Therapist Creative Support
We pour ourselves daily into helping others, and we feel good about that. But sooner or later, we experience burnout: stress and fatigue that hangs on, boredom or confusion in how we work, mental blocks, and a feeling of failure. Burnout also limits our earning potential and spreads, invisibly, to our clients and families.
Doing good therapy demands:
- lots of energy,
- mental, physical, and spiritual focus, &
- lavish self-care during our downtime.
Doing great therapy requires something you may not have considered:
Art therapists know . . . when clients engage in creativity of any kind, they heal: depression lifts, the body calms, ideas flourish, relationships mend. Therapists need this same medicine. We need art, beauty, inviting spaces that are clear of clutter. We need music and dancing and color. We also need to tap into our own art forms (which we all have, no matter what we were told in grade school).
I’ve been working on this kind of therapist medicine for 25 years.
My SPARK program offers options for therapists who want to reverse burnout and build dream practice. We can also create a custom SPARK, just for you.
THERAPIST CREATIVE SUPPORT BLOGS
Stay at home requires a just-right home office studio where you can get creative, comfy, and feel your best. Five easy steps to set up your working oasis at home and #flattenthecurve.
Photographer, Cory Powell, shows us how to use selfies as part of a creative emotional recovery process.
Creating a beautiful, comfortable therapy office inspires and energizes therapists and clients.
Beauty prevents burnout by raising our vibration and focusing our energy. Therapists and all helpers need creative support to engage beauty in their everyday work. Building practice based on beauty creates sustainability and abundance.
Beauty: The Solution to Therapist Burnout Beauty is everywhere you look. But most therapists have been trained away from it. We got trained to look at problems. Problems=the un-beauty. This formula leads straight to burnout. Looking at problems served us pretty well ....
Aesthetics Matter I love area rugs and HGTV. I love flea markets and yarn pom poms. I love love love rearranging the furniture. Not just mine. ANYBODY’s FURNITURE. I love to ReConceive spaces so much, I’m turning this room-therapy into a whole new kind of recovery...
Creating Soul Healing You probably know how I feel about this one. Art saves lives. But for the rest of this post, I'll stay away from the word, "Art," and replace it with "Creativity" or "Creating." Creating leads us out of spiritual prison or confinement and into...
Never lose an opportunity of seeing something beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Beauty is the basis of my spiritual discovery process. I found the Anglican church on a trip to England, back in '07, a time of big transition....
Beyond Studio makes me appreciate my wild inner self. The one inspired by my favorite aunt. You know that aunt of yours . . . the one your parents didn’t want you visiting because you came back from her house wanting to sleep outside in your hammock and you wore your...
Your higher self knows how to calm you. We all want to find calm receptive mode. But not everybody wants to get a massage (although we should - there are people who can make us feel safer and less awkward). Some of us need action. We need to be out in a kayak or...