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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on March 16, 2008
The book explains that the gremlin is the monster in your mind that makes you miserable by keeping you stuck in your head and thus diverting you from the peace and contentment in your heart. The author notes the gremlin-training method was fully explained in his original work, Taming the Gremlin.

This new book on A Master Class in Gremlin-Taming is primarily about how to create rewarding relationships, primarily through a method described in his acronym, I CREATE, which stands for:

I = Intention
C = Connection
R = Respect
E = Environment
A = Authenticity
T = Trust
E = Experience

He then goes on to elaborate on each of the above 7 keys for creating good relationships. For instance, in speaking of Respect, he provides ways in which we can inadvertently demonstrate a lack of respect for people, including such actions as:

- Interrupting
- Rushing to share a similar experience
- Habitual lateness
- Jumping to conclusions, and many more.

The book is an easy, fun read and offers some really good advice on relationships. The one thing I would note is that if you haven't read his earlier books, "Taming Your Gremlin" and/or "Taming Your Gremlin, revised edition," you might want to read them first. Throughout the book, he continually references the earlier books, even noting what page numbers certain topics were discussed on. If you haven't read the earlier books (I hadn't), you can feel like you're at a disadvantage due to the continual references to the earlier books.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on March 26, 2008
I have been reading and re-reading Rick Carson's gremlin books for twenty years. It is not an overstatement to say that they have radically changed my life, from helping me manage some significant anxiety issues, to taking healthy risks, to letting go of crippling habits that blocked my happiness and hurt my relationships. So I was excited to find A Master Class and dive in, but I assumed it would be mostly a refresher-course with a few new twists for an old hand like me. Instead, I was blown away by Carson's ability to send me deeper than ever into my heart of hearts (at what seemed like warp speed), where clarity rules the day and gremlins take a powder. There was something new and illuminating on every page. As big a fan as I am, I did not realize gremlin-taming could take me that much further into the love-filled existence he introduced me to so long ago. I can't say enough about this book. It's a gift.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on April 23, 2008
Written with great wit and deceptive simplicity, this book goes directly to the heart of self-awareness, as opposed to analysis and judgment. Carson's guidance in getting a sliver of light between your mind's nay-sayer and your true self is insightful and practical. The freedom I experience by practicing his method of "just noticing" has enhanced relationship with self, family, friends, and counseling clients. The Zen Theory of Change--I change not by trying to change but by noticing how I am imprisoning myself in the moment--is effective and transformative.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on April 25, 2008
As a teacher and collegiate athletic coach I found "A Master Class in Gremlin Taming" to be extremely beneficial. Carson's Gremlin Taming method helps me be aware of the barriers I create that limit my potential. By being aware of my own blocks, I am able to help my students and athletes notice theirs as well. We can both then move toward unleashing our fullest potential.

While mastering Gremlin Taming is a life-long pursuit, I notice that the Method is easily applicable. It is for this reason I have given "A Master Class" and "Taming Your Gremlin" to All American athletes and Honor students. Often the difference between being good and being great is in their mentality.

I strongly suggest "A Master Class" and "Taming Your Gremlin" to any teacher or coach who wishes to help their students or athletes excel.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on April 7, 2008
Richard Carson's Master Class continues to illuminate the means by which Gremlin Taming can be practiced. He helps the reader to further enhance her/his the ability at being more consistently able to hold ones gremlin at bay. Mr. Carson, refers to his earlier Gremlin publications, to help the reader understand the practical methods to be practiced to free oneself from a gremlin. The vignettes are terrific, and i especially enjoyed and benefitted from his section on Creating Rewarding Relationships. His style of writing is clear and concise while maintaining a gentle voice for the reader to fully digest his ideas.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 27, 2008
This book - A Master Class - is incredible! Practical and immediately usable. Just what I needed at a very important time in my life. I have grown in ways I never thought possible, thanks to Carson's work, especially his I CREATE ( creating rewarding relationships ). Even if your life is groovy, you'll benefit from reading A Master Class ( and Taming Your Gremlin ).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 26, 2008
A Master Class In Gremlin-Training by Rick Carson revisits a complex subject in imaginative and simple language. As in his prior books, Carson outlines the basics of pleasure and explaina in unique, yet common sense, language a method of getting out of our own way. In his latest work he offers us the opportunity to increase the pleasure in our lives by spending more time living and less time thinking about our lives by taming our gremlin. The gremlin in our mind is the one who is a master at using our "fears, regrets, or self-limiting concepts" to create scenarios that exacerbate our vulnerabilities. The book is well written. An example is the following explanation of what the gremlin can do: "Untamed, he will destroy your health, foul up your relationships, dampen your creativity, hamper your productivity, send you tumbling into low-down funks, and wind you up into fits of panic." The book has an important message and lesson for anyone who wants to understand and minimize the worries that plague them and to successfully pursue a pleasurable and active life
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 6, 2008
Rick Carson has written a warm and personal book. He writes from an experiential base; he shares his experiences while encouraging and challenging the reader to utilize this method and evaluate theirs.. As a bonus, the reader will be charmed and tickled as I was by his humor and anecdotes. All the while, the method allows you to shine the light of awareness on the toxic messages inhibiting and limiting us all. By the books conclusion, I felt as if I were parting company with a friend as wwell as a master therapist. Jay Karant, Evanston, Illinois
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 6, 2008
Richard Carson's presentation of his gremlin-taming process is so digestible and good natured. It is grounded in the real world. I recognize bits of myself and others in the examples. And I think that is the key to the value of the book. Each chapter is linked to the others yet stands alone as a tool for finding your own way of enjoying your own life. In fact, I believe this might just introduce you to your very own self!

I can honestly say that I can't think of anyone I would not recommend this book to. It's a good read, a toolbox full of very real aids to finding clarity for yourself and it's often funny. And the illustrations are great!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 20, 2011
A good follow up book to the original takes you a little farther in the process, reinforces previous concepts well worth it to combine with the first book.
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