Discover. Create. Become.

Creativity can be an effective antidote for depression, anxiety and malaise. Creativity can augment other treatments or serve as the singular approach. For some people, perhaps all people, creative action can change the course of a day or a life. An absorbing purpose with a dose of improvisation shifts mood, channels trauma and infuses daily living with fulfilling moments.


Audiences: Health Professionals, Wellness Community, Creativity Community, Parents, Educators

In this talk, Carrie shows how creativity conjures positive states of being. Creativity can be expressed in your kitchen, community, business or garden. It is a form of problem solving. The psychologist Abraham Maslow said, “A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.”

Speaking Experience

Carrie likes to talk and has done so in many places.


“Drs. Carrie and Alton Barron are engaging, informative speakers who do more than just share medical benefits in ways that everyday folk can understand them: They are compassionate people who understand that working with your hands is a personal experience for every member of their audience. Listening to them speak is akin to hearing the best motivational speakers--you leave charmed, educated, and inspired.”- Erin Slonaker, Event Director of Vogue Knitting Live, Editor in Chief, Yarn Market News
“It’s a rare find indeed when an expert’s breadth of training is matched by depths of compassion and wellsprings of insight. Dr. Carrie Barron is that rarity. Adult students at The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, who are authors with a range of experience working in a variety of genres, express gratitude for the wisdom Dr. Barron engenders and the creativity she sparks.  We are eager to have her back!”- Jo Ann Clark, Executive Director, The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center
“Carrie Barron is a highly creative physician, writer and speaker.”- Julie Silver, M.D., Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
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