Crisis into Creativity
November 1, 2022
Hosted by Deborah Cox
CRISIS INTO CREATIVITY Every professional helper experiences an existential crisis at some point in their career. Some kind of loss, trauma, or major illness triggers a sense of meaninglessness, one’s worldview upended. But internal chaos can lead to creative change. Deborah and Tracy talk with Dr. Jeremy Vincent, forensic psychologist and author of 26.2 Miles: How running alone showed me I was never really alone at all. Jeremy writes about marathon training, the practice and discipline leading him to make new connections and strengthen old ones. His memoir is a story of tribe: how reaching for connection can create a new life. Find Jeremy’s book here: https://www.amazon.com/26-2-Miles-Running-Showed-Really-ebook/dp/B09NWGDBBK/ref=sr_1_1?crid=SLVO2IOI70WN&keywords=26.2+miles+Jeremy+vincent&qid=1665274900&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIwLjAwIiwicXNhIjoiMC4wMCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMDAifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=26.2+miles+jeremy+vinc%2Caps%2C266&sr=8-1 Read more about existential crisis here: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/ways-to-overcome-an-existential-crisis/ https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.822.4150&rep=rep1&type=pdf Read more about chaos and creativity here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/is-it-beautiful/201910/creativity-and-chaos
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As a global community, we witness rates of depression, anxiety, and self-harm skyrocketing in the wake of more than two years of unprecedented stress and need. Helpers (caregivers, therapists, teachers, and even parents) face more demands than ever, often working hours of concentrated, solo emotional labor each day. We see helpers leaving their professions in droves, suffering their own health crises and burnout. So, who and what helps the helper? The fields of neuroscience, art, fitness, and physiology bring us insights never before available. But how do we utilize the burgeoning information to move from overwhelmed and lonely to inspired, thriving, creating, and connecting? ReConceive answers these questions. ReConceive probes connectedness for everyone navigating the mental health pandemic. Deborah Cox, psychologist, and Tracy Maxfield, body psychotherapist, explore new methods for working with our clients, and ourselves, through movement, art, and love.
Deborah Cox is an artist and licensed psychologist, board-certified in Couple and Family Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She writes about anger, relationships, and recovery from religious trauma, and helps clients write their own stories of creativity and healing. Her autobiographical novel, Wife Material, tells a story of growing up in a Southern, fundamentalist sect. Deborah uses EMDR and art methods at the Mosher House, in Springfield, Missouri’s historic district.