Before taking the Artist’s Way and the Dream Class I had a lot of dreams for my life. However, I would become frustrated because I felt like I wasn’t making my dreams reality. I would make attempts at them, but I didn’t know how to really pursue them or how to give them any real time or effort. Since taking the class I am able to verbalize my dreams and then create concrete steps to fulfilling them. I allow myself to have impossible dreams and see how I can actually achieve them.
It makes me happier because I am moving forward and making things possible. I also allow myself to take the time to pursue my dreams and give them great weight and significance. Amazing things are happening in my life. Thank you Max!”
– C.B., LIVING YOUR DREAMS
What I love about the group and group process is multi-layered. A lovely camaraderie was developed and I’ve come to care deeply about the other poets in the group. They have become friends in a way I would never have expected. From that sprung an experience of validation that I don’t believe I could have flet outside of group. To hear others refer to themselves and to me as “poet” has been transformational.
You’re a wonderful teacher, Max. Your style is warm, encouraging, informative, practical and infused with humor.”
– M.P., CONVOCATION OF POETS
I am so ready (and excited) to go forth with my dreamcatcher plans. I was so stuck, so firmly and fearfully rooter in place before taking this class….how could I not be happy with being set free? Thank you, Maxima, from the bottom of my joyful heart.”
– C.S., THE ARTIST’S WAY
I felt it was a great balance of structured learning time and free-form banter—nothing better to get your writing going, or keep it rolling.
It was a totally comfortable and completely worthwhile experience. Can’t say that about too many things, it seems.”
– C.L., RIDING THE DRAGON POETRY WORKSHOP
“IT FEELS LIKE MORE HAS HAPPENED INSIDE ME AS FAR AS DEEP INSIGHTS and healing in these past 14 days [of beginning The Artist’s Way] than in 14 years of deep spiritual work and healing. Truly remarkable.”
– Andi Tilmann, THE ARTIST’S WAY
“THE COURSE WAS MUCH JUICIER AND IMPACTFUL THAN I’D EVEN HOPED. It feels really life-changing for me. Not only has it given me gobs of insight into what keeps me from creating, it’s also given me the ability to move forward in my work finally, to start writing stories again, to begin (again) exploring movement and voice. And above all to believe that doing that works is, in fact, …brave, honorable, essential.
So thanks Max. You were fabulous. I was blown away by your ability to lean on people, encourage them, tease out the problems, stoke the fires, help people get on with it. You’re really really good at this and I feel incredibly lucky to have stumbled upon the class.”
– Lisa Biow, THE ARTIST’S WAY
“THERE HAVE BEEN UMPTEEN SHIFTS, REALIZATIONS, MANIFESTATIONS, AND SYCHRONICITIES.. I’ve been able to step away from old patterns of thought and action that were no longer useful….I have embraced my authentic self and its evolution.
I am painting. I am actively pursuing joy, opening myself to deeper relationships to my husband and friends.”
– Sara Brownwood, LIVING YOUR DREAMS
Through my gait is often unsteady, I feel safe with your experiments. Thank you. Thank you.”
– M.A., WRITING FROM CONNECTION
“I WAS GOING THROUGH A MAJOR LIFE TRANSITION… I was hoping to find what might be alive in my authentic self and wanting to be expressed in the world because nothing was feeling very meaningful to me. So many breakthroughs and transformations!
I have a whole new definition for creativity now, and think The Artist’s Way would more aptly be called The Wholeness Way for All Humans.”
– Kathy McKeogh, THE ARTIST’S WAY
“OH MY HEAVENS! THE COURSE COMPLETELY EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS…
I found many of the tasks to be very powerful, and the way the chapters build on each other produced some sort of momentum that was literally unstoppable….I really “got” what it is like to be totally inside my creative cocoon with supportive others.
You are a master facilitator, Max, and one of the most compassionate, intelligent, and creative teachers I’ve ever encountered. I feel so fortunate to not only have had this opportunity, but to have had the dumb luck or intuitive presence of heart to seize it with both hands.
I feel like the course brought me back from a long sojourn in the desert – I was dry and parched and now I’m fully hydrated with creative ideas, tips and tools, and even a Dreamcatcher. Thank you!”
– Eleanor Vincent, THE ARTIST’S WAY
– J.B., RIDING THE DRAGON POETRY WORKSHOP
“I HADN’T COMPLETED A SONG IN FIVE YEARS PRIOR TO STARTING IN WITH THE GROUP, but, during the course of the program, I ended up writing several new songs and gaining confidence that I’ll be able to come up with more pretty much anytime I set my mind to it.”
– Jon Lavigne, THE ARTIST’S WAY
– K.S., FREEDOM TO WRITE
The collective voices I heard were amazing—each telling their own story with reflections of what they are as a person….Take it to free up your inner voice and grease the paper with that rusty ballpoint!”
– J.C., FREEDOM TO WRITE
– K.H., WRITING FROM CONNECTION
– L.R., LIVING YOUR DREAMS
“THIS CLASS HAS BEEN REVOLUTIONARY FOR ME, the first of what I hope to be many man excursions into my Creative Self. I feel it has turbo-charged my personal evolution and growth.”
– Sara Brownwood, THE ARTIST’S WAY
– M.P., FREEDOM TO WRITE