“The only thing constant is change.”
~ Heraclitus, Greek philosopher
Has your life been touched by a major event such as a death, divorce, or layoffs at work? Are you having a hard time adjusting to change? Perhaps sleep is evasive, thinking is foggy, and/or details are getting lost. Do you feel stuck and confused about why it’s so difficult to get back on track?
We’re all met with our fair share of challenges, sometimes in the form of sudden change. Planned changes may also be surprisingly tricky to navigate. These life transitions, even the positive ones, can throw us into a tailspin and leave us feeling stressed, confused, and even vulnerable. But with the right tools and mindset, you have the power to not only overcome any adversity but also transform into a more resilient and confident version of yourself.
Change Can be Amazing
You’ve probably heard of PTSD; but have you heard of post-traumatic growth? Change, even difficult change that is neither wanted nor expected, can influence personal growth. Change gives us the opportunity to see what we’re made of; to become stronger, more confident, and better prepared for what life throws at us next. With each new challenge, we develop new personal skills and obtain a greater awareness of ourselves, our families, and our communities.
Common Life Transitions
Some of the more common life transitions I’ve helped clients navigate are:
- That final phase of adulting (ie 28-32) and wondering where am I in creating the life I want
- Getting married / moving in together–creating an intentional and sustainable family culture
- Empty nesting / retirement–planning for that next phase of life with joy in mind
- Breakup, separation, or divorce–‘nuf said
- Job change–planned or not–how do you want to contribute to the world
- Existential concerns, ie, choice and responsibility, fully engaging with life knowing you’ll die one day, being on your own/alone/lonely while being committed to and/or longing for interconnectedness, partnership, and community
Want some help along the journey?
Sure, you can, and usually do, handle change and adversity by on your own. And, having help can be super powerful. Some sudden changes can leave you feeling as though you’ve been punched in the gut. And, sometimes it’s really invigorating and exciting because you’ve been at it for ages–and this too can be overwhelming, which can be surprising.
Whether or not the change is wanted, navigating these transitions with intentionality and compassionate support can create opportunities for positive, transformational growth.
I’d like to help by offering a warm and encouraging environment where you can speak candidly and experience support, compassionate feedback, and guidance along the way toward your hopes and goals.
Change and struggle are an inevitable part of life. If you’d like to meet the challenges together and explore growth opportunities, please be in touch. We’re all in this together.