A 29 page PDF file. This is the student manual and is designed to be handed out 1 page at a time so the student can follow along, and read later if so desired. It is also to be used by the facilitator to guide the class.
Morph is an anti-crime, anti-moral wrongs program. It works on the assumption that the people entering into the program have already experienced either brushes with the law or have displayed tendencies that are considered sociopathic and/or immoral. The intention of the program is to force the participants to take a hard unflinching look at the condition their thinking is in.
The sessions are made of one or more facilitators and a small group of students. Each session will require involvement from each student by means of group discussions and one-on-one counseling. It will be the facilitator’s job to jolt each participant into seeing their own thinking errors through an unrelenting disassembly of sentences, phrases and words that are admissions of thinking errors that are going unnoticed by the very person saying the words. Records on each student must be kept by facilitators to ensure that every student comes under scrutiny.
There are several levels to the program. The first is Self-Awareness. This phase requires the participant to admit to having problems in their life and thinking patterns. Level two is Acceptance. This phase is where the participant not only admits their problems but will accept input on ways to get their lives in order. Level three is Adaptation. In this phase the participants’ speech and actions are scrutinized for indicators that would reflect positive changes to their thinking. The fourth and final level is Healing. This phase is where each participant forgives but does not forget the person they were before the program.
The duration that each participant stays at each level is totally dependent on the progress made by each individual student. Progression from one level to another is granted by the facilitator after proof of change taking place within the thoughts of the student and the requirements of each level have been met.
The relationship between facilitator and student must undergo several stages as well. In the first stage, not by design, but by the very nature of the program, the facilitator will be seen by the student as an antagonist. This is expected in any situation where a person’s life principles are called into question by someone who them self is far from perfect. In the second stage the facilitator will be seen as a fellow member of the misfit society who has undergone their own rebirth and is someone who knows the ropes and can speak with the voice of experience. The final stage requires the facilitator to take on the role of mentor. As with many groups, such as AA and others, it has to be accepted that people do not change overnight and may find themselves struggling with moral or legal dilemmas. In order for the student to avoid what could turn out to be a life altering mistake this lifeline needs to be firmly in place.
The Morph program could work with students who volunteer for participation, but due to the very nature of a person with flawed thinking there is very little chance of someone seeking out the program on their own. Therefore, the Morph program is structured to work with a mandated group of students. If a student has been mandated to attend the Morph program it gives the facilitators tools to work with, i.e. “Your probation officer made you attend this class so do not try to tell me your life is in order!”
The ultimate goal of the Morph program is to save its participants from their own self-destructive thinking.