The effectiveness of people using Logosynthesis by
themselves continues to surprise me. Perhaps that's
because I only hear their self-reports and usually
don't get to see the results of the work. In teaching a
four-session class on self-coaching and Logosynthesis
I’ve been privileged to hear reports from a mother and
her teenage daughter about each other.
During the second session, the self-report by the
mother was "I’m using it about little things that bug
me and I’m feeling more relaxed." The daughter said,
"Yes, you’re not going to your room and crying for
hours! I like it better this way."
During the third session, the daughter said, “I'm using
it about little things and it seems to help, but I'm
afraid to try it about anything big." Her Mom said,
"She's much more relaxed and smiling and having fun
with her friends instead of withdrawing."
We've known for a while that self-reporting doesn't
necessarily give us very accurate information about the
effectiveness of our work. Jonathan had a client he saw
only once. Her husband had been badly injured by an
attacker and she came to see him because she was so
overwhelmed by all of the things she needed to do to
manage the situation that she was virtually frozen.
She was unable to decide what to do first, so she did
Jonathan did some Logosynthesis work about her frozen
energy and she made a second appointment, unaware that
the work had much impact. Later, she called and
canceled the appointment. When he asked why, she
explained that she was so busy with all the things she
was doing that she didn’t have time to see him.
Apparently she had solved the problem by doing the work
with Logosynthesis, but had forgotten that the problem
of being unable to decide what to do had ever existed.
We are thoroughly enjoying teaching people about the
power of this tool. Unfortunately, we have only been
able to make the four session class available to people
who can travel to our home. Lately I've been wondering
if technology like Skype would allow us to teach our
experiential self-coaching training with a group
instead of just one-on-one. (I know it works
Are you interested in being part of an experimental
group learning self-coaching with Logosynthesis in 4
2-hour virtual sessions? If enough people are
interested, We'd like to try it.
Meanwhile, I'm still working on the details of
publishing my new book. The title is now, Letting It
Go: Release Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just A Few
Minutes, Using Only Words. This part isn't as rewarding
as doing the writing, but I need to do it in order to
get the book finished. I’ll keep you posted.