Transitions: Making Sense Of Life's Changes by William BridgesTransitions: Making Sense Of Life's Changes by William Bridges

Transitions: Making Sense Of Life's Changes

byWilliam Bridges

Paperback | August 10, 2004

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The best-selling guide for coping with changes in life and work, named one of the 50 all-time best books in self-help and personal development

Whether you choose it or it is thrust upon you, change brings both opportunities and turmoil. Since Transitions was first published, this supportive guide has helped hundreds of thousands of readers cope with these issues by providing an elegantly simple yet profoundly insightful roadmap of the transition process. With the understanding born of both personal and professional experience, William Bridges takes readers step by step through the three stages of any transition: The Ending, The Neutral Zone, and, eventually, The New Beginning. Bridges explains how each stage can be understood and embraced, leading to meaningful and productive movement into a hopeful future. With a new introduction highlighting how the advice in the book continues to apply and is perhaps even more relevant today, and a new chapter devoted to change in the workplace, Transitions will remain the essential guide for coping with the one constant in life: change.
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 chang...
Title:Transitions: Making Sense Of Life's ChangesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:208 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:August 10, 2004Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:073820904X

ISBN - 13:9780738209043


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful! I received this book as a gift during a difficult time in my life. This book is fabulous and helped me better understand my process and what to expect. This is a great read, not a lot of jargon and beautifully written with great descriptors and stories. He clarifies the difference between change and transition, comparisons to stages of grief, and introduces stages of transition - endings, neutral zone, and rebirth/new beginnings. He also talks about 5 aspects of natural ending experiences "disengagement, dismantling, disidentification, disenchantment, and disorientation. This book helped me have many epiphanies and got me very excited about my situation, which I initially feared. The exercises, questions, and suggestions are all exciting. This is one of the most valuable books I now own and recommend it to friends.
Date published: 2007-02-11

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Provid[es] an elegantly simple yet profoundly insightful roadmap of the transition process.-Cleveland Sun Messenger