Connecting: Harnessing Your Emotions to Enhance Your Creativity

Paulina Larocca, Tony Ibbotson


Connecting is an homage to our creative forces. Each page is an illustrative example designed to enlighten, illuminate, challenge and provoke. You can start anywhere, dip in and out or read it end to end.

We are happier when we are more creative but are we more creative when we are happy? The longstanding view in psychology is that positive emotions are conducive to creativity. When we are feeling up, we feel we are more resourceful, but what if we are measuring the wrong thing? New studies have shown it is not the type of emotions, but the intensity with which we experience them that is the real driver of our creativity. Nor is our emotional palette limited to “good” feelings. All of our emotions offer creative gifts provided we experience them with depth and understanding. How to cultivate your creativity to live a more emotionally rewarding life.

Drawing on insights from neuroscience and psychology, Connecting will explore the paradoxical aspects of our emotional experiences that fuel our creativity. These ideas will come to life through a visually immersive experience that will connect you to your creativity and help you live a deeper, more meaningful life.

Creator Bio

Paulina Larocca is published BIS author of Creativity+. She is a teacher of creative problem solving and has a Master of Science in Creativity.

Tony Ibbotson is Creative Director and the founder of The Creative Method design agency established in 2005 and is now recognised as one of Sydney’s best design agencies.

Price £17.99
Format Paperback / softback
Publication Date 15 June 2019
Pages 160
Height 190mm
Width 190mm
Rights Europe (excluding Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
ISBN-13 9789063695262