but that is not what the ship was built for.
Major life changes occur at some point in all of our lives, and can include some of the following stressors:
- The Loss of a Loved One
- Miscarriage / Pregnancy Loss
- Women’s Health / Medical Concerns
- Relationship Changes / Parenting Concerns
- Job / Education / Career Changes
Any one of these major life changes can cause a lot of stress and heartache in your personal life. However, if you are experiencing more than one of these stressors at the same time (which is quite common) the amount of stress and heartache you are feeling increases significantly.
You may experience feelings of grief, anxiety and depression before, during or after a major life change.
As we often have little or no control over major life changes, they often bring feelings of grief and loss into our lives. You may be overcome with sadness, feel shocked and angry about what happened, or feel concerned about your current and future life circumstances.
Major life changes can also bring up feelings of anxiety. Some symptoms of anxiety include feeling worried about the future, having too many constant thoughts running through your head (that you would like to shut off but cannot seem to stop), and feeling like you are being overwhelmed by stress (so much so that at times it may feel hard to breathe).
Depressive feelings can also be brought about by major life changes. Some symptoms of depression include: sleep changes (more or less than usual), loss of interest in things you usually enjoy doing, feelings of guilt, decreased energy, loss of concentration, increase/ decrease of appetite, restlessness/agitation, and suicidal thoughts.
**I specialize in helping women navigate major life changes**
Please contact me today to discuss how therapy can be helpful to you. I look forward to hearing from you soon!