1st Edition

The Creativity Workbook for Coaches and Creatives 50+ Inspiring Exercises from Creativity Coaches Worldwide

Edited By Eric Maisel Copyright 2020
    182 Pages
    by Routledge

    182 Pages
    by Routledge

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    In this practical workbook, creativity coaches from around the world share their best exercises to help the reader meet the demands of the creative process, the creative personality, and the creative life.

    This book is packed with an extensive list of exercises that have been vetted by coaches working on the frontlines of creativity, and tried, tested, and proven effective with coaching clients. The hands-on activities cover a wide range of common challenges, including creative blocks and resistance, waning and lost motivation, making time for creating, the pain of disappointment, and more. This guide recognizes the connections between mental health and an alive creativity, and includes helpful advice from professionals who actively and regularly work with individual creatives on issues of process, productivity, motivation and career.

    Ideal for coaches and therapists, as well as creatives in every discipline, this book is a valuable aid for achieving creative realization.


    Eric Maisel

    1. Your Master Project List

    Nadia Arbach

    2. Flipping on the Creative Switch

    Dwight McNair

    3. Making Peace with Your Inner Critic

    Jen Johnson

    4. Creative Geometry

    Francesca Aniballi

    5. A Birthday Present for the Muse

    Elise V. Allan

    6. Thresholds: Embracing and Utilizing Liminality

    Litza Bixler

    7. Invoking Your Name Like a Miracle Mantra

    Aneesah Wilhelmstätter

    8. Discomfort as Creative Fuel

    Gina Edwards

    9. Seeing is Believing

    Liz Verna

    10. Intention, Action, Reflection

    Vinita Joseph

    11. Don’t Solve the Problem

    Drew Richardson

    12. Vanquish Your No’s and Overcome Procrastination

    Jude Walsh

    13. Create Your Essence List

    April Bosshard

    14. Making a Space

    Clare Thorbes

    15. Problem-Solving Against the Close

    Kassie Cowles

    16. Relaxed, Determined, Forward

    Nefeli Soteriou

    17. The Confidence Shop Visualization

    Angela Terris

    18. Peace Treaty

    Beatriz Martinez Barrio

    19. Character Activation

    Ariel Grace

    20. Persona Mapping

    Joran Slane Oppelt

    21. The Evening Review

    Marj Penley

    22. Move Yourself!

    Louise Lohmann Christensen

    23. Feeling Your Way to Creativity

    Mary Ann Burrows

    24. Tapping to Relieve Performance Anxiety

    Dwight McNair

    25. The Sense Awareness Ritual

    Halli Bourne

    26. Creative Boxes

    Midori Evans

    27. The Power of Visualization for Creative Focus

    Nick Lazaris

    28. The Sacred Spiral Mindful Drawing Exercise

    Rosa Phoenix

    29. Into the Scene

    Nefeli Soteriou

    30. Art-Making: Sacred but Nothing Special

    Sasha Boyle

    31. Just Five Words

    Nancy Johnston

    32. The Creative Zone

    Stephanie Christie

    33. The ABCDEFG Model

    Niki Anandi Koulouri

    34. Ambition without Grandiosity

    Rahti Gorfien

    35. This, Not That, More, and Less

    Ann Ditmeyer

    36. Draw Your Way Forward

    Rachel Marsden

    37. A Haiku a Day

    Jennifer Duncan

    38. Ask Your Muse

    Lisa Tener

    39. Dance Your Heart Out

    Steph Cohen

    40. Creating Bridging Rituals

    Sheryl Garratt

    41. Alphabet to the Rescue

    Saundra Alexis Heath

    42. Imagine, Create, Transform

    Steevie Jane Parks

    43. Don’t Be Alone with Your Inner Critic

    Karen Andrews

    44. N.A.I.L Freedom

    Aneesah Wilhelmstätter

    45. Flip It!

    Angela Terris

    46. Symbolic Visualization for Creatives

    Marj Penley

    47. Fused Creative Blocks

    Midori Evans

    48. A Creative Ritual Exercise for Performance

    Cynthia Holloway Kelvin

    49. Mind-Movie Muse

    Stephanie Bianchi

    50. Creative Problem-Solving Using Tree & Nature Images

    Jackee Holder

    51. Symbols of the Season

    Nora Sibley

    52. Creative Alchemy

    Pragati Chaudhry

    53. Freedom Within Form

    Ann Boyd


    Eric Maisel, PhD, is a retired family therapist, active creativity coach, and the author of over fifty books including Coaching the Artist Within and Secrets of a Creativity Coach, USA.