Many people experience mental health and emotional health challenges, perhaps especially those who are actively creative. The idea of the “mad” artist has a long history, and is supported to some extent by research, and the experiences of mental illness shared by many creative people. What do psychologists and artists say about this complex topic? […]
“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 […]
“I would burst from all of the emotion inside.”
How do you work with your strong emotions? Creative people experience a wide range and depth of intense emotions, and use that wealth of feeling to create artwork and performances.
The idea of…
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: […]
Creative people use a wide range and depth of intense emotions to create art. How can you work with strong feelings and stay safe? Actor and musician Gloria Reuben has commented about experiencing emotions: “The thing I love most about acting is that while I am doing a scene, I am allotted all of the […]