First Friday Salon presents humorous psychology film

By The Curry Coastal Pilot November 29, 2013 09:02 pm

“Peter Alsop’s Opening Doors” shows at the First Friday Salon at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St., Brookings. 

Alsop’s concert presentation for adults focuses on flexibility and commitment to self-growth. With what are called hilarious and heartrending songs, he teachers the difference between “static” and “dynamic” lifestyles; why people should avoid “grabbing for simple answers”; and how the “process-oriented” arts help to relieve caregiver stress. His humor rekindles the child within, and opens doors locked by abuse, loss, anger and fear, as the audience laughs and cries and sings along, according to a press release.

Alsop is a nationally known singer-songwriter, lecturer and humorist who is noted for the warmth and insight of his presentation. He has a Ph.D. in educational psychology and his songs are used by thousands of parents, educators and human service professions to help families discuss sensitive issues. He has produced and recorded 18 albums and seven DVDs. His children’s albums have won two INDIE Awards from the National Association of Independent Record Distributors and Manufacturers, and the coveted Parents’ Choice Award for his song “My Body.”

The “Peter Alsop’s Opening Doors” is presented by the First Friday Salon. The event is free and open to the public. After the film there will be an open discussion concerning the issues of self-growth presented in the film. People are invited to go to the website and click on “Blog” to read all of “The See-Saw of Life,” to get a sense of what Peter Alsop’s work is all about.