Standing at Water's Edge: Moving Past Fear, Blocks, and Pitfalls to Discover the Power of Creative Immersion

Standing at Water s Edge Moving Past Fear Blocks and Pitfalls to Discover the Power of Creative Immersion For most people who seek to create whether they are artists writers or businesspeople the daily task of immersing themselves in their creative work is both a joy and a profound challenge Instead of

  • Title: Standing at Water's Edge: Moving Past Fear, Blocks, and Pitfalls to Discover the Power of Creative Immersion
  • Author: Anne Paris
  • ISBN: 9781577315896
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • For most people who seek to create whether they are artists, writers, or businesspeople the daily task of immersing themselves in their creative work is both a joy and a profound challenge Instead of stepping easily into the creative state, they succumb to chronic procrastination and torturous distraction.In Standing at Water s Edge, psychologist Anne Paris calls on hFor most people who seek to create whether they are artists, writers, or businesspeople the daily task of immersing themselves in their creative work is both a joy and a profound challenge Instead of stepping easily into the creative state, they succumb to chronic procrastination and torturous distraction.In Standing at Water s Edge, psychologist Anne Paris calls on her extensive experience in working with creative clients to explore the deep psychological fears that block us from creative immersion Employing cutting edge theory and research, Paris weaves a new understanding of the artist during the creative process Rather than presenting the creation of art as a lonely, solitary endeavor, she shows how relationships with others are actually crucial to creativity Shining a light on the innermost experience of the artist as he or she engages with others, the artwork, and the audience, Paris explores how our sense of connection with others can aid or inhibit creative immersion She reveals a unique model of mirrors, heroes, and twins to explore the key relationships that support creativity Paris s groundbreaking psychological approach gives artists valuable new insight into their own creative process, allowing them to unlock their potential and finish their greatest projects.

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    1. Paris delves deeply and succinctly into matters of fear and creative immersion. I found myself nodding in agreement and understanding, saying “Yes, yes!” while I was reading. Immersion, the act of letting go of all else and submerging yourself in the process of creativity is examined in three parts. The beginning is about the challenges of immersion. In a nutshell, our personal interpretations of what immersion is, where it comes from, how we get there, how it feels, why we avoid it and its [...]


    2. Artists, writers, and other creative individuals know that our passion tends to bring with it great ups and downs. One day, we are on top of the world. The story, the painting, or the healing flows like we are simply channeling the work. There is no effort, no thinking, and no worrying about the end result. Then, seemingly for no reason, we get stuck. Just getting to the computer to type is more than we can handle. We find ourselves fixating on a single aspect for hours (or days or even months). [...]


    3. Dr. Paris through her work with many kinds of creative people has gained vast insight into the struggles and difficulties that the creative process presents. Dr. Paris shares her own struggles as well as her clients in a mainly jargon free easy to read style for the layperson. Central to Dr. Paris' work is the idea of the immersion process or immersion as being essential to being in a productive creative state. Dr. Paris emphasizes the importance of connectedness and relatedness for the artist i [...]


    4. This is the first book that I have read that has looked at the idea of flow ( which the author refers to as immersion) as healing therapy. Her descriptions of various types of flow experience are very informative and useful. Moreover, the book is also unique because of its understanding of the "inside view" of the artistic experience. All too often books by therapists attempt to guide the artist's depression to a kind of norm, rather than offering advice on where to go using the tool one has at [...]


    5. The book overflows with wisdom from a psychologist concerning blocks in the creative process. It is enlightening and supportive to those struggling with all creative endeavors. I would love to hear Ms. Paris speak in person. Her book helped me through a difficult time in my writing.



    6. Any artist/writer who creates from a deep seated place – a place of intensity and authenticity – will understand the fear at the point of immersion. It’s always scary and often confronting to work with our own deep seated material. Anne Paris’ book Standing at Water's Edge looks specifically at the concept of creative immersion; encouraging the reader to take the plunge and providing tips to overcome the blocks and fear that come naturally to such an undertaking. The book is easily read [...]


    7. Anne Paris writes for the blocked -- for artists suffering from some block on their creativity. Whether that block be real or perceived, Paris seems to strive to convince her readers, and specifically the artists among them, that the block is all part of the creative process of an artist striving for creative immersion, or the state of being completely a part of one's work. Her premise is a strong one, and her goals and suggestions for struggling artists are clear and directed, but the contents [...]


    8. This is a fantastic book about the creative process and the fear of immersing yourself completely in it. It talks about how our perception of ourselves and our early life experiences shape us. It talks about finding solace in 'twins' (people who share our passion) mirrors (people who reflect back to us what is good about our art) and heroes (another artist we can look up to). She speaks, on so many different levels, about what holds an artists back. I've never read a better book on this subject. [...]


    9. A fine artist recommended this book to me--and I found it so enlightening that I bought copies for everyone in my writing group. Writers in all stages of their careers can find something helpful in this book. (And I imagine anyone who does creative work will enjoy it too.)


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