Transition…We all experience it. Every day is a transition from the past into the present looking forward into our future journey. Some transitions are more difficult. Some easier. Some are good. Some are not so good.
New relationships–be they romantics or platonic–are transitions. Endings of relationships are transitions. Some of those relationships end in the passing of a loved one which is another transition. New babies create transition.
New jobs/careers are transitions. Education, both formal and informal, brings new knowledge which is transitional. A new health diagnosis is yet another transition.
I don’t watch Keeping up with the Kardashians except on the rare occasion when my youngest daughter happens to be watching and I’m in the room. I have, however, been fascinated with Caitlyn Jenner’s gender transition. As a therapist, I was encouraged to hear that Caitlyn had been in therapy for quite some time in preparation for her transition from Bruce to Caitlyn.
My daughter texted me yesterday telling me she was watching an episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians where pre-transition Bruce was having a walk-and-talk therapy session on the beach with a therapist whose practice is called Mind in Motion. I was excited to know of yet another therapist conducting walk-and-talk therapy. And so, Caitlyn has known all her life that she was living a life not true to her authentic self and yet she needed someone to walk, literally and figuratively, beside her as she very publicly transitioned into her “new normal.”
Your transition may not be as drastic as Caitlyn Jenner’s; however, if you feel you might benefit from having some extra support through the journey as you transition to your new normal, give me a call (404-895-1525) or drop me an email (Denice@WalkAndTalkAtlanta.com) and we’ll walk through your transition together.