If there is one thing we can depend on during our lifetime, it is change.
Living the life of a human being means we are presented with conflicts at each stage of our development and depending on many factors within our genetic make up and our external environment, we either master the stage with relative ease or we find ourselves struggling with our growth and our acceptance of the constancy of change.
With each of our life transitions, we need to let go of something to gain something. This “stretching” of ourselves can bring up many feelings and can interfere in intimate relationships, our family dynamics, our view of ourselves and our outlook on life. While the transitions in our lives are opportunities to grow, it is common to feel the desire to hold on for dear life to what we know.
Our families of origin teach us a great deal about how to communicate when we feel vulnerable. As children we absorb what we feel, sense, and hear. We learn some of the best life lessons this way and also some of the worst. But our growth continues into our adult life and even into old age. After all, we are ever changing, just like our lives.
How do you manage your emotions around change?
Do you openly share your feelings with your loved ones?
Are you open to sharing your struggles, and willing to listen to your partner’s struggles, or do you feel it’s a sign of weakness?
Are you open to change within yourself?
All of these areas can be explored in our work together. We will process whats coming up about the beliefs you hold, how you feel about those beliefs, where you learned them, and how to develop story and beliefs that match your inner voice. Loss is naturally present around transition and change. We can hold both the loss of what you know, and the possibility of what you gain.