Transitions

Transitions are times of great danger. The disruption brought on by transitions leaves us vulnerable and exposed. We may fear what lies beyond the transition. Long held routines are torn away leaving us seemingly stranded in an unfamiliar world. We must be cautious with our thoughts, words and actions. 

Transitions involve an element of loss or an ending.  It takes time to process this, to grieve and accept what is no longer here. It is a very personal process and each of us responds differently. There is no right way or wrong way; there is just a way. 

Transitions afford us great opportunity - the opportunity for growth and renewal. While acknowledging what is lost, we can slowly find our way forward. It is a journey that benefits from the support of others but one we must ultimately make on our own. 

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  • Krys

    Krys St. Marys

    They are also a time of great opportunity. If we breathe deeply and take the time to experience the flood of emotion in safety we can discover so much about ourselves and the change we are undergoing. If I may say there is a wrong way: it involves denying the pain and cost or burying it in a whirlwind of activity and/or substance abuse or trying to force our way through all alone. If we are afraid to share the depth of emotion with people we love, professional counselling is a safe place to process the feelings we fear. ​ And humour, even if initially it is black and bitter, can lift us up to face the future. ​ ​ The future has much to offer and the best of what we left behind is often what made us strong enough to make the transition successfully. ​

    They are also a time of great opportunity. If we breathe deeply and take the time to experience the flood of emotion in safety we can discover so much about ourselves and the change we are undergoing. If I may say there is a wrong way: it involves denying the pain and cost or burying it in a whirlwind of activity and/or substance abuse or trying to force our way through all alone. If we are afraid to share the depth of emotion with people we love, professional counselling is a safe place to process the feelings we fear.

    And humour, even if initially it is black and bitter, can lift us up to face the future. ​

    The future has much to offer and the best of what we left behind is often what made us strong enough to make the transition successfully. ​

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