Welcome! My name is Eric Maisel and I’ve written more than 40 books on a wide variety of subjects. My latest book is The Future of Mental Health: Deconstructing the Mental Disorder Paradigm and describes a future of mental health movement that I am spearheading.
My interests include creativity, meaning, life purpose, and mental health. I work with clients as a creativity coach, train creativity coaches, and provide core trainings for the Creativity Coaching Association. I also offer writing workshops around the world in places like London, Paris, Prague, Rome, New York and San Francisco and at workshop centers like Esalen, Kripalu and Omega.
I am an advocate for a changed and revitalized view of mental health services, one that does away with our current mental disorder naming system, and I write the Rethinking Mental Health blog for Psychology Today. Some of my books in this area include Rethinking Depression, The Van Gogh Blues, Brainstorm, and my latest, The Future of Mental Health. In it I describe what I conceive of as the helper of the future, the human experience specialist. You can learn more about this by taking my Human Experience Specialist class.
I am also an advocate for a global paradigm shift from seeking meaning to making meaning. I’ve written about value-based meaning-making in many of my books, including in one of my latest, Life Purpose Boot Camp. If this interests you, you can train to become a life purpose boot camp instructor.
Likewise if creativity coaching interests you, please look into my trainings and take a peek at some of my books in that area, among them Secrets of a Creativity Coach, Coaching the Artist Within, and Become a Creativity Now!
My efforts for 2016 include life purpose boot camp instructor trainings, creativity coaching trainings, deep writing workshops, human experience specialist classes, and future of mental health initiatives. Please visit the Future of Mental Health site to learn more about these initiatives.
If you’d like to work with me as a coaching client, take one of my trainings, invite me to speak, sponsor a workshop, interview me, or just chat, I look forward to hearing from you. Please enjoy this site!