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Creativity and Innovation

Creativity and Innovation, Uncategorized

November 7, 2023

the gears of creativity-the creativity cycle explored

The Gears of Creativity-The Creativity Cycle Explored

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In my previous article, Why the Creativity Cycle is Like an Outstanding Cup of Coffee, I discussed the necessary ingredients of the creative process, such as the importance of protected time, a culture that supports creativity, constraint within the creative process, and not taking the process too personally. In this article, I’ll explore the cycle of creativity and […]

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Creativity and Innovation

November 7, 2023

why the creativity cycle is like an outstanding cup of coffee

Why the Creativity Cycle is Like a Cup of Coffee

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you’re like most people, your standard cup of “morning joe” is okay. It serves a function by helping you go from barely functional to getting you through your routine each morning. However, the standard cup of coffee is very different from a fantastic cup of coffee that’s so good, it makes you stop and […]

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Creativity and Innovation

Creativity and Innovation, Uncategorized

August 17, 2023

How to be creative even when you’re anxious

How to Be Creative (Even When You’re Anxious)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Creativity can be easy to chase, but hard to capture, especially when you’re feeling anxious. When we’re worried, our productivity is bound to take a dip, and this can have a multiplicative effect on our anxiety. We cannot work because we feel so anxious, but we are only so anxious because we cannot work. […]

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Art Therapy, Creativity and Innovation

February 23, 2022

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6 Reasons to Get Creative

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s simple enough to preach the virtues of creativity, but another thing entirely to put them into practice. Circumstance often disconnects us from our creativity, and without instinctual knowledge on how to return to it. Fortunately, there are plenty of motives for getting in touch with your creative side. Here are 6 reasons  to get […]

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Creativity and Innovation

Creativity and Innovation, Uncategorized

January 5, 2022

How To Host an Intention Board Party

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s officially the start of the New Year, and when many of us start to think about our new goals and intentions. What better way to do this than to create an intention board? If you don’t already know, an intention board is a collage that utilizes the law of attraction to help you create […]

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Art Therapy, Change, Creativity and Innovation

June 23, 2021

Transforming With Art Therapy

Transforming with art therapy is simple. Art therapy is a tool used by many to access parts of the brain they otherwise wouldn’t be able to. This is because art therapy has a calming effect on the mind and body, allowing you to relax enough to access your true, authentic nature.  If you undergo the […]

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Creativity and Innovation

Change, Creativity and Innovation

May 26, 2021

Therapy Won’t Kill Your Creativity

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As an artist with mental illness, I’m always fascinated by what other artists have to say about their relationship with mental illness and therapy. Many artists have said really beautiful and inspirational things about their struggles with the stresses of creating under the duress of mental illness. In point of fact, I may not […]

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Art Therapy, Creativity and Innovation, Depression Relief

May 19, 2021

Music, Mindfulness, Melancholy, and You

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Do you want to be a musician? Are you envious of the lucky impervious few who find themselves seated behind a choice instrument and express themselves beauty? Do you find your mind plagued by crippling self-doubt in the face of attempting to learn? Do you struggle to muster hope in a future where you […]

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Creativity and Innovation

Art Therapy, Creativity and Innovation, Uncategorized

May 5, 2021

More Than Talking: Actions You Can Take In Therapy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Therapy with Integrative Counsel is more than talking. It’s about taking action to better your mental health. For some people, there comes a point in their healing journey where talking doesn’t get them anywhere. Maybe you’ve already dove into your past traumas and relationships, are all talked out, and are craving more. That’s normal! […]

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Art Therapy, Brain Science, Creativity and Innovation, Mindfulness and Wellness

June 26, 2020

Healing PTSD with Expressive Arts Therapy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Today is National PTSD Awareness Day. PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that results from a traumatic event. Those who have PTSD are often triggered by memories of the traumatic event, which causes them to feel as if they are experiencing the event again, accompanied by feelings of intense anxiety/panic, touchiness, and/or disassociation. In order to […]

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