“Mid-Life Crisis”: Navigating the Mid-Life Years
Nov 01, 2019 12:00PM
By Lori Burke
“Mid-Life Crisis.” Decades ago, it was a term used to explain why a middle-aged man bought an expensive sports car, became obsessed with his appearance, or disconnected from close relationships because he felt “tied down.” However, in today’s world, middle-aged women are likewise dealing with this transitional time in their lives which generally occurs between the ages of 40 and 60. With increased responsibilities that may include single parenthood, caring for aging parents, meeting career obligations, providing financial support, along with the added burden of changing hormones and pressure to retain a youthful profile, it’s no wonder that women are experiencing increased levels of anxiety, insomnia and weight gain, along with diminishing energy levels and lack of hope for a fulfilling future.
The tell-tale signs of the so-called “mid-life crisis” can include feelings of emptiness; thoughts about unmet goals and missed opportunities; feeling “stuck in a rut” in your career or relationships; and even an identity crisis, marked by difficulty in answering the question ‘Who am I?’. This can naturally result in anxiety, depression, panic attacks, sadness, resentment, guilt and overall boredom and lack of passion for life.
So how does one effectively navigate the mid-life years? There are many ways of dealing with symptoms of the mid-life transitional period, from prescription medications to self-help books. However, hypnotherapy is an effective way of dealing with many aspects of the typical “mid-life crisis” at the root cause. A well-trained clinical hypnotherapist can help the client to identify and clear emotional blocks and self-limiting beliefs that prevent her from feeling good about herself and moving forward in life. Emotional blocks and self-limiting beliefs reside in the subconscious mind, making hypnosis and hypnotherapy an ideal modality for reaching and resolving them, many of which have existed there for decades. Hypnotherapy can also help the client address grief and loss, whether resulting from the loss of a close personal relationship, empty nest syndrome, or the loss of who the client wanted to be in life. It can help re-build self-confidence and raise the client’s self-esteem to allow for a sense of self-empowerment. A clinical hypnotherapist can also help the client re-gain her self-identity and assist in setting goals and charting a course for achieving them. Hypnotherapy can help re-ignite the client’s passion for life from within, providing a firm foundation for renewal and the confidence to navigate the mid-life years.
Lori Burke is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (IAIH Cert. #7596890) in Viera. She offers a full range of hypnotherapy services, including some of the most advanced protocols and techniques in hypnotherapy today. For more information, visit LoriBurkeHypnosis.com, or call or text 321-652-1039.