Re-Creation of the Self (R-CS)

R-CS is a powerful and effective model of human psychology and technique for working with our limiting patterns. This approach reveals where and how we fragment so that we can discover simple methods for returning to our undivided essential self. It was developed over the past 25 years by Jon Eisman, a Senior Hakomi Trainer. Over the 5 years that I have studied and worked with this technique, it has deeply benefited me and my clients.

Following is a brief summary of this model and how we'll use it in our work together.

The Essential Self

There is an aspect of ourselves that is clear, centered, connected, and creative. In R-CS, this is known as the "organic self" because it is the most fundamental and real part of who we are. When we are inhabiting our essential self, we feel resilient — like we can take risks, experiment, make mistakes and recover. When people enter into this state, they often remark with certainty, "this is who I really am, this is my natural self."
Fragmented Self States

In addition to our essential self, we have a collection of habits and patterns that I call fragmented self states. When we are inhabiting one of these fragments we feel:

  • Off-balance
  • Contracted
  • Confused
While these states may feel more familiar to us, when we embody a fragmented state we don't feel like ourselves. Clients have said that these ways of being "don't feel right."  What defines a fragmented self state is that fragments are habitual programs conditioned by past experience. They are reactive patterns of relating to ourselves and the world.  

These fragmented self patterns do have an innate creativity in them, and have served a clear purpose during earlier periods of our life. However, most have outlived their utility, and only serve to keep us entrenched in old relational habits. In general, it is the presence of fragmentation that drives us to seek healing, coaching, or counseling. 

The Healing Process

Healing happens as we begin to know the difference between our essential self and our fragmented self states. At the start of our journey, we will only experience flashes of essence amidst a sea of fragmentation. My job is to help my clients to know their psychological structure and recognize the relationship between essence and fragmentation.  

By moving from fragmentation down to the base of essential wholeness, and by embodying both, we begin to recognize the way our psyche has been built by life experience. We see how our self-structures operate and develop new capacity to hold all of our experience in a loving way. 

This process develops our ability to readily shift from fragmentation into wholeness by simply feeling and holding our experience in a caring and clear way. Where we once felt constrained, we begin to know freedom.

For more information, you can go to the official R-CS Website.

"The Re-Creation of the Self Model of Human Systems (R-CS) has been called 'an instruction manual for being a human being…' It is a clearly defined map of the Self, and a comprehensive guide for being a person. R-CS holds that we are innately whole, but typically create a 'committee' of limiting trance states in order to accommodate difficult life situations. The model not only describes our many inner resources, but offers a powerful set of tools both for shifting consciousness immediately, and for emerging from our perceptions of woundedness and the seeming need for constant strategizing. It also promotes a practical vision for relating from an inclusive, compassionate state of maturity and wholeness."

-Jon Eisman