Stories Matter

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like to listen to stories. Do you? (OK, I don’t mean long, drawn out, pointless narratives. I mean a story with a beginning, a middle and an end.)

I learn from stories and I teach through stories. I learned about this young woman from the story her mom told me when she made the initial appointment for her daughter. I learned her daughter’s story by asking questions and listening carefully for her answers.

The story she told herself kept her from asking for protection when she needed it. Using the Logosynthesis sentences allowed her to let go of that story freed her to create a new one.

Then, my telling the story of my work with her allowed me to teach you about how valuable this process was in healing a long-standing trauma–even without knowing all the details of the story.

What are the stories you tell yourself that no longer serve you? Is it time for you to experiment with using this process to let them go?

This paragraph is a comment I wrote about a passage on Page 45 of Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words (Rapid Relief with Logosynthesis®.) You can see the passage in the book. You can also see the excerpt here. This link will take you to Bublish.com, where I regularly publish comments on parts of this book. This is a site where authors share of their work. You can subscribe to my musings, there, as well as to the musings of many other authors. It’s a great place to learn about new books and I recommend that you visit.

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Stories Store Energy

In a recent class, one student, Janie, admitted that she had trouble starting difficult tasks. 

As we explored the issue, she described how she was afraid that she would not be able to do them well enough to meet her own extremely high standards.

Knowing that she had a very common problem did not help. Lots of people procrastinate because they are afraid of not being able to accomplish the result they want.

The important question is what story you tell yourself to explain why you need to reach this particular goal and what will happen if you don’t.

In Janie’s case, she remembered a very dismissive college professor. He told her she should transfer to an easier class because she would not be able to pass his demanding one.

Janie was furious and determined to prove him wrong. She did exemplary work and earned the highest grades in the class.

BUT the story she told herself was that she would fail if she did not always produce perfect work.

When she remembered the scene with the professor and used the 3 sentences to retrieve her energy from her story, she stopped procrastinating.

What stories are you telling yourself that no longer serve you?

This paragraph is a comment I wrote about a passage on Page 76 of Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words (Rapid Relief with Logosynthesis®.) You can see the passage in the book. You can also see the excerpt here. This link will take you to Bublish.com, where I regularly publish comments on parts of this book. This is a site where authors share of their work. You can subscribe to my musings, there, as well as to the musings of many other authors. It’s a great place to learn about new books and I recommend that you visit.

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Read This Book Now!

As I put the finishing touches on the next book in what is becoming a Logosynthesis series, I am feeling blessed by the support of friends, colleagues and people I hardly know.

This praise for Letting It Go, written several years ago, reminds me of what an incredible difference this simple-to-learn process has made in so many people’s lives. If you are not yet one of them, you owe it to yourself to explore what it can do for you.

The investment in money and time is very small and the potential for personal enrichment–in relaxation, peace and joy is huge. This is a gateway to an international community of fellow self-explorers. They include an incredibly wide range of people in all walks of life, including seasoned professional helpers.

So, if you keep wishing for an easier way to resolve the stress and anxiety that interfere with living your life to the fullest, you can learn it here.  You can even use it daily to resolve distress as it comes up so it does not keep you awake at night!

This book is a gateway. I invite you to join us.

Oh, the new book? Embrace Prosperity: Resolve Blocks to Experiencing Abundance. It will be available within the next few weeks.

This paragraph is a comment I wrote about a passage on Page 1 of Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words (Rapid Relief with Logosynthesis®.) You can see the passage in the book. You can also see the excerpt here. This link will take you to Bublish.com, where I regularly publish comments on parts of this book. This is a site where authors share of their work. You can subscribe to my musings, there, as well as to the musings of many other authors. It’s a great place to learn about new books and I recommend that you visit.

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