Cultivating Your Creativity Can Make You More Effective

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Creativity expert, Michael Gelb, on 4 simple practices that can help you become a better therapist

Actively cultivating creative power can be a revelation. It changes your brain, your outlook, your perception, and your problem-solving ability. It can also enhance your work in the consulting room. That’s the opinion of Michael Gelb, world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. It’s critical, Michael says, for therapists to attend to their own individual fulfillment and wholeness. That means taking care of ourselves, strengthening and integrating the creative part of our brains with the linear, learning new skills, and building our social capital. In this short video, Michael explains four simple practices that can help you on your way.

Michael Gelb is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He is the author of 12 books on creativity and innovation, including the international best seller How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day. This clip is taken from his session in our brain science video course:

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Topic: Anxiety/Depression

Tags: brain integration | brain science | Dan Siegel | depression | learning | Louann Brizendine | mind-body | neuroplasticity | Norman Doidge | practices | Rick Hanson | science | Stephen Porges | therapist | therapists | Ask The Experts | Brain Science & Psychotherapy | Michael Gelb | Mind-Body-Spirit Special

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Thursday, February 14, 2013 9:23:38 AM | posted by
Oops! Looked at my one fingered typing on my iPad after it posted and I see my misspelling!

Thursday, February 14, 2013 9:16:36 AM | posted by
I was so, so inspired by the talk with Michael Gelb!

While i absorbed such a wealth of infirmation helpful to my personal life and to those whom i serve, I'd like to make a comment about your references to religion -spiritualality. I am a spiritual director in the Christian tradition where meditation and contemplative or centering prayer is being practiced and people are reaping the benefits. I just wondered if you would consider including Christianity as one of the religions which practices meditation as well so people can explore the depths of whichever tradition with which they are affiliated and reap these powerful, life-changing benefits! Your talk was truly wonderful! Thank you!