How do sensitive and creative people deal with physical, emotional, sexual abuse? Many artists have talked about the power of their creative work in helping them get through the turmoils and enduring challenges of trauma. Like many of us, Sally Field “had some trauma” in her childhood, which had deep impacts on her life. She […]
trauma and creative people
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? […]
In addition to all the destructive consequences that may follow traumatic experience, some people say it also has power to encourage creative expression.
The photo is of the late actor Charles Durning (1923–2012) who reportedly appeared in over 200 …