Wild Ideas: Creativity from the Inside Out takes you on an intimate journey through the seven stages of the creative process. All along the way, counselor, artist, and writer Cathy Wild interweaves her own personal journey as well as fascinating stories from her private practice. Discover your authentic voice while exploring timeless themes that compel creative expression—curiosity and imagination, mystery and mourning, chaos and clarity, suffering and gratitude and many more. Feel deeply supported as you unlock the mysteries of your own creative power. Beautifully conceived and written, Wild Ideas is a feast for the mind, heart, and soul.
Wild Ideas is an honest, thoughtful and exuberant examination of the many challenges that creatives face—and how those challenges can be met successfully. Highly recommended!
—Eric Maisel, Coaching the Artist Within and The Van Gogh Blues
Cathy Wild is a creative spirit who has written a brave exploration of her personal journey interwoven with wise, encouraging guidance and beautifully chosen quotes. If you long to be a creator, Wild Ideas will support you in discovering and following the voice of your soul.
—Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D., cultural historian, musician, writer, and faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music
|Publisher:||Standing Place Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.52(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.68(d)|
About the Author
She has facilitated women's groups, writing groups, and book groups; and has taught in the extended education program at Santa Rosa Junior College. As a pioneer in somatic counseling, the expressive arts, and the field of life coaching, Cathy was featured as a creativity expert on the
PBS television series, In the Prime. Today, her life's work has deepened and evolved into Body-Centered Healing-a dynamic, experiential process that supports clients on a profound personal journey of transformation. When she isn't writing, you can find Cathy painting in the studio, puttering in the garden, or baking up a batch of cookies for her friends. Cathy lives in Northern California. You can learn more about her online at cathywild.com. "Wild Ideas" is her first book.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite Wild Ideas: Creativity From the Inside Out by Cathy Wild is a self-help book for artists and non-artists alike. If you enjoy creativity or if you are a creative person striving to break through, this book will help you with that. From concept to creation, Cathy Wild’s words will help you find the creativity within yourself and let all of it out in any way possible. What I really loved about this book is that Cathy Wild did not limit her words and her advice to one kind of artist and art. These tips can be applied to any form of creativity and art. Cathy describes her own journey, guiding artists through the seven stages of the creative process, engaging their minds so that their ideas actually come to fruition. What is amazing about Wild Ideas is that it will help the reader with finding themselves and feeling stress-free and happy! The creative process is described very easily and her words just click with you. You don’t have to try hard to understand what she is saying because her words are simple and easy to comprehend. Cathy Wild talks about her own journey in a way that makes this book personal and you can easily relate to her. I liked the fact that I can apply this advice to my writing because the creative process is the same for every artist, regardless of the fact that the artist paints or writes or develops. In so few words, Cathy will give you so many ideas and the hope that you can actually do it. It is a complete and entertaining way to engage the mind of an artist. And the cover is really cool!