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.

chapter 1|3 pages

Your Master Project List

ByNadia Arbach

chapter 3|4 pages

Making Peace With Your Inner Critic

ByJen Johnson

chapter 4|3 pages

Creative Geometry

ByFrancesca Aniballi

chapter 5|3 pages

A Birthday Present for the Muse

ByElise V. Allan

chapter 6|3 pages


Embracing and Utilizing Liminality
ByLitza Bixler

chapter 7|4 pages

Invoking Your Name Like a Miracle Mantra

ByAneesah Wilhelmstätter

chapter 8|4 pages

Discomfort as Creative Fuel

ByGina Edwards

chapter 9|3 pages

Seeing Is Believing

ByLiz Verna

chapter 10|3 pages

Intention, Action, Reflection

ByVinita Joseph

chapter 11|3 pages

Don’t Solve the Problem

ByDrew Richardson

chapter 12|3 pages

Vanquish Your No’s and Overcome Procrastination

ByJude Walsh

chapter 13|3 pages

Create Your Essence List

ByApril Bosshard

chapter 14|3 pages

Making a Space

ByClare Thorbes

chapter 15|3 pages

Problem-Solving Against the Clock

ByKassie Cowles

chapter 16|3 pages

Relaxed, Determined, Forward

ByNefeli Soteriou

chapter 17|3 pages

The Confidence Shop Visualization

ByAngela Terris

chapter 18|3 pages

Peace Treaty

A Dialogue Between the Critical Voice and the Creative Voice
ByBeatriz Martínez Barrio

chapter 19|3 pages

Character Activation

ByAriel Grace

chapter 20|3 pages

Persona Mapping

ByJoran Slane Oppelt

chapter 21|3 pages

The Evening Review

ByMarj Penley

chapter 22|3 pages

Move Yourself!

ByLouise Lohmann Christensen

chapter 23|3 pages

Feeling Your Way to Creativity

ByMary Ann Burrows

chapter 24|3 pages

Tapping to Relieve Performance Anxiety

How to Rewire Your Nervous System and Affirm Self-Love and Self-Acceptance
ByDwight McNair

chapter 25|4 pages

The Sense Awareness Ritual

How Mindfulness Helps You Create
ByHalli Bourne

chapter 26|3 pages

Creative Boxes

ByMidori Evans

chapter 27|3 pages

The Power of Visualization for Creative Focus

ByNick Lazaris

chapter 28|4 pages

The Sacred Spiral Mindful Drawing Exercise

ByRosa Phoenix

chapter 29|3 pages

Into the Scene

ByNefeli Soteriou

chapter 30|3 pages


Sacred But Nothing Special
BySasha Boyle

chapter 31|3 pages

Just Five Words

ByNancy Johnston

chapter 32|3 pages

The Creative Zone

ByStephanie Christie

chapter 33|3 pages


ByNiki Anandi Koulouri

chapter 34|4 pages

Ambition Without Grandiosity

ByRahti Gorfien

chapter 35|3 pages

This, Not That, More, and Less

ByAnne Ditmeyer

chapter 36|3 pages

Draw Your Way Forward

ByRachel Marsden

chapter 37|3 pages

A Haiku a Day

Creative Mindfulness to Break Blocks
ByJennifer Duncan

chapter 38|3 pages

Ask Your Muse

ByLisa Tener

chapter 39|3 pages

Dance Your Heart Out

BySteph Cohen

chapter 40|3 pages

Creating Bridging Rituals

BySheryl Garratt

chapter 41|3 pages

Alphabet to the Rescue

BySaundra Alexis Heath

chapter 42|4 pages

Imagine, Create, Transform

BySteevie Jane Parks

chapter 43|3 pages

Don’t Be Alone With Your Inner Critic

ByKaren Andrews

chapter 44|3 pages

N.A.I.L. Freedom

ByAneesah Wilhelmstätter

chapter 45|3 pages

Flip It!

ByAngela Terris

chapter 46|3 pages

Symbolic Visualization for Creatives

ByMarj Penley

chapter 47|3 pages

Fused Creative Blocks

ByMidori Evans

chapter 48|4 pages

A Creative Ritual Exercise for Performance

ByCynthia Holloway Kelvin

chapter 49|3 pages

Mind-Movie Muse

ByStephanie Bianchi

chapter 50|4 pages

Creative Problem-Solving Using Tree and Nature Images

ByJackee Holder

chapter 51|3 pages

Symbols of the Season

ByNora Sibley

chapter 52|3 pages

Creative Alchemy

ByPragati Chaudhry

chapter 53|3 pages

Freedom Within Form

ByAnn Boyd