New York Jungian Psychologists helps adults with a wide range of issues. The intuition for art and artistic creativity is one that can be possessed by anybody as such they do not form the standard procedure of most psychotherapeutic processes. Other reasons for this include the following facts
- In many psychotherapeutic interviews, questions on client’s talent are usually omitted .some questionnaires only add a category for “Hobbies or interests”.
- A client’s artistic tendencies are often referred to as stress relievers
- Most times therapists are too fixated on the emotional strain a client is going through that they do not give a thought to how clients may express their inclinations for art.
- Therapists who don’t have interest in or don’t have knowledge of the psychological angle to art naturally avoid that part of a patients psycho analysis and tend to focus just on the part they are very well at home with.
Why work with feelings around talent?
Behind the somatic symptoms a client shows are several trigger feelings that really do not appear to clients as causal factors; many of these feelings are shrouded in debilitating past experiences that have dealt their confidence in the unique abilities and talents they have severe blows. It could have been disapproving remarks from family, friends or discouraging events of the past. A client could easily have forgotten the exact remarks and event that have spurred the feeling of fear, incapacity, stage freight, envy and anxiety around their gifting and talent but the visible emotional scar they leave on clients is the reason for many inhibitions and somatic symptoms. So a therapist that would be successful with helping a client overcome his or her psychiatric woes must first deal with these feelings.
Jungian and other psychodynamic approaches to therapy help clients address questions surrounding their art or talent.
The Jungian approach as well as other psychodynamic approaches acknowledges that sometimes causal factors are remote so in the consulting room, it is common for therapist to ask clients questions bordering on their life outside art; they could bother on self esteem, values, possession and so on. You would find out that these subjects are either related to therapeutic elements of repair or those of growth. If all these subjects are addressed, many clients recover their creative self.