Change is powerful. Both positive change and negative change can still bring about stresses and anxieties, because change represents the unknown.
We know how devastating negative changes can be, but even positive changes have the potential to bring about fears and discomforts, simply because change – by definition – is something new that you haven’t had experience living with.
What Are Life Transitions?
Life transitions represent any change in your life that is significant enough to put your life on a different track. Life transitions can be anything – the loss of a dog, entering a new relationship – but typically life transitions are:
- Losing a loved one
- Getting a divorce
- Buying a home
- Losing a career
- Getting a new job
- Moving to a new city, state, or country
- Having a child
Some of those transitions are positive, like buying a home. Others, like losing a loved one or a career, are negative. But all represent major life changes that mean a very different future. The emotions that go along with life change have to do with breaking comforts and being unable to cope with the new experiences in life, and those feelings are perfectly normal.
Life Transitions Counselling in Calgary
Because change can bring about that range of emotions, and because those emotions can be overwhelming for those that go through them, it’s not uncommon to feel that you need some extra help. Anxiety, depression, fear, discomfort – these emotions aren’t something that should hold you back, and take away from the potential that the future brings.
At Innovative Counselling Solutions, we work with men and women of any age that are finding their life changes are causing them significant stress. Our life transitions counsellors are experienced at working with any of your problems and helping you facilitate positive change, giving you the tools you need to cope with the pressures you experience and to overcome them.
Working through Changes
At Innovative Counselling Solutions, we want to work with you on a regular basis so that you can not only work through your life transitions – you can also work through other issues that may come up as a result of the change.
Whether you’re struggling with aging and retirement or simply went through a major life change and need a trained counsellor to help you understand your feelings, contact Innovative Counselling Solutions today, and let us facilitate a positive change in your life.