I Was Amazed
It happened this way. My husband and I went to dinner with old friends after a day at a professional conference in Montreal. Our friends picked a Mexican restaurant which was supposed to be quiet and pleasant. We live in Colorado and can get that kind of food any time, but it was a special treat for them.
I am a “highly sensitive person” whose body rejects highly spiced food and loud noises, and the evening did not go well. Waiters kept promising food I could eat and delivering food that made my mouth burn and induced violent coughing. As we sat there very loud families arrived and the mariachis began to play trumpets! Can you imagine how stressed I felt?
I excused myself while my husband paid the bill and went outside into a beautiful quiet evening to calm myself down. I did some breathing exercises and tapping and I thought I was fine. Then the friend came out and asked if I was OK. I told him, truthfully, that I was. He asked me to describe what happened and I did my best to explain how my body had become extremely tense.
He asked if I would try something new and had me repeat some words I barely understood. Suddenly I experienced a whole new level of deep relaxation of the remaining tension that I had not even been aware of before. I was stunned! I asked what he had done and he told me he had used a new European technique called Logosynthesis.
That happened in 2010. I started taking professional Logosynthesis training a few months later and it has not only changed the way I practice coaching and psychotherapy, allowing me to help my clients much more rapidly and with much less pain, it has changed my own life.
One change is that since that encounter in 2010, my life-long stress reaction to noise has simply disappeared. Another change is that after my first training weekend, which I had been reluctant to schedule because of my stress reaction to the intense overstimulation of airplane travel, I traveled home and simply forgot to be stressed. I have been able to travel on airplanes without any particular reaction ever since. Sadly, I still can’t manage spicy food.
After several years of study and supervision my husband and I have become the first and (as of this writing) only certified Practitioners and Basic Trainers of Logosynthesis in the United States.
Dr. Willem Lammers, DPSYCH, MSC, TSTA, the Swiss-Dutch discoverer of Logosynthesis and author of several important books on the subject, has asked me to create a simple, more accessible version of this information for people who are looking for help managing stress, anxiety and myriad other challenges in their lives.
On the surface, Logosynthesis is a surprisingly simple tool. You learn to notice certain things about yourself and the flow of your life energy. When you find something that is uncomfortable or out of alignment you say three sentences and notice your own responses to each sentence.
Sometimes you don’t notice anything at all. Sometimes old memories are activated. Sometimes you feel weird, surprising physical sensations. Often your experience of discomfort shifts and whatever was causing you distress vanishes.
Click Follow to receive emails when this author adds content on Bublish