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Adjusting to Change

(Format- Individual Counselling, Family Therapy)

Adjusting to change can be difficult, as even positive life transitions tend to cause some stress. Over the course of a lifetime, a person can expect to experience a significant amount of change. Some of these changes, such as changing schools, going to university, marriages, births, and new jobs, are generally positive, although they may be accompanied by their own unique stressors.

Other major life transitions, such as moving countries for a job, parental divorce, retirement, or entering the "empty nest" phase of life, may cause a significant amount of stress. Because change can cause stress, it can have an effect on one's daily life.

A person facing a big change might, for example, experience depression, anxiety, or fatigue; have headaches; develop trouble sleeping or eating well; or abuse drugs and alcohol. Adjustment issues can be treated by talking about changes in life with a counsellor and exploring & implementing different coping strategies.

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