workshops

Eric Maisel’s 2014 Workshops

Fearless Creating at Rowe, March 28 – March 30, 2014

Deep Writing at Kripalu, March 30 – April 4, 2014

Emotional Healing Virtual Conference – April 2014

Deep Writing at Esalen, May 25 – May 30, 2014

Focused Journal Workshop at Esalen, May 30 – June 2, 2014

Deep Writing in Europe – Paris June 16- 20, 2014

Deep Writing at Omega – October 12- 17, 2014

Deep Writing at San Francisco. Nov 10 – 14, 2014

Special San Francisco Weekend Workshop – Nov 15-16

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Eric Maisel’s Workshops

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Fearless Creating at Rowe, March 28 – March 30, 2014

Rowe

Rowe

Fearless Creating for Writers, Painters, Performers, and All Creative Souls

Whether you’ve only dreamed of a life in the arts or logged thousands of hours in your chosen craft, join America’s foremost creativity coach to learn how to overcome the challenges every artist faces making art and making a living from it.

Painter, poet, dancer, weaver, novelist, sculptor, filmmaker or stand-up comic—whatever your creative identification, the challenges confronting the working artist are many and occur daily. It’s hard to make art, find success in the marketplace, manage your relationships, and keep your spirits up. Beginner or expert, you may begin to doubt there are any real strategies for moving beyond these very real problems.

If you are a working artist or a “civilian” wanting to create more deeply and more regularly, if you find yourself creatively blocked, if you’ve abandoned the arts and long to return, this workshop is for you. It is also for you if you are a coach, therapist, or other artist-supportive professional who wants to learn about the challenges of the creative life. Through lessons, exercises, and discussions you’ll learn how to summon the muse by identifying and managing the major emotional and practical challenges that come with a life in the arts.

For more information please visit http://rowecenter.org

 

Deep Writing at Kripalu, March 30 – April 4, 2014

 

Kripalu

Kripalu

Dr. Maisel’s Deep Writing workshops are simple in structure and powerful in effect.

During the workshop you relearn how much writing means to you and you make real progress on your chosen project. A genuinely safe environment is created because participants’ writing is neither shared nor critiqued. Rather, the group receives permission to spend time connecting with and falling back in love with their own writing.

Each writing session begins with an important lesson. You explore the unique challenges that writers face and have the opportunity to resolve longstanding issues around committing, planning and doing, generating mental energy, achieving a centered presence, mastering anxiety, and maintaining a writing life.

The Deep Writing Workshop is ideal for writers of every level of experience, from published authors to writers who have yet to begin writing. It is likewise ideal for writers who want to discover what they want to write, who are hoping to get back to a beloved project, and who are immersed in a current project.

Give yourself the gift of a week in the embrace of your own writing.

“I began my novel in one of Eric’s Deep Writing workshops, finished it in another, quickly sold it for a lovely advance, and am looking forward to it appearing in 2013! Eric and his writing workshops have made all the difference in my writing life.”
Eva Weaver, The Puppet Boy of Warsaw

For more information, please visit here

If workshop information hasn’t been posted yet to the Kripalu site, please contact Kripalu directly to express your interest.

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 Deep Writing at Kripalu Endorsements

“This was a wonderful week of encouragement and guidance from Eric that helped me get honest about and confront my anxiety about my writing. I am grateful for the opportunity to spend so much time and energy on my writing this week. Not only did this workshop help me develop confidence in my own writing but it opened my eyes to the larger possibilities and whetted my writing appetite.”Sara L.

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“Eric provided a safe forum for writers to really find their tribe. He encouraged us, validated us, and inspired us. His advice was instantly credible and powerfully pragmatic. But more importantly, he gave us time to devote to our work. It would be nearly impossible to walk away from this workshop and not feel inspired and incredibly productive. To all working and aspiring writers, this is a must-attend retreat.”
Anita N.

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“At some point in the workshop, I regained my drive to write and create meaning in both my inner and outer landscapes. Eric’s leadership made that possible for me and facilitated that shift into my newfound sense of identity as a writer. Thank you, Eric!”Marian R.

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“This is unlike any workshop I have taken at Kripalu, in that the yoga ‘off the mat’ and meditation happen in the process of the writing itself. Eric arms you with so many helpful things to know psychologically that opens up your writing to just flow. He creates an enormously safe space to move with and past your demons, allowing you to see yourself create and not procrastinate. These elements are balanced with clear and doable steps to then market and sell your work. This has been an invaluable experience that truly transforms.”Debra L.

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“In the last three years I’ve written, crafted, and stressed about three short stories. In the last three days with Eric, I’ve written, edited, struggled with and enjoyed creating three new short stories. What didn’t seem possible to me previously is now an organized set of tangible techniques, strategies, awareness, and work that I’m producing.”
Muireann O.

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“Eric Maisel’s landed perfectly for me: safe space, good sound practical advice, and hours and hours for writing. Spending five days with like-minded people, writing, yoga, great food – all invigorating!”Maureen M.

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“Eric knows the writing process from the inside out and that’s how he teaches it. I’ve learned how to quiet my mind, still my body, and focus my intention. The result? 15,000 words written and a strengthened conviction that it matters.”Darlene C.

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“I didn’t know what I was looking for when I signed up for Eric Maisel’s Deep Writing workshop. By the end of Day 2, I had found it anyway. He gave me the tools to sustain a writing practice and to honor my desire to write. I can’t think of a better endorsement than to say that I hope that my daughter one day encounters Eric. He shows how to stay sanely, smartly, and creatively committed to your passion.”Lourdes V.

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“I learned to write through my anxiety: to label it and acknowledge it and navigate through it. I developed a confidence in myself as a writer and in my ability to ‘stay put’ with my work that I never had before. Thank you!” Annemarie C.

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“Eric helped me understand why I procrastinate and avoid my work and gave me the tools to address that. I am leaving here with the sense of how I can be disciplined and persistent when I return home. That’s exactly what I was hoping to achieve here, so this was time and money well-spent.” – Jane H.

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“Until this week, I had convinced myself that my ability to sit down and let the words flow was gone. I was mistaken. Under Eric’s guidance, I have re-discovered my ability to sit down and simply write. I was able to open my laptop, begin typing, and not have to wait for words or ideas to occur to me. The idea of identifying anxiety and learning how to manage it in order to push through to the work has been liberating.”Faith K.

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“Such a delightful Deep Writing workshop! This is a wonderful, important experience for anyone wanting to move forward in their writing.”Mary B.

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“I came to the workshop with the desire to resume a writing practice. Never in my wildest imagination did I have the intention of starting a book. Guess what? I have started to write a book! Eric’s lessons have broken down barriers—even my imaginary ones—that have prevented me from writing.”Carol K.

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“Eric’s presentation style is casual yet precise and is rich with wisdom as well as practical tools that can be used immediately to produce real writing. I recommend his workshop for all writers and for anyone who wants to find the courage to call themselves a writer.”Toni M.

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“Fascinating, funny, and unbelievably useful. Finally, an approach to writing that actually works!”Susan B.

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“Informative, motivating and honest. I highly recommend Eric’s teaching for those sincerely interested in writing.”Jack F.

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“It’s hard to get going on a writing project. This workshop provides everything that you need: helpful and inspiring lessons, plenty of time to write, and no sharing or critiques. You will be amazed by how much you will accomplish and you will go home with the tools and motivation to keep at it.”Amy M.

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“It is rare in our busy, technologically driven culture to be granted the space and freedom to show up in our own writing, to show up and see what is ready to present itself. What a gift!”Kelly A.

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“The Deep Writing workshop helped me reframe the process and experience of writing and of being a writer. The things we learned had broad application to other areas of my life as well. Eric’s authentic ‘firm but gentle’ style made for a relaxed but focused atmosphere and a space held expertly for our growth and learning. Thank you!”Susan N.

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Emotional Healing Virtual Conference – April 2014

The Emotional Healing virtual conference is coming April 2014. Full Details available here

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Deep Writing at Esalen, May 25 – May 30, 2014

 

Esalen

Esalen

Dr. Maisel’s Deep Writing workshops are simple in structure and powerful in effect.

During the workshop you relearn how much writing means to you and you make real progress on your chosen project. A genuinely safe environment is created because participants’ writing is neither shared nor critiqued. Rather, the group receives permission to spend time connecting with and falling back in love with their own writing.

Each writing session begins with an important lesson. You explore the unique challenges that writers face and have the opportunity to resolve longstanding issues around committing, planning and doing, generating mental energy, achieving a centered presence, mastering anxiety, and maintaining a writing life.

The Deep Writing Workshop is ideal for writers of every level of experience, from published authors to writers who have yet to begin writing. It is likewise ideal for writers who want to discover what they want to write, who are hoping to get back to a beloved project, and who are immersed in a current project.

Give yourself the gift of a week in the embrace of your own writing.

“I began my novel in one of Eric’s Deep Writing workshops, finished it in another, quickly sold it for a lovely advance, and am looking forward to it appearing in 2013! Eric and his writing workshops have made all the difference in my writing life.”Eva Weaver, The Puppet Boy of Warsaw

For more information, please visit here

If workshop information hasn’t been posted yet to the Esalen site, please contact Esalen directly to express your interest.

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Deep Writing at Esalen Endorsements

“I wrote more in Eric’s workshop that I ever have in the several dozen other writing workshops I have done. This wasn’t merely a consequence of the extensive periods assigned to writing, but was also the result of using the tools and techniques taught by Eric. I appreciated his humor and the practicality of his suggestions.”Bill H.

“What a wonderful, enriching experience! So many writing workshops use almost the entire time to talk about writing. Eric Maisel’s Deep Writing workshop gave me time to write. After months of just thinking about my novel, I finally started writing again. I’m leaving Eric’s class with renewed enthusiasm and excitement about my writing. And thanks to Eric, I’m confident I have new skills and knowledge to continue writing. I couldn’t ask for more!”Terri S.

“This workshop was not what I expected. I expected ‘exercises in writing.’ What I received was a guide to my own creative process and a new-found respect for the process. It wasn’t just a good experience; it was transformative. Thanks, Eric, you’re a gem.”Cathryn R.

“I came to this class in a post-MFA rut. My writing was stalled by anxiety and I had started doubting my ability to ‘be a writer.’ Dr. Maisel is an outstanding teacher. He has a calming presence and a very original and succinct distillation of principles. I filled my notebook and in essence solved my novel. I leave with clear goals, confidence, and a strong sense of purpose. I fell back in love with my novel.”J. Haley C.

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Focused Journal Workshop at Esalen, May 30 – June 2, 2014

Esalen

Esalen

FOCUSED JOURNAL WRITING FOR GROWTH AND HEALING

Come to Esalen (perhaps also for the Deep Writing workshop that precedes this workshop) and learn Dr. Maisel’s Focused Journal Writing method!

Focused Journal Writing is a great way to tap into your inner wisdom and help yourself grow, heal and change. The focused journal method, created by Dr. Eric Maisel, America’s foremost creativity coach, is comprised of eight powerful steps that lead you to a new understanding of your situation and motivate you to embark on your next steps in life.
Through discussion, exercises, and sharing participants learn how to use focused journal writing to help solve personal problems, resolve career issues, and comprehend their life purposes. In this inspiring weekend you’ll learn how to use the focused journal method to heal emotional wounds, break old habits, start healthy new habits, and live a life filled with passion and purpose.

Use the focused journal method to tease out your deepest intentions, identify your strengths, and align your thoughts and your behaviors with your intentions. This powerful weekend is perfect for helping professionals, journal-keepers, creative and performing artists, and anyone looking for a powerful tool for insight and growth.

All this and Esalen too!

For more information please visit http://www.esalen.org/

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Deep Writing in Europe – Paris

Paris

Paris

Dr. Maisel’s 2014 European Deep Writing workshop will take place in Paris. The dates for this five-day workshop are Monday June 16 – Friday June 20, 2014 (with an optional get-acquainted get-together on Sunday evening, June 15). For more information on this workshop please visit the  Paris Deep Writing Workshop page. For general information on the workshop and for endorsements please continue reading.

Cost: $595 Secure your place now!

(Contact Dr. Maisel at ericmaisel@hotmail.com if you prefer to pay by check.)

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GENERAL WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Dr. Maisel’s Deep Writing workshops are simple in structure and powerful in effect.

During the workshop you relearn how much writing means to you and you make real progress on your chosen project. A genuinely safe environment is created because participants’ writing is neither shared nor critiqued. Rather, the group receives permission to spend time connecting with and falling back in love with their own writing.

Each writing session begins with an important lesson. You explore the unique challenges that writers face and have the opportunity to resolve longstanding issues around committing, planning and doing, generating mental energy, achieving a centered presence, mastering anxiety, and maintaining a writing life.

The Deep Writing Workshop is ideal for writers of every level of experience, from published authors to writers who have yet to begin writing. It is likewise ideal for writers who want to discover what they want to write, who are hoping to get back to a beloved project, and who are immersed in a current project.

Give yourself the gift of a week in the embrace of your own writing.

“I began my novel in one of Eric’s Deep Writing workshops, finished it in another, quickly sold it for a lovely advance, and am looking forward to it appearing in 2013! Eric and his writing workshops have made all the difference in my writing life.”Eva Weaver, The Puppet Boy of Warsaw

Cost: $595

Purchase Now  or contact Dr. Maisel at ericmaisel@hotmail.com if you prefer to pay by check.

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Deep Writing in Europe Endorsements

Here are a few comments from folks who have taken my Deep Writing Workshops in London, Paris, Prague and elsewhere.

“This week in London represented a wonderful luxury and a truly safe haven in which to write. For whatever reason, I was able to work with minimal anxiety throughout. Having the writing not compete with the usual demands at home has made a big difference. And having time left each day to explore London made for a perfect week!”?Jennifer T.

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“I’ve now done Eric’s Deep Writing workshop in Paris, London, and New York City and it is my favorite week of the year. Getting so much writing done has been wonderful. So has learning about writing and publishing from a pro. Both have been great! I know that I will continue writing when I get home—I’ve got the momentum, the tools, and most importantly a clear picture of what I need to do. I can’t wait to see where Eric is going next year!”Mary B.

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“Rather than being a challenging, grueling week of hard work it has been a week of flow and relief that I can do this writing thing and that my story is good. I’ve fallen in love with my book and with discovering my characters and I had a blast. Thank you, Eric, for holding the energy so well!” ?Ruth P.

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“I’ve learned this week that anything that interferes with sitting down and writing is a ‘distraction’ and can be dealt with or addressed. Doing our own writing allowed us to witness our process and learn how to address distractions, all made possible by Eric’s even, non-attached, but-always-ready-to-laugh voice and presence. A brilliant experience.” ?Amanda L.

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“This was a great workshop. I really enjoyed it and looked forward to each day. This workshop has helped to kickstart my novel, which had only been in my head until this week. Thanks so much!”?Ralph M.

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I’ve delivered a lot of writing workshops and been a participant on many and this is by far the very best. It is rare to find a writing workshop where the main focus is simply on writing. I’ve written more in Paris than I have done in months. This is my second year and I look forward to this serving as a permanent yearly feature on my writing calendar.”Jackee H.

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“I found the workshop very useful as it actually got me writing—and got me back into the thrill of writing. I will most probably finish both the projects I reconnected with this week. At least it feels like it’s going to be easy now! Thanks for helping me focus. You are an inspiration.”?Sophie L.

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“The workshop was direct, sobering, steady, safe, open, and respectful. It does not get much better than this.”?Bob C.

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“This was a great, focused experience and you gave very solid, positive direction – and your presence was the main thing, the way you supported the group and each of us so quietly, steadily, and with so much good will.” ?Judy S.

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“I loved your Zen-like style and the fact that there was lots of time to write and keep writing so as to go deeper. It was a great reminder to myself that this is like meditation, that the real work is to keep sitting and noticing and writing, and I felt a big shift in the direction of finally embracing the process. I got everything that I came here for.”?Claudette V.

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Deep Writing at Omega, Oct 12 – 17, 2014

Omega

Omega

Dr. Maisel’s Deep Writing workshops are simple in structure and powerful in effect.

During the workshop you relearn how much writing means to you and you make real progress on your chosen project. A genuinely safe environment is created because participants’ writing is neither shared nor critiqued. Rather, the group receives permission to spend time connecting with and falling back in love with their own writing.

Each writing session begins with an important lesson. You explore the unique challenges that writers face and have the opportunity to resolve longstanding issues around committing, planning and doing, generating mental energy, achieving a centered presence, mastering anxiety, and maintaining a writing life.

The Deep Writing Workshop is ideal for writers of every level of experience, from published authors to writers who have yet to begin writing. It is likewise ideal for writers who want to discover what they want to write, who are hoping to get back to a beloved project, and who are immersed in a current project.

Give yourself the gift of a week in the embrace of your own writing.

“I began my novel in one of Eric’s Deep Writing workshops, finished it in another, quickly sold it for a lovely advance, and am looking forward to it appearing in 2013! Eric and his writing workshops have made all the difference in my writing life.” –Eva WeaverThe Puppet Boy of Warsaw

For more information, please visit here

If workshop information hasn’t been posted yet to the Omega site, please contact Omega directly to express your interest.


 

DEEP WRITING WORKSHOP

Don’t miss my San Francisco Deep Writing workshop!

DATES: NOVEMBER 10 – 14, 2014

San Francisco
San Francisco

I offer deep writing workshops at the great conferences centers and all around the world. This year (2013) there have been deep writing workshops at Kripalu and in Rome and coming up are Esalen (June), Hollyhock (August), and Omega (October). But make sure not to miss San Francisco, the place I know best!

These deep writing workshops are simple in structure and powerful in effect. During the workshop you relearn how much writing means to you and you make real progress on your chosen project. A genuinely safe environment is created because participants’ writing is neither shared nor critiqued. Rather, the group receives permission to spend time connecting with and falling back in love with their own writing.

Each writing session begins with an important lesson. You explore the unique challenges that writers face and have the opportunity to resolve longstanding issues around committing, planning and doing, generating mental energy, achieving a centered presence, mastering anxiety, and maintaining a writing life.

The Deep Writing Workshop is ideal for writers of every level of experience, from published authors to writers who have yet to begin writing. It is likewise ideal for writers who want to discover what they want to write, who are hoping to get back to a beloved project, and who are immersed in a current project.

Give yourself the gift of a week in the embrace of your own writing.

DETAILS:

Cost (tuition only): $475

Deposit: $100. The deposit holds your place and is fully refundable until October 1, 2013, after which it can be applied to another workshop or training.

To register please visit here

Optional Sunday get-together. Every deep writing workshop begins with an optional Sunday get-together. We’ll find just the right place in San Francisco to meet and get acquainted!

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 1 pm, Friday 9 am – noon. Allows you ample time to enjoy San Francisco and the greater Bay Area!

Location: Historic Fort Mason Center in the Marina District of San Francisco.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY

“I began my novel in one of Eric’s Deep Writing workshops, finished it in another, quickly sold it for a lovely advance, and now it’s appeared! Eric and his writing workshops have made all the difference in my writing life.” –Eva Weaver, The Puppet Boy of Warsaw

“I wrote more in Eric’s workshop that I ever have in the several dozen other writing workshops I have done. This wasn’t merely a consequence of the extensive periods assigned to writing, but was also the result of using the tools and techniques taught by Eric. I appreciated his humor and the practicality of his suggestions.” – Bill H.

“What a wonderful, enriching experience! So many writing workshops use almost the entire time to talk about writing. Eric Maisel’s Deep Writing workshop gave me time to write. After months of just thinking about my novel, I finally started writing again. I’m leaving Eric’s class with renewed enthusiasm and excitement about my writing. And thanks to Eric, I’m confident I have new skills and knowledge to continue writing. I couldn’t ask for more!” – Terri S.

“This workshop was not what I expected. I expected ‘exercises in writing.’ What I received was a guide to my own creative process and a new-found respect for the process. It wasn’t just a good experience; it was transformative. Thanks, Eric, you’re a gem.” – Cathryn R.
“I came to this class in a post-MFA rut. My writing was stalled by anxiety and I had started doubting my ability to ‘be a writer.’ Dr. Maisel is an outstanding teacher. He has a calming presence and a very original and succinct distillation of principles. I filled my notebook and in essence solved my novel. I leave with clear goals, confidence, and a strong sense of purpose. I fell back in love with my novel.” – J. Haley C.
“This week in London represented a wonderful luxury and a truly safe haven in which to write. For whatever reason, I was able to work with minimal anxiety throughout. Having the writing not compete with the usual demands at home has made a big difference. And having time left each day to explore London made for a perfect week!”–Jennifer T.
“Rather than being a challenging, grueling week of hard work it has been a week of flow and relief that I can do this writing thing and that my story is good. I’ve fallen in love with my book and with discovering my characters and I had a blast. Thank you, Eric, for holding the energy so well!” – Ruth P.
“I’ve learned this week that anything that interferes with sitting down and writing is a ‘distraction’ and can be dealt with or addressed. Doing our own writing allowed us to witness our process and learn how to address distractions, all made possible by Eric’s even, non-attached, but-always-ready-to-laugh voice and presence. A brilliant experience.” – Amanda L.
“This was a great workshop. I really enjoyed it and looked forward to each day. This workshop has helped to kick start my novel, which had only been in my head until this week. Thanks so much!”– Ralph M.
“I found the workshop very useful as it actually got me writing—and got me back into the thrill of writing. I will most probably finish both the projects I reconnected with this week. At least it feels like it’s going to be easy now! Thanks for helping me focus. You are an inspiration.”– Sophie L.
“The workshop was direct, sobering, steady, safe, open, and respectful. It does not get much better than this.”-- Bob C.
“This was a great, focused experience and you gave very solid, positive direction – and your presence was the main thing, the way you supported the group and each of us so quietly, steadily, and with so much good will.” – Judy S.

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“I loved your Zen-like style and the fact that there was lots of time to write and keep writing so as to go deeper. It was a great reminder to myself that this is like meditation, that the real work is to keep sitting and noticing and writing, and I felt a big shift in the direction of finally embracing the process. I got everything that I came here for.”– Claudette V.

 DON’T MISS DEEP WRITING IN SAN FRANCISCO!

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Special San Francisco Weekend Workshop,

Novmber 15 – 16, 2014

Details to be announced soon!

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Organize a Workshop

You may want to organize or sponsor a half-day, one-day, weekend or weeklong workshop with Dr. Maisel.

Workshops for Dr. Maisel have been organized in locales as diverse as the Carmel Valley, Edmonton, Dallas, Antwerp and Berlin.

Workshops can also be organized as online events.

To discuss the possibility of Dr. Maisel coming to your part of the world or providing an online teleseminar or telechat, drop him an email at ericmaisel@hotmail.com.