“Do I have to be in pain to write? I thought so, as most of my contemporaries did…” Musician Sting 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 frequent psychological expert on CNN, HLN, […]
In an article of hers, Irish writer and creativity teacher Orna Ross notes a creative person may be “all too aware of their problems, but often unaware of their abilities.” She continues:
“This, allied with the fact that they live in …
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…
Anyone can feel worry, fear, insecurity, and anxiety of various kinds, but the high sensitivity of creative people can make these emotions more intense. “I try to keep it real. I don’t have time to worry about what I’m projecting to the world. I’m just busy being myself.” Musician and actor Demi Lovato. Simply choosing […]
Creating may often include anxiety and other sorts of fear. We need to develop courage and learn how to deal with these feelings to be more fully creative.
“Art work is ordinary work, but it takes courage to embrace that work.”
That is a qu…