You identify as a Creative.
You’ve recognized that you see and feel the world differently than others. There is a wonderful hue of colors, sounds, vibrations, and imagination that exists for you. There can also be an intensity to life that you can’t escape. You feel more intensely, you think more analytically, you act in ways that have true meaning to you despite their difficulty.
Life as a Creative comes with a lot of emotions. It might feel inevitable to you, or maybe it’s a choice you’ve made because you want to experience a particular kind of fulfillment in your work, community, and Self. Either way, if you’re on this page you have probably already come into contact with some of the joys and complexities of an artist’s life.
Life as a Creative.
For the most part, your life is pretty great! You get to express yourself in the creative, artistic way you love. Though, there are some experiences that you find to be more difficult than others. You may find yourself engaging in activities that are deeply difficult because you’re forced to use your inner-Self. Oftentimes, you are asked to push past internal blocks such as creative lulls, depression, substance abuse, self-doubt, inhibition, or shame. Furthermore, you may have to deal with nepotism, racism, sexism, or genderism in your field.
Further, you may find yourself needing to engage in activities that you never imagined or trained to do when you chose the life of a Creative – networking, self-promotion, keeping up with a business plan, tolerating rejection after rejection until finally, something works out.
If any of this resonates with you, therapy might be a place where you can heal, deepen your creativity, and learn skills for navigating the bizarre and glorious world of art.
Who is therapy for the Creative for?
You don’t have to be a Picasso or Beethoven to reap the benefits of therapy specialized for Creatives. Instead, you have to be open to the idea that you have the capability of tapping into your own healing with the use of creative expression and the guidance of your professionally trained therapist.
Oftentimes, people have issues communicating effectively with their loved ones – life partner, your child, a sibling, or parent- through the use of just words. Whether you’re looking to do Self-exploration in individual therapy, or if you’re looking to explore and understand yourself and your loved one(s) through family therapy or child therapy with parent support, therapy has the power to help in a variety of different settings.
Common Art Therapy Topics
- get over creative blocks
- increase motivation
- confidence building
- increase self-awareness
- increase self-esteem
- anger management
- behavior management
- major life adjustments
- family guidance
- social guidance
- mood regulation
- gender identity
- sexual orientation
- substance use recovery
Call for a FREE 15-minute consultation to determine if The Better You Institute is a good fit for your situation. Let’s learn if we can work together to smooth your family issues.