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“Are you under stress?” my sister-in-law asked when I entered her house and was surprised when I said “No”. This was apparently unusual. Stress is on everyone’s lips, even if everyone understands it differently. The same goes for burnout. The meaning of this term fluctuates in everyday life between fatigue and clinical depression. Regardless of the definitions of the terms, it is a problem for many people. It is high time for clarification and, more importantly, a way out of the patterns that lead to stress and burnout.
This one and a half hour online workshop consists of three parts:
This workshop consists of a presentation on stress and burnout and exercises on how to deal with the topic. Depending on the size of the group and the time available, there will be room for discussion – in chat or via microphone.
Dr. Willem Lammers, TSTA, is a psychologist, psychotherapist and coach for individuals and organizations. For many years he has led the ias, a leading training institute for field of work related counseling in Switzerland. Since the beginning of his professional development, Willem has worked at the boundaries of body, mind and soul. He is trained in bioenergetics, transactional analysis, hypnotherapy, NLP and energy psychology. He is an experienced lecturer and trainer. In 2005 he discovered the principles of Logosynthesis and since then he has continuously developed and made the model accessible.
This workshop is open to all who are interested in a healthy approach to stress and burnout. However, it is worthwhile if you are familiar with the basics of Logosynthesis, because you are in training, have worked with a practitioner, from training seminars or from books about Logosynthesis. If you have any questions about participating in this workshop, you can contact us through the contact form on this website. In preparation, we recommend “The Little Book of Logosynthesis®” by Dr. Willem Lammers.
We work with the video conferencing service Zoom. You will need a (free) account, as well as an app for your IOS or Android device or a plugin for your browser.
Please use a headset instead of the microphones and speakers built into your device to reduce interference as much as possible. A standard headset that comes with your cell phone is sufficient. With the confirmation of participation we will send you a link to connect to the workshop. The workshop will be recorded on video and you will receive a link to download the recording.
February 11, 2021, 16:00-17:30 CET (Zurich, Paris, Vienna). The connection will open at 15:45.
The cost for this 90-minute session is CHF29 (about €27 or $32).
You register by paying the course fee in Swiss Francs via this PayPal link. with the note “Stressworkshop 2021.” A confirmation will be sent to the email address associated with your Paypal account.
Dr. Willem Lammers has developed a video protocol to address fear and distress in coping with the new corona virus. It has been translated in many languages and you find it on a playlist on his YouTube channel The Origin of Logosynthesis®. Take 30 minutes and you’ll notice that you’re able to relax and think again!
Previous knowledge of Logosynthesis is not necessary to participate in this workshop. However, to increase your return on investment, you can read Laurie Weiss’ book Letting It Go or Willem Lammers’ book Self-Coaching with Logosynthesis.
We‘ll use the Zoom technology, with an opportunity to access the recordings after the sessions. Before the workshop you will receive a link through which you can use zoom.us, which is a user-friendly, reliable software for this purpose. If you participate please also register for a free account at zoom.us. On mobile devices you can use the Zoom app. Please use a headset to avoid noise and echo caused by your computer audio.
You register by paying the fee for the workshop through a paylink.
Supervision is a key element of any LIA certified training for professionals in Logosynthesis. To certify as a Practitioner in Logosynthesis®, you must attend at least twelve hours of group supervision; more hours are recommended. In this online course, participants bring in all issues and questions related to the application of Logosynthesis. The format allows for in-depth discussions of Logosynthesis theory, philosophy, methods and practice. It’s also directed towards identifying and resolving countertransference issues in working with clients. Live demonstrations can be part of the work done in the group.
Tuesdays, February 18, March 17, April 7, 2020.
16:00-18:00 Vienna, Rome, Amsterdam, Zurich time (GMT+1).
At least 8 people, with a maximum of 16. To participate you must have attended at least a Logosynthesis Basic seminar and/or have read my Logosynthesis Handbook (https://www.amazon.de/Logosynthesis-Healing-Handbook-Helping-Professions/dp/1505826756/ias-21). However, trainees and Practitioners at any level of training will profit from this course.
We will work with zoom.us. You’ll have to download the app or install a plugin for your browser. It works best for all if everybody uses a headset instead of built-in microphones and speakers.
Sessions will be recorded and made available to members of the supervision group. Recordings will downloadable for a week and thereafter relevant parts will be made available to professional members of the Logosynthesis International Association.
The costs will be CHF 198.- for six hours. This is about US$200 or €180. You register and pay at the same time through this link. After registration, we’ll send you a confirmation of your participation with the necessary details.
If you’re a student, or if you live in a developing country, you can apply for a reduced rate. Use the contact form on this website to do this.
Please realize that this is a unique opportunity to work immediately with Dr. Willem Lammers, the founder/developer of Logosynthesis. Once the group is full, it’s full.
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This website is the personal website of Dr. Willem Lammers and his work in Logosynthesis. If you want to take training, please go to www.logosynthesis.international. That site contain a description of the training program and all the dates and places where you can follow training. You’ll also find a list of certified Practitioners there. In time, this site will be replaced by an in-depth source of information about Logosynthesis and its founder.
The best way to get acquainted with Logosynthesis is to read Dr. Willem Lammers’ books on Logosynthesis. You find the details for the English versions here.
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill,
Where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.
“From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen…” This song by Cat Stevens illustrates which parts of us are activated when learning to speak another language. Recent research shows that when we learn our mother tongue not only the language centres in the left brain are active, but that learning to speak is also connected with areas of our right brain, which mirror the Broca and Wernicke language areas and cover the understanding and expressiion of emotions. Our language creates our communication in many ways.
A similar process start when we’re meeting people from different cultures and different languages. We not only learn new words, we also learn new emotions, emotions that may be repressed or inhibited when we were young. If we don’t pick up that part of a language, we’ll always speak the language with an emotional distortion that’s more recognisable than the strongest accent. If you learn a language practicing Logosynthesis – or if you practice Logosynthesis while learning a language – this part of the process will cerate completely new challenges. Learning the language is a metaphor for how you learned your mother tongue. Not only that: I can offer a corrective emotional experience for what happened when you learned your mother tongue, and in any case it can help to become aware of what happened in that crucial stage of your life.
Traveling as a Logosynthesis trainer or trainee offers many opportunities to learn, not only the theory or the technique. You’re together with other people who won’t speak your mother tongue, and they will activate archaic material: in the workshop, in the breaks, at the dinner table. You can re-experience what happened when you learned to speak, by exploring your reactions: Do you feel seen? Do you feel listened to? Do you feel invited to talk? Do you feel understood? Do you feel rejected? Do you experience the others as patient and interested when you try to talk? Are you confused or irritated? How do you expect others to react to you?
This is also relevant from the other perspective, if you are teaching the language by being together. Do you feel open when someone is learning a language and are you interested? Are you curious about the world he comes from and do you want to know more, or do you consider him as an intruder to your world? Do you secretly think he’s stupid? Do you correct him in public? Your attitude may mirror your parents’ when it was you learned to talk.
The most important diagnostic question on both sides is: How comfortable do you feel when someone speaks another language? The discomfort of learning a new language, or being with a person who’s learning, is only the surface. It mirrors deep relational templates from your childhood – as an introject of as a reaction.
Being with people from other cultures offers a wealth of opportunities for discovery and thus for identifying and resolving blocks in your life by practicing Logosynthesis. Think about coming to the 2014 Logosynthesis Summer Academy in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland. Of the 24 participants there this year were 3 native speakers, and everybody left with a better understanding of people from other languages and cultures. Here’s the flyer and here’s the application link.