Writers Creative Block Apathy Life Crisis Low Motivation Emotional Exhaustion
- Aimless - Loss of Purpose Focus
In broad terms these difficulties present like mental or emotional exhaustion.
Often people experience a loss of focus and low motivation, accompanied by a general
sense of apathy toward specific or more general aims. The mind loses resilience and
spontaneity and life seems to close in and become humdrum. Important pursuits may
feel meaninglessness and former life purposes may threaten to become aimless or empty.
This can easily progress to depression.
Such pressures may be quite subtle or unconscious. They may have been ignored or
rationalised over a long period - but their unrelenting nature may suddenly emerge
in a full-blown life-crisis.
These feelings generally arise in two broad ways. They may result from working and/or
playing too hard. This is common amongst those who are driving and striving. Having
suppressed warning signals over a long period they tend to hit complete burnout -
suffering sudden mental and emotional collapse.
ME is an extreme form of this condition - often experienced by those with extreme
perfectionist expectations of themselves and others - who have driven themselves
too long and too hard.
Alternatively the difficulty may arise from situations or occupations which have
worked against our true nature over period. There may be bouts of apathy or low
motivation sometimes accompanied by a sense of being aimless or empty. Those in creatively
demanding occupations may succumb to conditions like writers or creative block where
the mind has lost the capacity for energetic application.
Cognitive Behavioural Analysis can be useful to identify subversive patterns. Ericksonian
Hypnosis & Psychotherapy can be a vital resource in re-building capability - re-connecting
mental energies and resources in a more constructive way.
The Ericksonian approach itself is very creative approach. It is a style of working
which is generally very acceptable to those with an imaginative disposition.
The deeper and longer-standing the difficulty, the more extensive the re-construction.
Sometimes it is necessary to release the individual from behaviour patterns and damaging
beliefs acquired very early in life.
Often a structured activity program is designed to gradually re-connect lost energies
and to inculcate new life patterns. New styles of operating are developed which
allow a re-connection with former vitality but with more regard and respect for our
own natural limits.