Most creative artists encounter ‘dry spells’; similarly, many of us feel there is a creative project inside us that never quite gets out. Either way, wherever there is a block, there is an opportunity for enquiry and exploration. If all creativity is generated by the mind, then psychology is uniquely placed to speak to the creative process.
Using a psychological lens to explore this subject in fine detail, Psychology for Creative Artists considers questions such as how to develop as a creative being, how context shapes our response to our own and others’ work, and how psychological blocks can prevent action.
Drawing on her personal experience as both a psychologist and a creative artist, Dr Anna Haigh looks at the powerful role of emotions and inspiration, and employs tools drawn from her clinical work to take readers on an enlightening and interactive journey through ways in which they can discover, deepen and sustain a more creative life.