Learning to feel better.
#Getreal challenges us to get in touch with what we are feeling. We are human. We react to change and it doesn’t always feel good. 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 Willem Lammers in 2013. His work in the field of healing and development has led to the discovery of Logosynthesis. It is an innovative approach to heal trauma and anxiety. I didn’t need a tool for trauma or anxiety but I wanted something to tone down the intensity of my busy life. On the farm, we didn’t spend time talking about feelings. We got over things and moved on. At first, this wasn’t a comfortable area for me but I was curious and wanted to learn more. I recognized that Willem’s work had potential to both heal trauma and to help me with my everyday stress. I started to use the tool and to notice what happened.
I felt better. I felt calmer. I felt more productive.
Logosynthesis is a model for self-coaching and guided change based on words and sentences to change energy fields. The model reframes how we approach what bothers us. The solution is simple and powerful.
– Notice feelings
The starting point for Logosynthesis is to relax and avoid interruption. Notice what bothers you. The thoughts. The emotions. The body symptoms. Connect and rate the level of distress.
– Identify the trigger
As you connect with the distress, notice any sensory perceptions that arise. Don’t analyze. Simply notice. Images are common representations that appear in our personal space. You may also hear sounds and voices. You may have a sense of pressure or movement. Note what appears and where it appears. This is labelled as the trigger.
– Process the trigger
Next, you apply the three specific Logosynthesis sentences to this trigger. This frozen energy is what triggers the distressing thoughts, feelings and emotions. You allow time for the words to work after each sentence. You notice what shifts and reassess your level of distress. You can repeat the process for any remaining distress.
#getreal about how you feel
This model is revolutionary because you already have what you need to do the work. You have the power to shift distressing thoughts, emotions and body sensations to feel better. The more you practice, the better you feel … one step at a time. To learn how to use it and to process intense feelings from traumatic events, the support of a trained professional will guide the process.
You don’t need perfection for progress. You don’t need to understand how it works for it to work. You don’t need to analyze your past to resolve what is stuck. The more you practice, the easier it becomes to use this model to support your health and wellness.