Jan 6, 2014

CREATIVE WRITING - a psychological perspective

Do you want to become a writer? Are your fingers itchy with the impulse of telling your story?

Sometimes we know we want to write, it's our number one priority, we feel it's what we are supposed to be doing.

Whether or not you have been able to transform your dreams into action yet, learning how creative writing can be an healthy, curative input in your life will give you the motivation you need to commit to your passion.

Using creative writing as well as other artistic expressions to improve the psychological and physical well-being is known as ART THERAPY.

What is Art Therapy?

Art Therapy is a path of self awareness and internal growth.

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) considered creativity as a primary access lane to the subconscious, just as dreams and verbal association.

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) believed in Universal, archaic archetypes that derive from the collective unconscious. 
This psychic instinct is hidden inside each one of us and hands down the story of humanity. 
Being unconscious, the existence of these tales can only be expressed through unspoken behavior, images, art, myths, religions, or dreams.

Science proved that every human being is creative, in his own way. Since 1946 England, followed by USA, recognized Art Therapy as a beneficial input for hospitalized patient.

Art Therapy today

Naturopathy and psychosomatic medicine remind us that art can nourish the spirit, can motivate a person to get better, grow up and heal. 
Arts can determine physiological changes in the organism: laughter therapy and clown therapy facilitate the process of self healing, especially for disturbances caused by stress, immunity system, cardiomyopathy and ictus.

Creative writing allows us to get to know ourselves, what is our perception of the surrounding world and what perception the external environment has of us as part of it. 
The journey of self discovery that we complete through the written word allows us to detach ourselves from any experience, examine it, explore other points of view, create personal opinions, solve problems, communicate intentions, compare ideas and develop a unique imagination.

Everyone can use creative writing. Everyone owns fantasy and imagination. What matters is spontaneity and daring to share your experience in a personal shape, free of preconditioned schemes.

Start the new year with some healing words, commit to your passion, and become your own hero!

Have a good novel!