Challenges of A Major Life Transition
Nobody likes getting knocked flat on their butt from an unpredictable life crisis event that then spirals into a major life transition, which ends up happening over an extended period of time (geez), but that is what my life has been like over the last several years. You often see such events depicted in the movies or read about them in motivational self-help or spiritual books as positive life conquering events, but when it came time to deal with my own version of such a story, I felt like most of the pieces for my own personal puzzle ended up all over the floor and I wasn’t really sure how to put all of the pieces back together again… in what needed to be a whole, new way. When I was ready to start seeking help, Dr. Renee Rolle-Whatley and Dr. Ramona Rolle-Berg became a critical and indispensable component of what I called my “personal self-care” team.
As you can imagine, such a life journey comes with a variety of emotions and emotional states. Dr. Renee and Dr. Ramona worked on both my mind and my body to help me become aware of and help deal with what was going on in my life. One of the first things that they did was to create a baseline from which they could work from over time. Utilizing the therapeutic modality of Healing Touch, they were able to assess my body’s physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual state; where the energy blocks existed; and to clear them away for that moment in time. From there, a majority of our work together as a team has been around how to deal with all of the acute and chronic emotional challenges I faced as I progressed through my life transition. This portion of work dealt with my thoughts and how I perceived specific events and issues from the past and that were coming up.
Obviously, the emotional and spiritual sides of a major life transition are both complex and daunting and mine have been no exception. I have had a variety of truly wonderful support from friends and other professionals, which has made a difference in my life. Dr. Renee and Dr. Ramona’s’ unique contribution has been to help me become aware of my emotional energy blocks and to offer ways to deal with them so that I could continue to progress forward in my journey and through the transition.
When you think about it, how you perceive what is happening in your life is a critical component to what ends up actually happening in your life. I do believe this, so we worked from the energetic psychological paradigm that the road to positive behavior runs through these different states of mind: Awareness, thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Such work consisted of us talking over the phone regarding what was going on with me. I felt held, supported and I learned a lot.
Overall, I am slowly growing my emotional intelligence and spiritual awareness as I am better at stepping back and seeing a situation through a healthier, more positive life lens, which allows me to recover more quickly when I go down an emotional rabbit hole. This has allowed me to believe that my life will become better and it actually has….
I am now personally at a place where the road ahead of me is no longer completely dark, scary and confusing. I am moving forward in a new direction and have many positive things happening in my life. I feel extremely lucky and blessed to have had (and will have) Dr. Renee and Dr. Ramona on the journey path with me. Their devotion, care and constant support of me during an extended period of time is a truly exceptional and treasured gift. I also believe such behavior by them is critical in cultivating client success. In the end, it is my spiritual beliefs that help provide the light for such a life transition journey; my faith that keeps me moving forward on such a journey, and practitioners such as Dr. Renee and Dr. Ramona that have helped keep me on a positive path, so that I don’t go veering off into the weeds, but rather ultimately choose the best path forward!
I sincerely thank them from the bottom of my heart.
Charlene V. Conlin, Ph.D., MBA
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