Rachel Davis joins Louise as a special guest this week for a fascinating mindset discussion.

Rachel is an artist, a practicing psychologist, and a creativity coach, making her especially qualified to discuss this week’s topic – imposter syndrome. First identified in 1978, this is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a fear of being exposed as a “fraud.”  

Imposter syndrome can be pervasive (affecting all areas of your life) or situational (for example, only arising when you have your own gallery show or the first time you book a stand at an art fair) but it is estimated that 70% of the population has experienced it at some time. Rachel and Louise discuss our own experiences with imposter syndrome, debate whether artists are especially vulnerable to it, and share our strategies for overcoming the issue when it arises for you.  

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Rachel Davis art and creativity coaching: https://www.racheldavisstudio.com/

Rachel’s psychology website: http://www.drruthkalb.com/

ICB Building (regular open studio events): http://icbbuilding.com/

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