Hello, Wonderful, Creative People!
Today we will talk again about one of the foundational concepts of the work we do at Creatively, LLC: that Creative People are unique! Creative People are a specific kind of people, with specific strengths and needs in their creative personality. The trouble is, most of us don’t know about them, and don’t take care of our Creative Personalities well.
One of the Hallmarks of a Creative Person, a Creative Personality, is Strength.
That means powerful drives, powerful passions, powerful impulses, powerful emotions- a Creative Personality has it all. It is Mother Nature’s gift to sustain the difficult work required of innovation and creation. Creation demands authenticity, questioning, and digging deep- often requiring Creative People to go against the flow, question norms, and form their own opinions. This requires a lot of power! That is why it is part of your personality. You will need it for the creative work you do!
Authenticity and Meaning-Making for Creative People
Authenticity and meaning-making go hand-in-hand as two more features of your Creative Personality. Creative People are driven to live authentically, contribute to the world, and make meaning of their lives. When they are thwarted in one of these tasks in their lives, their powerful drives and feelings become frustrated and blocked. Your Creative Work is the main way in which you contribute meaning to your life. Your big passions allow you to reflect your experiences to the lives of others, impacting them in a meaningful way. When you live authentically, your creative contributions are truly important, unique, and your own. This is your recipe to good living as a Creative Person.
But, Creative People Have Blocks!
When, however, you become blocked in meaning-making, or, something is preventing you from living authentically, your powerful feelings, drives, passions, and impulses become blocked and/or unhealthy. If you are living within the confines of a creatively unsatisfying or unhealthy life, you may suffer from powerful anxiety, depression, or other emotional problems. You may have powerful impulses that stray from healthy, creative meaning-making urges, to more destructive, self-soothing, or numbing cravings.
The World is Not Set Up for Supporting Creative People
Unfortunately, the problem is, the world continues to devalue the importance of creative living. Creative pursuits are undervalued, and creative professions are underpaid. Most creative individuals are encouraged to tamp down their passions, and spend time doing things deemed more “productive” by society. You become another cog in a wheel and are left confused as to why you are unhappy.
How Are You, and the Other Creative People You Know Affected?
There are many Creative People in the world, and this is a true story told by too many. The truth is, the most stabilizing thing you can do in your life, as a Creative Person, is to be Creative. How is one to do that when they have systematically replaced all the Creativity in their life? When they aren’t sure what it even means to be a Creative Person anymore?
What is Creativity Counseling or Creativity Coaching?
Creativity Counseling and Creativity Coaching are designed with you in mind. Care specifically for Creative People, you regain control and satisfaction over your life in three main steps:
1) Master your Creative Personality
2) Discover the link between your Creative Personality and Mental Health
3) Establish a regular practice of Creativity in your life
Start Creativity Coaching or Creativity Counseling: Change your Life Today!
If you are interested in real, impactful, and lasting change for your creative mind, I would love to help you. Let's connect and launch your life to the next level! I have three steps you can take, right now from my site if you are ready to take an important step forward in your life:
1) Join my Artists in Residency Program. This is a Free, Online Community of Artists where you can build support, accountability, and a network of Creative People as a stepping stone towards reconnecting and committing to your authentic, creative self.
2) Book a Free Consultation. All new clients to Creatively, LLC are entitled to a 15 min, free consultation to sit with me and discuss your needs, services available, and we can problem solve and hand-pick the best next steps to help you succeed.
3) Book a Coaching Package. Are you a working Creative in need of specific support? I offer a range of Coaching Packages- let's get started with one that is right for you.
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is a Creativity Coach, Creativity Counselor and Professional Artist in Sykesville, Maryland. She provides Online Creativity Counseling in Maryland and Virginia, and Online Creativity Coaching throughout the USA, Canada and the UK.
The information provided in this blog is from my own clinical experiences and training. It is intended to supplement your clinical care. Never make major life changes before consulting with your treatment team. If you are unsure of your safety or wellbeing, do not hesitate to get help immediately.