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Our Coaching Options

Everything you need

to build your characters

and let your creativity soar.

Need a system for creating characters?

 

How deep can you go?

 

How compelling do you want them to be?

 

Is your craft enhancing your personal well-being?​​

Storytelling is the first psychology.

Now psychology returns for the storyteller.

It's time to explore the wisdom of modern psychology, neuroscience, systems theory, mindfulness practices, and apply it directly to your craft.

Whether you act, write or direct, Character Mapping will fill your work with rich, authentic characters. Tell more effective stories. Dive deep into other realms without exhausting yourself in the process.

This is the only program of its kind, taught by a seasoned psychotherapist and expert in Internal Family Systems (IFS) parts work. 

Learn reliable practices for self care and dynamic growth to use time and time again, to build your characters and find your Self. 

Serious Look

One-on-One

Customized one-on-one coaching with Mariel Pastor. Learn reliable practices for self care and dynamic growth

One-on-one Coaching is customized to you. We will begin with what you’re already doing that's working -or not working - and where you want to go.

 

Sometimes it's clear at the outset. And sometimes it takes my skill as a therapist and trainer to know where to focus for your greatest benefit.  I’ll reshape your questions to unlock your creativity and wisdom as we embark on a journey through the character’s known and unknown worlds. 

Film Crew

Teams

Transform the way you work - with characters, yourself and other collaborators - develop tools you can return to over and over again.

​Whether you act, write or direct, Character Mapping will fill your work with rich, authentic characters. Tell more effective stories. Dive deep into other realms without exhausting yourself in the process.

Gain a fresh approach to your relationship with characters, with yourself, and with your craft.

 

Learn reliable practices for self care and dynamic growth to use time and time again, to build your characters and find your Self.  

Taking Notes

Live Workshops

In person or live online immersion of our masterclass series. Customized for groups of actors, writers and directors.

In-person or live online immersion of our master class series, customized for groups of writers, actors, and directors.

Workshop and Live trainings may include:  

  • Resolving creative blocks

  • Befriending challenging characters

  • Integrative character analysis

  • Script analysis

  • Creative team dynamics

  • Character study for personal growth

What our clients are saying about Character Mapping

Often times producers are the first ones on a project before it’s fully developed. The more I can understand the character and see where they’ve come from, the more I can help the writer and director and the project in general.
Cynthia Palormo

Cynthia Palormo

Producer | Los Angeles + Portland

Mariel’s background in psychology puts her on another level when it comes to digging deep. She listens... really listens. Processes where you want to go. Thinks about in between sessions and comes back with specific ideas. She asks great questions which opens your thinking and also challenges you to defend your thinking.
Michael Heitzman

Michael Heitzman

Director, Writer | New York

Mariel is my new favorite acting teacher. I have studied with many wonderful coaches in my career, so this new method is an excellent addition to my toolbox.
JulesBruff

Jules Bruff

Actor, Writer, Director | Los Angeles

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