Psychology for Creative Artists: Rediscover Creativity with Tools from the Therapy Room (Paperback)

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Most creative artists encounter ‘ dry spells’ ; similarly, many of us feel there is a creative project inside us that never quite gets out. Either way, wherever there is a block, there is an opportunity for enquiry and exploration. And further, if all creativity is generated by the mind, then psychology is uniquely placed to speak to the creative process. Using a psychological lens to explore this subject in fine detail, Psychology for Creative Artists considers question such as how to develop as a creative being, how context shapes our response to our own and others’ work, and how psychological blocks can prevent action.

Drawing on her personal experience as both a psychologist and a creative artist, the author looks at the powerful role of emotions and inspiration, and employs tools drawn from her clinical work.

Psychology for Creative Artists applies theory and techniques from contemporary psychological therapies – including CBT, ACT, CFT and CAT – to the activities of creative artists of all kinds, taking readers on an interactive, hands-on journey, with reflective questions and exercises designed to support next steps toward more creative destinations.

About the Author

Dr Anna Haigh is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) practitioner with over twenty years’ experience working with adults and children, both in the NHS and in private practice. Dr Haigh is also a published writer, ceramicist and musician and can therefore reflect on the creative process through both a professional and personal lens.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781803882833
ISBN-10: 1803882832
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd
Publication Date: October 28th, 2023
Pages: 288
Language: English