"The Process registers on a deeply emotional level... it works on a universal level."
—Brent Simon, Entertainment TodayWhat if it were possible to recreate history, to reach across time toward some defining moment and mend a psyche wounded by empathetic failure or abuse? One July, nine people gathered in a Los Angeles studio to attempt just such a regeneration. Each came bearing the weight of a troubled past, of addiction, violence, neglect. All were transformed by the effects of psychodrama.
Led by Dr. Tian Dayton, one of the foremost practitioners of psychodrama working today, Scott, Onika, Rick and the other participants in THE PROCESS are taken through a powerful form of experimental group therapy in which members help one another to heal old hurts through role play. Through both this role-playing as well as the dynamics of group therapy, the participants form a fuller understanding of the events that have framed their lives. Psychodrama allows for a fuller expression of self on all levels, providing a safe space in which to explore not only our past wounds, but aspects of the self. The group is "society in miniature" (Moreno, 1936) with all of its encumbant trials, fears, joys, hopes and dreams. With candor, compassion and wit, THE PROCESS unveils the restorative power of psychodrama. Helmed in a graphically dynamic style by Academy Award-nominated director Richard Greenberg and generously funded by Gary Seidler, this groundbreaking project reveals with touching detail that, in an atmosphere of mutual support and understanding, even the most searing wounds can be healed and joy and laughter restored.
GARY S. SEIDLER
As the co-founder of Health Communications, Inc. - one of the most prominent publishers of consumer self-health books - Gary Seidler has been a long-time champion of new forms of therapy in the mental health field. Through his company, he has published more than 350 titles about the effects of addictive behavior on family members, and presented more than 250 conferences across the world on the topic of families and addiction. Among the titles which HCI has published are the international bestseller "Chicken Soup for the Soul," which has been translated into more than 30 languages, as well as "Adult Children of Alcoholics," "Healing the Child Within," "Healing the Shame That Binds You," "Daily Affirmations of Adult Children," "Learning to Love Yourself' and most of Dr. Tian Dayton's books.
DR. TIAN DAYTON, Ph.D./TEP
Editorial Content/Lead Psychologist
Dr. Tian Dayton, has a doctorate in clinical psychology, an M.A. in educational psychology and is a fellow and "Scholar's Award" recipient from the American Society of Psychodrama, Sociometery and Group Psychotherapy. She has presented psychodrama to wide audiences across the U.S. for nearly two decades, integrating action methods into the fields of mental heatlh and addiction. She serves as Director of Program Development for the Caron Foundation and Program Consultant to The Freedom Institute and maintains a busy private practice while runnning ongoing training groups in psychodrama. Dr. Dayton taught psychodrama, sociometery and group psychotherapy in the Drama Therapy Department at New York University for eight years. A regular guest on radio and television, Dr. Dayton has authored a number of books in her field, including "The Drama Within," "Drama Games: Techniques for Self-Development," "Forgiving and Moving On," "Trauma and Addiction," "Daily Affirmations for Parents," "Heartwounds," "Journey Through Womanhood," "The Magic of Forgiveness," as well as numerous articles. Dr. Dayton lives in New York City where she has a private practice and runs training groups in psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy. She is a wife and mother of two wonderful young adults.
RICHARD A. GREENBERG
Richard Greenberg has enjoyed a prolific career as a director of feature films, short films, episodic television, commercials, title sequences, trailers and special effects sequences. Most recently he helmed an additional sequence for Tomb Raider, as well as the trailer for Stephen Spielberg's A.I. and the title sequence for Mission: Impossible 2. Greenberg made his feature debut with Little Monsters, starring Howie Mandel and Fred Savage, and also directed the award-winning short Stop, television episodes for such series as "Tales From the Crypt" and the documentary short Beauvis Cathedral: Architecture of Transcendence for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His title sequences are legendary and include the Superman and Lethal Weapon series, The Matrix, Independence Day, Bram Stoker's Dracula and Seven. In addition, Greenberg was special effects director on The Last Action Hero and The Devil's Advocate and earned an Academy Award nomination for his work on Predator. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.