Change your life2022-02-05T17:40:28+01:00

Change your life

You are facing a life change? No matter if the change is dictated to you by external factors or you want that change your life- it is always an emotional process. You need courage and it will cost you energy. I am very happy to support you through this time!

Phases of change- Change your life

Especially if you are forced to change your life through external factors like restructuring of your company, separation from your loved one or something similar the change causes often fear or anger. In this case we will start our work based on the phase model of change from Kurt Lewin.

One essential factor is how we think we can cope with the change of life. This is present throughout all 6 phases.

Phase 1: Shock/ Surprise

In this phase you are surprised by the change. You didn’t ask or wished for it. You are in shock and you don’t know how to handle the situation.

Phase 2: Denial

After the first shock resistance against the change starts to build. You don’t want to accept that this is the new situation. This is all just a bad joke!

Phase 3: Rational understanding

You have accepted the change rationally and understand now why it is needed. But what now? What should I do? This phase can cause a lot of frustration.

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Phase 4: Emotional acceptance

In this phase you investigate your values and behaviors and you think about what is needed in this new situation. This means you have to take a look at what this change means for you- this might hurt but is very important.

Phase 5: Trial and Error

Now you made it through the trough of disillusionment and can test new behaviors. If they work you feel safer, you now think you can cope with the change. Unfortunately, there might be setbacks, because the new way doesn’t work completely yet. Together we find your new way!

Phase 6: Insight and integration

You made it, you used the change to strengthen yourself! You now have new strategies to cope with this change, and also with future changes.

But not only for the forced changes, but also for the changes you want there are ways to support you, e. g. using positive visualization of the future or dissolving blockades.

Do you find yourself in these descriptions? Contact me for a noncommittal initial discussion and take the first step to get your life back into balance.

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Tanja Haag Life Coach

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