From Publishers Weekly
This how-to manual for "manifesting your heart's desire" will no doubt prompt memories of kindergarten collage-making for many readers. Based on her observations of engineers, architects and designers (including toy and theme park creators), Capacchione offers a framework for shepherding an idea into reality, whether the goal is to create a company mission statement, improve one's health or build a dream home. An art therapist, corporate consultant and the author of 10 books (The Creative Journal, etc.), she instructs readers on choosing a theme, gathering images and words that "grab" one's attention, finding order in the chaos, committing one's vision to paper and glue, getting feedback from others, dwelling on one's vision, getting help to implement the plan and celebrating the final result. With a tone that's both playful and serious, Capacchione provides detailed instructions and numerous exercises for working through this process. She also encourages journal writing (using both hands to engage both sides of the brain) and addresses common internal and external obstacles. Even if some of the numerous samples and stories culled from her workshops come across as a bit schematic and glib, Capacchione provides a fun and empowering approach to creativity for those willing to roll up their sleeves and play in the rich field of their desires. (Jan.)
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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"Capacchione doesn't just preach the importance of visualizing goals to see them come true, something we've all heard before.
Her book tells you to get out the scissors and glue and magazine pictures to create collages of the life you want. That becomes the vision, and you will look at it each morning and night."
Cleveland Plain Dealer
"[Capacchione] not only helps to bring out the bestbut helps to discover that there is a best that is worth bringing out."
Norman Cousins, author of Anatomy of an Illness
"Capacchione's workshop was a powerful tool on my healing jouney. She shares her insights and gives you the opportunity to heal your relationship with your inner child. Go for it!"
Louise Hay, author of You Can Heal Your Life