Find your way through
Turn crisis into stepping stones
Build your support
It happened. You lost your job or your relationship ended. Life did not go to plan and you are going through difficult times. Turn your crisis into stepping stones and use it to grow.
From time to time life gives us more than we bargained for. A sudden change of circumstance in your relationship, work or health, can be overwhelming. As challenging as it may be, this is the best time to get professional help. Crisis often serves as a catalyst for change: chances are you have dived in deep already and your drive to shift things is likely stronger than ever.
Going through difficult times is tough by definition and there is no reason to go through it alone. Support of family and friends can be invaluable, but loved ones don't always have the neutrality and skills to support you adequately. Whether you choose to get professional help, or rely on people around you, getting the right support is key to help you come to terms with the new situation and find your way out.
A blessing in disguise?
In my experience, a crisis may sometimes be life's invitation to look at the parts of ourselves that we have neglected or to see unhealthy patterns we might have ignored. I find that if we resist change for too long, and cling to security, to the detriment of our true well-being, life tends to throw challenges our way. If we fail to hear the subtle warning signs, messages tend to get louder.
Here are some of the most common challenges I help clients navigate:
- Job loss, risk of losing your job, or difficulty in finding one
- Breakup, divorce or relationship crisis
- Exposure to hidden harassment or abuse at home or work
- Health problems and alarming signals from your body
- Unexpected legal issue or a scandal
- Feeling that you are not where you need to be in your life
I believe that when challenges are approached honestly and proactively, more is to be gained than will be lost. To name a few, losing a job that is secure but sucks the life out of you, might be an invitation to rethink your career and create one in which you really thrive. Finding out that your partner is cheating on you, might help you heal your relationship or encourage you to finally get out of a situation that was no longer serving you. Discovering you have a health problem, might be an opportunity to realise that you have neglected yourself and your needs, and teach you what self-care is and how to love and accept yourself.
Accept. Resolve. Thrive.
Each situation is different, sessions create a safe space for you to be able to:
- Talk about what you are going through
- Fully understand, acknowledge and accept the change
- Take responsibility for your role
- Find resources and support
- See the bigger picture
- Deal with stress and anxiety constructively
- Set strategies to help you manage the situation
- Map out a compelling way forward
- Rethink your future and create a new one in which you will thrive
Ultimately, each crisis or change, depending on how you approach it, may be a powerful opportunity to grow and create something new, possibly more fulfilling. Accompanying a client going through difficult times and helping them navigate their way out, is always a special journey.
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