Over my career in dietetics, marketing and sales, understanding how to effectively break habits and change behaviour has been a key goal. Additionally, I feel a need to change my behaviour in my roles as mother, spouse, coworker, friend and community member. Our traditional approaches ask us to identify the behaviours we want to change and then put in place action items and timelines to change them. The general thinking is that if we can stick to our new plan long enough to form a new habit, we will be successful. I can tell you that if I compare my performance reviews from twenty years ago and five years ago, my development needs would be the same. Despite years of effort, I was not able to break the habit of being me. Until I started using LOGOSYNTHESIS™.
What I have discovered using this tool and seeing it used with others, is the triggers to my behaviour are often not really what I think they are. The triggers are emotional imprints from my past that I am not readily aware of but make sense when I access them. In my post on the Stress of Parenting, it took some quiet space to get in touch with my sensory perceptions of a childhood book that were triggering a strong negative reaction when my daughters didn’t do as they were told. Using the process, I was able to identify and dissolve this trigger (the words and images of the book) so I no longer feel the urge or need to react out of frustration when they do things their way. There are other triggers that impact my parenting but I now feel able to address them as the stressors arise. The same holds true with my work. As incidents unfold, I now have a tool that allows me to neutralize the trigger going forward (if I chose to work on it). The results are subjective in that I can feel my energy shift as I allow the process to work. And what works for me is that I am able to do it on my own time and I am able to get support if I want to explore it further.
Join us on October 15th as Dr. Lammers explains and demonstrates this unique approach to identifying and disarming our triggers.