Change is a part of life that will always remain constant and unavoidable. Odds are that most people have experienced a significant change in their lives, whether it is positive (beginning a new job) or negative (loss of a job or loved one). While many people can transition gracefully, others may feel like their world has been turned upside down. It is during these times that they may go through stages of emotional discomfort, mourning, or fear, leaving them feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and even depressed. Engaging in therapy to learn healthy coping mechanisms for life transitions can be extremely beneficial for anyone’s mental health and overall well-being. Our therapists here at Symmetry Counseling are here to help you.
Transitioning Smoothly With Counseling
The goal of life transition counseling is to help individuals cope with emotionally challenging life changes in a healthy and positive way. Therapists often use a variety of techniques and strategies to help individuals prepare for future transitions. These techniques can help minimize the shock and fear associated with the transition, while also providing a sense of hope for the future. Examples of strategies used in life transition counseling include: teaching relaxation techniques, helping individuals identify and process their emotions, providing guidance in setting realistic goals and expectations, helping individuals develop a sense of identity and purpose, and creating a plan of action to help manage the transition. Ultimately, life transition counseling can be an effective tool to help individuals successfully adjust to life changes and find meaningful purpose in their lives.
- Accept change is a part of life
- Remain positive — Change doesn’t have to be bad
- Identify and express feelings
- Reframe thoughts
- Stress management
- Have realistic expectations
- Maintain a healthy routine
- Engage in social interaction and support
- Appreciate the benefits of change