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A Quick Intro
Welcome to The Creative Cure, the newsletter that explores questions related to the mental health of creative artists.
My name is Petra Borzynski, and I'm a psychotherapist, vocal coach and writer (and a former geoscientist, but that’d lead too far).
I love writing - I hate showing my face on Instagram and Facebook or in videos. Not because I have a problems with performance (I used to be a professional singer), I just don’t like creating Reels or Lives. So one would think it only makes sense that I’ve been forever looking for a place where I can combine my love for the written word with sharing what might be of help or interest to someone out there.
The Creative Cure explores how art and creativity can help you cope with stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges, but also how our creativity (and everything that comes with it) can sometimes feel like the root of our struggles.
The idea is to talk about a specific topic on a fortnightly schedule, and to break it down as follows:
The Topic - which pretty much speaks for itself. It’s an intro into what the week will be about.
The Myth - in which I will talk about a common, well myth, related to a mental health or creativity topic, and whether it holds true or not.
The Exploration - where I will either ask interesting questions, or give you something you can explore or chew on.
The Podcast - where you get everything as a read-out in one neat package (if you prefer to listen).
If you would like to hear from me weekly: This newsletter alternates with “The Sandman: Shadow Truths”, in which I explore mental health and creativity through storytelling (in this case, through Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman”, but more about that another time). You can find the link in the header and subscribe to it separately as outlined here.
Take this as an invitation to join me on discovering The Creative Cure. Because in all honesty: Despite being a therapist, I still very much ask myself many, many questions every day, and more often than not, I don’t have answers.
I’d love to hear from you! Do you have any questions or comments? Do you have any suggestions for future topics or issues? Please let me know by commenting or joining the chat.
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