If you are a writer who struggles to write, or an artist who struggles to paint, here are two techniques that might help – one for the mind and one for the body (both have helped me enormously).
MIND: THREE PRINCIPLES
If you’re creatively ‘blocked’, it’s usually because you have a lot of THINKING about your creative project and it’s 99.9% negative (I speak from years of personal experience)! Most solutions focus on eliminating negative thoughts and creative more positive ones, but I am currently exploring a different approach based on an understanding called the Three Principles. I’ll share more about this soon but for now, here are two coaches I highly recommend:
Nicola Bird: alittlepeaceofmind.co.uk
Michael Neill: michaelneill.org
BODY: THERAPEUTIC TREMORING:
It’s hard to be truly creative when your nervous system is fried (or ‘dysregulated’, to put it scientifically). Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises or TRE enable you to tap into a self-healing tremoring mechanism which can profoundly calm your nervous system (and in turn, your thinking). I came across TRE several years ago and was so impressed, I trained in both TRE and Shaking Medicine.
Learn about TRE (worldwide): www.traumaprevention.com
Find a TRE practitioner (UK): www.trecollege.com
Learn about Shaking Medicine: www.shakingmedicine.com
Shaking Medicine is inspired by the Kalahari Bushmen of Africa who use shaking as one of their main forms of healing.