Article by Tanya Peterson
Endings are New Beginnings waiting to happen!
Like many of us Holistic Counsellor Tanya Peterson has enjoys her lovely Easter long weekend. Tanya shares her contemplations of what Easter represents to her, “Well, Easter has just passed and to many people it is simply a lovely long weekend, to Christian followers it represents the resurrection of Jesus, and is symbolised by the well loved and commercially abundant Easter Egg, an object symbolising new life, reminding us of new possibilities, fresh starts, new beginnings.” This sounds fabulous, but before we learn to appreciate these new opportunities, some of us go through tremendous grief, loss and fear as we experience endings, brought about by life changes such as; marriage meaning the end of singlehood, or the end of partnerships meaning we go it alone, or the loss of a job, home, pet or loved one and so on. Sometimes these changes are inflicted upon us by circumstances beyond our control. Trying to see past the loss and fear feels impossible but we survive, sometimes feeling lost as the transitional stage is unfamiliar.
We need to appreciate and honour what we had, and let it go, the challenge is to embrace our good-byes and try to look at what new beginnings they provide. The emotions sometimes are overwhelming and don’t allow us to see beyond the pain that we are experiencing in the moment. However, if we think about it, each ending embraces a new beginning. Of course certain endings make us feel happy, satisfied, and even relieved. Others cause sadness, leave us wanting more, and can lead to depression. And the third example is the one that has the combination of both sweet and sour, that is the most complicated. In order to have stability in our lives, we need to learn to embrace endings and new beginnings in a way that doesn’t affect our inner core and that revitalizes us as much as possible. Endings are part of reality, and in truth things don’t end, they change. Counselling can help you through these times of change. As we have evolved, many of us have lost the ability to sense/know our true feelings, or have difficulty managing, perhaps feeling torn and fragmented, suffering in both mind and body. Holistic counselling brings you back to being you, vital and whole.
Tanya Peterson is a Holistic Counsellor (Adv Dip Holistic Counselling), Emotional Literacy Trainer and Reiki Master, based in Mandurah and is a member of the Australian Counselling Association. You can learn more about Tanya on her website: www.tcpeterson-wellbeing-services.com or for appointments phone: 0417 988 962
11 Jun 2010
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