Break out!: free your creative power
A definitive study of creative problem solving & life enhancement based on a lifetime study of the process & a successful seven-year experience teaching the fundamentals of creativity to adult continuing education classes. The reader will learn to use the powerful problem-solving potential that lies outside the restraining shell of conventional thinking. Contents include: Understanding How the Mind Works, Where Ideas Come From, How to Free Blocked Thinking & Eliminate Tunnel Vision. This book shows how to apply the creative process to every aspect of life from relationships to the workplace. Written with a light touch & utilizing many clearly understood examples, it is generously illustrated & divided into four basic sections: Inside & Outside Ways of Thinking, Preparing the Mind for Break Out, The Role of Relaxation & Organizing for Action. An inspirational book for anyone who wonders if there is more to be gained from life, & a practical guide for business & professional people who work under pressure. Includes in-depth study of relaxation techniques not usually covered in other books on the subject. Order from Ainsco, Inc., 6004 Parview, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49456; 616-285-4713.
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