Creativity & Trauma; Share your knowledge & get paid; Creative Catalysts


I was recently a guest on the “Your Life After Trauma” radio show, hosted by Michele Rosenthal.

Follow link to hear audio archive. Note: The first part of my comments were cut off (unless the recording has been fixed by the time you read this); I was referring to my interview with psychologist Stephen A. Diamond, talking about French artist Niki de Saint Phalle.

You can read more about her, plus many other people (J. K. Rowling; Ashley Judd; Gwyneth Paltrow; Lady Gaga; Jennifer Lawrence; Halle Berry; Andrea Ashworth; Alice Sebold; Charles Durning and others) in my post “Creative People and Trauma”

In addition to all the destructive consequences that may follow traumatic experience, some people say it also has power to encourage creative expression.

The photo is of the late actor Charles Durning (1923-2012) … In World War II, he killed a very young German soldier in hand-to-hand combat.

Can this kind of trauma, which often leads to PTSD, have any positive impact on creative imagination and expression?

In her provocatively titled post ‘Does Trauma Increase Creativity?’, Laura K Kerr reports on a study that, she notes, “suggests there may be a connection between creativity and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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By Gail McMeekin

We know we are creative beings. Yet, we are also well aware that sometimes our creativity stalls, plays tricks on us, or appears to have vanished completely.

It is at those moments that we need to reconnect with our vitality around our creative process or project and leverage our inspirational powers to stimulate our ability to make new connections.

The following tips are meant to arouse your natural creative gifts so you can surmount those obstacles in your journey and achieve maximum potential.


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