Words Release Anxiety

Your target in Logosynthesis is the thing you experience just before you feel anxious or upset in some other way. It is the place where you froze some of your energy because you didn’t have the resources to manage that experience sometime in the past.

Your target is also the identification of that memory, often of an event, but sometimes of a smell or sound or picture that is the most uncomfortable thing about some event, put into words.

Those are the words you insert into the 3 “magic” sentences that make all the difference.

It is saying these sentences, complete with target, that allows you  to reclaim your energy so you can use it in your life now.

When you do this process, something changes in amazing ways. You can usually remember the experience that used to cause you distress and feel completely calm about the whole thing.

I did not believe this was possible until I tried it myself. (Actually, someone helped me the first time.) If you are skeptical like me, I suggest you experiment and enjoy this amazing experience of freedom.

This paragraph is a comment I wrote about a passage on Page 82-83 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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Old Trauma, New Problem

Trauma, that you may think was resolved long ago, can still have a surprising impact on your life today.

There was a clear demonstration of that problem with a couple I saw recently. They were having “communication problems.”

That phrase is in quotes because most couples I have seen throughout my career consider that the reason they come to counseling. For more information about relationships, check my other books.

Back to this couple. After 30 years together she was startled to discover that the reason she withdrew from a conversation came from mistreatment in 2 earlier marriages.

He wanted desperately to discuss solving various day to day problems and she enjoyed those conversations when they managed to have them. But often, she felt disrespected by his responses to her ideas.

Actually, he liked her ideas and challenged them to examine them more closely. She thought he was sending a message that she was stupid, so she withdrew.

Why this thought??? Two previous husbands had abused her in different ways, but both had frequently told her that she was stupid. Now, any hint of disagreement led to her own  interpretation that she was stupid.

We created a target focusing on previous abuse. She felt better and he agreed to monitor himself and first say, “let’s discuss this.”

This paragraph is a comment I wrote about a passage on Page 82 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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A Mysterious Reaction

I love this phrase from Brene Brown. I love it because I know that it can be very scary to go back and remember some past experiences.

I also know how helpful it can be to do so.

It’s especially helpful at the times you are startled by your own strong reaction to something.

Once, years ago when I was much younger and much more flexible than I am now, I had a strange experience in a yoga class. The teacher instructed us to come out of one pose by doing a somersault.

I hesitated, and after some encouragement, I did the move and immediately started crying hysterically. Certainly, a strange, strong reaction!

When I explored the reaction later, during a therapy training session, I discovered that I had frozen feelings from a pretty mild childhood trauma. My father had lost his grip on me in the surf and I had momentarily been submerged and tumbled. It probably lasted no more than a few seconds. Apparently I had been brave and stifled the reaction that poured out so many years later. Knowing solved the mystery but not the problem. I still hated to be upside down.

Now it would be simple to use the Logosynthesis words to free that energy and heal the trauma.

This paragraph is a comment I wrote about a passage at the beginning of Chapter 3 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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