When actors are in training, they use acting exercises to help them access their emotions and show them through their characters. Psychotherapist, and former actress, Stefanie Stolinsky has found that these exercises helped her clients heal from childhood trauma.
This book provides a series of 25 acting exercises, with links to live video showing actors demonstrating the techniques.
“Written with compassion and respect, Act It Out, invites the reader to privately begin to release old sensations that feed feelings of shame and self-doubt. For many, this book will open new doors to the possibility of beginning the journey to create the satisfying lifestyle they deserve.”
--Trudy Moss, Ph.D.
Stefanie Auerbach Stolinsky, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Beverly Hills, California, who specializes in trauma and PTSD, and in treating adults sexually, physically and emotionally abused as children. She is a forensic psychologist and a noted speaker, who teaches training seminars on overcoming the aftereffects of child abuse. Dr. Stolinsky has also taught licensing examinations to candidates for both marriage, family and child counseling, and for the psychology licenses. She began her career as an actress in motion pictures, television, and stage, and created a unique therapy, combining acting exercises with psychodynamic psychotherapy to help survivors overcome the aftereffects of abuse. Dr. Stolinsky lives with her husband in Los Angeles.