Enhance Your Creativity
Creativity is the process of bringing something new into being. It is usually characterised by the ability to perceive the world in a new way, to find hidden patterns, to discover or make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena and to generate novel solutions. Often when we think about creativity, we might first think about artists, writers and performers, but creativity is just as important in science, business, education and almost every other field of human endeavour.
“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.“
Hypnotherapy can help you to be more creative in a number of different ways. From a psychological perspective, it can be useful to think of creativity as a state of consciousness. There are times when you are more creative and times when you are less so. Hypnotherapy can help you to access and remain in your more creative states more often and more easily. It can also help you to deepen and expand these creative states, allowing you greater access to the unconscious components of creativity. Managing and gaining an understanding of your creative self and how the creative process works for you can be vital in allowing your creativity to fully bloom. Over the years, this has become one of my specialised areas and I have worked successfully with a very wide range of clients to help them enhance their creativity. Examples include, budding writers working on their first book, established authors experiencing difficulty mid-career, musicians and DJs struggling with compositions, students writing theses, academics completing research papers, books and grant applications, and a range of fine artists struggling to create in painting, sculpture and photography. We can work together to reduce and remove the natural blocks to your full creative potential. A huge range of factors can reduce creativity. Some of the most common examples are listed below:
“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.“
- Self-doubt and low self-esteem
- Excessive self-criticism and perfectionism
- Fear of success
- Fear of failure
- Fear of comparison with others
- Pressure to live up to previous success
- Financial anxieties
- Lack of, or conflicted, motivation
- Lack of meaning, purpose or value
- Lack of inspiration
- Overly-rigid ‘rules’ for the production of work
- Not understanding one’s own creative process
- Stuck ‘energy’
- Rejection of previous work
- Dependence on drugs or alcohol to be creative
“I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.“
The client-centred approach to therapy – that is, the belief that every person and issue is unique and requires an individually-tailored approach – is especially applicable to issues of creativity because creativity flows directly from your uniqueness. Drawing on over two decades of experience, I employ techniques from hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, coaching, stress management and neurolinguistics programming (NLP) to explore whatever is holding you back and to help to set your creativity free.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to book an initial consultation, please get in touch and we can discuss how I can help you.