A literature review on mental imagery and emotional distress highlights a connection.
A literature review on mental imagery, emotional distress and Logosynthesis has been compiled to better understand how Logosynthesis can support an integrative approach to health by identifying and shifting distessing mental imagery. “Logosynthesis as a psychotherapeutic and coaching model to neutralize mental imagery and relieve emotional distress: A review of the literature to identify research opportunities” (Caswell, 2023) is offered in the link below. This work has not been published and is provided to offer directions to explore in research using Logosynthesis as an intervention to relieve emotional distress across a broad scope of presenting issues and conditions.
The literature review addresses the subjective nature of presenting symptoms of many emotional, mental and physical health issues. A description of the term ‘mental imagery’ offers a context for the scope of perceptions that can influence distressing emotions. Recent studies are cited to demonstrate the relationship between vividness of mental imagery and intensity of emotions, across a range of presenting conditions. Many of the research articles cited call for treatment modalities that address the mental imagery to reduce the emotional distress.
Logosynthesis identifies and neutralizes distressing mental imagery for lasting relief of associated emotional distress.
The literature review also introduces Logosynthesis in the context of resolving distressing mental imagery. Although the model is new and not yet considered evidence-based, a summary of initial pilot studies and doctoral thesis’ are included. Logosynthesis also offers a specific, measurable and repeatable technique as an intervention to measure quantitatively and qualitatively, making this model very conducive to incorporate in research studies to measure immediate and sustained deltas in both mental imagery and emotional distress in the client.
An opportunity for further research into the use of Logosynthesis as a treatment model.
Logosynthesis is a new and innovative approach to coaching, counselling and psychotherapy. Recent research into the role of mental imagery in emotional distress highlights and opportunity to substantiate the impact of using Logosynthesis to identify and neutralize distressing mental mental imagery for immediate and lasting relief of the presenting issue, layer by layer. As the model further develops internationally through the work of Practitioners and Trainers in Logosynthesis, it will further contribute to our understanding of integrating the Logosynthesis Basic Procedure for healing and personal growth.