On this month’s outing, the residents of our Hostel in Paola enjoyed a screening of The Lion King at Eden Cinemas.
Aside from being a good means to have fun and escape our daily routine for a few hours, watching a movie can also be therapeutic.
Watching movies can encourage emotional release. Even those who often have trouble expressing their emotions might find themselves laughing or crying during a film. This release of emotions can have a cathartic effect and also make it easier for a person to become more comfortable in expressing their emotions (Mann & Chang, 2006).
Big thank you to Eden Cinemas for helping our clients make the most out of their leisure time by donating complimentary tickets.
Mann, D., & Chang, L. (2006). Movie therapy: Using movies for mental health.