“I don’t do anything anymore that feels safe. If it doesn’t scare the crap out of you, then you’re not doing the right thing.” I’ve always liked that comment by Sandra Bullock – but the quality and intensity of fear, which we refer to as anxiety, can both motivate and disrupt creative expression. In his […]
Many people feel inspired to pursue creative projects, even multiple ones at the same time. One potential downside is physical and emotional burnout.
Good self-care is taking steps daily, even hourly, to stay replenished with the energy and positive at…
Does counseling help artists be more fully creative? “Acting is telling a story, and you’re part of telling that story. “In some ways therapy helps more than acting class. You realize why you operate in certain ways.” Heather Graham expressed one of the most valuable and positive reasons for therapy or counseling for an actor: […]
Jed Diamond, Ph.D. talked in an interview about the topic of his book “The Irritable Male Syndrome.” Here is an excerpt from the interview transcript: “We used to think that male menopause was metaphorical… a midlife crisis like what women go through. “But these hormonally based changes that affect our psychological state, our emotional state, […]
Most of us experience some kind of trauma in life.
How does it impact creative people, and how can creative expression help?
Acclaimed actor Patrick Stewart is one of many artists who have been deeply impacted by trauma in early life.
An interview arti…