Saturday, June 1, 2013

What is Sculpture?

Sculpture Workshop Handout

Sculpture: How it Works
Click here for the Sculpture Design Worksheet

Sculpture is a process which replaces self-critical thoughts, disempowering beliefs and patterns with empowered alternatives, dislodging the underpinnings of negative behavior while forming a more intimate connection to the truer self and others.

About Beliefs
Beliefs are formed in the aftermath of events. Humans are hard-wired to first survive, then contemplate. It is not what happened but how we emerge from it that forms our expectations and beliefs in our ability and worth to ourselves and the world.

The majority of distorted beliefs are formed in childhood. Without appropriate guidance, empathy, comfort and connection from an emotionally healthy adult, children are left to interpret the meaning of their experiences often by how they feel. When they feel bad they can believe it is because they are bad. Without intervention these feelings do not go away, they go deeper, culminating in a self-concept that is undeserving of connection. Whether expressed or disguised, this manifests through unhealthy behavior.

About the Process
The process of Sculpture first unravels the story behind our belief, revealing how we assigned meaning to our experiences that defined our self-worth and ability. Next we re-enter those moments when we donned our unworthiness and this time receive the guidance, empathy, comfort and connection we have always needed to form an appropriate, healthy self-concept. We connect with our truth, releasing our future with our past. The original distressing event remains unchanged but is now reinterpreted as self-affirming. The lasting effect of a Sculpture replaces malformed, self-sabotaging beliefs with self-loving ones, which raises the bar of what we deserve and accept from ourselves and the world.

We can not undo personal history, we can undo the chains it wraps around a life.
What would you undo?