Creating hope through action.

World Suicide Prevention Day encourages you to be the light. Creating hope through action encourages you to gain confidence so that you can become a beacon of light to those in pain: “You can be the light.” (IASP, 2022) Suicide is not a comfortable topic, especially when someone close to you is struggling. It can trigger feelings of worry, fear and anxiety. The topic can trigger strong physical sensations and distressing thoughts. It can be difficult to know what to say … Read More

How to resolve work-related stress headaches.

Sylvie contacted me because she was struggling at work.  “I’m having a hard time at work again. It’s causing me bad headaches. I have lower back pain. And I had a panic attack before going into work today.” Sylvie reported that apart from work, she was doing well. She has been experiencing tension headaches for the past couple of weeks and based on past experiences, she is worried that things were going to continue to go downhill. I guided Sylvie … Read More

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

Recovering from coronavirus using Logosynthesis

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 … 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 stress related to coronavirus.

Are you stressed heading back to school? Nancy works in a school and she was feeling the stress of returning to work after the holidays amid a surge in coronavirus cases. She was not feeling safe. She explored this issue using the guided video in the Essence: Unlock Potential Coaching App. The level of distress before the Logosynthesis sentences was at a 9 on a scale of 0-10. (0 being ‘no distress’ and 10 being ‘maximum distress’). The level of … 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 overcome the fear of re-injury.

Many athletes struggle to competitively return to their sport after an injury. The physical injury may have healed and yet the fear of re-injury can hold them back from achieving their potential. Logosynthesis can offer immediate relief. Hannah fractured a bone in her knee in a non-sports related incident. Although the bone, the muscle was weak from wearing a brace for weeks. She was scared that her knee would pop when she put weight on it. I asked if she … Read More

How to get through your ‘pile of work’.

Struggling with demanding workloads can be stressful. ‘A pile of work’ can feel intense! Many people struggle with stress, tension and anxiety related to priorities, demands and responsibility. Shoulders get tense. Stomachs ache. It can be difficult to concentrate on any one topic because everything feels important. In this position, it can be challenging to do your best work. The following example describes how Logosynthesis offers instant relief. Does your pile of work feel intense? In a coaching conversation with … 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

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