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The Future of Mental Health with Dr. Eric Maisel - en*theos Symposiums

The Future of Mental Health with Dr. Eric Maisel - en*theos Symposiums | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

There isn’t just one way to think about mental health. Today adults and children in distress are presented with a single picture: that they have some “mental disorder” requiring “medical treatment.” In this groundbreaking symposium, top experts from around the world challenge this paradigm, present alternatives, and provide you with the tools you need to live a healthier life. Learn about this mental health revolution from its front-line leaders!"

[Live conference is over - recordings available.]

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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

Actors and therapy | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

"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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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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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

Actors coping with rejection | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

“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

Highly Sensitive People and Depression | Emotional Health & Creative People | Scoop.it

"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

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

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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