Changes in our lives cause stress, whether they're for the better, for the worse, or seemingly equal but simply different. The following are among common stressors associated with life transitions.
Relationships Employment Moving Family Children Injuries and illness Aging and loss
I offer support, reflection, help in thinking things through, the development of resources, and making sense of it all. Whatever the issue, knowing how to manage yourself in times of change and unfamiliarity is key.
For example, in facing a loss, our reflex or instinct may be to hold on tighter (become controlling) or to give up entirely (falling apart or into depression). Recognizing our tendencies, and learning to “soften the grasping” or to “interrupt the surrender” empowers us to handle change with a sense of competence.
By managing how we go through something, we can influence our own experience of the process as well as the outcome.