Mark the Date! - Join me here on June 1, 2007 for a chat with Dr. Eric Maisel, Ph.D. (Check back often for more updates.)
As a creative person, I juggle many aspects of art making, art marketing and family life. The creative process is an ongoing discovery of intention, focus and action. Dr. Eric Maisel, a leader in the field of creativity and mindfulness training has written Ten Zen Seconds, the first in a series of books which introduces a new, powerful approach to mindfulness. It is a book, a practice, and an invitation to live a more centered, grounded, and meaningful life. I came across Eric Maisel's writings on the creative process in 2003 and have been reading his insightful and "on target" books ever since. Dr. Maisel provides a look inside the creative processes that challenge artists to do their best, most authentic work. He offers insights and methods to challenge many artistic roadblocks.
I'm excited to be able to share some of Dr. Maisel's insights during his two month virtual book tour of Ten Zen Seconds beginning April 16 - June 1, 2007. Eric Maisel will be traveling around the world from blog to blog, visiting with tour hosts and discussing different aspects of the Ten Zen Seconds approach to mindfulness. Join me and Dr. Maisel, here at Painterly Visions, on June 1, 2007. I will focus on asking Dr. Maisel questions on how Ten Zen Seconds techniques can help visual artists focus on the daily creation of artwork. The blog tour schedule is now posted Here. I hope that you'll take a peek at it and visit on the days that interest you or maybe even come along for the whole ride. Dr. Maisel will be visiting a different blog each day, where he will discuss the book and explain its valuable centering and mindfulness techniques.
These techniques help people:
• Reduce their anxiety
• Trust their inner resources
• Feel present in the moment
• Free themselves from the past
• Take necessary action
• Get their creative work accomplished
• Make personal meaning
• And much, much more
The Library Journal review of Ten Zen Seconds declared that it is perfect “for anyone interested in improving his or her ability to center and to become calmer and more powerful.” This is the first book to marry Eastern ideas of breath awareness and mindfulness with Western ideas of cognitive and positive psychology to produce a simple, powerful tool that you can use anytime and anywhere. You will enjoy learning about this!
Eric Maisel, Ph.D., is the author of more than thirty books. Dr. Maisel is widely regarded as America's foremost creativity coach and has taught thousands of creative and performing artists how to incorporate Ten Zen Second mindfulness techniques into their creativity practice. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology, Master's degrees in Creative Writing and Counseling, and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology. He is a California licensed marriage and family therapist, a creativity coach and trainer of creativity coaches, a columnist for Art Calendar Magazine, provides regular segments for Art of the Song Creativity Radio, and teaches Ten Zen Second techniques through lectures, workshops, and teleseminars. He lives in San Francisco. His books include: Ten Zen Seconds, Creativity for Life, Everyday You, The Van Gogh Blues, Toxic Criticism, Coaching the Artist Within, Fearless Creating, The Creativity Book, Affirmations for Artists.
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