Our needs change in the later phases of life. Family relationships can become tense or distant, adult children have their own lives to worry about, work is no longer the main source of fulfillment, bodies decline… Making meaning out of one’s life when things and people seem to recede can be challenging. Anxiety and depression are common symptoms. But that time of life is full of potential, according to Erik Erikson’s stages of development: the challenge is to achieve integrity, as characterized by acceptance, a sense of wholeness, and feeling at peace.
Often, the feelings of stuckness that arise have to do with strategies that used to work before, but are no longer appropriate for one’s life situation. I offer you some new tools and techniques that can improve your relationships, give you a different perspective on your problems, and help you find new meaning in your life.