The Psycho-Creative Theory can be presented in various ways, each focusing on other aspect of human feelings and behavior. We can compare the Theory to other contemporary psychologic approaches and to show how and where the Psycho-Creative Theory makes some contribution to current understanding of human minds.
But what may be the best place to begin with and an ancor to all the ideas and findings related to the Psycho-Creative Theory is what we perceive as the "Historical Crossroad of the Moment." This topic may represent where all the tools, efforts and work associated to the Psycho-Creative pracitce are aimed at and where healing and cure can begin its way.
The Historical Crossroad of the moment referrs to a very common and silent drama that people experience often. Most of the time this drama takes place unconciously but with just little effort and attention it can be lifted to a full awareness of the individual. We believe that this drama determines most if not all decisions, choices, states of mind, feelings and responses people have. Furthermore, we believe this crossroad is a place in human mind where specific work and practice can dramatically change, positivelly, the way people cope with their current challenges.
According to The Historical Crossroad of the moment principle, we face, almost every moment a time in which we can choose to move forawrd in the direction of our positive passion (or not to.) If we take this option our life will progress in a more energetic, creative, enthusiastic and optimistic way. This in turn will positively affect the way we feel, cope and intepretate the stimuli we face and the way we will respond to them. The more we follow our positive passion we will be less proned to depression and other forms of helplessness and instead be more flexible and resourcefull when facing problems, disharmony and unwelcomed surprises.
The default option that pops up when we fail to move in the direction of our positive passion may explain most difficulties and frustrations people face regulraly. When our decisions and choices are not driven by our positive true passion we find ourselves walking in a path where less creativity, less optimism, less faith and less flexibility are available for us. Our reality perception then becomes narrower in terms of what we can do and how we can reffer to our current and coming challenges. This state is also characterized by relative mental weekness that may be manifested by pessimism, tendency to depression, difficulty in dealing with anxiety, reduced resilience etc.
Furthermore, what may be even more important then all thye above mentioned consequences of not following our positive passion is the fact that in this way we develop tendency to get stuck with our problems, in a fashion that has almost all characters of addiction. This, in turn, will make it harder for us to later make a better decisions coming from our positive passion. Once we fail to do it too often and instead get trapped in addiction to our problems our awareness for the better way becomes too blurred.
The Historical Crossroad of the moment therefore states a very bold and clear message: Follow your Positive Passion or get addicted to your problems. No compromises. Follow your healthy passion or suffer the consequences. We name this principle as the "Historical Crossroad of the moment" to stress the fact that almost every moment in human life is a kind of special opportunity or a relativley free choice in which we can choose a path that will significantly change our life and help us deal better with our issues.
All terms, rules, resources and means related to the Psycho-Creative Theory (and practice) converge into this important and significant portion of human's life: the ability to have more moments through the day in which our thoughts and actions will serve the idea of following our positive passion.
For this purpose we teach and show how to cultivate self-love. The more we love ourselves the easier for us to listen to our positive passoin and to trust it. We have devleoped efficient tools to increase self-love and to leverage it in therapy.
We also make a significant focus on ways to reduce self-criticism. The more we criticize ourselves the less courageous we get and therefore the less able to choose passion over remaining in the same place. The less critic we get the more advanterous we are and this in turn improves our connection to our positive passion and our flexibility in foloowing it in action and choices. PCT induces a significant decrease in self-criticism. The same goes for all other tools related to the Psycho-Creative Theory.
Emotional Creativity is a tool most commonly used in PCT. Using writing and drawing exercises that bypass the self-critic we enable an easy route for immediate emotional expression with no need for explanation and with no use of analysis or intrepretation. These tecniques help bridging between what people feel and what they express, fully, through the Emotional Creativity exercises. This practice improves the ability to listen to the positive passion as well as to give it an immediate output though this work.
Through these tools and other Psycho-Creative means we manage to improve the way people address the Historical Crossroad of the Moment. Clicical experience in PCT shows clearly that the better we get in this aspect of life the sooner we notice improvement in various disturbances like depression, anxiety, addictions etc.