Counseling and psychotherapy can be helpful for many people, and support you in gaining more emotional health and access to your creativity. Actor Claire Danes once made a wonderful comment about the value of this kind of self-exploration: “My therapist gives me permission to accept that I’m human.” See more of her quotes below, along […]
Being relatively free of disabling moods like high levels of depression and anxiety can enhance and release creative thinking, but a number of writers and psychologists think too much focus on the pursuit of happiness may be limiting how we develop cre…
The animated movie “Inside Out” tells the story of a young girl, Riley, who has to leave her familiar Midwest life behind when her family moves to San Francisco. Characters depict her primary emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – and the inner conflicts they cause her, as well as her parents. [See […]
“A dark side of being a creative and a performer, is to have access to certain emotional states that are the medium through which art is created.” – Psychotherapist Mihaela Ivan Holtz How do actors and other artists make use of their inner emotional lives, including their shadow selves or dark sides, to be more […]
So many people experience unwanted sexual contact, rape and other forms of sexual abuse – and help deal with the aftermath through creative expression, perhaps using art therapy, but more often some other form of creative self-expression.
One of …