Listen to this great interview with Dr. Rebecca Roy on Writers Block and Other Forms of Severe Creative Inhibition. If you have a screenplay you can't finish, a book you can't write, or find you can't act, produce, or direct comfortably anymore, this has some important insights to offer you.
Dr. Rebecca Roy has built a successful practice helping entertainment industry professionals reach their goals, manage their stress, and deal with the natural ebb and flow of creative careers. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY 28773) with both a Ph.D. and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology (MFT 45901) and she has 12 years experience as a psychotherapist licensed to treat both individuals and couples. She uses evidence-based treatment approaches which are both solution-focused and long-lasting which help her patients reach their goals while remaining grounded, sane, and creative.
She is a former coach of Olympic athletes and has over 20 years of experience helping people reach their goals, including many writers. She has been featured in the New York Times, LA Times, Reuters, CNN and many other major media.
Topics addressed include:
Frequent Causes of Writers Block and other forms of Severe Creative Inhibition
How External Forces Can Exacerbate Creative Inhibition
Entertainment Industry Specific Challenges for Creative People including Drugs, Alcohol, Untreated Organic Mental Illness, etc.
The Impact of Creative Inhibitions on the Work and Well Being of Creative People
Self Help Solutions that Don’t Help at All for Those “Blocked” in Creative Pursuits
How Psychologists Understand and Treating Creative Impairments
The Unexpected Benefits of Working Through Creative Blocks
Carl Jung, CBT, and Other Therapeutic Lenses through which Creative Blocks can be understood and treated.
How these Inhibitions Creep into the Lives of Creative Professionals
Writers, actors, directors, and creatives of all kinds must create in order to thrive, not just professionally but personally. An inability to “work” translates into other forms of paralysis and disability. Listening to this interview you may help you figure out how to heal what often feels like a “sickness of the soul”.
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