Here's a link to my main Knol entitled "Mind mapping". There are cross reference items on related terms as well.
I preserved it in Freezepage when Google closed down Knol.
There's a lot to like in the (unrestrained!) enthusiasm this author shows for Mindmaps.
I've seen comments from people who have looked at mindmapping but never used the technique: "I never know what to do with the mindmap once I've got it." Well, here's one answer.
Here's a view of creativity worth reading. It mentions mindmapping only briefly but it does provide a hint to one of the ways around creative blockage. I've added one of my own at the foot.
Mind mapping can help with creativity – it frees you from the rigidity of lists for example – and with its visual approach stimulates alternative ways of viewing a problem. But here, Joann adds a barrage of other techniques to help you crack barriers to creativity.