Transitions: Making Sense Of Life's Changes

Transitions: Making Sense Of Life's Changes

by William Bridges

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ISBN-13: 9780738209043
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 08/09/2004
Edition description: REV
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 47,777
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Originally a professor of English, William Bridges made a shift to the field of transitional management in the mid-1970s; out of his workshops grew a long career of consulting, lecturing, and helping individuals and organizations through transitions. He was an internationally known speaker and author and a preeminent authority on change.

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Racine Journal Times, 3/3/11
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Cleveland Sun Messenger, 3/24/11 “Provid[es] an elegantly simple yet profoundly insightful roadmap of the transition process.”

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Transitions 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In 1970, William Bridges, an English professor, was experiencing a difficult time in his life. A scholar, he decided to learn all that he could about the psychology of transition. Eventually, he taught a course in it then he developed his ideas into a book, which quickly became the definitive source on the topic. Psychologists, counselors and other mental health professionals recognized it as a breakthrough self-help text. With insights, information and concepts that you¿ll be able to apply to everyday life, Bridges leads you through an often angst-ridden process. With his advice, you¿ll identify and understand your personal development timeline and learn to use change to your advantage. Transitions, ultimately, result in achieving real growth, both spiritually and psychologically. We recommend this classic book to people anticipating or in the midst of professional or personal turning points.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Change is a constant fact of life, but this author is the first who has pointed out that transitions are a separate and distinct process than change. The structure that he puts around the process and the stages of transition are a great help and comfort in dealing with whatever we may be going through or looking to change in our lives. By showing us how to think about changing internally when external factors change, the author shows us how to use change to grow and develop into who we are meant to be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a gem, filled with so many valuable insights for any stage of life. Unlike some self-help books, it is short and simply written. I find myself reading only a few pages or a chapter every few weeks, because it leaves me with so much to think about. This is a book I'll be coming back to again and again.
Amory More than 1 year ago
I'm not a fan of self-help books. This was first given to me by my sister, and I avoided reading it for a few months. When I finally picked it up, I was pleasantly surprised. Transitions is written and thoughtful. The author gives you a way to think about the big changes you make in your life. For me, the most useful insight was that transitions can not only make you look forward in anticipation, they make you grieve for the past, even when the past was perhaps not so great. I have since given this book out to friends who find themselves in a confusing spot because of both expected and unexpected life changes.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was okay, but it was difficult to skip around and read different parts of it (which I like to do.) I prefer books that have shortened sections/paragraphs that I can digest easier. I very rarely read a nonfiction book from page 1 to whatever. Read the author's newer book, "The Way of Transition" & really enjoyed that one...earmarking & underlining lots of sections.
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