The following testimonials describe my work with Logosynthesis®, a comprehensive model for healing and development developed by Dr. Willem Lammers. As a certified Master Practitioner and Instructor in Logosynthesis®, I share the many benefits of this work through coaching, writing, speaking and teaching. I also share the work of an international group of professional coaches, counsellors and therapists in a series of interviews on this playlist: Thriving In Our Times Using Logosynthesis. I invite you to explore what is possible!
Exploring the Logosynthesis process with my guide Cathy Caswell has helped me cope with the challenges of a demanding career and the unexpected twists and turns of daily life. I feel more empowered and energized to seize the day.
For the first time in over 20 years, I can honestly say: ‘I am moving forward.’
I don’t feel frozen like I did. I compare it to being a frozen bottle of water that is starting to thaw. There is now movement in that ice.
For many years, I have seen therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, as well as other professionals to help me navigate through my journey of healing. I have to say that I have worked with exceptional individuals who did amazing work to help me.
The problem was I could not move forward. I was often frozen in time. Living and coping with triggers, depression, manic episodes, anxiety as well as panic attacks. As much as I disliked all the above, I accepted that this was my life. I was diagnosed with PTSD, bipolar, and borderline personality disorder. The weight of that alone adding to what I experienced daily was so heavy. Some of those who have worked with me, 3 doctors in particular, have told me, it’s in the past move on.
I felt like there was something more to my diagnosis because I couldn’t move on. That also added to my every day ability to function. It’s important for me to share that information because there is such a huge important element missing from our available mental health services. For a professional who is working in our mental health system to tell me to forget about it and move on, I am not surprised as to why our system is so broken. Why so many people feel hopeless, helpless and feel they can’t reach out.
Then I met Cathy. I had not heard of Logosynthesis. I was quickly intrigued by her work. I was drawn to her. I was drawn to what she was saying. At this stage in my journey, I was not scared to try something new.
Logosynthesis was an awakening for me. Cathy provided for me a safe and comfortable environment. Logosynthesis was not just repeating sentences. It is in my experience an emotional, mental and physical experience. I could physically feel the energy going through my body. At times overwhelming however I could hear Cathy’s calming and reassuring voice. I could feel her presence as I was letting the words work. In my situation, trust is unfamiliar and does not come easy. I completely trusted her and trusted the work she was doing.
I have been working with Cathy for several months now. For the first time in over 20 years, I can honestly say, I am moving forward. I don’t feel frozen like I did. I compare it to being a frozen bottle of water that is starting to thaw. There is now movement in that ice.
I have a number of triggers that have simply disappeared. I never thought that to be possible. I had accepted that triggers were part of my everyday life …. I no longer accept that. I know there is more to life than pain, suffering, disassociation. The diagnosis given to me is no longer as limiting and heavy to carry. I am feeling freedom. I cope better. I am more accepting of my emotions. And I know I can contact Cathy when I am struggling.
I am so grateful for my coach, Cathy. She believes in the process, the work and she believes in her clients.
I was a bit reluctant to start working Cathy because I had little to no experience with Logosynthesis. Also I didn’t know how it worked or even if it would work for someone dealing with a lot of trauma like myself. I had went through 10-12 different coaches looking for someone that I felt was a high quality coach / mentor, with little to no luck. After our first session, I was absolutely certain that she was a high quality coach who could give me the results that I have been in desperate need of. After about our fifteenth session, I am still shocked and amazed on how effective Logosynthesis can be. If you are looking for a high quality coach – or even just to improve on some aspect of life – THIS IS THE PLACE TO START!
I have suffered anxiety and depression since I left school in 2005. I was neglected as a baby. I have been in some really horrible, controlling relationships.I have been in and out work. I have only lasted three months or less in each job since moving here in 2014. In 2020, I had a massive breakdown and managed to pick myself up, but there was some thing still not quite right.I felt there was some thing wrong me. My work coach asked: “What is wrong with you?” My answer: “I don’t know.”I tried Depression and Anxiety Service (DAS). I had countless sessions with them and I found it just wasn’t working. I still had the same problems over and over again. I tried so many different other ways to help myself and that didn’t work either.I got to the point that I was desperate for help. I was introduced to Logosynthesis, which has changed my life.I reached out for help. Cathy was so understanding to help me find a way forward. I found within three sessions things changed for me. The shifts for me were small to start. After one particular session, the shift in me was to the point I was overwhelmed by it.I found people were telling me that I seemed different. My math scores were higher than before. The biggest thing of all: I let go of my past and moved into the present, which feels different but great.My view and outlook on life is different and I have learned some valuable lessons in the process. I trust Logosynthesis 100%
Since taking the “Unlock Potential!” Program, I have noticed shifts in my behavior at work. I am more assertive, self-confident and direct. These qualities were all at a lower level, which sometimes dis-served me. This has created some efficiency in my work, with less ‘fussing around’, more focus and better boundaries. Regarding the personal project I have been steering, it’s now flowing more smoothly and there is acceptance by others. And a bonus: I have received recognition for the efforts I made.The program is a wealth of resources. Although I haven’t followed the entirety of the course, it is now a reference for me. I know it’s there: if I need it and when I need it. It is truly very well structured and all very, very relevant to use both at work and at home.
The most prevalent feeling is being so much more in flow. Things are more fluid and unfolding easier at work.
I was able to release frozen energy around ‘should’s’ and procrastination. I experienced removing energy that was not mine and had been bothering me for a long time.
I haven’t had a chance to look at it much to be honest – so busy with work and life! I believe it really works as the things I worked on really went away or less intense. I was wondering if I could just keep the actual excercise on my phone and have it for whenever I need it? I don’t think I will finish the course though. I really think it works, but I am more into the quick and easy !! Lol
Many thanks both of you for a stimulating day, beautifully held, exploring how the concept of identifying stuck energy rather than ‘working through issues’, can lead to a sense of new possibility though release. I’m always exploring how we can find space within our system to free ourselves and Logosynthesis offers a valid approach.
Great course today with Cathy Caswell and Mary Leckie. Some really useful guidance and insights on how to find what to work on when using the sentences- this is the key to effective use of the method and is for most of us rather tricky to grasp at first. If you are developing interest in Logosynthesis for Self-Coaching or as a practitioner, spending time with these or other experienced professionals will really boost your understanding.
I highly recommend it to anyone that is interested in this technique. I learned a lot, felt huge shifts and I was very comfortable with the loving approach from both of them. Thanks a lot, Cathy and Mary!!’
One of the things that impressed me the most was the depth of change that the author herself was able to achieve by using the technique.
As a physician and chronic pain specialist often seeing patients who have been refractory to standard medical treatments, I’m always keeping my eyes open for complementary healing modalities that work quickly and effectively. Most of my patients with chronic pain and chronic illness have experienced numerous life stressors that put their physiology into a fight-flight-freeze stress state. This has basically gone on autopilot, continuously running underneath the surface and has resulted in them being sick, depleted, depressed, anxious, and stuck. The question then arises, are there techniques and modalities that work so deeply that they can shift folks out of a chronic stress physiology, and into a state where their body is more likely to heal itself mentally, emotionally and physically?
Enter Logosynthesis. Its a very odd name for a healing modality that is one of the best kept secrets in the world right now, and I say this as someone who was an early-adopter of what are now some of the most preeminent healing systems currently available. Logosynthesis is based on a model of healing that encapsulates many higher levels of truth, and this allows it to be useful for a wide range of presenting problems and issues. It works very quickly and effectively to neutralize the triggers that keep us stressed, emotionally upset, reactive, and physically sick. For laymen who are looking in the self-help/healing genre, and for whom many other techniques and modalities haven’t done the trick, take a look at Logosynthesis—it may just be the missing piece of the puzzle. For professionals with years of training in other mind-body healing modalities, its well worth taking a look at this body of knowledge too.
With all of the above providing some background context, I was delighted to get to read an early proof copy of this book. It is a very user-friendly explanation of Logosynthesis and how to use it. The author worked in big corporations as well as with large volunteer groups, and brings some insights into how the modality can be used within organizations to improve interpersonal relationships. She shares how folks have utilized this to help with many of the various stressors we’ve all experienced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. There are a number of case reports in the book that depict how other practitioners have successfully used this with parent-child conflicts, traumatic events, feeling stuck in achieving life goals, breaking free of limiting beliefs, etc.
One of the things that impressed me the most was the depth of change that the author herself was able to achieve by using the technique. She used Logosynthesis to help heal herself of the types of deep-seated beliefs and character traits that one is rarely even consciously aware of, much less willing to take responsibility for and heal on their own. Throughout the book she repeatedly touches on the theme of how profoundly we can impact other people, organizations, and social systems by changing ourselves at depth, and by becoming less reactive and more compassionate. As we do the inner work, we become beacons of safety, groundedness and love, and this provides fertile ground for those around us to heal and change. When she talks about these things, it’s not just a new age concept or an abstraction, but rather, she speaks with the power and authority of one who actually practices and embodies what she preaches. I hope you will love this well written book as much as I did. If you use the techniques and exercises, your life may never be the same again. At least that’s what happened with me !!
Logosynthesis is an exciting model and framework for personal development and healing from trauma and its impact on physical, emotional and spiritual health. It can be used both as a self coaching method and as within the working relationship with a coach or therapist. This books puts Logosynthesis into your hands for self help work in a clear and concise way.Cathy Caswell shows both how you can get started and how to put it into the context of your general health and wellbeing. Many times when we learn new methods of self discovery and healing it can be hard to figure out how to use them on a day to day basis and incorporate them in our everyday life. The chapter on “The Healthy Living Plan” gives great guidelines on how to do just that.So if you are looking for a book to help you get started with Logosynthesis as a self coaching method and want to learn how to use and incorporate it in your ongoing personal growth I highly recommend this book.
I’ve found this to be a very honest, helpful and down to earth book, introducing a simple energy modality called Logosynthesis. The author seems very honest and humble in describing her own experiences and challenges in learning and applying this tool to release the sensory triggers that create stress and cause her to react in less than ideal ways
Easy and understandable reading. I see this works and am now ordering the other two books mentioned. Though Cathy and I have completely different lives, I am older, kids grown, and home bc of health issues, I was able to connect with her story. I have the time to fully explore and apply this technique. Thank you Cathy for writing this book!