We all know what change is. Change is what happens in the outer world. Change can be stressful, whether it is something you regard as a positive change or a situation thrust on you that was not of your choosing. You may be experiencing one of those stressful, negative changes in your life right now - a divorce, the loss of a job or career, a life-threatening illness, the death of someone close to you, an empty nest, retirement, changes to the roles you've been playing in your life, etc.
Transition is the psychological re-orientation and inner integration of the changes that take place in your outer world. When you are going through changes, the transition process can cause trouble, if you are not prepared for it. All transitions include loss. Sometimes that loss is very clear to you and you feel the grief of that loss. Other times, you may feel the grief at a more subtle level and not even know why you are feeling that way.
Yes, change is stressful, but you don’t have to let it ruin your life. With a shift in perspective, awareness and acceptance of the inner process of transition, and some change management strategies, you will start seeing the opportunities held within change. As you gradually let go what has ended, you can then start to see and embrace the potential inherent in your new beginning.
In this coaching program you will learn about the process of change and how it differs from transition. You'll also learn about the phases of transition and how to successfully navigate through them. Whether you are working through changes you have initiated or those that have been thrust upon you, you will come away from this course with information that you can put to use to help you feel more in control of your response to life's changes.
In this self-study program you will explore:
Your Reaction to Change – You will explore how people commonly react to change.
The Process of Change – You will discover how change is different from transition and learn about the phases of transition.
Seeing Change Differently – You will understand and learn to work WITH the transition process instead of resisting it.
Accepting Change – You have the opportunity to experience change as a catalyst for transformation so that you can lean into a richer, more fulfilling, and purposeful life.
To cooperate with the process of transition is to use change as a way to begin thriving on EVERY level of your life. It's welcoming change as a transformational opportunity.