Our self-esteem or positive self concept, and how well and deeply we value ourselves, and impacts how fully we can live and realize our talents. The horrific experience of abuse interests me as a creativity researcher for how it can distort awareness and self concept in such destructive ways, and how much it can shut […]
mental health and artists
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…
“Creativity is a divine madness… a gift from the gods.” Plato
“People who are getting into this archetype of the tortured poet end up really torturing themselves to death.” Sting
This mythology of madness as a fuel for creativity,…
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 […]
Getting comfortable spending time alone Lena Dunham is an actor, writer, producer, and director of the HBO series “Girls.” She comments about solitude in her life: “I learned what I really loved doing by not having a ton of friends. “I spent a whole semester in college just knitting and watching old VHS tapes, and […]