Creative People: Personality and Mental Health webinar; Relentless Creating; Anger and creativity

Creative People: Personality and Mental Health webinar


Webinar Tuesday, February 5, 2013 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST

This is an online presentation by me [Douglas Eby] on some psychological aspects of developing creativity. The webinar is hosted by the International Bipolar Foundation.

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Mary-Elaine Jacobsen writes in her book “The Gifted Adult” that “the intensity of creative pressure does ebb and flow, but like the tide, it always comes back.”

Director Kathryn Bigelow [photo] praises her lead actress in “Zero Dark Thirty” about that intensity: “Talent comes in many guises, but all original talents share the same quality: They’re unique, one of a kind…Jessica Chastain is one of our original talents, a rare and gifted actress…she is an utter slave to her craft and one of the hardest-working people I’ve ever met, let alone directed in a film.”

Actor and Singer/songwriter Melora Hardin said in our interview: “Anger is the best propeller for any kind of action, it really gets you moving. It’s a good thing. A healthy thing.”But I also think a lot of people – like some songwriters I interact with – get really caught in the trap of feeling like if they’re not sad, or their heart’s not aching, or they haven’t just gone through a major breakup, or they’re not mad or angry about something, they can’t write in an inspired way.”


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