Whilst we embrace and enjoy the warmer weather and the changing of the seasons, I thought it would be lovely to share some thoughts about the way we deal with change for ourselves.
There are many people that enjoy change and the new opportunities that this brings, but for a lot of us, the fear of the unknown can create anxiety and uncertainty. We all know that change is inevitable and we are, like the world around us, constantly evolving. However, learning to feel comfortable with change can feel like an impossible task for some.
One of the strategies that I use with clients is a "downward ladder" system. By working through systematically from the presenting fear or thought it is possible to uncover the belief that the client holds, which holds them back from trusting in their own capabilities when dealing with change.
Anxiety loves us to work from assumptions. These assumptions can be cognitively challenged to allow the client to recall times when they have managed change positively, increasing their confidence. If you would like to know more about how challenging thoughts can help you positively deal with change and anxiety then please do not hesitate to contact me: