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 […]
Learn how to understand and heal from trauma. This page includes a summit, books, courses and other material based on neuroscience research, body-based therapies, mindfulness and meditation, and other therapy approaches. ~~~~ The Healing Trauma Summit Host Sounds True summarizes: “Explore the most effective new and proven approaches to healing and growing in the wake […]
“Life without pain isn’t real at all.” Shia LaBeouf Many people have had traumatic childhoods, and are drawn to creative expression as part of their way to deal with it, to heal and regain self esteem. A number of talented actors have suffered traumatic experiences, including Ashley Judd, who was sexually abused; Charlize Theron, as […]
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 …