The Creativity Cure

A Do-It-Yourself Prescription for Happiness

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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.
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  • Scribner | 
  • 320 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451636802 | 
  • May 2012
List Price $11.99

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Preface

FROM THE TIME I was a small child I reveled in creativity, and therapy was a big part of the conversation in my house—my parents were both therapists—so this book, which combines the two, feels like a natural extension of the way I live, and have since I was a young girl.

Creativity was held in high regard in my entwined extended family. We were eight cousins, and several of the eldest, plus their significant others, were established artists. I was not among this elite, though I did sing for many years, but I enjoyed listening to them talk about the world of art and I always wanted to be a... see more

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