I like this question. My creative thinking technique is most effective in solving problems, I had proven this time and again and it really works for me to the point that my mind is always creating problems so that my creative ability will have something to do, he-he, such confidence huh? For example; My problem was "How to get my husband out from the hospital after 60 days of confinement with such accumulated bill which we no longer can afford to pay..." and with the strict hospital policy of , "no pay, no out"...
What I did was I sat and relax, close my eyes then imagine the problem of money or the bill as a black and scary giant cockroach blocking me and my husband on our way home; then I tell myself that I am better than any huge but brainless cockroach because I got brains and creativity; then I spray it with a huge hoe of cockroach-killing pesticide that comes from a faucet of pesticides; i see in my visualization that the cockroach just disappeared; then I imagine my husband already lying asleep on his bed in our house. That same day, the hospital owner visited the hospital and I took the opportunity to talk to him...in the end he allowed us to go and free of all charges because they had an administrative case and in danger of closing their hospital for some malpractices of his employees.
I've done several other "visualization adventures" in this manner...they work...it's amazing.