Creative people have good imaginations and they can create negative or catastrophic scenarios in their minds with great ease. This can make them more vulnerable to experiencing emotional distress. They may then find themselves struggling to cope with difficulties in life or losing their confidence, their sense of self and self-esteem. It is common for people in this situation to feel creatively "stuck". Some creative people even stop practicing their art and begin to live in ways that are out of tune with their values. Depression, anxiety or addiction problems may follow.
Writers can procrastinate or feel that they have lost their creative energy altogether.
Visual artists can draw upon a rich palette of excuses to justify why they are not working!
Performing artists, being in the public eye, may fall victim to pressures that do not apply to other creative activities. Performance anxiety can be crippling and interfere with building a career.
Creativity counselling can overcome creative blocks and help rebuild confidence, while developing skills to live a more balanced life. It can help make dreams become a reality.