Reply To: Writers Block

Paul McCabe
PSTEC Pro and Forum Moderator

    Hi Leanne,

    Thank you for posting.

    Oftentimes, a pattern such as writer's block underlies other issues – beliefs, behaviours and emotions. It is a procrastination pattern, where you have developed an aversion to writing.

    My first question would be: how do you KNOW you have writer's block? What would you write if you knew the words would just flow from you?

    Do you find that you put anything else off?

    When you “choke up”, what sort of feelings and thoughts go through your mind? What are you telling yourself?

    Does anything come to mind about yourself when you do not complete a writing assignment? I have no doubt that some self-esteem beliefs are propping up the pattern.

    The pattern itself can be resolved very straightforwardly.

    When you are running the tracks, I would recommend bringing up those memories and imagined scenarios of trying to write. Bring up the “stuck” feelings. Rate them from 0-10. Keep clicking until you get the rating as close to a 0 as possible.

    Now, as you imagine writing (whether that be putting pen to paper or typing on a laptop or PC),what thoughts and feelings pop up?

    Do any thoughts like “this won't be good” or “this will be a waste of time” come to mind?

    If you cleared up the fear of never having money, do you think that would allow you to focus on your writing? If so, then you might wish to work on THAT fear first.

    I am not sure which PSTEC tools you have, but PSTEC Level One is a great one ( and the Accelerators ( are incredibly useful for long-term PSTEC work, as they let you access the actual source of your wanted emotions and beliefs.

    There is no “one size fits all” and there are different ways to use PSTEC.

    Assuming you own Level 1, however, I would recommend starting and continuing with the Click Tracks until the unwanted emotions are neutralised.

    Then, you can use PSTEC Positive to layer in some suggestions about your writing.

    “Maybe I can enjoy my writing.”

    “From (date), I will write for (duration) every day.”

    “I let myself feel proud of my writing.”

    “I notice how relaxed I am as the words flow from me.”

    Those are just examples. They would have to be relevant to you, pack an emotional punch and you would have to imagine them clearly being part of your reality.

    I hope this gives you a good starting point and I do look forward to reading more from you.


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