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Archives for June, 2016


Creative Professionals Need To Relieve Stress

As a creative person, you may be especially sensitive and vulnerable to sensations and feelings.

As a creative professional, your work may be one of the most deeply satisfying parts of your life, but can also be so physically and emotionally challenging that you suffer from anxiety and stress.

Creativity coach, author and psychologist Eric Maisel writes about how the creative life can be an ongoing source of stress – if we interpret or frame it...
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Neurofeedback, Brainwave Meditation and Creativity

How can meditation help us be more creative? Can biofeedback technology help us meditate more effectively?

In their book on creativity research, Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire make a number of references to meditation and creativity. For example, they note:

"Steve Jobs has even said that meditation — which he studied with Zen master Shunryū Suzuki, author of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind — was the main source of his...
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Performers and Depression

“I know what it’s like to feel depressed." Lady Gaga
Many creative people experience mental health challenges like anxiety and depression, often starting early in life. A number of them are actors, musicians and other performers.

Are there personality traits or aspects of the entertainment business that may encourage emotional problems for performers?

Most of you reading this are probably not actors or other performers, but the perspectives and insights of these talented artists can...
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