Self-Image Building is the process through which we Re-Create ourselves. This process of re-building our self –image is the first and most important part of the Re-Creating Me program. This is because in order to re-construct a new and positive self-image of ourselves, we must first destroy the negative one! This requires an honest self-analysis and critical assessment of our thought processes
Self-Image building in the RE -Creating Me Program requires ( 3) critical steps:
- First, we must identify and aggressively confront the negative ideas, concepts, and images that both created and characterized who we have become.
- Second, we must explain the personal and social conditioning that has contributed in the making of who we are.
- Finally, and perhaps most importantly, we must show the destructive impact and consequences of what we have become as a result of such miseducation, socialization, and misdirection.
The Re- Creating Me program and developmental strategy is to put the burden and responsibility of change and transformation on the individual. We therefore, believe that the first stage of positive personal growth and development for the individual is to understand and accept that there is a need for it! It is only in this context of new self-awareness, that change is chosen voluntarily by the person and not forced on by others! Our developmental emphasis embodied in our program lessons is to create the personal need for change within the individual. This new change and outlook is thereafter authenticated and owned by the individual which creates longevity and sustained long-term and lasting growth.