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Eric Maisel



Eric Maisel, PhD, is an American psychotherapist, creativity coach, and author of more than forty books on consciousness, the creative process, and mental health.

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The Van Gogh Blues: The Creative Person’s Path Through Depression

Creative people will experience depression—that’s a given. It’s a given because they are regularly confronted by doubts about the meaningfulness of their efforts. Theirs is a kind of depression that does not respond to pharmaceutical treatment.

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Redesign Your Mind: The Breakthrough Program for Real Cognitive Change

Experience a complete mental fitness and cognitive change program through simple visualization exercises. Eric Maisel, PhD. guides you through techniques that change not only what you think―but how you think.

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Mastering Creative Anxiety: 24 Lessons for Writers, Painters, Musicians, and Actors from America’s Foremost Creativity Coach

In his decades as a psychotherapist and creativity coach, Eric Maisel has found a common thread behind what often gets labeled “writer’s block,” “procrastination,” or “stage fright.

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Coaching the Artist Within: Advice for Writers, Actors, Visual Artists, and Musicians from America’s Foremost Creativity Coach

Creativity Coaching Essentials shows people how to become more effective creators by guiding them through 12 self-coaching lessons.

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Life Purpose Boot Camp with Eric Maisel, Ph.D.

America's foremost creativity coach Eric Maisel talks about LIFE PURPOSE BOOT CAMP: The 8-Week Breakthrough Plan for Creating a Meaningful Life.

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Running Wild: More than Scars

Running Wild: More than Scars uses the analogy of an endurance event to depict the full scope of a cancer journey. An endurance event has a training phase, race, and recovery phase. Facing a cancer diagnosis and moving through it follows the same pattern.

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What Is Consciousness?

In order to be able to answer the question of whether productive obsessing is something to shun or to value, it would be good to know what consciousness is—not only in a biochemical sense but also in a way that does justice to our felt experience of individuality and instrumentality.

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The Atheist’s Way: Living Well Without Gods

In The Atheist’s Way, Eric Maisel teaches you how to make rich personal meaning despite the absence of beneficent gods and the indifference of the universe to human concerns. Exploding the myth that there is any meaning to find or to seek, Dr.

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Poetry for Personal Power

The following interview is part of a “future of mental health” interview series. This series presents different points of view about what helps a person in distress.

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Brainstorm: Harnessing the Power of Productive Obsessions

It’s true: a mind is a terrible thing to waste.

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