1. OBJECTIVE DEFINITION: Support the counsellee to find a concrete question in the typical counselling setting.
2. CREATIVE METHOD: Change the setting (for example sit on the floor or go to another table)
- Tell your counsellee about the creative method, but do not go into too much detail
- Provide material for the construction of a sculpture
- Give instructions: “Develop a sculpture that expresses your current situation (your world) and the future potential you are experiencing, and if you wish, tell me what you do and what it means, as you create the sculpture. If you prefer you can also build the sculpture in silence.
- Write down the remarks of the counsellee and wait patiently for the sculpture to finish
3. ANALYSIS: When the sculpture is finished, you walk around it together and look at it extensively from four different perspectives (starting at the front view and then going around it in a clockwise direction, switching between frog and bird’s eye view, take pictures of the sculpture)
- While walking around the sculpture ask all of the four following questions:
- What inspires you when looking at the sculpture?
- What are the hard conflicts and truths?
- What is dying and what wants to be born?
- What is the essential core?If the counselee would like to change something in the process, that is possible.
4. TRANSFER: Switch back to the typical counseling setting and evaluate.
- Ask the counsellee: “What did you realize? What moves you most?”
- Reflect your observations during the process back to the counselee (without interpretation!)
- Ask the counsellee to change the sculpture; “If you like to try something, you can always undo it.”
5. SOLUTIONS: “What are the next steps? Which solutions can you derive from the sculpture and your handling of the situation?”