Avoiding Change

The Shifting Landscape of Treatment
March 4, 2016
April 9, 2016

What is the fear most people experience whenever having to make a change?  What causes the excitement of the thought of making a change to be consistently overshadowed by the fear of making the change?  Everyone deals with this issue – nobody is exempt!

Change typically brings up feelings of discomfort, tension and stress.  We struggle with our ability to manage the difficulties that change may create.  Often our coping mechanisms somehow feel inadequate which further may lead to feelings of defeat or shame.

It is only when we begin to gain a healthy understanding – insight if you will – of the change dynamic – the situation we are attempting to manage – that we begin to believe in our ability to make a change.  Then what?

People deserve to know that assistance is available.  Being able to ask for help and then to receive help without judgment is necessary.  Removing the boundaries of the “box” we often place ourselves in is necessary as well.  Understanding, asking for help and preparation for facing the idea of change moves us along the path to successful accomplishment of the desired change.

A change concept is a general approach to change that has been found to be useful in developing specific ideas for changes that lead to improvement.  Whether one choses to develop the concept alone or ask for help is less important than actually establishing the concept.  Focus on developing a specific definition of the issue to change; consider time management aspects; describe actions required; consider what might “go wrong”; and, then merely step through the fear.  During the age of Plato and Aristotle one of the mandates of the time was: “Bring your beliefs into harmony with one another.”  If we believe we are capable of change, the facts of our action will support that, right?  Desire change, state the problem, describe the solution path, and do the action.  Simple really even if it is scary!

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Omega J. Galliano
Owner/Therapist - MFT, LADC, LP - Meg obtained a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology and since college has been busy working in the behavioral health field. As a Nevada licensed marriage and family therapist, Nevada licensed alcohol and drug counselor, Minnesota licensed psychologist, and a Distance Credentialed Counselor, she has held various management positions in national corporations.