Midlife UnCrisis: How to Create Positive Change out of Crisis is a research-based explanation of why midlife crises occur, the difference between crisis (maladaptive) and positive change (adaptive), and a business yet personal approach on how to create positive change and eliminate or avoid crisis all together. Successful change requires a plan with concrete goals, strategies, assessing your personal strengths/weaknesses/opportunities/threats, having a support team, and being held accountable. Midlife Uncrisis is a thoughtful, positive, action-oriented guide for readers who don’t know why they feel the way they do and don’t know how to feel better. While traditional psychotherapy focuses on mitigating the symptoms, Midlife Uncrisis coaches readers to successfully deal with the issue, their feelings about the issue and gives them a skill set that will see them through potential crisis-generating issues in the future.
Midlife is an important point in the human lifespan now more than ever before because we are living longer. It is expected that you may have 40 or even 50 years after midlife which merits greater thought and planning rather than reaction to the life events that trigger a midlife crisis such as fading youth, serious illness, illness or death of a parent, empty nest, divorce and lack of career satisfaction. While there are a few books on the market that focus on midlife crisis, none have the goal of understanding the difference between crisis versus midlife change or how to prepare, handle and have successful outcomes as midlife events occur. Midlife is something most of us will experience along with the issues that can cause us to feel out of control, anxious and depressed. Whether the trigger is one, two or more of the factors that cause midlife crisis, this book will empower readers to help themselves.