How to manage life transitions using Logosynthesis

It can be stressful to manage life transitions.

We all look to manage life transitions and these transitions are not always comfortable. This morning I read a post written by Dr. Willem Lammers, the founder of Logosynthesis, on work he is developing in the area of life transitions. As always, I am interested in applying the concepts to my everyday life.  Top of mind is the current labour dispute between government and the teachers union in Nova Scotia. Here are some thoughts for consideration:

Kicked out of comfort zones:

According to Willem, we tend to cope in life by avoiding discomfort and finding stability through coping techniques, such as working hard and pleasing others. These mechanisms may take a lot of energy to maintain but they tend to work for us by providing stability. At least until there is a time of transition. These transitions can shatter our beliefs, values and fantasies and often we expend our energy to try to restore the former balance. He proposes that this denies the chance of growth or may set the stage for the next, more serious, crisis.

Suffering has one cause:

If we accept that we are out of our comfort zone, we can begin to look at the cause of our stress. According to Logosynthesis, suffering has one cause – a disconnection from our life energy, from our higher Self, from our Essence. We are not connected to our purpose. As a result, we tend to get stuck in the stress responses of fight, flight or freeze.

From my conversations with Willem about my work situation, as I provided rationale for what was wrong and why things had to change, he would respond back that these were all interesting beliefs. He challenged me to reflect on my reactions and apply the Logosynthesis sentences to let go of my reactive energy. He did not argue that my beliefs were wrong but rather suggested that perhaps my reactions were not beneficial. For anyone that knows me, you may find it hard to believe that I listened … but for some reason, I applied the teachings. The work is subtle but the results are quite profound.


Logosynthesis is a simple process but it tends to be counterintuitive to us. Our beliefs dictate what is right. We are trained to take corrective action to make things right. If something is broke, then fix it! And the more urgent the situation, the more reactive we become. This work provides a beautiful framework to allow each of us to consider what is causing our stress and recognize what we are feeling so that we can let go of our reactions and have our energy available for creative work, aligned to what energizes us!

Get started using Logosynthesis to manage life transitions.

Check out these resources to get you started. You can also watch the guided video below to experience what can shift. Firstly, grab a glass of water and find a quiet, uninterrupted place. Allow at least 30 minutes so that you are not rushed. And then, simply follow my guidance on the video. Energy shifts can feel subtle or intense, so take some time to notice what shifts over the next few days and weeks. Enjoy!