Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.
- Eckhart Tolle
The Hebrew word for crisis is the same word used in ancient times for “birth stool”. Life transitions often happen around significantly difficult changes in our lives…even when those changes are considered “normal” or even “good”. Even “good” and “normal” life transitions present us with crisis. There are losses with every transition. Grief. Identity changes. Our community shifts. Relationships are altered and challenged. Within each of these moments in time there often is intense pain and opportunity. We discover things about ourselves that we never knew. We are faced with old behaviors that do not work anymore. Our very being is pushed through the uncomfortable, painful birth canal into a new season of LIFE.
You might wonder why you are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety or anger when what you are going through is considered “just part of life”. You get married. You have a baby. Your child moves out for college. It is just life, right? Life is complex and beautiful. Sometimes the transitions are so sweet and tender that they actually hurt.
Or, maybe your transition was hoisted onto you as a burden for which you did not ask. Your job moves you across the country. Your child comes out as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Your partner of years ends the relationship.
Transitions are heavy…very, very heavy. You do not have to carry their pain alone. A well-trained therapist can walk with you through a life transition in ways that will help ease your painful symptoms AND assist in ensuring that any pain that is unavoidable ends in LIFE.
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