Finding emotional strength in life’s challenges and developing new insights that may help you to meet difficult transitions constructively.
Change is inevitable – but it doesn’t mean it’s easy. How easy or stressful navigating a life transition is for you can be strongly influenced by how you frame it to yourself. The attitude that we adopt in facing change has a lot to do with how smoothly we can adjust to hurdles, as well as the success of our self-preservation in the process.
For some people the issue is not just coping with the pressures and expectations imposed by a major life change, but understanding what has changed for them, or what they find difficult about the situation. Particularly during stressful life changes, the tendency is to take on the challenge by moving into action mode, while ignoring what’s going on internally.
Remember that change is not inherently good or bad.
While we accept that “change is good” and that life would be boring without transitions, we can often become so attached to our routines that we go to great lengths to avoid changes. Some people embrace change and avoid routine or “settling down.” Others—even when situations are uncomfortable and they don’t like their job, their marriage, their neighbor, or the layout of their furniture—may still prefer to adapt and accommodate than to face the unknown.
While change can be valuable as an antidote to stagnation, that doesn’t mean you won’t be beset by anxiety, fear, or worry. The disruption of life changes can cause discord and choppiness in your routines, your relationships, and your own sense of ease.
Whether you prefer change or not, most people find that major life changes and transitions challenge their personalities and their mindset, sometimes very painfully so. Therapy offers support and insight during these transitions, and a sense of containment that brings a revitalizing, rather than a depleting attitude to life crises
Personal Counseling during Life Transitions
Are you going through a change or a transition in your life?
When stress—or distress—becomes sufficiently strong and cannot be ignored, therapy can help to moderate the emotional impact of these passages, and offer the opportunity for psychological growth and insight.
Like the martial art of Jiu-jitsu, change can be leveraged into momentum toward growth.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy https://psychologymindfulness.com/psychoanalysis , Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness-based Therapy are each processes that may help you gain insight into how you react to change, while helping you to approach your situation with more compassion and perspective.
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