How Your Brain Sabotages Your Writing Process (and What to Do About It)

In my last article, You Really Want to Be a Writer. So Why Do You Have So Many Problems Actually Writing? I talked about the dysfunctional cycle many writers are trapped in when they’re dealing with writer’s block. Most writers who are struggling with writing blame themselves and are weighed down by the heavy shame and guilt they experience over not writing.

In that article I explained that this dysfunctional cycle happens because of unresolved trauma that is blocking the writer from being able to write, and I promised to go into detail about what’s actually happening between the nervous system and the brain when this happens, and why it always results in self-sabotage.

I talk more about this in the video below:

If you are a writer who has been struggling to write for a long time—whether that means you write sporadically, very little, or not at all—then you’re going to want to take a look at my new live class coming up in March.

It’s called Healing the Writer Within and we’re going to be working with the hidden root causes of why writing is so hard for us and what we can do to heal ourselves and move forward with our writing in a way that feels good AND productive.

Make sure you sign up for my newsletter HERE to get all the updates and announcements on the class, and if you have any questions you can send them my way here.

I’m pretty excited for this class, because this issue of unresolved trauma and writer’s block comes up again and again for my students and clients and my intuition is telling me that this is just the thing needed for a lot of folks at this time. I’ll be releasing the third and last video in this series in just a couple of days, so keep an eye on your inbox for that coming your way soon!

Lauren Sapala is the author of The INFJ Writer and The INFJ Revolution. She is also currently offering a free copy of her book on creative marketing for INFJ and INFP writers to anyone who signs up for her newsletter. SIGN UP HERE to get your free copy of Firefly Magic: Heart Powered Marketing for Highly Sensitive Writers.

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