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Act it Out
     

Act it Out

by Stefanie Auerbach Stolinsky, Trudy Moss (Foreword by), Renee Emunah (Foreword by)
 
In Act It Out, psychologist and former actress, Stefanie Stolinsky, Ph.D., sees a striking similarity between the dynamics of actors who suffer from stage fright and paralyzing fear, and those of abuse survivors who want to be in touch with their feelings. Using the same methods that actors use to unblock their emotions in order to play dramatic roles, she helps

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In Act It Out, psychologist and former actress, Stefanie Stolinsky, Ph.D., sees a striking similarity between the dynamics of actors who suffer from stage fright and paralyzing fear, and those of abuse survivors who want to be in touch with their feelings. Using the same methods that actors use to unblock their emotions in order to play dramatic roles, she helps survivors uncover buried feelings, remember painful experiences, begin to deal more directly with the symptoms of earlier traumas, and step into their real role in life. In this unique guide, Stolinsky presents these methods in a series of safe, simple, and creative exercises, which allow you to open up slowly, at your own pace, and retain control over exactly how much you want to remember, without becoming overwhelmed or frightened. Because you are in charge, these exercises can safely be done alone or in a group setting, with or without a therapist's assistance.

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Library Journal
Children who have survived physical, emotional, or sexual abuse often have trouble finding and maintaining loving, trusting relationships. Here, clinical psychologist Stolinsky balances background information with stories, effectively illustrating (but not sensationalizing) the horrors of child abuse. In her clinical practice, the author, a former actress, found that her patients benefited from using acting exercises that create and explore different environments. These same methods allow abuse survivors to explore their feelings, as well as "some of the moments, sounds, sights, objects, and feelings" connected to the psychologically terrifying experiences that damaged them. Brief, informative analyses of symptoms common to survivors and their relationships are offered. Clearly written for a lay audience, this book respectfully and gently treats a difficult topic. Readers will appreciate the author's obvious effort and concern. Highly recommended. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572242906
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
Workbook Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.99(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.58(d)

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