25 Acting Exercises to Heal from Childhood Abuse

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Act It Out: Table Of Contents

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PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

PART ONE: Why Acting Exercises?

Chapter 1 – A Therapist’s Legacy: The story of Sandy

Chapter 2 – Aftermath: Symptoms from A to Z

 

PART TWO: The External Acting Exercises and How They Work

Chapter 3 –
The Onion
The Sunshine Exercise (The Ultimate Relaxation Exercise)

Chapter 4 – The Coffee Cup Exercise

Chapter 5 – The Shower Exercise

Chapter 6 – The Fourth Wall Exercise

Chapter 7 – The Atmosphere Exercise

Chapter 8 – The Building a Room Exercise

Chapter 9 – The Entrance and Exit Exercise

Chapter 10 – The Mountain Exercise

 

PART THREE: The Internal Exercises and How They Work

Chapter 11 – The Internal Acting Exercises

Chapter 12 – The Sense Memory Exercise

Chapter 13 – The Portrait Exercise

Chapter 14 – The History Exercise

Chapter 15 – The “As If” Exercise

Chapter 16 – The Private Moment Exercise

Chapter 17 – The Animal Exercise

Chapter 18 – The Gibberish Exercise

Chapter 19 – The Telephone Exercise

Chapter 20 – The Academy-Award ©-Speech Exercise

Chapter 21 – The Inner Monologue Exercise

Chapter 22 – The Dying Exercise

Chapter 23 – Preparation-Before-a-Scene Exercise

Chapter 24 – The Affective Memory Exercise

 

PART FOUR: Putting It All Together and Living Your Life

Chapter 25 – How Abuse Affects Relationships: The Most Common Relationship Problems

 

PART FIVE Communication and Couple Exercises

Chapter 26 – Communication Exercises
The Eye-to-Eye Exercise
The Mutual Connection Exercise
The Trust Exercise
The “Put Your Partner on a Pedestal” Exercise

Chapter 27 – What Determines Recovery?

 

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