Visioning : Ten Steps to Designing the Life of Your Dreams

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In Visioning, acclaimed art therapist, designer, and pioneer in personal growth through creativity Lucia Capacchione reveals a road map to the creative process that can be applied to health, relationships, career, home, and other areas of life. And all you'll need to accomplish your goals are a pair of scissors and some glue!Using the same principles and steps designers use to bring their dreams into physical reality, Capacchione shows how you can design your very own dream life, home, work, and marriage. Learn how to use the talent you already powwess to: Originate a concept or ideaFeed the ideaAssemble design elementsStart the production processRefine and complete the designCreate a dream support teamCelebrate the final productLavishly illustrated with photos and collages to spark the designer within, this book will show you how to make real the notion that if you dream it, you can do more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 180 x 214 x 22mm | 340.19g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Jeremy P Tarcher
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • English
  • 1585420875
  • 9781585420872
  • 389,599

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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 best--but 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 Lifeshow more

About Lucia Cappacchione

Dr. Lucia Capacchione, Ph.D., A.T.R., is an art therapist, artist, author, popular workshop leader, and corporate consultant who has worked for Hallmark, Mattel, and the Walt Disney Company. She lives near Big Sur, more

Table of contents

VisioningIntroduction: Life as Art, Art as Life Part 1. The Process Following the Pathways of the Heart 1. The Designer Within Thinking with your Heart. What Is Design? Thinking in Pictures. Visual Imagery: How It Works. Visualization: The Mind's Eye Dreaming the Impossible Dream. Block Busters. Thoughts Becoming Things. Visualization: Picture This We're All Designers. Visualization: Reflecting on Past Success The Fear of Art. Art-Making, Your Natural Birthright. Visualization: Dreams That Came True Visioning: How It Works. Ten Principles of Design. The Ten Steps of Visioning. Techniques Used in Visioning. Two Brains, Two Hands. Journal: Warming Up—Dancing on Paper Why Visioning Works. Pictures and Words 2. The Field of Dreams Preparing the Inner and Outer Space. Gather the Tools. Supplies. Setting Up Your "Creativity Gym." Prepare the Space. Talismans, Totems, and Good Luck Charms. Peparation: Setting the Stage, Creating a Studio Prepare Your Inner Space. Focus : Creating the Container. Imagery: Symbol for Your Creative Self Unfolding from the Creative Self Moving from the Creative Self. Movement Meditation: Inner Listening The Silent Partner. Journal: Meet Your Creative Conscience 3. Get a Dream, Get a Life First Design Principle: Get an Idea. Visioning Step 1: Make a Wish. The Courage to Dream. Journal: Permission to Act Finding a Focus. Crafting a Focus Phrase. Focus Phrases: A Menu of Possible Themes. Journal: Finding My Focus Phrase. Journal: What's the Problem? Reinforcing Your Focus Phrase. Focus: Flash Cards 4. Sorting and Sifting Second Design Principle: Feed Your Idea with Research. Visioning Step 2: Search for Images and Words. Explore the Treasures in Your Research Bank: The Art of Gathering. Image-Finding as Meditation. Research: Grab What Grabs You. Ad Art as Poetry in the Market Place. Poem-making: Wordplay Third Design Principle: Connect the Research to Your Own Idea. Visioning Step 3: Focus on the Vision. The Balance Between Freedom and Structure. Following Your Heart. Focus: What's Hot and What's Not? What's in a Word? Magazines as Chinese Fortune Cookies. Poem-making: More Wordplay 5. A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words Fourth Design Principle: Assemble the Design Elements. Visioning Step 4: Compose the Design. Design by Intuition. Lay Out the Elements. Focus and Contemplation: Your Symbol Here Random Acts of Beauty: Seeing Relationships, Making Connections. Finding Your Own Style. Focus: Playing in the Land of Make-Believe Matching Words and Pictures. Word Jazz: Ransom Notes from the Soul 6. Order Out of Chaos Fifth Design Principle: Mix and Match in Rough Mock-up Stage. Chaos and Creativity. Visioning Step 5: Explore and Find Order in Creative Chaos. Recognizing the Inner Critic. Journal: The Inner Critic The Mistakes Myth. Journal: Guidance from the Creative Self 7. The Design of Your Life Sixth Design Principle: Develop the Design. The Pieces Coming Together. Visioning Step 6: Create the Collage. Collage: Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together Turning Words on Their Heads. Zen and the Art of Cut and Paste. Collage: Word Weaving God Is in the Details. Mixed Media: Connect the Dots Other Formats for Visioning Part 2: Seeing Results Letting Your Mind See What Your Heart Already Knows 8. Talking Pictures Seventh Design Principle: Refine and Finalize the Design. Visioning Step 7: Articulate the Vision. Journal: Image Writing If Pictures Could Talk. Journal: Writing by Heart The Story Inside the Collage. Journal: Telling My Story Eighth Design Principle: Start the Production Process. Visioning Step 8: Reinforce the Dream. Visual Affirmation and Visualization: What You See Is What You Get Dealing with Resistance. Protect Your Dream. Journal: Keeping the Faith A Wish Your Heart Makes 9. Seeing is Believing Ninth Design Principle: Get Help. Visioning Step 9: Embrace the Reality. Don't Just Do Something, Sit There. What's Behind the Dream. It's About Time. Journal: At the Write Time Taking Care of Business. Journal: Thinking with Both Sides of Your Brain As Luck Would Have It. Journal: In the Write Place Reach Out for Help. Journal: My Personal Dream Team 10. Let's Have a Party Tenth Design Principle: Complete and Celebrate the Final Product. Visioning Step 10: Celebrate the Dream Come True. Journal: Give Yourself a Hand Lessons Learned, Qualities Earned. Journal: You've Got What It Takes Saying Thanks. Journal: Thanks to the Creative Self. Letter Writing: Reach Out and Thank Someone Celebrating the Dream. Journal: Throwing a Celebrate-the-Dream Party Part 3: Visioning In Action Photo Album of Success Stories; Ideas and Suggestions 11. Visioning in Work and Career Problems on the Job: Dealing with Difficult People. Case Study: Marissa and the Manager from Hell Job Change and Career Transition. Case Study: Hold Fast to Dreams Affirming What You Want. Collage and Journal Applications. Illness and Work. You and Your Career. Visioning in a Support Group. Organizing a Visioning Group. Structuring a Group Session. Group Dynamics. The Power of Group Support. Collaborative Visioning for Teams, Companies, and Organizations. Visioning at Work. Visioning and Organizational Development. Activities for Organizational Visioning. Team Building and Project Development 12. Visioning and Relationships Finding Love in All the Right Places. Case Study: Lisa's Story and Collages Wedding Bells and Honeymoons. Case Study: Aleta's Collages Baby Makes Three. Case Study: Christine's Story, Collage, and Baby Announcement Suggestions and Applications. Creating a New Relationship. Improving an Ongoing Relationship. Collaborative Visioning for Families. Media for Family Collages. Case Study: Beverly and Tom Vision Together A Collage for the Whole Family 13. Visioning for Health and Well-Being Regaining the Self. Case Study: Gayle's Story of Inner Healing The Creative Self Diet. Case Study: Susan's Story of Healing, Change, and Weight Loss Money, Self-Worth, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Case Study: Mark's Story Finding Abundance Within. Case Study: Greg's Story of Discovering True Wealth Suggestions and Applications. Body Image, Self-Image. Illness and Pain. Abundance. 14. Visioning to Find Your Place A Home for the Heart. Case Study: Lucia's Story of Her Dream House Dreams for Rent. Mara Moves to Santa Fe. Case Study: Relocating to a New Area Anna's Ranch. Case Study: Anna Finds Her Dream Ranch In Closing. Resource Guide Books Audiotapes Art and Journal Suppliesshow more

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