Toronto Psychotherapist Kerry Tobin interviews author and former therapist Maureen Jennings in a 3-part video series about psychotherapy and creativity.
An Associate of the Ontario Psychotherapy & Counseling Referral Network, Kerry Tobin credits her early work with Jennings, both individually and in Creative Expression Groups, with instilling courage and passion to explore her creativity and develop both personally and professionally, as an artist, psychotherapist and individual.
Part 1: Psychotherapy and Creativity
In Part 1, Psychotherapy and Creativity, Kerry and Maureen Jennings discuss how psychotherapy can help us discover and tap into our creativity and the courage to explore our passions.
With a warm and caring therapist, it is possible to move beyond our vulnerabilities and really hear our creative voice. Toronto Psychotherapist Kerry Tobin, of the Ontario Psychotherapy and Counseling Referral Network, interviews author and former therapist Maureen Jennings on how psychotherapy can help us discover and tap into our creativity and the courage to explore our passions, in whatever form they are.
“The power of that area of ourselves is fathomless…if we can live from that place, or connect with that place, most of the time, we can have a very rich life”, says Jennings.
Part 2: Creative Groups
The therapeutic potential of Creative Groups is discussed in Part 2 of the series, which opens and closes with references to Jennings’ book, The Map of Your Mind.
Maureen Jennings, author of The Map of Your Mind and many other books, is interviewed here by Toronto Psychotherapist Terry Tobin in Part 2 of OPC’s 3-Part Series on Psychotherapy and Creativity.
Kerry and Maureen explore how Creative Expression Group work, with its processes of putting internal things into a medium outside yourself and having that witnessed in a non-judgmental and caring space can lead to growth and healing in relationships, as well as developing individual creative and expressive potential. In this segment, Tobin and Jennings share some of their own travels through Creative Group Work toward developing their respective art and individuality.
“We would often limit the idea of the creative, to the visual arts, music, writing — but it’s not true — it can be absolutely anywhere…that creative drive is always there, it just needs to be encouraged…”, says Jennings.
Part 3: Maureen as an Author
Maureen Jennings the Author is the subject of the final video in the series, with Maureen sharing some of her own journey into her writing career with us.
Former Psychotherapist Maureen Jennings talks about her journey of creativity and connection as writer and creator
Maureen Jennings the Author is the subject of the final video in the OPC’s 3-part Interview Series. Maureen shares some of her own journey into her writing career, which has led to the creation of the popular TV series based on her work, Murdoch Mysteries and Bomb Girls, both located in Toronto in different historical eras.
“We’re hungry to connect”, says Jennings, drawing a parallel to the personal exploration of our histories in psychotherapy with the desire for people to connect with, and understand, their more distant histories of time and place portrayed in her popular books and TV series.