How reactions can get in the way during the pandemic and how to change them.

Why it is important to be aware of our reactions: Our reactions can get in the way of what is beneficial for our own health and wellness. Yet our reactions are often based on conditioned responses. We often don’t recognize them. We focus on changing things around us to make us feel better. It can be liberating to be able to change our reactions. We can then focus our energy on meaningful action. Learning to resolve our automatic responses also … Read More

How to feel better in the midst of a pandemic

We are living in uncertain times. Most people look forward to the holiday season. Parties with friends. Shopping sprees. Family rituals. And now we are told that we cannot do the things we enjoy. In addition, we are worried about our parents, our children, our coworkers, our businesses and more. We don’t feel safe when we go out in public, especially when other people are not doing what they should be doing. We feel the impact. Some of us feel … Read More

How to use your reactions to prevent Covid-19 Burnout

Burnout is a response to our environment. The Mayo Clinic defines burnout as a state of physical and emotional exhaustion that involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and a loss of personal identity. It is not a medical diagnosis. Each of us responds to what is happening in our world based on our patterns of reacting. If we are conditioned to work hard and the demands increase, we work harder. If we are conditioned to hurry up and suddenly more … Read More

Releasing feelings of intensity

It can be helpful to be able to release feelings of intensity as a result of the amount of change and uncertainty in our world. I routinely use Logosynthesis to release unwanted feelings. My experience this summer has been one of relaxed focus to write another book. For me, life doesn’t get much better than to spend my days writing in my comfy chair by the lake. A cup of coffee or a cold beverage. Some chill music. Lots of … Read More

Parenting in the pandemic

Acknowledge my situation I am parenting in the pandemic. I am living in extraordinary times. My life is not normal. I am not in control of the world around me. This can feel uncomfortable and even painful at times. As a parent, I feel additional pressure because I am concerned for my children. I may want to change the world to make it safer and more supportive for them. This can take tremendous energy. I have come to appreciate that … Read More

Human vs Humane

During our extraordinary times, we struggle between human vs humane. There is a call for more kindness and compassion. And yet we observe more intense, emotional and irrational behaviour that often feels angry and frustrated. When we encounter this behaviour, we react defensively. We seek more humane behaviour at a time when our human nature overrides these behaviours. When life doesn’t feel comfortable, we react. When our world doesn’t feel comfortable, our human response is fight-flight-freeze. Our automatic responses are … Read More

#Getreal about how we really feel

Learning to feel better. Growing up on a farm, I was introduced early to the idea of learning new ways to get the job done. The farming community was great at sharing new ideas and so, I was also introduced to the importance of learning from those around me. We didn’t have all the answers but that didn’t stop us from learning, asking questions and adopting something new. Perhaps it was this underlying programming that kicked in when I met … Read More

Resolving a panic attack related to coronavirus.

We are human and we all react to the current global pandemic. We may experience a range of distressing thoughts, emotions and physical sensations in response to situation.  Mathias Egger is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist based in Switzerland. He shares this example of working with a client and using Logosynthesis as a tool to help a client resolve a panic attack related to coronavirus. The starting point for this session is related to panic attacks that have occurred at … Read More

How to relieve stress when working from home.

Working from home can be stressful. When I wrote this book, it was not with the idea of helping people manage the stress of a global pandemic. I was introduced to Logosynthesis in 2013 and I used it extensively to help me during a very busy time in my life as a working mom. Learning to work from home, especially if you are the parent of young children, can pose significant challenges.  I share my experience to demonstrate the shift.  … Read More

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