Making Sense of Life's Changes

Media Information:

Categories: Book Collection.
Author(s): Bridges (William).
Publication Dates: 1980.
Publisher(s): Da Capo Press.
Subject(s): Adjustment (Psychology), Life cycle (Human) - Psychological aspects, Maturation (Psychology), Social adjustment, and Social change.
Format(s): Softcover.

Copies in the Resource Center:

  • HQ 799.97 .U5 1980
  • Summary:

    Whether switching jobs or moving house, leaving school or retiring, change brings both opportunities and turmoil. Most of us struggle through such periods. This classic book shows how making a successful transition lets you recognize and seize new opportunities.Transitions has helped hundreds of thousands of readers to cope with changes by providing a road map of the transition process.

    With the understanding born of experience, William Bridges takes us step by step through the three stages of transition:
    Endings. Recognize endings as opportunities as well as losses, and even celebrate them with rituals designed to open new doors.
    The Neutral Zone. In this seemingly unproductive “time-out,” we feel disconnected from the past and emotionally unconnected to the present. The most frightening stage of transition, the Neutral Zone is really an important time for reorientation.
    The New Beginning. A successful transition requires more than persevering: it means launching new priorities. Understand the external and internal signs that point the way to your future.