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

Edited By

Eric Maisel

ISBN 9780367374938
Published April 27, 2020 by Routledge
182 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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

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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.