creativity Archives - Ben Michaelis, PhD

“Decoding Your Desk: What Does It Say About You?” – HowStuffWorks

Is your cluttered desk a sign of creative genius or total chaos? Experts weigh in.   The eyes might be the windows to the soul, but your desk lets people see right into your brain. OK, maybe that’s a stretch, but it does beg the question: Messy or not, is your desk an accurate reflection […]

"7 Reasons Adult Coloring Books Will Make Your Life A Whole Lot Brighter" – Bustle

  Coloring books for adults have become the latest trend, and, unlike some fads, this one is actually really good for you. According to clinical psychologist Ben Michaelis, coloring is a stress-free activity that relaxes the amygdala — the fear center of the brain — and allows your mind to get the rest it needs. […]

"The Throwback Stress Reliever That Everyone’s Instagramming" – SELF

It’s Monday night. Do you know where your crayons are? For a growing slice of grown women, with big jobs, busy schedules and more than a bit of digital fatigue, going analog, in the form of hobbies you may last remember engaging in when you were eight, is the latest way to beat stress. In […]

Creativity World Forum In Full Swing In OKC

The Creativity World Forum 2015 opened with a quote from poet Charles Wright about the landscapes within us and about us and a performance of the Willy Wonka song “Pure Imagination” by Graham Colton. Bart Conner greeted an audience composed of people from 11 nations and 25 states and introduced the morning panel of Creativity […]

Unrequited Love Can Serve You Well If You Let It; The Benefits Of Rejection

Heartbreak hurts. Rejection can make us lash out. But when you’re ready, it can all be an opportunity for personal transformation “I have seen that people who are higher in resilience tend to naturally make more adaptive interpretations to rejection,” Dr. Ben Michaelis, a clinical psychologist and speaker based in New York City, told Medical Daily in an […]

America Meditating On Unlocking Creativity

Dr. Ben Michaelis about unlocking creativity for a life of purpose on “America Meditating” on Blog Talk Radio with Sister Jenna from the Meditation Museum.

Dr. Ben Michaelis: 'Your Next Big Thing' for the New Year (Q&A)

Today, Hartford Books Examiner rings in the New Year with Dr. Ben Michaelis. A clinical psychologist who helps patients achieve mental health and well-being through creativity, Dr. Michaelis is a graduate of Columbia and New York Universities. He has been in private practice in Manhattan since 2004. Dr. Michaelis’s writing has been published in both academic and popular […]