Over the years, many of my clients, as they have started to feel better, have come in with humorous stories about themselves. Whereas in the past, the same event might have been overwhelming for them, at that point in the therapy, they can poke fun at themselves and gain a different perspective on their situation. It's often a sign of emotional resilience when clients can laugh at themselves in a good natured way.
|Humor Can Be Effective in Psychotherapy|
Seeing a Funny Movie or Reading a Funny Book Can Be an Emotional Uplift
Charlie Chaplin's movies often combine pathos and humor. An example of this would be his movie, "Modern Times."
|Charlie Chaplin's Movies Often Combine Pathos and Humor|
Humor Can Be a Bonding Experience Between a Client and a Therapist
Humor can be a bonding experience between a client and a therapist. When used appropriately, it can open up a dialog between the client and therapist that might not have been possible before.
I am a licensed NYC psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, EMDR and Somatic Experiencing therapist. I work with individual adults and couples.
To find out more about me, visit my website: Josephine Ferraro, LCSW - NYC Psychotherapist
To set up a consultation, call me at (212) 726-1006 or send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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