Transitioning Well

Make Positive Changes to Feel Happier & Healthier

To be seen.

To be heard.

To be honored, acknowledged, and understood.

Isn’t that what we all want? I think it is.

That’s why I take exactly that approach with my clients.

An Example of Someone in Crisis

Janet (not her real name) was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016. She was referred to me by her physician, not because of the cancer, but because of the stress she was experiencing at the time.

Janet was exhausted mentally, physically, and spiritually–yet she continued to focus on caring for others rather than herself. Stress had an impact on her marriage more than her diagnosis.

There are medications that can treat the symptoms of stress, that can dull the pain, numb the senses, soften the disappointments, and help you sleep. But they don’t heal the body or the soul. Medication can be helpful during a transition, but there are alternative ways to heal the mind, body, and soul.

What Can a Therapist Do?

Janet needed emotional support, education, and various readings that would help her understand what she was going through. She needed rest, music, and Healing Touch. She needed a safe place to talk about her stress, her fears, the future, her marriage, her relationships, and her cancer.

Over the past few months, Janet and I have talked about the impact of her cancer diagnosis on her life. She has continued to care for so many others during a time she needed to be cared for, putting additional strain on her energy and strength

Listen

Sometimes the most healing thing we can do for someone is listen with a non-judgmental ear. Janet used the suggested readings, started meditating, listened more to her favorite music, got outside, and honored her own boundaries. She utilized the support and it worked well.

Results

Over time, utilizing what Janet has learned with me, she has begun to experience a better relationship with her husband. She says, “We’re working better as a team.” Her husband even sent word through her that things between them had improved.

Janet’s hairdresser noticed her hair was thicker and healthier. “What are you doing differently?” she asked Janet. “Transitioning well,” she said.

Janet looks happier, feels healthier, and is making positive changes in her life. The transitional changes and decisions she is making for herself are helping the rest of the family feel happier and healthier, too.

The stresses are not over, but Janet’s reaction to them and how she handles things as they arise has drastically changed.

Reach Out

If you have dissatisfaction with your life—if you do not feel that any one ‘hears’ you—call me.  I honor the opportunity to help you through your current ‘transition.’

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