Because Mental Health Can Impact Your Creativity Too!

Being an artist doesn’t mean that you have to suffer!

Bad days happen to everyone. But how do you keep working when there are more bad days than good days? When your mental health takes a toll on your creativity? When anxiety, depression, self-doubt or imposter syndrome prevent you from doing your best work?

In a world where artists are perceived as “drama queens” and are expected to “get on with it”, this book shows you that there is a way to take care of your mental health while continuing to create.

There’s no need to be a tortured artist anymore. You can be a happy artist instead.

Topics Covered in the Book
  1. Mental Health and Creativity: I talk about why it’s important to discuss mental health and why the creative industries are not well equipped to face problems.
  2. Your Old Mental Health Diet: behaviours that are known to make your mental health worse. I speak about my bad habits, and give you examples of how they made my life more difficult.
  3. Hopes and Expectations: before you can improve your habits, you need to understand why you do them in the first place. I talk about our expectations as artists, as well as important concepts such as guilt and purpose.
  4. Your New Mental Health Diet: it’s time to adopt positive and productive habits. In this chapter, I list a lot of options for you that you can pick and choose to make your own menu!
  5. Crisis Strategies: despite all the prevention, sometimes it is impossible to avoid a crisis such as panic attacks, anxiety or more extreme crisis such as suicidal thoughts. This chapter is about getting help when you need it and how to do so.
  6. Keep Creating: in the last chapter of the book, I give you strategies to continue creating despite mental health problems, so that you can be a long-lasting artist!
Who Is It For?
  • Creative people who are struggling (or have struggled) with mental health issues
  • Anyone looking to change their habits and improve their relationship with their art
  • Artists at any stage of their career: Students, Confirmed, Hobbyists...
  • Creatives from all fields: Performers, Writers, Musicians, Illustrators, Designers, Actors, Singers, Filmmakers, Comedians, Photographers...​
Amazing Illustrations by JC Porcel

Once again, I collaborated with the talented Juan Carlos Porcel to illustrate the book. Check out his work here.

Free Workbook Included

Available in PDF and Word format, so you can print and write or complete the blanks on your computer.

FAQ

Happy, Not Tortured eBook is available on Amazon for £4.99 ($5.99)

Yes! You can buy it on Amazon at £6.99 ($7.99).

Not yet, but the audiobook version will be released before the end of 2020.

Yes! It is available on Kobo and Barnes and Noble. It is also available at partner retailers such as Fnac.

When you purchase the book, you’ll get an exclusive link where you can download the workbook.

Of course! Use the contact form to send me your questions!