I’m just going to start by acknowledging how odd this endeavor is, a patient making a movie about his therapist, Stutz. But my life has gotten immeasurably better, as a result of working with you. If it worked for me, maybe it will work for other peopleJonah Hill, talking to Stutz
Back in 2012, I started writing my Therapy Rocks blog series to help promote the benefits of psychotherapy and challenge the stigma towards going to therapy. Jump forward 10 years and whilst we still have a way to go, programs about the gifts of therapy are increasingly gracing our screens.
Netflix says this about Stutz
Phil Stutz is one of the world’s leading psychiatrists. He’s helped countless patients over 40 years, including world-class creatives and business leaders, and among them many therapy-skeptics. Directed by friend and patient Jonah Hill, the film explores Stutz’s life and walks the viewer through his signature visualization exercises, The Tools.
As Hill sits down with Stutz for an unorthodox session that flips their typical doctor-patient dynamic, they bring The Tools to life in a humorous, vulnerable and ultimately therapeutic experience. Featuring candid discussion of both Stutz’s and Hill’s personal mental health journeys, alongside the lighthearted banter of two friends from different generations, the film beautifully frames The Tools and the journey toward mental health in a manner that’s accessible to anyone — whether or not they are actively seeking help.NETFLIX
This trailer had me welling up – I can’t wait to watch Stutz as soon as it is released on November 14.