“I think I’ve spent my adult life dealing with the sense of low self-esteem that sort of implanted in me. Somehow I felt not worthy.” Halle Berry was commenting in an interview about what motivates her to support and work with an organization that helps women who escape violent homes. She recalls being terrified that […]
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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…
In Sarah Polley’s film Away From Her (2006), Julie Christie gained much acclaim for her portrayal of a woman with Alzheimer’s disease. In an interview [some years ago], she talked about her work as an actor, and using dark or difficult human emotions and experiences. “I think there’s just a few truly terrifying human experiences […]
Cheryl Arutt, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in Los Angeles, specializing in creative artist issues, trauma recovery, and fertility. She is a forensic and media consultant, and a psychological expert on CNN, HLN, and others. [Links open in a new window, so you can keep listening.] Site: www.drcherylarutt.com Facebook page Topics in our audio […]
“Acting, saved my life.” A number of comments by women over the years have intrigued me about how they deal with anger, frustrations, anxiety and other often disrupting emotions. (Of course this can relate to those of us of the male persuasion as well.) The passionate CEO & President of La Negrita Productions, Sandra Duque […]