One of the reasons I was inclined to start this blog on aesthetic healing modalities is that I was hoping to inspire broader range creativity by encouraging others to escape the conventions of traditional aesthetic thinking. I have been in the profession long enough to remember its humble beginnings. In the early days our philosophies were rarely discussed. There were no forums for brainstorming, no distance learning or webinars and no leadership councils.
Artistic expression was limited to standard applications of cosmetic treatments and the tools and implements we used. Skin care approaches were all nearly identical. The skin vacuum was the only facial equipment we used and the peels we worked with were all enzyme and not chemical in composition.
Medical esthetics was unheard of. There were no opportunities to work with physicians. A few of us were fortunate to get positions as nurse ’s aides but the majority of estheticians could only form alliances with doctors as volunteer corrective makeup artists. The expansion of our consciousness is what brought about all the new possibilities that our field created. These new platforms for skin care and cosmetic rehabilitation have made us better rounded as aesthetic providers.
It is still important to freely explore various venues and to be innovative and expressive. We need to constantly think about how we could adopt our skill sets to bridge voids in therapeutic modalities. This could be done once again through the creation of new perceptions applied to our current treatments and to any and all cross care-giving procedures that could benefit from the addition of our goods and services.
I say this because more than a few of us are determined to make the most of our knowledge and skills. We can do this best by recognizing all the wonderful things that could be in store for us in the near future if we were to become more creative in our approaches.
We are the only ones who can impose limits on our imagination and restrict how far we can go. We have remarkable abilities that can be applied to all kinds of treatment situations.
Each of us has our own way of stimulating our creativity. I like to open myself up to my environment and allow myself to be influenced by it. To do this I begin by asking myself a series of questions. I look around and think how the professional situation I am in can lead to both my personal and professional growth. Next, I think of the best way to use my talents and personality in any given circumstances that I find myself in. I try to identify with the challenges of those who share my work and personal life.
To remain hyper-creative I try to always engage in projects that offer the least intellectual confinement. I constantly look for opportunities that will permit me to rely on my resourcefulness to search for new methods and applications to tasks that have been assigned to me. I favor thinking outside of the box which requires a certain amount of adaptability to nurture my creativity. I allow the practice of prioritizing to give me a solid sense of direction. I feel that progress is gained by improving my mind and making full use of my talents and skills. Keeping me fully engaged no matter what I do is paramount to my productivity. I feel it is my obligation to stay enthusiastic rather than to expect my position to provide me with daily stimulations. This leads me to the subsequent rediscovery of things that I have neglected to take into consideration for years. Minor details that make me more aware of the joy of what I do and how the practice of aesthetics has contributed to what has become a well-seasoned mind.
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