Getting Help in Your Major Life Transitions
Sometimes transitions are not easy. Adapting change in life can be hard, and sometimes you need a helping hand when dealing with a problem. Whenever we decide to adopt some change, we plan it with our best decisions so that we don't have to face problems during the transition process.
There are events in our lives that we are stuck without our consent and having a choice to transition. In both ways, the transitions are some significant points in our life that we have to adapt to, and they can leave us in anxiety, depression, or stress.At Evergreen Rehab and Wellness Clinical Counselling can help and guide you to adjust in your major life transitions.
What Are Life Transitions?
Life transitions are any change in life, and that change has a significant value to put our life on a different track. The change can be in any form and can make us question our personal values and beliefs. We naturally resist these changes when they suddenly come because we don't know how to deal with that change. However, the better you deal with the changes, the less it affects your moving life.
Types Of Life Transitions
Life transitions can be in any form. The following are some of the significant life transitions.
- Relocation and cultural adjustment
- Career changes
- Separation or Divorce
- Losing loved ones
- Midlife changes
- Late adulthood
- Illness or grief
Signs that you need life transition counselling
Sometimes people are suffering from difficulties due to the occurrence of changes in their lives and it affects their mental health. Finding a helping hand in the form of a therapist can help you a lot to deal with life transitions effectively. The following are some of the signs that you need life tradition counselling.
- Sudden unexpected turns in life
- You may be surprised by different emotions and feelings that have arisen in the phase of your life where you thought to enjoy a happy life event.
- You feel as though that you have left the path of life on which you can enjoy satisfaction and vitality.
How counselling can help in your life transitions?
Counselling acts as a guidance and a helper in the challenging situations comes to you because of life transitions. Life transitions can be positive such as getting a dream job or can be negative such as the death of loved ones or job loss. Counselling can help you understand the real meanings of life and how you can deal with your life at different points. Counselling provides you with knowledge of the impact of life on emotions, feelings, mental, and physical health.
Counselling can help you to move through different and difficult feelings that occur due to life transitions. Counselling helps you to conquer your thoughts so you can access your strengths and resources to overcome all the difficulties and challenges of life. Counselling also helps you to control your thoughts by excluding negative thoughts from the mind and providing you with inner peace, stability, and safety.
Counselling can also help you to be prepared and be aware of all the aspects of life. It shapes your thoughts, perceptions, feelings, memories, dreams, hopes, and expectations with the motivation of entering the new phase of life. It also creates or discovers a sense of accepting the transitions which will happen when you exit one part of life and enter the next as a beginner.
Counselling also helps you to explore the effects and impacts of transitions on your life, your relationships, and how you can understand and handle the situations.
Life Transition Counselling Therapy
The following are some of the most common and effective therapies which help people to handle life transitions.
Cognitive therapy focuses on exploring your thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Therapists help the person to deal with challenges in life by the strength of their thoughts. With the help of therapy, you will be able to overcome the challenges of life and can get your desired goals by exploring the thoughts and changing the way of thinking. Working collaboratively with your therapist, you can learn how to react to different situations and problems. Cognitive therapy is mostly used to treat anxiety, depression, personality problems, and addiction disorders.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is also known as talkative therapy in which the counselor helps you to change your way of thinking and identify your negative thoughts. It helps us to stay positive and provide us with some techniques to overcome life transitions challenges positively. Cognitive means how our negative thoughts contribute to problems in life transition, and behavioral means how we behave in a situation that creates problems. CBT helps you to change your attitude and behavior towards the problems and issues to solve them. This type of therapy is usually short term and has clear goals. It helps to treat anxiety, depression, relationship problems, cultural adjustment, substance abuse, and many others.
Mindfulness-based therapy helps people to deal with and overcome their depression issues due to life transitions. It is also known as mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). It works with a combination of cognitive therapy and includes meditations and some attitude practices. It is based on the original work of Jon Cabat-Zinn’s mindfulness-based stress program in which a therapist boosts your thoughts to teach you how to control thoughts. The primary goal of therapy is to help people who are suffering from loneliness and unhappy issues. It helps people to use mindfulness meditation to learn the causes of depression in their life. Mindfulness-based therapy treats the reason that triggers depression, anxiety, and fatigue.
In this type of therapy, the professionals help you to take your life to the next level by achieving the desired personal and professional goals. In this therapy, the therapists become your friends and motivators who help people that want to do something in life but are not sure about the next steps. Life coaches are professionals and skilled persons that help their clients to set and achieve goals effectively and efficiently. Life coaches help you in establishing career goals, starting a business, making money, improving business and productivity, and making life transitions with better relationships.