Life transitions from the tangible to the emotional can create disruption in our lives. From starting a new job, graduating from school, getting a divorce or moving to a new city, change comes at every stage. Even with the frequency of life changes, they can still make us lose our sense of grounding, which can result in feelings of anxiety, impacts to our sleeping patterns and increased feelings of depression and restlessness. And while change is a constant, coping with it can require a dedicated effort as we attempt to adjust to the hurdles of life on a new path.
Consider graduating from school and moving to a new city. You may feel happy for what you’ve accomplished and excitement for your new surroundings, but those feelings may be mixed with a sense of loss for what you’re leaving behind. This grief isn’t unexpected during major life changes — even when they’re something positive. Entering a new chapter can be an unsettling time for many of us. Other common life transitions – positive and negative – include the loss (of a person, job or pet), having a baby, beginning school, accidents, getting married or retirement. These changes can affect individuals differently, and we encourage you to seek support if you’ve experienced any of the above and haven’t been feeling like yourself since the occasion.
Resilience Lab therapists approach life transition therapy by introducing clients to a number of healthy coping mechanisms. By focusing on the normalization and reinforcement that life is uncertain, we will help expand your thinking patterns to alter your perspective on life. Our focus is to help you gain an understanding that transition is a consistent and normal part of everyday living. Through creating routines and healthy structures, we will be there every step of the way. Our process is rooted in the belief that small healthy actions can increase contentment while experiencing a life transition. While our process is standardized, treatment plans remain unique.