New Life Scripts is in the Centre Co. Correctional Facility. The incarcerated individuals that I teach are looking to make BIG change, and the people who run the prison are looking for substantive research to back this methodology.
Here’s the premise: Cognitive Behavioral Theory.Change the way you “think,” to change your “behavior.” You can achieve whatever you want by using what science calls brain plasticity--rewiring and refiring. Old dis-empowering mental programs must go and new, empowering “scripts” must be installed. Old neuron pathways must switch up and make new connections. The whole process must be done in a holistic way with attention to the three-fold being: mind, body and spirit.
In order to do that work--identifying disempowering thoughts, and reinstalling positive thoughts, a practice of intense self-care must be developed and implemented. This is important because the body goes through extreme bio-change when the brain change is underway. It can be a significant drain on energy and physical resources. In my experience, symptoms may include, low energy, depression, hunger, and feelings of overwhelm.
A daily routine of healthy practices must be established. This can be accomplished by paying close attention to the physiological level on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: food--eating the best, most nutritious food; moving the body, walking, dancing, doing sports and sleeping 8 hours a night, with a bedtime ritual that prepares the brain for making changes during the night while you sleep.
And lastly, the spiritual dimension must be tended to. The realization of who you are--beyond your conditioned mind, and your cultural programming. Through meditation and yoga, and connection with nature, you can get to a still place that is your center, that is always in balance .A place to go for answers to life’s problems. In New Life Scripts we listen to “Messages from nature.” And, we meditate to “listen to the universe, our higher self, God.
Many spiritual teachers explain it like this: you are the wave of the ocean and the universe, God, intelligence, consciousness, is the deep ocean of which you are a part. Realizing that humans are part of something bigger, and we are “all in this together,” is a cornerstone to making positive change that benefits oneself and the whole human race. AND, knowing the universe has your back on this! That this is “thy will be done.”
How does New Life Scripts work?
Theatre of personal transformation starts with the mind, and translates through the body. That’s why New Life Scripts takes the act of ‘Visualization” one step further. Olympic athletes use visualization, indeed the World Cup was won by the Australian team when they beat the USA through visualization of the win!
NLS is Visualization SQUARED!
First--you acquire knowledge, using the mind--In New Life Scripts, this is when an actor prepares
Second--you translate that knowledge into the body, that’s experience--In New Life Scripts this is when the actor performs.
Third--you feel the emotions around the actions and the visualization, that’s vibration and the law of attraction is in operation-In New Life Scripts, this is when the actor gets a re-action! Attracting her highest good!
The Elements of New Life Scripts is fun and scary! A challenge that inspires. It is very difficult and easy as pie! It is YOU being an artist. And, being an artist is all of those things.
The benefits make it worthwhile:
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