CREATING MY ODYSSEY-
Liberating the Real Me After 30 Years of Depression!
Wednesday, 28 March 2018
TO ALL CREATIVE COACHES - A BIG THANK YOU!
TO ALL CREATIVE COACHES -
A BIG THANK YOU!
I'm subscribed to umpteen zillion creative coaches, a practice begun just after I began recovering from depression and anxiety, and may I say what a fantastic job these people do!
They send out regular, free newsletters containing tips, hints, encouragement, a gentle kick up the rear end - to artists, writers, singers, musicians, dancers - anyone in the creative biz, whether professional or otherwise, who may be struggling to do what they want/need to do, for whatever reason. They've been ill for a long time and need a pick-me-up. They've had a long break for any number of reasons. They've been in totally different disciplines and want to try their hand at creativity. These coaches are particularly good at giving those who've lost their creative confidence a bit of a helping hand.
When I first subscribed to newsletters, hundreds of those subscriptions were to life coaches, which were equally valid at the time. After a year or two, I cancelled most of them because, thankfully, I was doing pretty well, myself. And of course I thank these people too, because they're also doing a free service. But I've hung onto creativity coaches (if you see what I mean!) because, although I don't necessarily need their services myself, for which I'm very grateful, the advice, prompts, exercises they offer are very useful to other creative souls, and I want to pass on their advice to others.
On that note, I've just opened up my latest batch of emails, and, one of them is from a creativity coach. That's when I decided a big 'thank you' was in order, and the idea of sharing these mails on my blog and to social media popped into my head. Here follows, for everyone's delight and delectation, a non-exhaustive list of some of the creative coaches I'm subscribed to, plus others, and doubtless I'll be adding more later.
So, to all you creativity coaches out there in the big beyond - thank you so much!