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

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From The Van Gogh Blues ...

.,.virtually 100 percent of creative people will suffer from episodes of depression. Why virtually 100 percent? Because every creative person came out of the womb ready to interrogate life and determine for herself what life would mean, could mean, and should mean. Her gift or curse was that she was born ready to stubbornly doubt received wisdom and disbelieve that anyone but she was entitled to provide answers to her own meaning questions.

Creative people of all kinds look for understanding, empathy, and meaning in life. That is what they do, what they work with. This will often lead to depression-- but not because understanding, empathy, and meaning are not possible. They are simply not always on terms that are easy to accept. This depression of creative people does not have to be physiological, nor does it necessarily respond to pharmaceutical treatments.

Dr. Eric Maisel, an internationally known expert on the creative process and best-selling author, has developed a four-step plan for engaging this type of depression and moving past it. Using examples of famous creators like Vincent van Gogh and Fyodor Dostoyevsky and not-so-famous creators who have struggled with this kind of depression, he shows that despite the difficulty, creative people hold the ability to forge relationships, repair themselves, and create meaning in an utterly unique and powerful way. Dr. Maisel's approach legitimizes creative people's own instinctual beliefs that standard treatments are not the answer.

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Creative people will experience depression—thats a given. Its 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. Whats required is healing in the realm of meaning.

In this groundbreaking book, Eric Maisel teaches creative people how to handle these recurrent crises of meaning and how to successfully manage the anxieties of the creative process. Using examples both from the lives of famous creators such as van Gogh and from his own creativity coaching practice, Maisel explains that despite their inevitable difficulties, creative people possess the ability to forge relationships, repair themselves, and find meaning in their work and their lives. Maisel presents a step-by-step plan to help creative people handle their special brand of depression and rediscover the reasons they are driven to create in the first place.

Synopsis:

"The Van Gogh Blues is a mind-blowingly wonderful book.”

Midwest Book Review

"Maisel persuasively argues that creative individuals measure their happiness and success by how much meaning they create in their work.”

Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN:
9781577316046
Author:
Maisel, Eric
Publisher:
New World Library
Subject:
Creativity
Subject:
Depression
Subject:
General
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Depression, mental
Subject:
Personality and creative ability.
Subject:
SELF-HELP / Depression
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 11.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
Creative people will experience depression—thats a given. Its 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. Whats required is healing in the realm of meaning.

In this groundbreaking book, Eric Maisel teaches creative people how to handle these recurrent crises of meaning and how to successfully manage the anxieties of the creative process. Using examples both from the lives of famous creators such as van Gogh and from his own creativity coaching practice, Maisel explains that despite their inevitable difficulties, creative people possess the ability to forge relationships, repair themselves, and find meaning in their work and their lives. Maisel presents a step-by-step plan to help creative people handle their special brand of depression and rediscover the reasons they are driven to create in the first place.

"Synopsis" by ,
"The Van Gogh Blues is a mind-blowingly wonderful book.”

Midwest Book Review

"Maisel persuasively argues that creative individuals measure their happiness and success by how much meaning they create in their work.”

Library Journal

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