042: Mastering Creative Anxiety with Eric Maisel

with host artist Miriam Schulman

Managing anxiety is something that every creative person needs to do, and with me today is therapist and creativity coach Dr. Eric Maisel.

One of the anxiety management techniques that we talk about in this episode includes affirmations.

So, I’ve gathered up a brand new list of 10 affirmations to decrease creative anxiety for you to use in your meditation practice or to put in your art journal. To get your hands on this, look below in this blog post for your FREE 10 Affirmations to Decrease Creative Anxiety!


In this podcast, you will discover…

  • Lies we tell ourselves that mask our anxiety.
  • Why procrastination is an anxiety state.
  • Why creative people need to learn to deal with their anxiety rather than avoid or deny it.

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About Eric Maisel

Eric Maisel, PhD. is the author of more than fifty books and a noted thought leader in the movement known as critical psychology.  His books include Overcoming Your Difficult Family, Rethinking Depression, The Future of Mental Health, Helping Survivors of Authoritarian Parents, Siblings and Partners, Humane Helping, Helping Parents of Diagnosed, Distressed and Different Children (Routledge, 2019) and Unleashing the Artist Within (Dover, 2019). Dr. Maisel is a retired family therapist, active creativity coach, and critical psychology advocate.  He writes the Rethinking Mental Health blog for Psychology Today, lectures nationally and internationally, provides keynotes for organizations like the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry, and facilitates deep writing workshops around the world.  You can learn more about his workshops, trainings, books and services at www.ericmaisel.com.

About the host, Miriam Schulman

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where I help other artists learn how to profit from their passion. Through online classes, business coaching programs, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. My signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, helps artists go from so-so sales to sold-out collections.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and M.I.T, I initially pursued finance but after witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and my story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. My forthcoming book with HarperCollins Leadership on how to make it as an artist is scheduled to be released January 31, 2023. When I’m not in the studio, you can find me hanging out with my husband, adult kids, and a tuxedo cat named Ebony. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies


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“I love these podcasts! Miriam offers a myriad of inspiring experts who in turn offer brilliant tips and strategies to creatives, whether in their art, in their lifestyles, relationships and businesses. Being a creative does not necessarily focus on creating art itself, it is the art of being creative and to create a better life for yourself and for others. After all, aren’t we all creative beings whether we can paint or not?”




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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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