What is a ‘stressor’ and how to eliminate it?

A stressor is defined as ‘a stimulus that causes stress’ (Merriam Webster) In our efforts to reduce stress in our everyday lives, the work seems clear: To eliminate the stimulus that is causing stress. And yet, we know that ‘stimulus’ is a normal and necessary part of everyday living. Life would be very dull if we avoided all the stimuli that caused stress. Thus our work is focused on to learning to cope and live with the stress. And yet … Read More

Feeling stable in times of war using Logosynthesis®

Times of war are distressing. Not only does war upset stability in the world around us. War upsets our inner stability. For Kay, Logosynthesis is the best way to reduce stress and to feel calmer. ‘Now there is a very special stress for me here in Germany. I know I have to be stable for my family and my students and yet I am really worried. I don’t feel calm. I feel the stress in my body, especially my shoulders.’ … Read More

How to relieve tension & frustration in team meetings.

Many people struggle with negativity in team meetings: Beth was interested in experiencing Logosynthesis so we met on a late afternoon Zoom call. I know Beth, so we had a brief chat before settling in to explore a topic. She is a team lead and is currently working from home. She notices that it is harder to interact with others. A lot of people are stressed out and although she is doing well in her current situation, she notices more … Read More

How to relieve pain from accidents using Logosynthesis®

Many people want to relieve pain from accidents.  Many people want to relieve pain from accidents. Even after things ‘should’ be ok, they often continue to struggle with a variety of symptoms. We guide people to use Logosynthesis® to quickly eliminate the energetic triggers for sustained relief. This post describes an example of this work. The distress: I was recently speaking with Amanda, who had experienced an accident involving a significant hit to the top of her head. Tests confirmed … Read More

Positive Mental Health using Logosynthesis

What is ‘positive mental health’? The Canadian Public Health Agency defines mental health as: “the capacity of each and all of us to feel, think, act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and deal with the challenges we face. It is a positive sense of emotional and spiritual well-being that respects the importance of culture, equity, social justice, interconnections and personal dignity” – Capacity to feel, think and act. This definition recognizes that to be healthy, each … Read More

How to not lose my cool.

I don’t like to lose my cool. When life gets busy and demanding, I have been known to lose my cool. It is not something that I like to admit but I notice it in the tone of my voice, the tension in my jaw and the squinting of my eyes. I get in a reactive mode and in the moment, my concern is not about the feelings of others but rather that others pay attention to me. And although … Read More

One Photo – Multiple Reactions

One photo has the power to spark very different reactions in people. My reactions are based on my experiences and my beliefs, which are part of the family and the community in which I live.  One photo can feel fun and playful to one person and yet trigger very raw feelings of distress in another. My work is to resolve the perceptions that trigger my reactions so that I can have a higher level of compassion to support others to … Read More

Two Truths Call For Growth.

Growth comes from being able to resolve two conflicting truths. Our reactions provide us with information that allows us to resolve our frozen perceptions, also known as our beliefs. Redefining Truth. Our simple definition for ‘truth’ as a fact or reality is closed, exclusive and reactive. It does not support growth, inclusiveness or creativity. According to Merriam-Webster, an additional definition is a judgment or idea that is true or accepted as true.  Judgment is defined as a formal utterance of … Read More

Embrace Irrational.

Rational explanations do not explain current leadership behaviour. Given the pace of change and the increasing pressure of demands, leaders at all levels are responding based on their instinct, beliefs and attitudes. When pressure is applied to retrieve rational explanations, perceptions are triggered that ignite inflammatory thoughts and emotions. Policies are put in place to correct and prevent, yet policies rely on rational thought to be effective. We push down irrational responses and yet the increased pressure fuels a higher … Read More

Peace and calm.

On this 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day, we are moved to remember. Each in our own way. Each with our own stories. Each with our own past. What we know is that somewhere in all of the fighting was a desire for peace and calm for our families and future generations. And as we now stand here on November 11, 2018, the world is changing so rapidly that we struggle to feel this desired peace and calm. This morning, I … Read More

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