Lifting the Weight
Weight issues are omnipresent, difficult to address, and even more difficult to resolve. Books and magazines offer new diets each spring since many decades, and this confirms that it‘s not enough to address the surface of the phenomenon. Videos go viral, fitness coaches make a living, and psychotherapists keep meeting these issues in their consultations.
Many of these approaches seem to be based on the same principle: reduce food intake and increase exercise. The type, frequency, times and amount of food intake may vary, as well as the ways you move your body, from silent yoga to dynamic workouts. However, if this principle would work, no new book or diet would ever be needed to be written. If offers a solution it‘s a partial one, and there must be a way for the other part. Since Logosynthesis is always good for a fresh perspective: an energy approach.
An Energy Approach
This interactive online program starts from a new point of view, without promises, but with the vast experience of thousands of applications of Logosynthesis and an invitation to experiment. The program is based on the principles, the latest theory and new methods of Logosynthesis, and it illuminates the theme from three main types of energy fields:
The physical: evolution and the need for food; food and the brain
The mental: trauma; weight set point; body image
Socioenergetic fields: ancestry; body ideals; the consumer society.
The program is designed to reduce limiting and determining influences of these fields, freeing your life energy in the service of the mission of your Self in this life.
An Interactive Online Program
The program happens online. You don‘t need to leave your home and travel for seminars or coaching sessions, and you’ll have no expenses for travel, meals and hotel nights.
The pilot version of the program has now started, but you’re welcome to join anytime. It contains four components:
An interactive online forum, in which I will ask questions, present elements of the model and offer corresponding protocols. You can also ask questions, discuss the model, and share your experiences. In time this will lead to new questions, new discussions and new experiences. At this moment, the Logosynthesis Facebook group gives an impression of how this such a group can work. We will use Facebook also for this project.
Three 90-minute live sessions online. These sessions, powered by zoom.us, offer an opportunity to immediately address the themes discussed in the forum and process them. You can work on your own issues, you can discuss with me and your colleagues, you can ask questions on the model and the methods, but you can also learn a lot by just lurking in the background.
- Practice groups. Participants meet online to share their issues and address them with the help of Logosynthesis theory and protocols. They also discuss themes that show up in the forum. Practice groups can use different languages.
Additional individual online sessions. These sessions are booked and contracted for separately, to help you look at personal issues more deeply, in a strictly confidential atmosphere, with a professional trained in Logosynthesis. The costs for additional sessions depend on the fee structure of the involved professional.
The Program in Time
The forum Lifting the Weight – an Energy Approach has been installed on Facebook and is ready to go. A number of posts are already prepared. After you have registered for the program, I‘ll add you to the pilot project. You can join the project anytime – until the moment of the first Zoom session. If you join later, you‘ll have access to the group history, but you will miss the interactive part of that history.
The program ends on December 31, 2018. If the project is continued, participants of the pilot group will be able to join the next group at a reduced fee. The forum on Facebook will continue to exist, and those who don‘t register for the next group will leave. If no new program is offered, the Facebook group will be archived on December 31 of the year of the last group.
In the online sessions we work from 4-5:30 PM MET (Zurich, Amsterdam, Vienna). This time of the day guarantees maximal accessibility for most time zones in which Logosynthesis is spreading now. Time zone converter
The dates of the online sessions, 2018:
Thursday, September 6
Thursday, October 4
Thursday, November 8.
Who Can Join?
Anybody for whom weight is an issue can join this program. If you‘re too heavy, too thin or if you are a professional who wants to learn a new model to work with clients. Are you a Logosynthesis Practitioner, Master Practitioner or Trainer? Then you‘re also heartily welcome to participate in the program. It‘s part of this project to create a learning experience at many levels, and you will have already noticed that there is always more to learn.
Who Runs the Program?
I’m Willem Lammers, the founder and developer of Logosynthesis, and responsible for the content and the structure of the program. You as a participant will be responsible for what you take from this delicious buffet, and for what you contribute to it from your own experience and knowledge. I won‘t push your river. Professionals certified in Logosynthesis, who can also take part in the program, may support you in additional individual sessions. Do you want to create practice groups, even before the online sessions start? Feel free to do so: It will surely add to what you take home from the program. Practice groups often produce good questions for the online forum.
If you want to use this for yourself, I expect that you have read my Logosynthesis self-coaching book. If you want to use this new material with clients, you must have read my Logosynthesis handbook and (preferredly) have had some training in Logosynthesis. If you don’t have the latter: a Logosynthesis Online Introduction is also offered in the fall of 2018.
On your entry and exit of the program you will be asked to fill out a few short questionnaires about general health issues, so that we can measure the effects of the program. We’re still looking for a good instrument. Suggestions are welcome.
The three live sessions will be recorded. The link to the recordings will be published in the Facebook forum and then be accessible for ten days. After that the online files will be deleted, and we will keep them for our records of the project.
Relevant fragments of the online group sessions may be used for Logosynthesis training purposes.
We want to learn from this and we want others to learn from us: By registering for the program you agree with the use of content from this program for articles, books and research projects. Your name will never be used in these publications.
What does it cost?
The participation in the pilot group will cost €240. This includes the membership, tuition and support in the Facebook group, the three online group sessions, and access to the recordings of those sessions. You‘ll also have access to publications based on the program and its contents.
How do I register and pay?
Your payment is your registration. Just click on this paylink. If you are in Switzerland and/or you want to pay through IBAN, please and we‘ll send you an invoice.
The program is experiential and experimental in nature and does not replace medical treatment in any form. During and after the program, every participant stays responsible for their own emotional stability in using elements from this program.