At New Moon Self-Development Center, we offer a completely new, unique, and powerful twist on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Using clay, we bring the analysis of thoughts, beliefs, and behavior out of your head and into concrete form where it can be analyzed, changed, and re-framed. Clay is a brilliant and powerful tool for self-discovery and change! NO ARTISTIC SKILL IS NECESSARY!
Clients from all walks of life have found powerful transformations of thought patterns and belief structures in a very short amount of time. Listen to what one client posted on Facebook about her experience with one-on-one coaching:
Lynda, an LD specialist from New Jersey participated in our on-line coaching program and had this to say:
"It was extremely beneficial to make clay models of my limiting beliefs, and replace them with a 3-D model of a positive affirmation. I have journaled, meditated, and talked about such things for years, but making 3-D clay models brought a completely new perspective to them.
Molding an idea in clay that you’ve held in your thought-world brings it into another dimension. Taking an idea, or a deeply held belief and bringing it into the physical world—on the table in front of you—makes it more tangible and real. I was able to “see” it more clearly and decide that it did not serve me anymore, and then physically destroy it. This activity was very profound and meaningful. If that thought ever comes up again, I just visualize it’s destruction and say to myself with certainty—you do not exist anymore! I destroyed you!! Then I focus on the positive model that replaced it. Changing your limiting beliefs takes a conscious effort and doing it in clay with Karen has helped me break down some of the barriers to achieving my goals.
Working with Karen was a fun and valuable experience. She has a gentle, yet energetic personality that allowed me the time and space I needed to work through this process, and see real results! There was hard, deep-digging, “soul” work to be done, but working with the clay made the experience more enjoyable and creative. Karen is an excellent coach because she has patience, compassion, and knows that all change must come from you. She gave me the time I needed to explore the assignments/concepts, while still keeping me focused and on task.
What I also liked about this program is that it gives you techniques to continue using on your own after the program with clay and a desire to create change. I would highly recommend working with Karen and [New Moon Self-Development Center]/the Clay Coach Program if you really want to make positive changes in your life!"
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on exploring relationships among a person's thoughts, feelings and behaviors. During CBT a therapist will actively work with a person to uncover unhealthy patterns of thought and how they may be causing self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. By addressing these patterns, the person and therapist can work together to develop constructive ways of thinking that will produce healthier behaviors and beliefs. For instance, CBT can help someone replace thoughts that lead to low self-esteem ("I can't do anything right") with positive expectations ("I can do this most of the time, based on my prior experiences").