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Taming Your Gremlin 

A Surprisingly Simple Method for

Getting Out of Your Own Way


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There is indeed a Gremlin in your head, and he’s out to make you miserable. Left to do his thing, he’ll zap your health, foul up your relationships, ruin your disposition, dampen your creativity, hamper your productivity, drive you into low-down funks, and wind you up in to fits of anxiety.

That’s where the book Taming Your Gremlin®, A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way comes in. We’d like to introduce you to tools you can use, starting now, to become a first rate Gremlin-Tamer.

Be on your way to freedom from self-defeating behaviors and beliefs. The Taming Your Gremlin books blend Rick Carson’s laid-back style, Taoist wisdom, The Zen Theory of Change, and sound psychology in an easy-to-understand, unique, and practical system for banishing the nemesis within.


A Few Words From Rick

Gremlin-Taming is a method for meeting the inner challenge that is inherent in every activity from climbing Mount Everest to getting a good night’s sleep. It is, in a phrase or three, a graceful process for choosing light over darkness, good over evil (and boy those terms are loaded for people), or better yet, the true love that sustains you over the fear that can destroy you. It’s a meaty subject, to say the least, but one that is germane to having a fulfilling inner life and a peaceful interdependence with others.


We are, after all, in this thing together. And while it may sound like a wispy platitude, there is no getting around the raw and simple truth that peace on earth does, indeed, begin within.

Rick Carson, Author

Rick Carson

“This book is not intended to guide you to enlightenment, or to eternal bliss, or to riches. It will, however, help you to enjoy yourself more and more each day. It is simple and practical and I hope that reading it brings you much pleasure.”


“Rick’s 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 put to use immediately!. A must read for ANYONE who is interested in a satisfying journey through life.” Mary Olk, PhD, CPCC; Personal Development Coach and Psychologist

Mary Olk, PhD
Executive and Leadership Development Coach

“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!”

Joan Baez

“I found myself chuckling as I read. I felt I was in a very human picture show where I and all other humans were being shown how we had all been under a witch’s spell and did not know it. “The imagery of this book led me to a very profound awareness – a new form the fable of the Emperor’s New Clothes.”

Virginia Satir
Author of People Making and Conjoint Therapy, among others

"Since at least the time of the Buddha, the 'Mind' has been recognized as the necessary ground of enlightenment, but also of all confusion and distress... Gremlin-taming is a most worthy ambition, and Rick Carson is a most worthy advocate and ally."

Jimmy Dale Gilmore; singer, songwriter, three-time Grammy Award nominee


Taming Your Gremlin

In constant publication for over four decades, hundreds of thousands sold and multiple translations, Taming Your Gremlin is often imitated but never duplicated.


Taming Your Gremlin

When it comes to Gremlin-Taming, Rick Carson wrote the book, and now he reads it to you!


A Master Class In Gremlin-Taming

A Master Class is a gift to all of us and is chock-full of vignettes and examples to help psychotherapists, coaches and mentors of all varieties take their skills to the next level.


Gremlin-Taming   Institute

Through the Institute, Rick and his personally-trained team offer:


  • Counseling and consultation to individuals and families.


  • Training and consultation for psychotherapists and life/executive coaches, health care professionals and mentors of all varieties.


  •  Individual consultation, workshops and keynote presentations to businesses and non-profit organizations.


Our Team

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Creator of the Gremlin-Taming Method®

Rick is a practicing psychotherapist, personal and executive coach, seminar leader, keynote speaker, and consultant to businesses, nonprofit organizations and several United States government agencies.



Director Of The Gremlin-Taming® Institute

Jane is a gift to all of us, and gifted. It thrills my soul that she has embraced the Gremlin-Taming Method like she has. And I guarantee you she has learned it from the inside out.


Your opening presentation to our Creative Financial Group executives was exactly what we needed. In one hour, the over 300 participants were inspired and entertained and, most importantly, they left with practical skills they could immediately put to use to tame their inner gremlins and create rewarding professional and personal relationships. Thanks a million, Rick. We look forward to having you back.

Robert Kaplan,
Personal and Business Coach

Obviously, I’m a fan of the method and the man. Gremlin-Taming has changed my life and, for that, I am forever grateful.

Jane Massengill


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