Eliminating the “Shoulds”: How to Live a More Authentic Life

Have you ever felt like you should be doing something, even though you don’t really want to? Maybe you feel like you should exercise more, or you should spend more time with your family, or you should be able to do work faster. These “shoulds” can be overwhelming and can lead to a sense of guilt or failure when you don’t live up to them. They can also affect your physical and mental health. In this post, we’ll explore why … Read More

How to have better conversations.

Conversations can be stressful. Conversations can be especially difficult when it’s an important topic and each person has a firm position on the outcome they desire. Often, the conversation gets muddled with reactive behaviours, leading to a poor result. Logosynthesis offers a solution to better conversations. By guiding you to recognize what bothers you before you have the conversation, you are able to resolve the underlying triggers to stressful reactions. You are better able to approach the conversation from a … Read More

Watch Recordings from Logosynthesis Day 2023

Watch recordings from Logosynthesis Day 2023 This free, online conference held on January 11, 2023. The conference offered a wonderful opportunity so that we could come together to celebrate the anniversary of the model. It also offered education about how this model is being used in therapy, coaching and self-coaching. We are excited to offer the recordings of each session so that you can view any that you may have missed and/or watch presentations again. Please share the videos with … Read More

How mental imagery triggers symptoms … and how to shift them.

Mental imagery is normal. As humans, we automatically create mental images in response life’s experiences. Some are pleasant. Some are not! And for the most part, they stay with us unchanged over time. We often hear of people reliving an accident or cherishing the memory of a loved one. Mental imagery triggers symptoms. What’s important is that it is not just the image that stays with you. When the mental imagery is activated, all the sensations associated with the original … Read More

How do I not let things bother me?

Start with what bothers you. We all experience things that bother us in everyday life. It’s a normal human response. An annoying boss. A coworker who doesn’t do their share of the work. Too many demands on your time. Worry about your children. Financial concerns. The list goes on…. Over time, how you react to these everyday situations take a toll on your health, your work and your relationships. It is common to think that if something bothers you, you … Read More

Finding Wisdom in the Serenity Prayer

Tapping into Wisdom with the Serenity Prayer If you are looking for peace and calm in these very turbulent times, the Serenity Prayer offers valuable guidance: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” What do you accept? What do you change? How do you know the difference? I’ve known this prayer since my childhood. I prayed for acceptance, courage and wisdom. … Read More

The Effectiveness of Logosynthesis: New Methods in Integrative Psychotherapy

Integrative psychotherapy supports healing Integrative psychotherapy is helpful in treating a number of different mental health and psychological issues. Research offers valuable insights into the effectiveness of available methods while looking to improve health outcomes. On September 8, 2022, Dr. med Suzanne von Blumenthal offered a poster presentation on the pilot efficacy study on the effectiveness of Logosynthesis at the Congress of the Swiss Society of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. Logosynthesis was offered as a treatment modality for patients with depression … Read More

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

Mental imagery acts as a stressor. Stressors trigger our stress responses. Recent medical research is highlighting the role of mental imagery in triggering emotions. You may recognize this as positive visualizations helping you to relax or achieve your goals, such as bringing to mind a beautiful beach scene or scoring a winning goal. You may also recognize intrusive mental imagery in the form of flashbacks can trigger fear, worry or anxiety. Yet in our day to day lives, mental imagery … 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. Amber was trying not to panic but she was definitely concerned about long term symptoms from the virus. Also, Amber could feel the tightness in her chest. ‘I don’t want … 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 but war also 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 … Read More

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