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  • Empty nesting, redundancy and even marriage may have this effect on your identity, and how your previously saw yourself
  • Time alone during transitions allows a form of ‘rite of passage’ which would have been a tradition in older societies in order to grow…
  • Transitions for podcast v2

    1. 1. ‘ Aha’ moments for Women Of A Certain Age www.smartstepslifecoach.com www.smartstepslifecoach.com
    2. 2. www.smartstepslifecoach.com
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    4. 4. Transitions include <ul><li>The nice ones: </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation </li></ul><ul><li>Leaving home </li></ul><ul><li>Getting married </li></ul><ul><li>Buying a home </li></ul><ul><li>Starting a family </li></ul><ul><li>Getting a promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Starting a business </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving a dream </li></ul><ul><li>The nasty ones: </li></ul><ul><li>Adolescence </li></ul><ul><li>Divorce </li></ul><ul><li>Redundancy </li></ul><ul><li>Bereavement </li></ul><ul><li>Mid life crisis* </li></ul><ul><li>Serious illness </li></ul>www.smartstepslifecoach.com
    5. 5. And the ambivalent ones… <ul><li>These are the transitions where you might have expected to have felt really positive, but leave you feeling confused… </li></ul><ul><li>Motherhood </li></ul><ul><li>Job promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Relocation to new home </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage </li></ul><ul><li>Your youngest child leaving home </li></ul><ul><li>Success </li></ul><ul><li>Retirement </li></ul>www.smartstepslifecoach.com
    6. 6. <ul><li>The person we thought we were has changed </li></ul><ul><li>The situation that we were familiar with has changed </li></ul><ul><li>We are not sure what will happen next </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t know what to do next </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t know what we want </li></ul><ul><li>… we just don’t know any more! </li></ul>www.smartstepslifecoach.com
    7. 7. Ending Ending Beginning… Ending “ The fog” www.smartstepslifecoach.com
    8. 8. <ul><li>“ Are the first phase of the transition process and a precondition of self –renewal.” </li></ul><ul><li>William Bridges – Making sense of Life’s Changes </li></ul>www.smartstepslifecoach.com
    9. 9. Kubler-Ross 5 stage grief model www.smartstepslifecoach.com
    10. 10. Endings come in stages too: www.smartstepslifecoach.com
    11. 11. Losing your identity <ul><li>The disidentification stage may involve: </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of a role that previously guided your behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of a ‘label’ for yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Not sure who you are or who you want to become </li></ul><ul><li>“ What am I? Who am I?” </li></ul>www.smartstepslifecoach.com
    12. 12. <ul><li>The key activities that I encourage my clients to do include: </li></ul><ul><li>Journaling </li></ul><ul><li>Nurturing themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Time alone </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying core values </li></ul>www.smartstepslifecoach.com
    13. 13. <ul><li>Obstacles you will probably face… </li></ul><ul><li>Your own inner resistance at taking the steps forward </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of the unknown </li></ul><ul><li>Your inner critic </li></ul><ul><li>Procrastination </li></ul>www.smartstepslifecoach.com
    14. 14. <ul><li>Some small steps you can take… </li></ul><ul><li>Keep in mind that when you are ready to make the new beginning, the opportunity will present itself </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to your emotional signals </li></ul><ul><li>Begin to identify with the final result – what will it look and feel like </li></ul><ul><li>Do something everyday, however small, that moves you forward </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that this is part of a journey, never the end destination </li></ul>www.smartstepslifecoach.com
    15. 15. <ul><li>… the laundry </li></ul><ul><li>(Zen proverb) </li></ul>www.smartstepslifecoach.com

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