To help creatives step into new embodiments of self by using play-activated modeling of characters in their life. Clients are led step-by-step through a process of defining a real or imaginary character and bringing it into their life in healthy ways. Then, they are guided to reflect and integrate the learnings into their social or professional life as desired. Character Activation is a useful exercise for clients who feel overly serious, weighed down, or stuck in a particular role or way of being. It can be illuminating to step into new actions and habits that better support the role or way of being that a client longs to add to his life but has not given himself permission to test drive. To get the most out of the exercise, it is necessary for a client to use his or her “right brain” and get into a curious or playful state.