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How to cope with getting fired

Sometimes, the road ahead seems longer than it is.

Sometimes, the road ahead seems longer than it is.

Losing your job is often sudden and upsetting. As with any major life change, this can be a time when you start to question a lot of things about your life and your ability to have an affect on these things. For many people their job has provided a sense of identity, effectiveness and accomplishment. It may have helped to meet social needs of connection, belonging, participation and contribution. It can be hard to imagine these needs being met in any other way when the job has been a big part of your life.

No matter the cause, job loss can increase anxiety, stress levels, and depression in many of us. At the same time, the rest of our life doesn’t stop when we lose our jobs. Mortgages, rent and utility bills continue to arrive in our mailboxes. Families require food and clothing, and everyday demands continue their presence in our lives. The question is, what can we do to ensure we don’t let the stress, anxiety and depression take over?

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What is nonviolent communication?

bigstock-Job-applicant-having-interview-47297863-lrSome people, when they hear that we practise and teach Nonviolent Communication hastily assert, “But I don’t communicate violently!” In many ways that may be true if we don’t swear or use physical violence or the “hard stare” to get our point across, and our intention may not be to hurt the other person. At the same time, most of us in our society have tragically inherited and learnt patterns of responding to each other that create or foster disconnection rather than communication and understanding.
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Making resolutions

fireworksJanuary presents as the start of a fresh new year stretching out ahead.  It’s often time when we connect with what hasn’t happened/ been done in a way we’d enjoyed in the previous year and so we’ve resolved to do differently in the new year. Before life gets back into full swing again it’s valuable to tune in and take stock of what is happening in our lives and in our social and physical environment.
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