realizations in "reel" life and your experiences in real life can be transformational. Movie lovers learn to utilize future movie watching experiences for self-discovery and to reconnect with their essential Self.

Dates:

August 27-28, 2004, Middletown, CA, Harbin Hotsprings: "Using the Power of Movies for Expansion of Consciousness"

December 28-29, 2004, Middletown, CA, Harbin Hotsprings:"Using the Power of Movies for Expansion of Consciousness"

January 7, 2005, Berkeley, CA, Learning Exchange:
"E-Motion Picture Magic – Using the Power of Movies for Healing and Transformation " (Mini workshop)

April 22, 2005, San Francisco CA at the New Living Expo:
"Cinema Alchemy – Using the Power of Movies for Spiritual and Personal Growth" (Mini workshop)

September 16-21, 2005, Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada, Holyhock:"Cinema Alchemy – Using the Power of Movies for Healing and Transformation"

January 28, 2006, Sacramento, Learning Exchange
"E-Motion Picture Magic – Using the Power of Movies for Healing and Transformation " (Mini workshop)

April 28, 2008 Eberbach, Germany
"Kinovergnuegen UND Therapie"

Sept 15, 2011:
Seoul, South Korea
"Cinema Therapy - Using the Power of Movies for Healing and Tr
ansformation"

January 14 -19, 2007
February 17 -22, 2008,
February 15 -20, 2009
March 14 -19, 2010
February 20 -25, 2011
Esalen Institute, CA
"Cinema Alchemy – Using the Power of Movies for Healing and Transformation"

 

 

Seminars and Presentations for Mental Health Professionals

For mental health practitioners who want to learn how to use movies in their clinical work:

The practice of using movies as tools in therapy – in conjunction with established therapeutic methods – is becoming more popular. Used thoughtfully and creatively, the emotional and cognitive impacts of films can become a powerful ally in our work.

  • How a client's film experience can be utilized therapeutically.
  • What guidelines to give to clients.
  • What limitations to be aware of.

The presentation will include movie clips, case material, and participatory exercises.


Dates for Live Seminars and Presentations:

October 30, 2004, Lafayette, CA
"Cinema Alchemy Training – Using Movies as a Transformational Tool"

March 4, 2005, Berkeley, CA
"Cinema Therapy – Experiences With Using the Power of Movies In Clinical Work"

May 14, 2005, San Jose, CA
"Saturday Night at the Movies" (Movie presentation in conjunction with a short Cinema Therapy training. 2005 Annual Conference of the CAMFT).)

June 10, 2005, Berkeley, CA
"Cinema therapy – Using the Power of Films for the Therapeutic Process"

July 15, 16 2005,Campbell, CA
"Cinema Alchemy – Using the Power of Movies as a Transformational Process"

August 27, 2005, Pleasant Hill, CA
"Cinema Alchemy – Using the Power of Films for the Therapeutic Process"

\July 21, 2006, St. Louis, MO
"Friday Night at the Movies" (Movie presentation in conjunction with a short Cinema Therapy training. 2005 Annual Conference of AMHCA)

April 28, 2008 Eberbach, Germany
"Kinovergnuegen UND Therapie"

April 30, 2009: Vancouver, WA
"Cinema Alchemy - A special evening for Southwest medical staff and their guest"

Sept 15, 2011:
Seoul, South Korea
"Cinema Therapy - Using the Power of Movies for Healing and Tr
ansformation"

Sept 16 - Sept 18, 2011:
Seoul, South Korea
"Cinema Therapy - Using the Power of Movies for Healing and Transformation"

Nov 18, 2011:
Mountain View, CA
"Cinema Alchemy - Using the Power of Movies for Healing and Transformation"

January 14 -19, 2007
February 17 -22, 2008,
February 15 -20, 2009
March 14 -19, 2010
February 20 -25, 2011
Esalen Institute, CA
"Cinema Alchemy – Using the Power of Movies for Healing and Transformation"

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Esalen, Big Sur, CA

Jan 14 - 19, 2007
Feb 17 - 22, 2008
Feb 15 - 20, 2009
March 14 - 19, 2010
Feb 20 - 25, 2011

"Cinema Alchemy – Using the Power of Movies for Healing and Transformation"

 

LOCATION:

Esalen
Big Sur, CA

FEES:

depending on accomodation

MORE INFO:

Licensed psychotherapists can earn 26 CEU

Contact: Esalen registration at 831-667-3005 or info@esalen.org

General Information about Esalen can be found here

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Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CAMFT

Mountain View, CA
Nov 18, 2011

"Cinema Therapy – Using the Power of Movies for Healing and Transformation"

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Korea University

Seoul, South Korea
Sept 16 - 18, 2011

"Cinema Therapy – Using the Power of Movies for Healing and Transformation"

DATE & TIME:

Friday, Sept 16 - Sunday, Sept 18, 2011

LOCATION:

Department of Education
Korea University
Seoul, South Korea

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KonKuk University

Seoul, South Korea
Sept 15, 2011

"Cinema Therapy – Using the Power of Movies for Healing and Transformation"

 

 

Vancouver, WA, April 30, 2009

"Cinema Alchemy – A special evening for Southwest medical staff and their guest "

 

DATE & TIME:

Thursday, April 30, 2009

LOCATION:

Cinetopia
Vancouver, WA

Annual Physician Well-Being Grand Rounds, Southwest Washington Medical Center (SWMC)

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Eberbach, Germany, April 28, 2008

"Kino – Vergnuegen UND Therapie "

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St. Louis, MO – July 21, 2006

"Friday Night at the Movies"

Movie presentation in conjunction with a short Cinema Therapy training.

2006 Annual Conference of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, " Gateway to Healing: Keys for Recovery", July 20-22, 2006.

 

 

Sacramento, California,
January 28, 2006

"E-Motion Picture Magic - Using the Power of Movies for Healing and Transformation"

 

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Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada, September 16-20, 2005

"Cinema Alchemy – Using the Power of Movies for Healing and Transformation"

Five-day Cinema Alchemy Workshop at Hollyhock.

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Pleasant Hill, CA, August 27, 2005

"Cinema Alchemy – Using the Power of Movies for the Therapeutic Process "

Continuing Education workshop at John F. Kennedy University.

 

Campbell, CA, July 15, 16, 2005

"Cinema Alchemy - Using the Power of Movies as Transformational Process"

Graduate School for Holistic Studies at John F. Kennedy Univerity, Campbell Campus, HSJ 2000 (C2) Seminar - CN 1.0

DATE & TIME:

Friday, July 15, 2005, 6:30-9:30pm and Saturday, July 16, 2005, 9:00am-5pm

LOCATION:

John F. Kennedy University
1 West Campbell Ave, CA

For students of the Graduate School for Holistic Studies only

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Berkeley, CA, June 10, 2005

"Cinema therapy – Using the Power of Films for the Therapeutic Process"

Continuing Education Presentation, sponsored by the East Bay Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

DATE & TIME:

Friday, June 10, 2005, 4:00-6:00pm

LOCATION:

Epworth United Church
1953 Hopkins Street, Berkeley, CA

FEE:

$ 5

MORE INFO:

CEU can be earned

Contact: Ada Karlstrand at akarlstrand@hotmail.com or (510) 655-1657

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San Jose – May 14, 2005

"Saturday Night at the Movies"

Movie presentation in conjunction with a short Cinema Therapy training.

2005 Annual Conference of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists: "The Timeless Art and Emerging Science of Relationships: Therapy in the 21st Century". May 12-15, 2005.

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San Francisco, CA – April 22, 2005 at the New Living Expo

"Cinema Therapy – Using the Power of Movies for Spiritual and Personal Growth"

Mini workshop.

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Berkeley, CA, March 4, 2005

"Cinema Therapy – Experiences With Using the Power of Movies In Clinical Work"

The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley, CA, "Making Connections"

DATE & TIME:

Friday, March 4th, 2005, 4:15-6:00pm

PLACE:

The Psychotherapy Institute
2232 Carlton Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

FEE:

none

MORE INFO:

CEU can be earned

Contact: Ann Lammers at sonnetrmr@earthlink.net or

(510) 527-0181

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San Jose, CA – January 28, 2005

"Cinema Therapy – Using the Power of Movies for the Therapeutic Process"

Luncheon sponsored by the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

DATE & TIME:

Friday, January 28, 2005, 12:00-1:30pm

LOCATION:

Lou's Village
1465 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95126
Tel: (408) 293-4570

See Lou's Village for map

FEE:

none

MORE INFO:

CEU can be earned

Contact: Karen L. Smith, 15951 Los Gatos Blvd., Suite 12, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Phone: (403) 377-1610, Fax: (408) 358-3711
Email: KLSSMITH@mindspring.com

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Berkeley, CA – January 7, 2005

"E-Motion Picture Magic – Using the Power of Movies for Healing and Transformation"

Mini cinema therapy workshop and book signing.

DATES AND TIMES:

Friday, January 7, 2005
Cinema Therapy Workshop 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Book Signing 9:30-10:00 p.m.

LOCATION:

Change Makers
www.ChangeMakersForWomen.com
6536 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
Tel: (510) 655-2405

FEE:

none

MORE INFO:

Contact: Sarah Cohen at ChangeMakers13@aol.com

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Harbin Hotsprings, Middletown, CA – December 28-29, 2004

"Using the Power of Movies for Expansion of Consciousness"

Through working with the movie experience, Cinema Alchemy teaches us about the mind's games and projections which cannot survive when we are fully aware in the presence of the moment. Then our life opens up to increased peacefulness, inner freedom, creativity, authenticity, and spiritual awareness.

DATES AND TIMES:

Tuesday, December 28 (8-10 p.m.)
Wednesday, December 29 (1-5 p.m. & 8-10 p.m.)

LOCATION:

Harbin Hot Springs near Middletown, California
www.harbin.org

FEE:

Free with day-pass, room, or camping reservation

MORE INFO:

For more information about Harbin Hotsprings and reservations, contact Harbin at reception@harbin.org or (707) 987-2477. California toll-free: 1-800-622-2477.

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Lafayette, Calif. - Oct. 30, 2004

Cinema Alchemy Training – Using Movies as a Transformation Tool

Cinema Alchemy is an enjoyable way to use the impact that movies have on us for the therapeutic process. It teaches us to watch movies with conscious awareness (a form of mindfulness practice) and to combine the power of films with methods that are derived from the field of Transpersonal Psychology (Psychosynthesis, Jungian psychology, Diamond Approach, etc.). Building a bridge between our realizations in "reel" life and our experiences in real life can be transformational.

Attendees learned:

• how and why movies affect the psyche
• how a client’s film experience can be utilized in the context of hypnotherapy and other therapeutic orientations with individuals, couples, families and groups
• what guidelines to give to your clients
• what limitations to be aware of


There were lectures, demonstrations, case presentations, movie clip viewing.

LOCATION:

HCH An Institute for Hypnotherapy and Psychospiritual Trainings
3702 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, California HypnotherapyTraining.com

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Harbin Hotsprings, Middletown, CA – August 27-28, 2004

"Using the Power of Movies for Expansion of Consciousness"

Through working with the movie experience, Cinema Alchemy teaches us about the mind's games and projections which cannot survive when we are fully aware in the presence of the moment. Then our life opens up to increased peacefulness, inner freedom, creativity, authenticity, and spiritual awareness.

DATES AND TIMES:

Friday, August 29 (8-10 p.m.)
Saturday, August 28 (1-5 p.m. & 8-10 p.m.)

LOCATION:

Harbin Hot Springs near Middletown, California
www.harbin.org

FEE:

Free with day-pass, room, or camping reservation

MORE INFO:

For more information about Harbin Hotsprings and reservations, contact Harbin at reception@harbin.org or (707) 987-2477. California toll-free: 1-800-622-2477.

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For upcoming events, see Cinema Alchemy Workshops.

For more information about any Cinema Alchemy workshop contact:
Birgit Wolz at bwolz@earthlink.net or (925) 376-8359.