Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. But I’d like to add a few more. What about; change, uncertainty...and laundry!
These two words fuel people’s fear and anxiety more than any other. Not being able to predict what’s ahead takes away our sense of control. We feel it takes away our innate power to make our own life choices. We feel powerless when change comes knocking unexpectedly.
If there are strategies to navigate both intentional and forced life changes with greater ease, I certainly want to know what they are. I want to feel more empowered around change.
Like most things in life, change is a skill.
Melissa Sheridan McNabb has had to navigate life's changes, both the forced changes like separation, divorce, personal loss and job loss as well as intentional changes she has sought such as weight loss, healing and personal growth.
Through her studies in psychology, work as a professional coach and life experience as a mother of five(!), Melissa has become a change management specialist and has identified that both forced change and intentional change have a natural cycle.
Our lives are made up or a series of small rituals, whether they be waking up, showering, having breakfast, brushing teeth etc to our checking work emails on the bus, shaking hands when meeting someone new, doing the same gym workout or having the same sandwich day in, day out.
A ritual is a sequence of activities involving gestures, words, and objects, performed according to set sequence.
Using her lived experience to draw from Melissa developed her signature program, The Ritual of Change™ which clearly identifies the 9 specific stages in the cycle of change.
If you’re a person who finds unwanted changes a challenge or are having trouble sticking to a change you have decided to make (e.g. weight loss), then chances are you are getting stuck in one or more of these stages.
We have decided to teach The Ritual of Change™ program in an intimate, 4-hour workshop, solely for women. In this sacred space Melissa will help us navigate through each of the 9 stages to discover where we are getting stuck. Once you have awareness of each stage and identify that you must pass through each one you'll have a successful guide to take you through all changes big or small that life has planned for you.
Think of it as a toolkit for successfully managing change. I want to find out where I get stuck, so I can avoid it again at all costs!
For more about the workshop, dates and locations click here or send us an email.
You have it in you to shine more brightly,
Show me your sparkle!
Warm hugs, Steph x
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