Learn How Meditation Makes You a Better Writer

Everyone has a story to tell, but not everyone can tell their story. Writer’s block prevents many people from writing and sharing their stories. You either don’t know where to begin or get hung up in the middle of the writing process. I know how difficult it can be to establish and maintain a consistent writing routine. I have found as a writer and writing coach, one sure-fire way to get the creative juices flowing is to practice meditation.

My story

Meditation has saved my sanity as an empath and writer. It helps me let go of other people’s energy and reconnects me to my soul. Without meditation, I experience writer’s block, feel anxious, depressed and overwhelmed. I am inspired, passionate, and creative, when I slow down, relax the body and release excess energy.

The Benefits of Meditation for Writer’s:

1.) Releases you from the Dreaded Grip of Writer’s Block. Did you know writer’s block develops when your brain is overwhelmed and engulfed by too many ideas? It is the abundance of stimuli, not the lack of ideas at the root of this issue. This excessive input is what causes your brain to freeze and stop.

Writer’s block can also be the result of post traumatic stress. When the brain experiences a traumatic event, it switches into the fight, flight or freeze response. This survival mechanism works great in a life threatening situation. The problem begins when the brain gets stuck in this mode after the trauma has past. When your brain operates from these types of functions, it can not access creativity. If you have this kind of creative block, feel free to practice meditation, as it can help. In order to heal, seek out a trained psychotherapist who has knowledge of expressive arts, writing and post traumatic stress.

A meditation practice will begin to thaw the frozen brain. It allows the racing thoughts to slow down enough for you to consciously choose which ones to focus on. When you identify the individual fear, you can process and let it go. This is when your inspiration will start to flow.

2.) Connects you to Your Inner Voice. Often empathic artists shut down their  connection within as an attempt to cope with an emotionally, chaotic world. The result is an empty page or screen. Instead of being creative, you feel fatigued, irritable and impatient because you have a story inside yearning to be told. It is no fun being a blocked creative.

Meditation decreases overwhelm and increases your coping skills. When the busy thoughts slow down; your mind, body and spirit settles. This allows you to connect deeply within. Listen to your heart and soul. Write down each message you receive and you will be led on your writer’s journey.

3.) Improves your Concentration. When you let go of fear, stress and responsibility, your focus will improve with a meditation practice. You become an observer of your thoughts through the practice of detachment. Mindfulness allows you to experience this present moment. You are not stuck in a fearful future or the regrets of the past. With this clarity, you will establish and achieve your writing goals.

When you are connect within to spirit, listen to your inner voice and practice your writing goals, you become a better writer.

I am honored to have written, recorded and created this MP3 for writers like you.

Are you blocked with your writing or looking for new ways to keep the creative juices flowing? Release those fears and get motivated to write. In The Writer’s Meditation: A Guided Journey to Creativity & Spirit  Lisa Hutchison LMHC helps you open to your creative flow and connect with spirit. Get the tools you need to write easily and effortlessly with each 20 minute journey.

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Music: “Temple of Healing Love by Thaddeus.”  Used with permission

Buy your MP3 copy today here: The Writer’s Meditation: A Guided Journey of Creativity & Spirit. 

Now more than ever, compassionate writers like you have a desire to express your authentic voice. Writing helps heal yourself and others. You have a message inside, won’t you share it?

Enjoy this meditation!

Lisa Hutchison LMHC is a licensed psychotherapist, writing coach and a contributing writer for two Chicken Soup for the Soul Books. She teaches creative writing classes throughout Massachusetts, offering in person and by phone writing coaching sessions. Her psychological advice has been featured in Reader’s Digest and The Huffington Post. http://www.lisahutchison.net 

 

26 thoughts on “Learn How Meditation Makes You a Better Writer

  1. I think unless you are an empath yourself, no one can really begin to understand the depth of feeling at times if we are not mindful of what is happening in that we take on board the feelings of others..
    It was a while before I understood this process.. And meditation too was my saviour Lisa..

    You are so right, it slows us down, makes us reconnect with our higher selves and learning to breathe deep steadies us and calms us so that we can focus.
    Loved reading Lisa..
    Thank you for sharing, and it never fails to amaze how those of us connected, often pick up similar themes from higher guidance.. We are ONE after all.. 🙂

    LOVE and HUGS my friend and take care of You.. ❤

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  2. LOVE THIS! I sometimes officially meditate and sometimes use meditative practices, it helps create clearness for my creativity to grow and deepen. I just purchased your meditation and can’t wait to listen to it.

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  3. Great post, Lisa. I hate to imagine where I would be without meditation. It has done so much for me, in every aspect of my life. Thank you for sharing that message, and for crafting it especially to help writers!

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  4. This is so true. I try to meditate every morning even if it’s only briefly, then I decide what I’m going to write. I too have had times where I had too many ideas I didn’t know which way to go so I sat with my soul for a bit and eventually it came to me. Having patience and not letting your mind override you helps.

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  5. Great post, Lisa! I agree. When we pause, listen and gift ourselves the time to journal, we write the messages from our heart. Meditation has truly helped me to better communicate what I feel when I place pen to paper. Thank you for this beautiful reminder.

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  6. This is a great post, Lisa…so much truth! I never really thought about writer’s block being because of too many ideas!! Wow…you nailed it for me!
    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Blessings
    ☀️💜

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