The Art of Rewriting Is a One-On-One Process
The Art of Rewriting is the second introductory experience offered by Mental Arts. In this component, a participant works one-on-one with a facilitator to identify a belief-in-real put in place before the age of three and a half. For example, the belief that, “Mom and Dad are safe,” is not something to re-write. However, the belief that, “People should do as I say,” is an example of a belief-in-real that a person would benefit from re-writing.
This process happens via email with a facilitator. The first part involves sorting through early memories from the first three years of life. The process of sorting through memories is often surprising to people as they are encouraged to consider their memories from different points of view. If, for example, the participant blames their parents for what they believe to be real, or they are being dishonest, the facilitator will point it out and the participant will likely experience strong discomfort. This is normal because it means the participant is beginning to address a disadvantageous belief-in-real. It is similar to when a massage therapist identifies a knot in a person’s back. Identifying it and then working through it alleviates the tension and allows energy to flow through the body. The back-and-forth communication in the Art of Rewriting slowly frees up the “knots” in a participant’s mind, which the participant can use to re-write a belief-in-real.
The process happens through email because it gives a participant time to reconsider their thoughts and reactions, and to process communication with the facilitator. After a person identifies a belief-in-real, they re-write it by following the same eleven step Goal/Means process they experienced in the introductory class. However, this component is much more rigorous because the participant is re-writing a belief-in-real formed early in life. The amount of time needed to complete The Art of Rewriting depends on the participant’s frequency of communication and commitment. At a minimum, the process takes several weeks.
PREREQUISITE: Participants must have completed the Introduction to the Art of Rewriting for Float Facilitators. Participants must have read John Worthington’s The Office of Shaman.
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What People are Saying
The Rewrite is by far the best personal development tool available. This is not a walk in the park. This course is very challenging as it was one of the first times I examined the programs I put in place at a young age and how I still operate on them. It was this challenge that has created change. The dedication of the facilitator was impeccable as I got responses within minutes of my emails, and at all hours of the night. I experienced both mental and physical improvements. During the Rewrite my asthma symptoms were at times the worst they have been as I dug into repressed emotions that limited myself. Now I feel as if thousands of pounds of pressure have been lifted off my chest and I no longer operate on my faulty beliefs. – Robert Blizzard, DPT
Each step was like peeling back a layer about myself and being able to view it from different angles. Each step I took I was given the opportunity to resolves things for myself that I otherwise probably would have never thought I could work through and I found strengths in myself I hadn’t realized were there. As an artist through taking these classes I’ve be able to hone and enhance my skills, opening an entirely new way of approaching how I work with clients and expressing myself. I’ve seen a quantum leap in how I see the world and how I approach it. And though it took work I came out better for it because anything worth having is worth working hard for. – Brianna S.
Plain and simple, this is a process of communication, yet this is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. Like most things of worth, hard work is required. Nothing was promised or guaranteed but every helping hand I needed was extended. I have experienced very real and drastic changes within myself that have allowed me to communicate more effectively, learn more easily, and have healthier and happier relationships. I recommend this to anyone who wants realize what they’ve only imagined before. – Justin J.
A process where I became reacquainted with myself and revisited my past so that I could structure a better present and future. A process where I identified and rewrote a belief in real which was in effect detrimental to me. – John Simonian
The Rewrite is easily the most important experience I’ve had. Through one-on-one email interactions, I was given the opportunity to see which childhood experiences may be the causes of my adult frustrations. More importantly, this was an opportunity to change for the better. With each step of the Rewrite, experiences contained less fear, less doubt, and less anxiety. The Rewrite was helping me remove the filters I was using to view reality and gave me the tools I needed to move forward with my life. – Patrick Paulo