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Pain and suffering and developing creativity | Talent Development Resources

Pain and suffering and developing creativity | Talent Development Resources | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

"I’ve suffered enough. When does my artwork improve?" - Refrigerator magnet

 

Actor Maggie Gyllenhaal said “I’m not someone who believes ‘The more tempestuous the better; if we have a really horrible time, that will somehow lead to great work.’ I don’t think that. I would much rather have a collaborative, trusting, good relationship with the people I’m working with.”  

Musician Sting said, "I only know that people who are getting into this archetype of the tortured poet end up really torturing themselves to death."

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Highly Sensitive People and Depression

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"Highly Sensitive People who are chronically over-stimulated may be at higher risk for developing feelings of helplessness and then depression."

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Creative People and Counseling for More Emotional Health and Creativity

“My therapist gives me permission to accept that I’m human.” Claire Danes.  See more quotes by artists, psychologists in post: Creative People and Counseling for More Emotional Health and Creativity

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Counseling and Self-help When You Are Highly Sensitive

Counseling and Self-help When You Are Highly Sensitive | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

As highly sensitive people know, there are advantages to our trait, such as a deeper response to others and the world, and increased creativity – but there can also be emotional and mental health challenges for us.

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Meditation for stress, meditation for positive energy: ZivaMind

Meditation for stress, meditation for positive energy: ZivaMind | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it
“I do my morning meditation and then it’s like taking a shower for my brain. And I immediately feel ahead of the game and I feel charged for the day."
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The Creative Mind Daily for Apr. 30, 2018

The Creative Mind Daily for Apr. 30, 2018 | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

The Creative Mind Daily for April 30 includes:
*‘Gifted Kid Artist’ at 6 launches company
*Rose Byrne on fear and focus
*Growing Up Gifted: Male and Female
*Eckhart Tolle Teaching Presence | etc

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You're crazy. Or maybe not.

You're crazy. Or maybe not. | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

Do you ever feel depressed, anxious, obsessed, compulsive, too sensitive – or just out of it? Does that mean you’re really crazy? What does ‘crazy’ mean anymore, with so many categories of mental disorder? What does ‘normal’ even mean?

 

Peter D. Kramer, clinical professor of psychiatry at Brown University, notes “Diagnostic labels are proliferating, and …

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How to Eliminate Intrusive Thoughts

How to Eliminate Intrusive Thoughts | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

Lady Gaga once commented about one of the common experiences of many artists: a racing mind.

 

She said she used prescription medicine because “I can’t control my thoughts at all. I’m tortured. But I like that.

“Lorca says it’s good to be tortured. The thoughts are unstoppable – but so is the music. It comes to me constantly.”

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The Tapping Solution for Health

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Coach Cheryl Richardson notes "The Tapping World Summit starts next week and I'm happy to help kick off this event with a special video interview I did with Jessica Ortner of The Tapping Solution.

 

"During our conversation, I tell the story of how tapping changed my life and I also share stories of how it's been successful in my work with others."

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The Tapping Solution for Health

The Tapping Solution for Health | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or Tapping is "a healing modality that combines ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology." The technique involves "tapping" on the meridian points of your body while focusing on the issue you want to work on. Doctors are turning to it when nothing else works.

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Intuition, Heart, and Energy

Intuition, Heart, and Energy | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

How do emotions and energy impact us? How do interactions with others involve energy? What does this have to do with stress, intuition, and creativity?

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Jewel on how mindfulness can help deal with trauma - YouTube

Excerpt from the free Mindfulness & Meditation Summit January 22-31, 2018. http://thecreativemind.info/Mindfulness-and-Meditation-Summit

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Emotional Health Resources

Emotional Health Resources | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

Jewel on practicing mindfulness -- She said “I really want to help people understand that they have self-agency. They can be an architect of a life that they choose. They just have to be willing to be self-aware.”

She is a presenter at the free Mindfulness & Meditation Summit January 22-31, 2018. http://thecreativemind.info/Mindfulness-and-Meditation-Summit

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Electromagnetic Fields and Health for Highly Sensitive People

Electromagnetic Fields and Health for Highly Sensitive People | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

She says in the video: “I noticed that sitting in front of the computer I’d actually start to feel little bit ill. Then I started wearing the shield all the time and I feel fine… I can do longer projects on the computer.”

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Overcoming Overwhelm When You're Creative and Sensitive

Overcoming Overwhelm When You're Creative and Sensitive | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

Overwhelm can be based on having too much input to deal with, and so many inner and outer ideas and sensations.

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Emotional Health for Creative, Gifted, Highly Sensitive People

Emotional Health for Creative, Gifted, Highly Sensitive People | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

Many creative, sensitive, highly intelligent people may feel like misfits. One example: Lady Gaga - she says in high school “I used to get made fun of for being either too provocative or too eccentric, so I started to tone it down. I didn’t fit in, and I felt like a freak.” She was awarded with early admission, at age 17, to Tisch School of the Arts.

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The Creative Mind 5.12.18

The Creative Mind 5.12.18 | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

The Creative Mind for May 12 - Posts include:
*Inside Out and Emotional Health
*To Master Your Art, Master Your Mind
*Working with emotions
*Relationships for exceptional people | etc

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How to reduce anxiety - Judith Orloff on Emotional Freedom

How to reduce anxiety - Judith Orloff on Emotional Freedom | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

Judith Orloff, M.D. is a psychiatrist, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, and leads workshops on intuition, energy, and medicine.

She thinks “Fear is the biggest energy thief there is. A master seducer and gigantic source of negative energy, fear shamelessly robs of us of everything good and powerful, preys on our vulnerabilities.”

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To Master Your Art, Master Your Mind

To Master Your Art, Master Your Mind | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

“You live with a lot of complicated emotions as an actor..." Nicole Kidman
Therapist Mihaela Ivan Holtz notes, "Your art – singing, acting, dancing, or writing – allows you to fully feel and express the depth of your inner world. At the same time, you may confuse your need to live in your inner world with getting trapped in there…"

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HeartMath Tools for Emotional Balance

HeartMath Tools for Emotional Balance | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it
“We also need to be cautious about how we proceed, as over-generalization and the flippant ways some people throw down the concept that they’re ‘having a panic attack’ can also minimize the severity of what’s going on.
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Mindful Solutions for Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

Mindful Solutions for Stress, Anxiety, and Depression | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

Can practicing mindfulness increase our emotional resilience and help us deal with stress and anxiety? More and more research supports the idea.

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Right Timing: Why It Pays to Wait

Right Timing: Why It Pays to Wait | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

Kelly Brogan MD writes:

Waiting sucks.

That’s why we have instant coffee, quick dry nail polish, and Amazon Prime. We have industrialized an entire culture around the premise that waiting is an unnecessary waste of time, and that quicker gratification of our impulses and desires is the whole point of technology.

There is a tacit assumption imbedded within this premise, however: that time is a commodity that, itself, can be shrunken and truncated without consequence.

Is that really true?

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Dealing With Anxiety - Actors and Performers | Anxiety Relief

Dealing With Anxiety - Actors and Performers | Anxiety Relief | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

A number of actors and other performers talk about dealing with stage fright, or experiencing other kinds of anxiety and emotional health challenges.

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The Self-Acceptance Summit

The Self-Acceptance Summit | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

Tami Simon: Let’s start right with self-acceptance as a topic that you care about – why is this an important topic to you personally

Elizabeth Gilbert: Well, I mean I’ve kind of been a student of it my whole life because I’ve had to be, because its absence – it’s moments of absence – in my life have brought me the darkest pain I’ve ever been in.

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Optimal brain health - the Broken Brain docuseries

Optimal brain health - the Broken Brain docuseries | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

Host Mark Hyman, MD notes:
"Over 100 million Americans struggle with psychiatric disorders. 40 million have anxiety. 20 million are diagnosed with depression.
"Is it just bad luck? Or is there something deeper going on in the body that has not been addressed by most practitioners?

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Creative People Feeling Like Frauds (Overcome Impostor Syndrome)

Creative People Feeling Like Frauds (Overcome Impostor Syndrome) | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

Are you like many talented people who experience self-limiting impostor thinking and feelings, despite your accomplishments?

 

It is possible to overcome impostor syndrome. Here are suggestions based on research.

 

Also in article is link to Crush Your Impostor Syndrome - Live Webinar Friday, January 19th Noon-2:00pm Eastern

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