Creativity is a core issue for people
We humans slowly die when we suppress our creativity.
As a young woman, I was artistically creative in various areas. For many years I have written, drawn, made music, played theater and designed and created silver jewelry.
While studying dentistry in university, I consciously stopped doing all of these activities. In the second or third year in my dental career, I painfully found that I lacked creative expression and that I absolutely needed some creative output to be happy! I felt my basic need to be creative so hard that I started to sketch a little after work. During this time, I made a couple of artworks that I still like and value.
The high art of developing a creative way of life in rather “uncreative” professions, in my case the as a dentist.
Dentistry is a great teacher when it comes to being human: fear, pain, shame, illness, denial, repression, lack. These sinister currents, which are as much a part of life as courage, health, lightness, daring, honesty, insight and abundance, are brought in by almost every patient with their teeth. University had not prepared us future-dentists for this and in my very short professional experience I had not yet identified this topic as crucial. But at least the dental treatments are often variable, especially since dental diseases quite often offer different methods, materials and therapies – all those alternatives ALL include advantages and disadvantages, risks, side effects and different prices (in the form of time, money and tooth substance).
Not only are the therapy alternatives different, but so are the people who have to choose them. At the time, I was not aware that creativity was required to find the right solution for each patient. I still had to learn how to direct a conversation so that the patient can decide which treatment to choose and how I can let him make his decision. This was a process, especially since in my early dental years I did not even know anything about communication-skillls, and certainly nothing about the fact that we must respect our fellow human beings to make their own fate and make their decisions. It all came with time, and I made a big leap with my hypnosis training in 2012. But at the time I was – finally – self-employed, which already is a permanent creative process.
In fact, I am only now seeing how all these threads run together. Knowledge of factual skills, thoughts, experiences from all possible areas can cross-fertilize each other. Each new skill can mean a breakthrough in a different area. My experience in jewelry design has shaped my eyes and my senses for shape and color, for aesthetics in general. I am now certified in aesthetic dentistry, a discipline that gives me extraordinary pleasure!
Everyone is creative
Every profession, even every move, every thought can be creative, or in contrast – simply robotic service according to the regulations. I still remember raising my eyebrows in disbelief when many years ago I heard some business guru saying, “If you want to be successful you have to be creative!” I thought the exact opposite was true.
I was convinced that creativity was breadless art! Boy, was I wrong!
I was clearly caught up in a negative belief without having a glimpse of what a negative belief is …
It is wonderful to be on a journey as a person… What else is there to be learned and experienced…?
The centerpiece of my coaching practice is developing the individual creative power of my clients and bringing them to their full expression! I know what I’m talking about and how universal this energy is.
To recognize the world as a creative paradise and to convey to other people that this is exactly what makes me happy and alignes with my purpose of life –