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Significant Life Changes

Significant life changes are major-life changes that not only shift our life, but also shift our levels of stress and emotional responses.

Some changes include

  • Change in career

  • Retirement

  • Change in education

  • Divorce or separation

  • Entering a new relationship

  • Leaving a religion

  • Shift in religious perspective

  • Diagnosis of a medical condition

  • Relocating

  • Loss of a loved one

  • Accident

  • Near death experience

Whether the change(s) is mild, significant, chosen, forced, expected, unexpected, positive, or undesired, having an outside perspective and place to process can make the transition easier.