The Creativity Cure

The Creativity Cure

A Do-it-yourself Prescription for Happiness

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
Draws on the latest psychological research and decades of medical experience to explore a theory that creativity is an integral part of long-term happiness, outlining a five-step program for achieving greater fulfillment by cultivating creative outlets and embracing healthy habits. 60,000 first printing.

& Taylor

Draws on the recent psychological research to explore a theory that creativity is an integral part of long-term happiness, outlining a five-step program for achieving fulfillment by cultivating creative outlets and embracing healthy habits.

Simon and Schuster
A Do -It-Yourself Prescription Happiness

In their insightful book, wife-and-husband physicians Carrie and Alton Barron present an innovative, highly achievable five-part plan to unleash happiness and alleviate depression and anxiety by tapping into creative potential.

A gifted psychiatrist and a premier hand surgeon, Carrie and Alton Barron draw upon the latest psychological research, a combined forty years of medical practice, and personal experience to demonstrate how creative action is integral to long-term happiness and well-being. The Five-Part Prescription for the Creativity Cure—Insight, Movement, Mind Rest, Your Own Two Hands, and Mind Shift—leads the way to a more meaningful, fulfilling life by simultaneously developing self-understanding and self-expression. With the Barrons’ detailed tools and strategies for cultivating creative outlets, overcoming unconscious fears and barriers to happiness, and linking internal thought to external action, readers will build the mind-set and habits necessary for happiness and positive change. They will experience—and learn how to sustain—the deep satisfaction that accompanies creating something by hand.

The perfect self-help book for our handmade, homemade, crafting culture, The Creativity Cure has a simple yet profoundly inspirational message: that you can find the authentic, contented life you crave by taking happiness into your own two hands.

Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2012
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451636789
Branch Call Number: 153.35 BAR
Characteristics: xiii, 301 p. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Barron, Alton


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Apr 30, 2018

There are many books on the topic of CREATIVITY, but few are a wealth of experienced, insightful information and focused on practical coaching. This is one of the very best because it keeps the wordiness to a minimum, the practical real-world relevance to a maximum, and is very well organized for the benefit of the reader who wants 1) specific things to do, to get creativity going steadily and successfully, 2) an understanding of how important creativity is to so many aspects of personal, social and cultural activity, 3) how to avoid and get past any obstacles and limitations to creativity (a very common topic, but that doesn't mean it's a serious barrier to creativity, it just takes a conscious review of what's going on and then to apply yourself in certain ways). It also quotes very important sources occasionally, that apply to helping us appreciate the contextual or situational conditions we're in, have been through, may deal with and want to create for ourselves, and history has a lot to teach us. So also, does the ongoing research into how the brain works, what's going on in the world, how people communicate, interact, how to involve creativity in how thinking is applied to any situation, and also how to expand one's perspective and active sense of humour. HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION! I'm making lots of notes so I don't have to take this book out again shortly.

May 06, 2015

If you feel like you've lost your creative touch or you want to be more creative this is a great book to pick up. The authors provide a 5-step process that exercises you mentally, emotionally, and physically, and if you practice daily you create habits that keeps you in a more creative state of mind. My only negative about the book is that it does get repetitive as you read the chapters. Otherwise, a good start to changing behaviour to be more creative.

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