I've seen Disney Pixar address individual mental health topics before. But unlike these other movies, Encanto highlights the intricacies of family dynamics. The movie explains how family patterns can impact both individual mental health and overall family functioning. It's no wonder that I have brought up Encanto in nearly every family therapy session this week! So let's dig in: here are seven (and there are more but theres only so much time) family therapy themes that can be found in Disney's charming and poignant movie, Encanto!
EMDR: A Therapy for Trauma
EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing - is a therapy approach that treats trauma and symptoms related to trauma. Clinical research has shown that EMDR is an effective treatment that has brought relief to many people who are suffering from trauma.