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.)
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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
Using clear explanations and examples, this author demonstrates how we can use the power of visioning to manifest the desires of our heart. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Eddie Coronado
Useful for teaching students to use different mediums to self express.
I like the way the book is set out. Read more
I did several collages, as guided by this book and found it highly therapeutic. I had several breakthroughs through doing the collages, but haven't done them since, since I... Read morePublished on June 11, 2013 by Rivka Edery, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
I only made it partway through this book and then lost steam. One thing I had trouble with was collecting images for my particular goal. Read morePublished on April 7, 2013 by Liz
great book the Shipper said everything in the amazon advertisment is true I would buy from this shipper again
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I don't know how many of this book I have bought by now...for myself and as gifts. I works. No BS. Just do it and have your life transformed. Read morePublished on November 18, 2010 by Marianne
This is a wonderful book filled with a wealth of information to better anyone's life. And it really does work, if you follow Lucia's advise and guidance. Read morePublished on March 28, 2009 by D. Marsh