Description : For writers, artists, musicians, and creators in every field, this book offers a complete addiction recovery program specifically designed for the creative person. Full of explanations and exercises, this book presents ways to use your own innate creative abilities in service of your recovery and at each stage of the recovery process. Topics include: the biological and developmental risks unique to creative people; the special personality traits that can inform the recovery process; ways to approach your recovery much like your art; and exercises that promote your creativity and art that aid the recovery process. This book gives a clear picture of the relationship between creativity and addiction and lays out a complete program so that you can live a fully creative and addiction-free life. To find out more about one of the authors, visit his website: www.ericmaisel.com.
Description : Recovery from substance abuse can be one of the most difficult endeavors for a person, but art therapy can provide healing on all levels. In this one-of-a-kind workbook by Whitney Nobis, MS, those on the path to recovery will have the opportunity to explore the twelve steps in a new way-through their creative sides. Each step has multiple reflective questions and art projects for readers to work through to uncover hidden thoughts important To The healing process. And the best part-you don't have to be an artist to reap the benefits of art therapy. Take a step toward healing with the Art of Recovery.
Description : This book emphasizes the integral connections between imagination, creativity, and spirituality and their role in healing. First, the author highlights the work of a neglected yet important psychoanalyst, Marion Milner - a painter and undeclared mystic - expanding her work on creativity, mysticism, and mental health. Second, she explores imagination and creativity as expressed in fostering hope and in spiritually-oriented therapies, particularly for mood, anxiety, and eating disorders - offering practical application of studies in imagination and the arts. Raab Mayo concludes that both creativity and the potential for transcendence are inherent in the human psyche and can work as allies in the process of recovery from mental illness.
Description : "Sigmund Freud believed that regression to primitive behavior was a pathological escape from reality. However all religions, in some manner or another, have urged their adherents to return to a simple way of being. Some have declared child-like behavior to be a high form of holiness. So is religion pathological or not? Or better yet, how and when does religious regression support psychological growth, and when does it not?" "The Recovery of Self is a pioneering study of regression in religious experience. It maintains that certain kinds of regression offer opportunities to confront unresolved childhood processes and repair them. Just as an artist may be put in touch with his or her primal self during the creative process, so a religious seeker can journey backward into primitive modes of being and recover there a sense of original unity which, when carried into the present, can be redemptive and transforming."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Description : The Artist's Way has helped writers, poets, actors, painters, musicians, and creative people from all walks of life find the courage to create—and to make the act of creating a way of life. This collection of meditations and reflections from this groundbreaking work serves as a daily companion and catalyst for inspiration. Julia Cameron's works reveal that there is a definitive link between creativity and spirituality that can be rekindled and recharged. Inspirations is a powerful resource for fueling the creative spirit.
Description : “Julia Cameron invented the way people renovate the creative soul.” –The New York Times For the millions of people who have uncovered their creative selves through the Artist's Way program: a workbook and companion to the international bestseller. Alife-changing twelve-week program, The Artist's Way has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. Now, for the first time, fans will have this elegantly designed and user-friendly volume for use in tandem with the book. The Artist's Way Workbook includes: - more than 110 Artist's Way tasks; - more than 50 Artist's Way check-ins; - a fascinating introduction to the workbook in which Cameron shares new insights into the creative process that she has culled in the decade since The Artist's Way was originally published; - new and original writings on Morning Page Journaling and the Artist's Date-two of the most vital tools set forth by Cameron in The Artist's Way. The Artist's Way Workbook is an indispensable book for anyone following the spiritual path to higher creativity laid out in The Artist's Way.
Description : Sober Play is for anyone looking to find more joy and meaning in recovery. You don't need talent or special skills to be creative. You just need the same things you need for recovery: willingness, courage, and perseverance. When we first get sober, we often don't know what to do with ourselves. We have a lot of time on our hands and anxiety in our bodies. I was no exception. Although I had never been an artist, doing creative play changed my life and strengthened my recovery. I hope creative play can do the same for you.
Description : Why doesn't self-help help? Cultural critic Micki McGee puts forward this paradoxical question as she looks at a world where the market for self-improvement products--books, audiotapes, and extreme makeovers--is exploding, and there seems to be no end in sight. Rather than seeing narcissism at the root of the self-help craze, as others have contended, McGee shows a nation relying on self-help culture for advice on how to cope in an increasingly volatile and competitive work world. Self-Help, Inc. reveals how makeover culture traps Americans in endless cycles of self-invention and overwork as they struggle to stay ahead of a rapidly restructuring economic order. A lucid and fascinating treatment of the modern obsession with work and self-improvement, this lively book will strike a chord with its acute diagnosis of the self-help trap and its sharp suggestions for how we can address the alienating conditions of modern work and family life.