Narrative Filmmaking Therapy is remarkably effective because it gives clients a new way to see and overcome their problems.

Narrative Filmmaking Therapy is a revolution in dealing with the challenges of overcoming substance use disorder. Developed by two renowned psychotherapists in New Zealand, Narrative Therapy gives clients a powerful tool they can use to see their addiction as it really is, and then see clear ways to overcome it.

Reframing the addiction

The aim of Narrative Filmmaking Therapy is to help a client take a step back from their own life story, and the story of their addiction—to separate the person from the problem. We help them view their past from the outside, so they can analyze their problems and mistakes, without assigning blame to themselves—or anyone else.

Once they separate the person and the problem, they can identify ways to keep certain things from happening again. And, importantly, they can see within themselves the innate qualities they have that can keep them from going down the same path. In essence, they begin to rewrite the story of their life. Once they do that, they can live that new story.

Many ways, one outcome

At Epiphany, our goal is a lifetime of sobriety, with all the happiness and satisfaction that comes with it. Narrative Therapy is a tool we use to help achieve that. But it’s not just a class we teach. The principles of Narrative Therapy are woven throughout many of our groundbreaking therapies—like Hero Work, Narrative Filmmaking, Healing Outings. It’s also central to our individual counseling sessions, three times a week. Our approach keeps it fresh, and keeps clients engaged, so they can—maybe for the first time ever—see the way forward.

Narrative Filmmaking Therapy at Epiphany

Get a look inside the ways we apply Narrative Filmmaking Therapy to the healing process of our clients.