MAIN PHOTO: Cathy Caswell, an author from Waverley, poses with her latest book she released inside the Fall River Dairy Queen on Oct. 17. (Healey photo)

WAVERLEY: With stress at an all-time high due to the COVID19 pandemic and its resulting lockdown and the new normal that has resulted; plus the uncertain times all that has brought, it seemed only fitting for Cathy Caswell to release a book showing people how to feel better and be supportive of others.

Caswell, who calls Waverley home, recently released her second book, this one called “Thriving In Our Time: From Reactions to Action Using Logosynthesis”

This book shows you how to use Logosynthesis, developed by Dr. Willem Lammers, to resolve what bothers you to feel better and to be more supportive to those around you.

Caswell describes how to use this one structured method to gain relief from distressing thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations. In the process, you will experience a sense of calm, clarity and confidence to take meaningful action. 

In her new book, “Thriving In Our Times: From Reactions To Action Using Logosynthesis®” (published by The Healthy Living Plan Inc), and available currently on Amazon, Caswell describes how she learned to appreciate the value of resolving what bothered her before taking action.

Given a unique opportunity to learn from its founder, Dr. Lammers, she mastered the method by applying it in her everyday life, by training with an international group of coaches, counselors and therapists and by coaching others. She is a certified Practitioner and Instructor in Logosynthesis®.

“As I reflect on my life choices, I can now observe that my patterns of behavior are based on my beliefs, attitudes, and experiences,” said Caswell. “These patterns have served me well. Work hard. Help others. Stick with it. Yet I can also observe where these patterns have become rigid and overused.

“When I experience change and uncertainty, it can be difficult to see other ways of doing things. My automatic responses can feel intense and distressing, for myself and for those around me. Logosynthesis allows me to clear my path to move forward with greater ease and clarity.”

One of Caswell’s daughters, Adriana, assisted with some of the illustrations in the book, which is 250 pages in length.

Caswell is the president of The Healthy Living Plan Inc., based out of her Waverley home and  holds a Masters of Business Administration. Her family, her successful corporate career in the food industry and her volunteer leadership in the community allows her to appreciate the many benefits of Logosynthesis to support their everyday lives. 

She feels the communities of Waverley, Fall River and East Hants have been on this journey with her.

“Many people in these communities have been instrumental in my learning experiences,” she said. “Like we say in 4-H, it really is Learn To Do By Doing. This community provides a supportive and engaging space for me to be curious – so thank you.”

Caswell said she has connected with an international community of professional coaches, counselors and therapists who appreciate Logosynthesis as their preferred method of supporting their clients for many reasons, including a very compassionate approach to heal trauma.

“I have learned what is possible when we are curious in a supportive group and I love sharing what we discover together,” said Caswell.