Leslie, (I have added to your original title so that it will be more clear to future readers, WHAT your message is about... hope you don't mind!)
Responding to both parts of your message now:
1) re: "Good to see phototherapy moving into the workshops being organized the last year or so."
I am please that you are pleased re: my Workshop teaching -- but please note that this is not just in the last year or so -- I have been teaching about a dozen workshops each year for over a decade now and increasingly in countries outside North America. Recent ones (past two years) have included: England, Finland, Russia, Mexico, Italy, etc etc... and my next one will be in Florence Italy (want to come???
You can always find my Workshop schedule on the "Training and Education" page of my website ("PhotoTherapy Techniques in Counseling and Therapy").
That particular page is at:
2) re: the project you are sharing, it's an interesting idea -- and (although you may not realize this), many people are doing what is, these days, called "Therapeutic Film-Making".
It's a parallel term to "Therapeutic Photography" in contrast with "PhotoTherapy".
Just like PhotoTherapy (photos used during therapy sessions, as directed by a trained therapist), there is also "VideoTherapy (video used actively during a therapy session -- not just to passively record, but also for doing things like immediate playback of a moment that just happened during the session, and for creating spontaneous role-plays and then viewing them, and for seeing yourelf "live, in motion", just as others see you -- rather than left-right reversed as mirrors do it, etc etc)...
and just like "Therapeutic Photography (or "Therapeutic Art-Making") activities, there are dimensions to these image-based explorations that are able to be done by people for themselves, or in groups or community efforts, where it's more "making art to make sense and explore issues, cultures, and other people"...
So I see "Therapeutic Videography" (or "Therapeutic Film-Making") -- or in your case almost the technique of photo-collage moved into the territory of motion, rather than still....
The best I can tell from what you wrote (since I could not open any of the links you provided) is that you are suggesting that clients could benefit from being able to use their own creative combination of "found" imagery, set in motion (and with a music background if they want), in order to tell a story without words, about their own lives, feelings, etc...
If this is correct, you might want to check out "digital storytelling" and various clients-make-videos websites, as not all those people use the camera to capture something live.
Many actually do create their own films using still images and animation or motion...
But thanks for sharing your ideas...
and if you can ever get those videos able to be seen, let us know -- but PLEASE test out the links first next time, to be certain they will work! ;-)
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