“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”
Some of the phrases often heard by fellow artists speaking of their creative challenges are about the impact of their inner critic, or how much they experience fear and resistance and imposter syndrome in their work.
In May 2018 I wrote a post about the inner critic over on my artist and coaching website. I use some theory from transactional analysis to understand the critical internal voice. Over the next few weeks I am going to explore some of these other challenges artists face using my personal experience as artist and therapist to bring some theoretical ideas to understanding what might be happening at a psychological level and then to offer some simple tips and ideas for problem solving.
Today I’m beginning with that early post, click on the link below to read. If this topic raises deeper questions for you than are answered by this post, and you think psychotherapy may be helpful for you, then please do get in touch. We can arrange an introductory conversation to see if I might be able to help.