Highly creative individuals experience a lot of struggles in our current society.
Late capitalism is focused on profit and productivity. But you know there is more to life.
You March to the Beat of your own Drum
You are passionate, emotionally sensitive, intuitive. Maybe you work in a creative field, or are trying to build a career as a professional artist.
Or, perhaps you have a variety of creative hobbies. You use your time outside of the 9-to-5 to create art that holds meaning for you as an individual.
You have always felt out of step with our current society. Like you don’t fit in, or don’t belong.
Maybe you were called an “old soul” as a child.
Spirituality is an important part of your life, even if that just means spending time in nature.
You exist outside of cultural norms and expectations.
It could be because you are queer, trans, or otherwise outside the binary of gender and sexuality.
Maybe you are neurodivergent – whether that is autism, ADHD, complex trauma, chronic mental health issues, or being labeled as “Gifted” in the public school system.
You were a high achiever that now feels burnt out and aimless.
Or maybe you’re aware that you’ve never had the supports that you needed to live up to your full potential.
You might have been raised in conservative or evangelical Christianity. Where you were told that you can’t trust your body, your emotions, your intuition, or what you feel is best for you.
Shame and fear were used to control and abuse you.
You learned to chase after validation, acceptance, and praise from others to find self-worth.
As a result, you constantly doubt and criticize yourself.
You don’t know who to trust, or what to believe in. And you are not sure whether you will ever feel “good enough.”
Something inside of you knows there is more to life than this. You are hungry for a sense of meaning and purpose, but you don’t know know how to find it.
If any of this resonates with you, I can help!
There isn’t one path to creating meaning and purpose in your life.
But you can build trust and confidence in yourself. Learning to listen to your own inner voice takes time, and effort. But building that relationship with yourself is worth it!
Your life doesn’t have to make sense to anyone but YOU.
Maybe you’re leaving home for the first time, and trying to “adult” feels overwhelming.
Or, you’re going through a major life transition that has thrown everything you thought you knew into question.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of opportunities for reflection and increased self-awareness.
But now, what do you DO with all the lessons that you’ve learned?
What is the Next Step?
Drama therapy can help you tap into the emotions and sensations in your body. The more you do it, the easier it will get. Maybe you’re checked out from your body because it has been too overwhelming. That’s okay – we can go slow.
We can also explore the messages that you’ve internalized from your family of origin, the church, the school system, and society or the culture as a whole. Some of those messages aren’t working for you anymore.
Role play can help you explore where self-doubt and self-criticism comes from. That can help you feel empowered to make a different choice. You can grow the parts of yourself that do have wisdom, confidence, and know your worth.
There can be layers of internalized oppression that make it hard to have compassion and care for yourself. Part of growing into adulthood is re-evaluating everything you were given up to this point, and deciding what you want to keep. And where it is time to let go.
If you want to learn more about what working with me could look like, learn more about my approach.
Or, you can schedule a free consultation.