Interview in San Diego Writers, Ink
I was recently interviewed by Stephanie Knutson of San Diego Writers, Ink about my upcoming class Unlocking Writer's Block. Here's an excerpt:
SDWI: Writer’s block is something we all struggle with, do you find it hard to help people overcome it?
Rachel Moore: I don’t find it difficult to guide people in how to face writer’s block in the short term. As with anything, it’s the long-term practice that is tough to maintain. I do enjoy helping individuals discover which tools will work best for them to continue accessing and activating their creative genius.
SDWI: I read that your specialty is helping writers, artists, and musicians rediscover their joy, can you go into more detail about that?
RM: Sure! Oftentimes in our culture creative people are put down or told their passions are not valid or necessary. This can cause stress and anxiety, which can lead to all sorts of ailments. I help my clients rediscover the joy in art and life and remember their purpose. For many people, art gives them a reason to live, which is a vital component for good mental health.
Read more here: http://www.sandiegowriters.org/?p=13319
Interview in San Diego CityBeat
I was recently interviewed for a column in the alternative weekly publication San Diego CityBeat. The topic was how fans have reacted to the ongoing drama around the San Diego Chargers football team — specifically whether the team will stay in San Diego or move to another city. I talked about how Chargers fans may find themselves stuck in "anticipatory grief." I also discussed reasons why sports teams and celebrities are important to people and can become a part of their identity. Check it out here: A Chargers love triangle in harsh winds: Therapeutic advice for tormented San Diego football fans
Rachel Moore, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapy in San Diego, CA. Rachel helps writers, artists, musicians, and other creative types overcome anxiety and trauma. She is certified in EMDR therapy and also trained in Brainspotting.