Life Purpose Bootcamp:
4 Weeks to a Lifetime of Meaning
with Dr. Eric Maisel
In this 4-week class with Dr. Eric Maisel, the founder of natural psychology and the author of more than 40 books, you’ll learn how to transform your life using the principles and practices of natural psychology.
Too many people are down on life and down on themselves. They feel defeated by the nature of reality, their past, their personality, and their circumstances. They don’t know what to change and hardly believe that real change is possible.
Real change is possible when you learn how to create meaning. Begin to create value-based meaning today!—learn how in this dynamic and important workshop.
Natural Psychology can change your life. Learn how in this 4-week intensive led by Eric Maisel, the founder of natural psychology.
Who Should Attend?
Life Purpose Bootcamp is essential remedial training for everyone.
Life Purpose Bootcamp provides the core ideas and practices of natural psychology, the first psychology to look carefully at our human need for meaning. Anyone with an interest in meaning and a desire to understand their own meaning needs should attend. Included are folks who’ve studied Eastern or Western philosophies or practiced a religion and who want to take the next step in their understanding of meaning.
Life Purpose Bootcamp is also perfect for anyone suffering from depression, anxiety, or other emotional distress who would like to learn if natural psychology, with its emphasis on meaning-making, can positively influence their emotional health. It should also appeal to coaches and therapists who want to increase their skill set in their work with others.
Because meaning is a psychological experience, you can create it. Meaning is a renewable resource and infinitely available to you. Natural psychology, the first psychology of meaning, spells out how you can fill your life with meaning by creating it. Join Eric Maisel, praised for his pioneer investigations of meaning in groundbreaking books like Natural Psychology, The Van Gogh Blues and Rethinking Depression, for this powerful overview of the principles and practices of natural psychology.
What You'll Learn
Week 1. Meaning
Learn how to create value-based meaning—and why that’s a human being’s most important task.
Week 2. Personality
Learn how to marshal your available personality so that you reduce your emotional distress and stand ready to meet your meaning needs.
Week 3. Circumstances
Learn the core relationship between your circumstances and your experience of meaning—and how you can make your circumstances better align with your meaning intentions.
Week 4. Pride
Learn the profound, life-changing difference between chasing happiness and opting to make yourself proud by your efforts.
Dates & Tuition
Date & Time: This course is available now for immediate download!
(If cash is tight, we offer a "Pick Your Price" model where you can choose to pay $100/$75/$50. )
What You’ll Get Out of the Course
- You’ll learn how to seize meaning opportunities, make conscious meaning investments, and calculate the exact amount of meaning you need in order to feel happy and fulfilled.
- You’ll learn how to increase your power, passion, and sense of purpose, stop going through the motions in life, and reduce your experience of boredom, anxiety, and depression.
- You’ll learn how to upgrade your personality and better deal with the many difficult circumstances that life throws at you.
- You’ll learn how to procrastinate less, figure out where to invest your time and your energy, and believe that you and your efforts matter.
Textbook for the Course
You can take this class whether or not you already know much about natural psychology.
However you will get more from this class if you read Natural Psychology: The New Psychology of Meaning, available at www.naturalpsychology.net
Get Natural Psychology: The New Psychology of Meaning for your Kindle too! Available on Amazon
Also useful is Dr. Eric Maisel's en*theos Academy course Infinite Meaning available at www.infinitemeaningclass.com
About Dr. Eric Maisel
Eric Maisel, Ph.D., founded the profession of creativity coaching and the field of natural psychology. He is the author of more than 35 books, presents workshops nationally at centers like Esalen, Omega, and Kripalu and internationally in locations like London, Paris, Prague, Berlin and Rome, and supplies the Rethinking Psychology blog for Psychology Today and a monthly print column for Professional Artist Magazine. He has been a guest on shows like The Forum, Thinking Allowed, New Dimensions and hundreds more.
Dr. Maisel’s books include Natural Psychology: The New Psychology of Meaning, Coaching the Artist Within, Mastering Creative Anxiety, The Van Gogh Blues, Fearless Creating, Rethinking Depression, Toxic Criticism, Sleep Thinking, A Writer’s San Francisco and A Writer’s Paris. He provides classes for the en*theos Academy for Optimal Living, facilitates deep writing workshops and natural psychology workshops, trains coaches as a core trainer with the Creativity Coaching Association, and maintains a coaching practice in the San Francisco Bay Area via phone and Skype with clients around the world.
Praise for Dr. Eric Maisel
PRAISE FOR NATURAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF MEANING
“Natural Psychology describes a full and practical psychological approach that places the making of meaning, the role of value, and the acceptance of life with its opportunities and limits at the center of understanding the human experience. Maisel offers well-thought-out suggestions for creatively upping the quality of one’s life and the professional potential of any therapist or coach.”
— William W. Fraker, LCSW, MPH, PMP, Magellan Health Services
“Eric Maisel's Natural Psychology is a wise and refreshing antidote to the current pathology-driven system that equates any distress with mental illness. Maisel encourages readers to evaluate what is most meaningful to them, provides easy-to-follow strategies for staying on track, and offers practical and innovative ways to take the reins of your own life and make it as fulfilling as it can be. Brilliant!”
— Judith Schlesinger, PhD, author of The Insanity Hoax: Exposing the Myth of the Mad Genius
“Dr. Eric Maisel has written a number of widely praised books on creativity and cogently argued books on depression, mania, anxiety, addictions and other disruptive psychological states. Written in a clear, accessible style, his latest Natural Psychology: The New Psychology of Meaning takes his insights to a new level, presenting a complex and nuanced view of the process of ‘value-based meaning-making’ that should be of great interest to a wide audience.”
— Louis Breger, Ph.D., founding president, Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, author Freud: Darkness in the Midst of Vision and Psychotherapy: Lives Intersecting
PRAISE FOR ERIC MAISEL’S NATURAL PSYCHOLOGY WORKSHOPS AT ESALEN
“I found Eric Maisel’s natural psychology workshop extremely useful. It will change my life and I intend to use his methods to change the lives and practices of many of my psychiatric patients. Dr. Maisel is a clear and original thinker who is above all pragmatic and effective—and personally he is kind and accepting. I recommend that you make sure that you meet Eric and gain from the extraordinary wisdom he has to offer.”
— Dr. Laurie Jo Moore
“Eric Maisel is an extraordinary teacher. He was able to present a very complex subject in a very palatable manner that gave me much to think about. It was also perfect timing for me personally!”
— Maggi Connolly
“I’ve taken many workshops at Esalen and other places but this has been one of the very best. Dr. Maisel created a warm and welcoming environment in which we were all able to speak our truths—some that we’d never been able to admit to ourselves. Now I understand why I’ve never been able to find sustained meaning—with this workshop I have clarity about what I value and what I need to do next.”
— Dr. Lisa Feintech
“I give Natural Psychology: Exploring the New Psychology of Meaning a Big A+!! I loved the way that Dr. Maisel presented the material. It was simple and accessible and provided me with a real opportunity for clarity about how I might make meaning in my life.”
— Debra Phillips
“Natural Psychology: Exploring the New Psychology of Meaning proved an excellent exposition of clear ideas – just as Dr. Maisel does in his books—combined with good exercises that elicited a thoughtful and interesting range of responses. He also addresses questions very much on point and is a pleasure to talk with.”
— Dr. Ralph Linsker
“I highly recommend Eric Maisel’s workshop on natural psychology because he teaches us how to use our own values to make sure to carve out time in our daily lives to devote to creating meaning—to focus on achieving things that really matter and are the most important to us.”
— Kathleen Lynch, MSW, Medical Social Worker
“Dr. Maisel offers an empowering vocabulary and way of thinking about taking conscious responsibility for creating the meaning in one’s life. It is a shift in stance that helped me feel more confident that I can both experience life more richly and more at peace with those times that aren’t so rich.”
— Ken Smith
“I really enjoyed Eric Maisel’s natural psychology workshop. It far exceeded my expectations. I really appreciated the distinction he drew between seeking/waiting for meaning and making meaning. That and his thoughtful way of explaining meaning making and ways to practice and incorporate that into my life have provided a really helpful and exciting way to move forward. For me, my path forward is now much clearer.”
— Jeff Teich
Eric Maisel, Ph.D., founded the profession of creativity coaching and the field of natural psychology. He is the author of more than 35 books and presents workshops nationally. Learn more about Dr. Eric »