Overcoming Writers Block, Self Doubt and Procrastination - Learn To Get Out Of Your Own Way

During the Covid shut down, Dr. Walter Jacobson presented two online sessions for Story Expo's online conferences that were massive hits. Now that Story Expo returns LIVE in person in LA, be prepared for Dr. Walter's energetic, passionate, heartfelt and fun session as he covers topics such as

  • Overcoming Writers Block

  • Dealing with Self Doubt

  • Procrastination

  • Creativity Blocks

  • Much More

And coming soon: Be on the lookout for Walter's new podcast Brainwrestling.


Dr. Walter Jacobson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, where he majored in Psychology and minored in Pre-Med. After graduating from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1977, he took an 18-year hiatus from medicine.

During that time he engaged in an odyssey of self-discovery and creative self-expression, which included publishing the Tucson Times (an entertainment and arts weekly), writing screenplays, performing stand-up comedy, producing Poor Walter’s Almanac (a weekly satiric social-political commentary TV show on cable access), and appearing four times on the ROSEANNE TV series.

Following his return to medicine in 1995, he graduated from the UCLA / San Fernando Valley Psychiatry Residency Program, became a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, and has been in private practice in the Los Angeles area since 1999.

His training at the UCLA / San Fernando Valley Psychiatry Residency Program provided him with a wealth of skills. Their psychopharmacology program enabled him to assess and treat biological and chemical imbalances that contribute to anxiety, depression and other psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Jacobson aims to outline his approach through his writing, as well as in his inspirational speaking engagements, videos, and therapy practice. In his bestselling book Forgive to Win!, he outlines a structured program called the Forgiveness Diet that teaches ways to eliminate guilt, shame, and self-loathing. The key component: to esteem and forgive oneself by esteeming and forgiving others.