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LooseLeaf NoteBook uncovers the connection between creativity and mental health, with a focus on nurturing artistry, emotional intelligence, and self-care. Composer Julia Adolphe shares her creative process, personal experience with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and journey towards mental health alongside guests from across creative fields to provide inspiration, a space for open dialogue, and paths towards healing through artistic self-expression.

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    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings

LooseLeaf NoteBook uncovers the connection between creativity and mental health, with a focus on nurturing artistry, emotional intelligence, and self-care. Composer Julia Adolphe shares her creative process, personal experience with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and journey towards mental health alongside guests from across creative fields to provide inspiration, a space for open dialogue, and paths towards healing through artistic self-expression.

    Joy Guidry: Transforming Trauma through the Creative Process

    Joy Guidry: Transforming Trauma through the Creative Process

    Composer/Bassoonist Joy Guidry shares how they protect their own mental health while exploring personally traumatic content in their art. We discuss their critically acclaimed debut album, Radical Acceptance (2022), which traces Joy's personal experiences of Bipolar Disorder and PTSD. Joy differentiates between the harmful nature of forcing oneself to relive a traumatic personal memory in order to create art, and the act of reclaiming and transforming one's experience through communal storytelling. Lastly, Joy shares what they wish others knew about Bipolar Disorder and how musical institutions can be more ADA compliant and accessible.

    www.guidrybassoon.com

    Questions or comments may be shared on Julia Adolphe's YouTube Channel

    • 40 min
    Frank Ticheli: Overcoming Anxiety & Trusting the Subconscious

    Frank Ticheli: Overcoming Anxiety & Trusting the Subconscious

    Composer Frank Ticheli shares his experience with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which manifested in his 30's in the form of chronic pain and impeded his ability to compose. We discuss how Frank reframed his relationship to his writing process in order to reconnect with his work, difficulties with medication and therapy, and how cultivating a dialogue with one's subconscious enriches creativity. Lastly, we discuss Frank's An American Elegy, commissioned by the Alpha Iota Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi in memory of the victims of the mass shooting at Columbine High School, and the role that educators can play in caring for and monitoring their students' mental health during increasingly anxious times.

     

    https://www.manhattanbeachmusiconline.com/frank_ticheli/

     

    Questions or comments may be shared on Julia Adolphe's YouTube Channel

    • 42 min
    Sasha Cooke: Managing Imposter Syndrome & the Benefits of Couples Therapy

    Sasha Cooke: Managing Imposter Syndrome & the Benefits of Couples Therapy

    Two-time Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke shares her experience of imposter syndrome, a feeling that one is not worthy or deserving of one's success. We discuss how these inner bullying voices originated in relation to her body image and how music became a safe, empowering space. Lastly, Sasha shares how couples therapy and practicing gratitude enable her to take ownership and responsibility for her personal and musical life, and how she stays connected to her kids when she's on tour.

    This episode of LooseLeaf NoteBook is supported by New Music USA and featured on NewMusicBox.

    www.sashacooke.com

    Questions or comments may be shared on Julia Adolphe's YouTube Channel

    • 40 min
    Myroslava Khomik: Creativity as Spiritual Work in Times of War

    Myroslava Khomik: Creativity as Spiritual Work in Times of War

    Ukrainian-born violinist Dr. Myroslava Khomik shares how anyone with creativity and compassion can work as a spiritual leader during times of global crisis. We discuss the centuries-long history of Russian aggressors targeting and executing Ukrainian artists while appropriating Ukrainian culture, why promoting Ukrainian music is a revolutionary act, and how we can each use our own unique individual voices to contribute to the health of our society. 
     
    www.myroslavakhomik.com 
    www.helpmusiciansukraine.com
     
    Questions or comments may be shared on Julia Adolphe's YouTube Channel 

    • 36 min
    Creatives Care: How Therapy Enables Creativity & Finding Affordable Care

    Creatives Care: How Therapy Enables Creativity & Finding Affordable Care

    Psychiatrist Alana Mendelsohn, MD, PhD, Catherine Hancock, and Katya Gruzgliina share the mission of Creatives Care, which aims to partner artists with affordable mental health care providers and help individuals assess what kind of therapy might be right for their specific needs. Our conversation covers why therapy is particularly beneficial for artists, how to understand when you might need help, and how to handle obstacles that keep us from seeking support. Catherine and Katya share their own personal experiences with vocal injury and its relationship to their work de-stigmatizing mental and physical illness within the arts. Lastly, we discuss questions collected from our podcast listeners, which range from how to handle career disappointment, leaving the arts, to how to process the unfolding crisis in the Ukraine. This episode is supported by New Music USA and featured on NewMusicBox www.creativescare.org

    Questions or comments may be shared on Julia Adolphe's YouTube Channel

    • 45 min
    Andrew Norman: Anxiety & Creative Process

    Andrew Norman: Anxiety & Creative Process

    Composer Andrew Norman shares how his creative anxiety has led him into a current period of writer's block. We discuss how his frenetic language captures how thoughts move in his mind, the underlying sources of his anxiety, and brainstorm together how he can move forward to reconnect with the joy of his creative process.

     

    This episode of LooseLeaf NoteBook is supported by New Music USA and featured on NewMusicBox. 

     

    www.andrewnormanmusic.com

     

    Questions and comments may be shared on my YouTube channel. 

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

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Creativity and mental health

Julia Adolphe is breaking down dangerous preconceptions about mental illness and the arts. Many assume that to be creative, they must (or even should!) have mental illness. This is nonsense. Good for Julia for helping change this harmful association with the arts

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