Amber is recovering from coronavirus
Amber joined our Zoom session out of breath. She had tested negative two days earlier but still experienced difficulty breathing any time she walked. She had no breathing issues prior to covid and she ‘knew’ that she may still be recovering, yet she felt annoyed. She was trying not to panic but she was definitely concerned about long term symptoms from the virus. She could feel the tightness in her chest.
‘I don’t want to spend my life with breathing difficulties!’
She is concerned about the progress
As she allowed herself to connect with these thoughts, emotions and physical sensations, she rated the distress as an 8. This is based on a distress scale of 0-10, with 0 being none and 10 being maximum. I guided her to notice any images or other sensory perceptions in her personal space.
‘I see the word ‘Scared’ in front of me and the colour ‘Red’ behind me.’
The word held more distress than the colour, so I offered the three sentences, for the perception of the word ‘Scared.’
After the sentences, the distress was rated again: 5. Amber was now feeling calmer. The word and the colour were no longer there. However, she was experiencing some nausea and pain in her abdomen. She sensed a fuzzy feeling, relating it to panic. I guided her again to connect with the current thoughts, emotions and physical sensations. Then I asked her to notice any images or other sensory perceptions in her personal space.
‘The colour red is back. It is now a red circle in front of me.’
I offer the sentences for this perception and afterwards she expressed that she now longer felt sick. The level of distress: 3. I ask Amber to explore this. She notices that she is still breathing heavy and her heart is pounding. It feels like panic. I guide her with an advanced Logosynthesis protocol to get in touch with what is happening in her body. From this brief exploration, she senses: ‘Don’t be annoying. It’s ok.’ A faded image of her grandmother appears, which is linked to a sense of ‘upset’ and ‘reassured’. I offer the three sentences for ‘the faded image of my grandma’.
Amber experiences relief
Amber tells me that she experienced a lot of memories during the pauses between this set of sentences. She calmly connected with what she was experiencing in this moment:
‘My breathing feels easier. I don’t need to try so hard.’
When I ask her to refer back to her concern that she may spend the rest of her life with breathing difficulties, she took a pause and replied:
‘I forgot that I felt like that. It feels more open rather than focusing on the negative or what might happen to me.’
I checked in with Amber the next day to see how she was recovering from coronavirus. Here is her response:
“Hi Cathy, Update from yesterday. I have been finding it difficult to lie down and sleep at night. I’ve had to sit up a bit because it hurt to much in my chest and between my ribs. Last night, I slept lying down for the first time in over 6-8 days. Walking to work this morning, I found my self walking a lot slower than normal. I guess the shift was to stop and take a moment to listen to my body and take it easy. I guess my body is saying “Give me a chance.” In other words: “I’ve not been well. Your expectations are too high”. I feel more relief from my symptoms, than I did a couple of days ago. I had tried the sentences on my own but I think that I over analyzed it the first time I tried. I don’t think if I had done the sentences again on my own, I wouldn’t have been able to go that deep.”
Learn how Logosynthesis is being used to treat LongCovid
Logosynthesis, developed by Dr. Willem Lammers, is an innovative, comprehensive model for healing and personal development. It is being used internationally by professional coaches, counsellors and therapists to relieve a wide variety of presenting issues. In the links below, I share how Logosynthesis is being used to treat Long Covid. Dr. Suzanne von Blumenthal is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist in Switzerland. Dr. Tina Bončina is a medical doctor and psychotherapist in Slovenia.
Opportunities to get started using Logosynthesis
Recovering from coronavirus is only one example of using Logosynthesis to find relief for what bothers you. And there are lots of opportunities to get started using Logosynthesis and as a Master Practitioner and Instructor in Logosynthesis®, I can help you based on your personal interests. The Logosynthesis International Association is also a great resource to connect with Practitioners (link below) and learning opportunities for individuals and professionals in guided change.