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, […]
This page includes articles by psychologists and others on helping to understand emotional and mental health challenges, plus suggestions to improve health and deal with those challenges. Some articles include links to programs. Selected articles : Madness and creativity: do we need to be crazy? Highly Sensitive People and Depression How to Relieve Stress and […]
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 […]
“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…