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Coming Summer 2024

Self Paced | Online Masterclasses

Bring rich, believable characters to life

Assess gaps and strengths in  your current process.  Learn how self awareness impacts a character's relationships to others, to the audience, and to you. With Character Mapping, nothing is left out.

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Masterclass Topics Available Now as Customized Coaching for Groups & Individuals

An Integral View of Human  Living

With Integral Theory as the foundation,  Character Mapping lays out a comprehensive  overview of a character’s world. Learn the four primary dimensions of human experiences and  the research tools that best support backstory  choices. 

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Ties That Bind: Family Legacies & Social Roles

Learn to quickly create a family tree that tracks  relational dynamics across generations and  through the present day. Find out how ethnic  and cultural influences are broken down into  common priorities, and master the dysfunctional  relational rules that drive a character’s familial  and social roles.  

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Systems of Selves

Create a character’s layered personality and  master the nuanced rules that govern inner  selves. Identify the core wounds and gifts  driving motivations and internal conflicts.  Unconscious “shadow work” and personality  typing systems are applied to character story arc,  with tips on avoiding stereotypes.

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Survival, Attachment, Power & Control

This course takes a deeper look at childhood  attachment styles and wounds that inform a  wide range of survival strategies and adult  intimacy patterns. The shame accompanying  attachment traumas and the underlying drive for  power and control are illustrated in depth. 

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Myths About Madness

Course  presents new perspectives on common mental  health diagnoses and the latest findings about  the emotional brain and nervous system. You’ll learn to distinguish  between “Big T” or “little t” traumas, and the  most common life experiences that bring out  the best and worst in any character.  

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Using Your Craft for Artistic Health

Identify parts of you that block or support creative flow. Transform your relationship to procrastination, perfectionism, striving, insecurities, and rejection. Preserve & improve psychological health when taking on challenging characters. Learn tools for harvesting the character's gifts and releasing their burdens.

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