Psychological Perspectives on Four Types of Change
The "Where do I start?" beginning is the hardest. It means the bottom has completely dropped out unexpectedly, and we are scrambling to face a world that has changed overnight.
Changes that happen as a result of a loss of any kind can be extremely traumatic. In order to overcome them, one should show personal resilience and strong faith in oneself and the others. Such situations are hard to deal with, however, they are the ones allowing us to grow the most.
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And in addition to improving traditional mental health struggles, therapy can also be a powerful and efficient way to make progress on personal goals or aspirations.