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Intelligence, Creativity and Mania

Intelligence, Creativity and Mania | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

by Eric Maisel, PhD. - 'The current naming system used to describe “mental disorders” is weak and suspect and perhaps so flawed as to be both useless and dangerous… and also leads to odd and wrong-headed hypotheses, for example “because you are bipolar you are creative” or “perhaps mania accounts for the higher test scores.”

One of his books: 'Rethinking Depression: How to Shed Mental Health Labels and Create Personal Meaning'  http://goo.gl/J77pc

Photo: Stephen King has said: “I’ve taken off two months, three months at a time, and, by the end, I get really squirrelly. My night life, my dream life, gets extremely populated and crazed. It’s as though something in there is running all the time.” - From article: "Developing Creativity: Excitabilities – Our Teeming Brains" http://talentdevelop.com/1906/

 

 

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Will Gourley's curator insight, September 20, 2013 9:18 PM

Powerful passage from text: "One study involving 700,000 adults and reported in the British Journal ofPsychiatry indicated that former straight-A students were four times more likely to be “bipolar” (or “manic-depressive”) than their peers. In another study individuals who scored the highest on tests for “mathematical reasoning” were at a 12-times greater risk for “contracting bipolar disorder.”"

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Being Creative Can Be Healing And A Refuge

Being Creative Can Be Healing And A Refuge | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

What can creative expression do for us spiritually and emotionally? - “Art opens the closets, airs out the cellars and attics. It brings healing.” – Julia Cameron. / Actor Kristin Bauer has been drawing and painting since around age twelve. “I have kept it up out of pleasure and also a needed sanctuary from the harder parts of life.”

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Creative People and Counseling for More Emotional Health and Creativity

Creative People and Counseling for More Emotional Health and Creativity | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

Claire Danes notes, like many artists, she was "a strange girl and I was in a lot of pain because of that, like most teenagers.” ... “My therapist gives me permission to accept that I’m human.”

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Dealing with our fear of rejection

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"There's no way I'm going to put my kid in the movies, because of the rejection. It's so hard as an adult, so why set her up to feel that bad as a child?" - Rosanna Arquette // Psychologist Mihaela Ivan Holtz notes "for you, the creative or the performer, knowing how to work with rejection is almost a career requirement!"

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Pushed Into the Spotlight at an Early Age

Pushed Into the Spotlight at an Early Age | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

Jodie Foster started as an actor at age 3. She says “I prioritize my self-worth and psychological health above all. If not, I don’t know where I would be today. I mean, there is a carpet of ex-child actors who did not make it”

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Making Positive Use of Our Pandora's Box of Emotions

Making Positive Use of Our Pandora's Box of Emotions | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

Gloria Reuben commented: "I am the kind of person that feels so much that if I didn’t have acting (and music), I would burst from all of the emotion inside!”

Creative people experience a wide range and depth of emotions to create. How can we work with such strong feelings and stay balanced?

Psychologist Sharon Barnes notes: for "highly creative, acutely aware, highly sensitive, intense or gifted people, your emotions often come faster and harder, are more pervasive and more intense than others."

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Patrice McDonough's curator insight, June 28, 11:12 AM
Modern society  asks us to violate two Taboos: “Don’t Feel” and “Don’t Talk about how you feel”. Work with your strong feelings to stay balanced.  Feel sad. Feel mad. Feel guilty!
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Embracing fear and discomfort as an artist

Embracing fear and discomfort as an artist | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

"Cut off from your creative expression, you find yourself angry and frustrated that you can’t escape the anxiety or the depression... What can you do to escape it? Should you escape? What if you lose your creativity?"

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Getting out of the comparison trap

Getting out of the comparison trap | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

"Being creative is your life...At the same time, you are scared and terrified by this career. It’s a fine balance between keeping yourself grounded and slipping into the territory of insecurity."

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Actors and therapy

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"In some ways therapy helps more than acting class. You realize why you operate in certain ways.”

"Psychotherapy is a powerful transformative journey that can take you from feeling unhappy and stuck to living with emotional freedom as a fulfilled creative or performer."

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Actors and artists dancing with fear and courage

Actors and artists dancing with fear and courage | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

"This mix of fear and courage can take you right to where you hope to be – that emotional space where your feelings blend just beautifully in a powerful mix, you flow into your performance."

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Creative People Living with Mental Health Issues - Amanda Seyfried

Creative People Living with Mental Health Issues - Amanda Seyfried | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

Mental health issues affect almost I in 5 people each year. Being a creative person can increase our vulnerability to emotional challenges like anxiety.

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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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Facing Our Reality to Live More Fully

Facing Our Reality to Live More Fully | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a very bad mood for 40 years.” Ouiser Boudreaux (Shirley MacLaine) in Steel Magnolias. //
"Pretending to be happy and trying too hard to be positive can be a defense against facing what’s really going on in your life." Psychologist Mihaela Ivan Holtz

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Programs for emotional health and creativity

Programs for emotional health and creativity | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

Programs to enhance your emotional health, personal growth and creative life.

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Vanessa Hudgens on striving to be strong and aware

Vanessa Hudgens on striving to be strong and aware | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

“You have to stay strong...especially in this business…so many amazing actresses get taken advantage of." Vanessa Hudgens | Psychologist Mihaela Ivan Holtz affirms “you can create your successful career without compromising your emotional integrity."

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Are actors and performers raging narcissists?

Are actors and performers raging narcissists? | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

“Actors and actresses, because that’s their career, can be sort of self-obsessed.” Kristen Bell

Ben Affleck admitted, “It’s a nightmare. Narcissism is the part of my personality that I am the least proud of, and I certainly don’t like to see it highlighted in everybody else I meet.”

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Emotionally safe in an entertainment career

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"You can work your way to success while asserting your emotional right to say yes to yourself and no to abuse." Psychologist Mihaela Ivan Holtz

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Creative People with Depression and Deeper Wounds

Creative People with Depression and Deeper Wounds | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

A psychologist who works with creative people notes depression can be a symptom that covers deeper wounds that can be discovered and healed.

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Patrice McDonough's curator insight, June 13, 10:05 AM
You've got to find a way to hang on...I know it's cliche, but time does heal all wounds.  This article is a great read for those who are dogged with #Depression.  #MentalHealth #CreativeMind #KateSpade #AnthonyBourdain
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Creative People, Trauma and Mental Health

Creative People, Trauma and Mental Health | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

We all experience some trauma in life; how do people use these experiences in their creative work to help recover self esteem, emotional balance and mental health?

“I think I’ve spent my adult life dealing with the sense of low self-esteem that sort of implanted in me. Somehow I felt not worthy.” Halle Berry

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The Healing Trauma Summit

The Healing Trauma Summit | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

"The Healing Trauma Summit starting June 4, 2018 presents 24 Online Training Sessions on Advances in Neuroscience, Spiritual Psychology, and Embodied Approaches to Heal & Transform Trauma -- Whether you're a therapist, supporting a loved one, or in the recovery process yourself."

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Actors coping with rejection

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“Fear of failing, fear of rejection, fear of being shamed… they are all normal fears that can interfere with your creativity when they are turned from normal into paralyzing fears, freezing instead of energizing your creativity.”

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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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