Dealing with Losing an Identity or Role

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Dr Alicia Franklin & Dr Kassandra Gratwick-Sarll
Happiness Insight Coaching
There are times in our lives when we have to, willingly or not, experience a change in our identity.Transitioning from one identity to another can be so difficult and yet it's also an opportunity for growth. This session helps you to move through losing your old identity and will give you helpful strategies so that you can transition with ease into your new one. 
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5 reflections
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JOELY
Courage to move forward.
We can still be grieving & move forward at the same time.
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Beautiful
Grieving and Becomming at the same time.
Define Identity if what was lost. What did you do in that roll that made you feel good. What did I really love about doing those things? Learn some things not to take forward. Define the future. Connect with things I value. Define future identity.
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Julie
Accepting New Role
The last year my role in life has changed from managing a successful boutique that was expanding with the opportunity to work side by side with the owner to becoming a housewife and caregiver for my Dad. Some days I have been okay with this change in my life and other days I have felt restless. Lately, I am feeling restless. Like what am I doing with my life? Is this really all there is? The things I found rewarding in my job were leading a team and building a company. So why did I feel the need to give this up? Well between my husband traveling all the time and it taking a year to really get my Dad settled into his life here which took a toll on me mentally I felt I had to give my job up because my home life needed to be the priority. I know I have been stuck in grieving the loss of what could of been. Some days I can see the value in my new reality. Other days I resent my new reality. I know I need to change my perspective on my new reality to be able to move forward because if I don’t I know eventually it will destroy all the good things I do have in my life.
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Marie
Identity
My identity isn't formed based on a position or role, whether it be personal, professional, relational, or spiritual. My identity is within, it is God in me. The core essence that God and I have cocreated carries over into any and all states of being, doing, and becoming. It is not fixed, but ebbs and flows. We are all in process, cycles, and seasons. We are all becoming.
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Emily
Defining How I Felt
I feel slightly less panicked over being unemployed and learned I haven’t processed the loss of that role. I learned I should define how I felt (useful, important, but also taken advantage of, unheard) and determine ways to feel the good things in my next chapter.
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