Resilience to the change


Emotions are present in the natural process when we are in some transcendent change. In this process, 5 main stages can be distinguished:

Stage 1: Initial Impact, Immobilization and Denial. The individual perceives a danger generated by the change, feels anxiety, doesn’t know how to handle the new situation and choose stay in the past.

Stage 2: Defense and anger. The individual clings to customs and traditions, avoiding reality, reacting with apathy, anger and practically refusing to change. However, he can begin to assess the advantages and disadvantages of the change and begin the acceptance stage.

Stage 3: Bargaining (haggling) and depression. The individual tries to deal as a last option doesn’t change and a certain depression happen when recognizing the impossibility of "winning the  challenge ".

Stage 4: Test and acceptance. At this stage, the person feels powerless to stop the change, but nevertheless begins to look for solutions and develop new skills.

Stage 5: Adaptation or assimilation. At this stage, the consequences of the change become evident and cause satisfaction in the individual, giving means to his life again. Finally, the changes become as a incorporated action into his daily activities.