Hypnosis for Writer’s Block
I have great interest in hypnosis and the subconscious mind. The subconscious never sleeps and this realm is a vast resource for a writer. Practicing focused meditation can be an inspiring practice and I depend on this process for deep relaxation and daily reflection.
Hypnosis is attractive to me because I am interested in thought processes and the inner workings of the mind. This interest has bridged into inspiration for writing. Sometimes I write with great energy and the language flows effortlessly, as if the piece is writing itself. This is the creative state that I want to find everyday but my inner critic prevents this from happening.
The inner critic that manifests in many forms. It can be doubt, over-analysis, obsession with grammar or a number of other blocks that inhibit the stream of words. These blocks are evident when I try to practice automatic writing.
W.B. Yeats practiced automatic writing, which requires the writer to enter the alpha state, or a self-induced hypnotic trance. The writing begins once the writer is in the trance. This involves putting pen to paper and letting the words flow without a thought about grammar, syntax or any technical elements. I have never successfully practiced automatic writing because I am far too self-conscious.
I’ve been researching and I think that self-hypnosis for writer’s block or creativity can help. I found some recordings that I might try but I’m still deciding which ones to select out of these:
I’m still wondering which one would be more beneficial.
I’m curious: Anyone using similar inspirational methods? What are your thoughts about hypnosis and creativity?