A Trilogy of Recovery offers counselors, facilitators and therapists the powerful medium of entertainment education - a leading-edge tool to help clients and patients address the chemical dependency disorders negatively impacting their lives.
In film form, entertainment education harnesses the power of a story well told.
Social scientists at the University of Southern California and other institutions have identified the viewer's cognitive process watching a good story as "narrative transportation." When a viewer becomes engrossed in a tale, he or she loses his sense of self and becomes immersed in that world and its characters. This then can affect their real-world beliefs. Often it causes them to focus on the connections of the characters and the story to their own lives. Often they initiate action they may not have done had they not been exposed to the story.
Our evidence-based workbook offers counselors,facilitators and therapists a leading-edge tool to help clients and patients address the chemical dependency disorders negatively impacting their lives.
The three stories in the Trilogy of Recovery Series correspond with the first three steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, and are also used in other Twelve Step programs like Narcotics Anonymous. Bed Ridden is about the Step One journey to admit powerlessness over addiction. Men In A Box is about Step Two insanity and what's needed to overcome it. Plan B is about the Third Step decision to live life on life's terms.
Counselors and therapists can discuss these films with patients and clients in context of the Twelve Steps used in the Minnesota Model of recovery. However, the films also stand on their own without the Twelve Step connection in that they portray behaviors common among individuals with addictive disorders.