Therapy for Creatives


“One of the chief motives of artistic creation is certainly the need of feeling that we are essential in relationship to the world.” — Sartre

Sometimes our life’s purpose doesn’t align with our current situation; it often takes a lot of courage to take the steps needed in pursuit of integrating your calling into your everyday life. If you could do what you feel most drawn towards for a living, or incorporate aspects of this into your work then you will continue to hone your knowledge of what most intrigues you, heightens your awareness, stimulates your mind, provides energy and a sense of creative agency; manifests insight, and incessantly peaks curiosity on an a day-to-day basis. Therapy assists in mitigating stagnation and gives you the opportunity to discover the path that is best for your life.

Do you have an idea for a book that you want to write, but you are waiting until you’re in a better place in your life? Such as a future moment when you have more time to dedicate to your work? Or maybe you’re a musician and a new song still hasn’t come into fruition, and for whatever reason you feel at tug-of-war with yourself? You may feel like you’ve moved so far from what was most meaningful to you and wish there was a way to integrate what you are most drawn towards into your everyday life; have you been passing up all the work that goes beyond the idea because of the time it will take from other commitments your already devoted to? People who feel drawn to their craft often find themselves lost when inspiration has run dry; or when nothing is created even when you have the urge to create something. Sometimes the urge begins to stop, and time seems to have felt wasted. The further we get from where we were, we begin to wonder if we will ever get back to that monumental life’s project that sits shelfed bearing more meaning the further time seems to displace us.

No matter where we end up, we still experience our lives the whole way there. If you spend every waking moment focused on only one thing other things will begin to deteriorate. The way in which we live our everyday life has a significant effect on how we interact with the world and within our most meaningful relationships. There needs to be some level of balance within your life that allows time for you to have space for all that is most meaningful to you. Therapy will help you to re-integrate what has intrigued you, moved you, and relentlessly sparked your curiosity. Creating a balance in life that carves space and time for reflective thought, meaningful relationships, creative work, and social engagement.

Common Felt Experiences of the Creative Life:

  • Constant flow of ideas
  • Frustration that comes from not starting a project, and or finishing it.
  • Keeping your work to yourself out of the fear of not being good enough.
  • Feeling as though you don’t know where to begin.
  • Feeling like the project is never done because it could be better.
  • Anxiety around the blank screen, blank page, blank canvas, and empty track.
  • The weight of time lost, and the sense of urgency that follows when a new idea emerges.
  • Segments of time where you feel a lack of inspiration, and unmotivated to pursue your passions as you once had before.
  • When a person who identifies with their craft is not creating, they often begin to feel despair, loss of purpose, self-doubt, and meaninglessness.
  • Ideas that never make it beyond your own inner dialogue.
  • Creative blocks
  • Daily engagement with your craft leads to feeling fulfilled and maintains productivity.

Give yourself the space to re-cultivate imagination

“Those who have become eminent in philosophy, politics, poetry, and the arts have all had tendencies toward melancholia.” — Aristotle


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