What Is Character Mapping
Character Mapping is both a psychological toolbox for building backstory and a process for artistic self-discovery. It is the most comprehensive approach to character psychology and artistic health available, anywhere.
Character Mapping provides accessible wisdom & healing practices from: Integral Theory, Neuroscience, Mindfulness, Right Use of Power, Modern Psychologies featuring Internal Family Systems to transform your characters, your craft, and yourself.
Master Class 1: An Integral View of Human Living
Including meditations, exercises, supplemental reading and worksheets
Integral Theory, the most expansive and inclusive view of human consciousness is broken down in practical components to create a comprehensive foundation of a character's personal, social, cultural, and physical influences.
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 Integral Character Mapping, nothing is left out.
Master Class 2: System 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.
Master Class 3: Myths About Madness (Coming in 2024)
This 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.
Master Class 4: Ties that
Bind: Family Legacies &
Social Roles (Coming in 2024)
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.
Master Class 5: Survival, Attachment, Power & Control (Coming in 2024)
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.
Master Class 6: Using Your Craft for Artistic Health (Coming in 2024)
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.