Eric Maisel

Eric Maisel

Welcome! My name is Eric Maisel and I’ve written more than 50 books on a wide variety of subjects. My latest book is Overcoming Your Difficult Family: 8 Skills for Thriving in Any Family Situation. Here’s what folks are saying about it:

“Eric Maisel has written an uber-pragmatic how-to guide on overcoming not just your difficult family but your own internal demons.  Through powerful examples, exercises and tips, Eric masterfully guides the reader to cultivate eight pillars of inner strength.  This book is thoughtful, empowering and practical and will help you overcome whatever may still be holding you back in your life and in your relationships.”—Anna Yusim, M.D., Fulfilled: How the Science of Spirituality Helps You Live a Happier, More Meaningful Life

“This may be the most important book you will ever read. If you want to have a more joyful life and relationships full of real, lasting love, this book is for you. It is practical and powerful and also challenges the current paradigm that we are all susceptible to ‘mental illness’ and the only way to heal is to take drugs or pay big bucks for long-term psychotherapy. There is a better way and Eric Maisel offers it in this groundbreaking book. Get one for yourself and one for everyone in your family. It will change your life.”—Jed Diamond, PhD, The Enlightened Marriage: The 5 Transformative Stages of Relationships and Why the Best is Still to Come

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More about my trainings, workshops, services and books:

+ I facilitate trainings, workshops and classes online and around the world. I train creativity coaches online three times a year, in February, June, and September, I run deep writing workshops at conference centers like Kripalu, Omega and Esalen and in locations like London, Paris, and Rome, I conduct trainings to help you become a Life Purpose Boot Camp instructor, and I work individually with coaching clients via Skype or phone.

+ I’m the editor for parent resources at Mad in America.

+ My books include The Future of Mental Health: Deconstructing the Mental Disorder Paradigm, Rethinking Depression, The Van Gogh Blues, Coaching the Artist Within, Life Purpose Boot Camp, Mastering Creative Anxiety, Why Smart People Hurt, Fearless Creating, Secrets of a Creativity Coach, and many others.


If you’d like to work with me as a coaching client, take one of my trainings, invite me to speak to your organization or group, sponsor a workshop, interview me, or just chat, I look forward to hearing from you. You can contact me at Please enjoy this site!