Some major changes in life are exciting and good. Others not so much. Even with positive changes, you may experience anxiety, stress, worry, or grief. Whether you are in the midst of a big or small transition, some changes can be difficult to traverse alone.
+ Examples of life transitions:
Transitioning from high school to college
Transitioning from college to working
Falling in love
Becoming injured or hurt
Losing a job
Losing a loved one
Losing a pet
Going back to school
Moving or relocating
Receiving a new health diagnosis
+ Being in transition is being in an "in between" state.
The liminal space is the unknown, the boundary, or the threshold which occurs in times of transition. This space can feel uncomfortable, awkward, cause anxiety, feel overwhelming, or chaotic. What I have observed, is when you are this space, your mind tends to takes over in order to figure out the fastest way to avoid losing control and becoming overwhelmed by emotions. It's like an override switch, becoming distracted by thoughts instead of experiencing the emotions involved during this important time of transition.
+ Therapy can help!
Change can be difficult to manage. Therapy can help you learn to sit with difficult emotions. Mindfulness helps you to become aware of your experience and emotions, slow the mind, and be more present. You can learn the skills and tools to regulate emotions, tolerate change, and move forward in your life.