At our very nature, we are all creative beings.

Harmful messages delivered earlier in your life by others who may have felt frustrated, insecure, or paralyzed in their own ability to create, may have led you to believe that you are not capable of creating a different life for yourself now. This sense of feeling stuck, trapped or frozen in your own creative process can lead to an experience of complex and, at times, overwhelming emotions that may include anger, rage, anxiety, panic, despair, hopelessness, and/or depression.

The reality is that creativity is as much a birthright as breathing. Given a safe enough environment in which a sense of curiosity can be rediscovered and your natural strengths, learning styles and intelligences, witnessed and encouraged, you can begin to reconnect with and trust the immutable stages of creative process in your own life. As you deepen your understanding of these stages and honor their sequential flow, you discover how to better use them in the service and support of your goals and dreams.

Written by

Heather Davies, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, supervisor, and workshop facilitator in Austin, TX, who weaves together the principles of embodiment, creativity, and soul-based tools and wisdom in the service of individual and global evolution and wellness.