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? […]
Counseling and psychotherapy can be helpful for many people, and support you in gaining more emotional health and access to your creativity. Actor Claire Danes once made a wonderful comment about the value of this kind of self-exploration: “My therapist gives me permission to accept that I’m human.” See more of her quotes below, along […]
Why bother with meditation? Aren’t we too busy trying to get stuff done?
“My morning meditation is like taking a shower for my brain.” Emily Fletcher
What do you think meditation is? Maybe a retreat into nature by yourself? That, 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: […]