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.
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“The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That’s guaranteed. I can’t begin to explain that. Or the craziness inside myself and everyone else.” Pat in Silver Linings Playbook, 2012. The movie was adapted for the screen by director David O. Russell, based on the novel The Silver Linings Playbook (2008) by Matthew […]
Life circumstances can be challenging for anyone, but maybe especially for those of us who are unusually intense, sensitive, or gifted. Many multitalented people feel inspired and energized to pursue multiple creative projects – often at the same time – but one potential downside is physical and emotional burnout. Therapist Sharon Barnes works with creative, […]