The In-Between Space of Transition

Change is situational. Transition, on the other hand, is psychological. It is not those events, but rather the inner reorientation or self-redefinition that you have to go through in order to incorporate any of those changes into your life. Without transition, a change is just a rearrangement of the furniture. Unless transition happens, the change won’t work.” – William Bridges

The Psychology of Transition 

Transition periods, marked by the interplay of endings and new beginnings, represent pivotal moments in our lives. For many women, these transitional phases are characterized by the nuanced complexities of the in-between — a psychological space where the old is fading away, and the new has yet to fully materialize. In exploring the dynamics of the in-between phase, we unravel the psychological intricacies and challenges that accompany this transformative journey.

The in-between phase, often referred to as the liminal space, presents a unique psychological landscape fraught with uncertainty and ambiguity. It is during this transitional period that we can grapple with the dissolution of familiar structures and identities, while simultaneously navigating the anticipation of what lies ahead. Psychologically, the in-between phase can evoke a myriad of emotions, ranging from excitement and hope to anxiety and apprehension.

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One of the central challenges of the in-between phase is the inherent tension between letting go of the past and embracing the unknown of the future. This limbo space can bring up feelings of disorientation and vulnerability, as we confront the discomfort of ambiguity and the absence of clear direction. Moreover, the psychological impact of transition can manifest in various ways, including heightened stress levels, emotional overwhelm, and a sense of identity crisis.

However, amidst the challenges, the in-between phase also offers a fertile ground for psychological and spiritual growth and self-discovery. It is a time of introspection and reflection—a period of profound inner transformation where we have the opportunity to redefine their sense of self and purpose.

Through the process of navigating the in-between with intention and mindfulness, we can cultivate resilience, adaptability, and a deeper understanding of ourselves.

Why Change does not automatically lead to Transformation

While change can be a precursor to transformation, not all changes lead to a transformative experience!

Some changes may be superficial or temporary, having little impact on a person’s inner self or overall life trajectory.

Here is a free gift for you to start navigating your transition journey!

If you are currently on a transition journey and want  to start working through this time at your own pace I have a gift for you:  my 30-page holistic pdf guide ‘The Heroine’s Soul Guide to Transition’. Because you are the heroine of your life!

It includes a therapeutic collage exercise, a guided visualization, powerful journal prompts and tons of inspiration and guidance to support your journey wholeheartedly.


    • I have a full 50-page comprehensive version of the Heroine’s Soul Guide to Transition
    • It is available for immediate download for 29€.
    • It completes the process started in the free version with a powerful holistic coaching exercise, an illuminating tarot exercise & spread, a mindful ritual and more introspection and integration exercises.

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    AND If you are ready to embrace the beauty of transition and emerge stronger, wiser, and more empowered with one-on-one coaching here is my invitation:

    Evidence-based approaches such as my 1:1 coaching programs offer you the opportunity to explore your inner landscape, identify coping strategies, and develop skills for navigating the challenges of the in-between phase.

    As your guide and companion on this transformative journey, I am committed to supporting you every step of the way. Together, we will unravel the mysteries of the in-between phase, harnessing its power to catalyze growth, and lead you towards a future filled with purpose, fulfillment, and possibility.

    Here is my invitation to a free, non-obligation discovery call to gain a deeper understanding of your situation and how coaching could support you. Together we determine if we’re a good match for working together as you consider your options for personal  growth and working through your transition.