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Getting Comfortable with Discomfort

Using Art Therapy to Welcome the Unknown

Lisa Mitchell • 5/29/2018

By Lisa Mitchell - As both an art therapist and a marriage and family therapist, I believe that vulnerability, doubt, fear, and uncertainty—feelings most people try to avoid—are essential to getting unstuck. I teach clients how to move beyond "artist’s block," a state of being joylessly trapped in repetitive patterns and rigid expectations, and welcome the type of anxiety around the unknown that creativity invites.

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Using Creativity to Help Blocked Clients Become "Unstuck"

How to Replace Pathology with Creativity

Lisa Mitchell • 10/29/2013

As both an art therapist and a marriage and family therapist, I believe that vulnerability, doubt, fear, and uncertainty—feelings most people try to avoid—are essential to getting unstuck in life and engaging in creative problem solving.

Daily Blog

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Evoking the Inner Artist: How to Replace Pathology with Creativity

Lisa Mitchell • 9/5/2013

When clients feel blocked, therapists can help them tap their inner artist and view feelings of vulnerability, doubt, and fear as part of a creative, problem-solving process.

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Getting Comfortable with Discomfort

Using Art Therapy to Welcome the Unknown

Lisa Mitchell • 5/29/2018

By Lisa Mitchell - As both an art therapist and a marriage and family therapist, I believe that vulnerability, doubt, fear, and uncertainty—feelings most people try to avoid—are essential to getting unstuck. I teach clients how to move beyond "artist’s block," a state of being joylessly trapped in repetitive patterns and rigid expectations, and welcome the type of anxiety around the unknown that creativity invites.

Daily Blog

Using Creativity to Help Blocked Clients Become "Unstuck"

How to Replace Pathology with Creativity

Lisa Mitchell • 10/29/2013

As both an art therapist and a marriage and family therapist, I believe that vulnerability, doubt, fear, and uncertainty—feelings most people try to avoid—are essential to getting unstuck in life and engaging in creative problem solving.

Daily Blog
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Case Study

Evoking the Inner Artist: How to Replace Pathology with Creativity

Lisa Mitchell • 9/5/2013

When clients feel blocked, therapists can help them tap their inner artist and view feelings of vulnerability, doubt, and fear as part of a creative, problem-solving process.

Magazine Article
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Lisa Mitchell, MFT, ATR, writes and trains on the topic of creativity and therapy. She works with clients and therapists to partner with their creative process in her private practice in Sacramento, California, and blogs at Inner Canvas.