Facilitating the transition between where you are…and where you’re going.

Any cycle of change has a certain amount of stress associated with it, regardless of whether the change is positive or negative.  Effective management of life transitions is a valuable skill, es­pecially in a world that seems to be changing at an increasingly rapid rate. 

Specific changes or life transitions can be direct­ly correlated with the occurrence of physical illness and emotional disturbance. The greater the number and magnitude of major life changes in a one-year period, the more likely it is that physical and emotional problems will occur during subsequent years. The effective management of life transitions is something we can work on to vitally affect our lives, both physically and emotionally.

Some transitions happen without warning and may be quite dramatic, as in cases of accidents, death, divorce, job loss, or serious illness. Other life transitions come from positive experiences such as getting married, going away to college, starting a new job, moving to a new city, or giving birth to a child. Even though events like these are usually planned and anticipated, they can be just as life-altering as unexpected events.

Life transitions can include any of the following:

  • Accidents
  • Buying a house
  • Changing jobs
  • Divorce
  • Getting married
  • Having a baby
  • Leaving for college
  • Relocation
  • Retirement
  • Selling a house
  • Serious illness
  • Significant loss (of a person, job, pet, or anything important)
  • Starting a career

Whether positive or negative life transitions cause us to leave behind the familiar and force us to adjust to new ways of living, at least temporarily. They can leave us feeling completely unprepared and we may be thrown into a personal crisis, feeling shocked, angry, sad, and withdrawn.

If you need support through your life transition and someone to talk with I’m here to help.