Bestselling author of "Taming Your Gremlin"
Rick Carson is the author of four HarperCollins books. His seminal work, Taming Your Gremlin®, has had a remarkable track record. Translated into several languages, Taming Your Gremlin has been a consistent seller since 1984. For thousands in a cross-section of cultures and circumstances, the Gremlin-Taming Method serves as a foundation for responding to everyday challenges and for living a satisfying life.
For over thirty-five years, Rick has been a counselor, personal and executive coach, and trainer for mental health professionals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. His work is used in the training of psychotherapists, personal and executive coaches, substance abuse specialists, corrections personnel, teachers, corporate executives, clergy, and others.
““I have found ‘Gremlin-Taming’ to be a unique, imaginative and effective tool
on my path of deep healing. It has helped me dump some of the baggage, which
hindered my life so unnecessarily. It is also fun…I highly recommend it.”
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He is a former faculty member at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a clinical member and approved supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
“Rick Carson is a genius at exploring our inner conflicts in novel ways – I almost
said fun ways. If you would like to engage in a form of self-exploration that is
upbeat and retains a sense of humor, unlike most of the depressively morbid forms
of psychotherapy, this is your book. And there’s a bonus. It works.”
Larry Dossey, M.D., Executive Editor,
Alternative Therapies in Health
Rick is the founder and director of the Gremlin Taming Institute in Dallas, Texas. For more information: www.tamingyourgremlin.com.
Naming Your Gremlin
A key task in taming your Gremlin is to let your Gremlin know you know its there by identifying it by name.
Rick Carson describes a Gremlin as a persistent inner voice that constantly inhibits you with negative comments that undermine your sense of self, your confidence and your ability to change. This is a huge obstacle in allowing you to enjoy your world. Your Gremlin convinces you that you're not capable, you can't achieve, you shouldn't because you will fail, and he will trap you into settling for predictable but unsatisfying responses by using "should", "ought" and "must" commands. He's a little monster in your mind.
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Since Taming Your Gremlin was published, Carson has since further developed his gremlin-taming techniques, and his mission – to help us get “a sliver of light” between us and our gremlin – is still firmly on course.
“This spring, HarperCollins is thrilled to publish A Master Class in Gremlin Taming:
The Absolutely Indispensable Next Step for Freeing Yourself From the Monster
of the Mind. It will be in stores on March 11th, and can be pre-ordered now at www.tamingyourgremlin.com, as well as at Amazon, Borders, and Barnes & Noble.
Aimed at those new to gremlin-taming, as well as long-time practitioners of the
Gremlin-Taming Method®. A Master Class reveals new techniques for escaping
the murky terrain of the mind, where our gremlin lays his booby-traps. Next,
Rick shows us how to access the “Natural You,” the source of clarity, peace,
and pure potential. And there’s more. Rick shares his disarmingly powerful
"I CREATE Method: The Seven Keys to Creating Rewarding Relationships."
Accolades for A Master Class in Gremlin-Taming have already begun rolling in:
“Good God, I love this book. The minute I started reading it, I felt like I was sitting next to Rick, absorbing all the wisdom he offers from his heart. His writing is so real, so inviting, so compassionate, and so playful. With this magical combination, Rick has packed this book full of practical information that I got to use immediately! I found myself being more present in my life with every page that I turned. I noticed that I effortlessly started using the tools with my coaching clients. This book is a must-read and must-use book for professionals in the business of helping people change. For Pete’s sake, it is a must-read for ANYONE who is interested in a satisfying journey through life.”
The Gremlin-Taming® Method (www.tamingyourgremlin.com) has for over three decades served as a foundation for responding to everyday challenges and for living a satisfying life. Carson’s bestselling book, Taming Your Gremlin has helped hundreds of thousands of people in a cross-section of cultures and circumstances free themselves from the mutterings of the malcontent in the recesses of every human mind. A Master Class in Gremlin Taming brings longtime gremlin-tamers to a deeper understanding of the elegantly simple processes taught in the first book, while the accessible, practical, and immediately applicable content seamlessly introduces new readers to the art of gremlin-taming. And they will find an extraordinarily efficient method for maximizing the potential inherent in every relationship.
Mary Olk, Ph.D, CPCC
“For the past 25 years, Taming Your Gremlin has been the seminal work on how to get out of your own way. Now, with A Master Class in Gremlin-Taming, Rick Carson offers us the opportunity for richness of experience in every moment. No description of the experience of reading this book can do it justice. A Master Class has a subtle and powerful effect – much like true love, which is what this book and its author are all about.”
Personal Development Coach and
“Since the time of the Buddha, the ‘Mind’ has been recognized as the necessary ground of enlightenment, but also of all confusion and distress. Rick has devised an original and effective metaphor as an aid in the exploration of this elusive yet always-present domain. And, in addition, he helps us have fun in the process. Gremlin-Taming is a most worthy ambition, and Rick Carson is a most worthy advocate and ally.”
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Jimmie Dale Gilmore
“A Master Class in Gremlin-Taming is filled with insightful, power-packed wisdom. It opened up many perspectives for me. Rick offers specific, practical ideas that will help you improve your relationships and increase your moment-to-moment level of contentment.”
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Craig Hall, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist,
Author of The Responsible Entrepreneur:
How to Make Money and Make a Difference
“In the thirty-five years that Rick Carson has been practicing and teaching
Gremlin-Taming, HarperCollins has proudly published four of his bestselling,
seminal books. We’ve consistently found that Rick’s soothing narrative style,
and hypnotically effective writing masks the fact that he’s sharing sophisticated
insights about the human mind.
Experts and laymen in every field will find
value in A Master Class – from life coaches and psychotherapists to the
corporate sector, the artist community, and spiritual seekers from both
eastern and western traditions.”