A comparison of Logosynthesis® and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Since his discovery of Logosynthesis® in 2005, Dr. Willem Lammers has been training an international group in health-related and coaching professions. In 2017, we conducted a survey of this group to gain insight into Logosynthesis® as a preferred treatment method. Respondents indicated they were using this treatment modality to treat anxiety, depression, PTSD, burnout and other presenting issues. The benefits were cited as: 1) overall effectiveness; 2) speed of work; 3) ease of use; 4) client comfort and 5) targets the presented issue.
Based on these findings and given that Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is currently recognized as the preferred treatment modality for many of these presenting conditions, we solicited feedback from professionals trained in both methods to gain commentary about which method they preferred when working with clients. The responses reinforce the information gathered in the previous survey but go deeper in understanding similarities and differences in approaches and results. Logosynthesis® approaches the work from an energetic / spiritual level, which is recognized as allowing for faster, deeper and more permanent processing of distress. It also provides clients with greater autonomy, as it is cited as easier to use and clients are able to learn the technique for self-coaching.
Building the evidence for Logosynthesis®:
This survey is designed to be directional in nature to collect valuable insights from a pioneering group of psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, social workers, coaches and others who are interested in innovative approaches to health and wellness, from healing trauma to unlocking potential. Although there are variations in professions and levels of training, there are consistent observations about working with the method. Logosynthesis® offers a beautiful, compassionate philosophy and it is supported with the application of the simple, yet powerful technique. Certification, quality and development are supported by the Logosynthesis International Association, based in Switzerland.
Governments are committed to providing healthcare based on evidence-based research and it takes time and resources to adopt innovative, new approaches to health and wellness. Training, research and awareness are critical factors to support adoption. When we begin from a currently established benchmark of CBT, we can accelerate the adoption process to support faster, easier, more effective wellness tools.
Click here to obtain a .pdf copy with detailed summary and verbatim responses to the survey results.