In the past, our ancestors were lucky to make it past 30 years old. Lack of medical care, big wars and small wars, and natural disasters killed many people way before their life expectancies ended. However, medicine and better housing, food and water have made it much easier to survive into old age. The average life expectancy in the United States is around 79 years. Nearly 80,000 people in the US are 100 years old or older. Sooner or later, however, everyone’s life expectancy runs out. This is a reality we all share, but some people have a hard time dealing with their life expectancy. An inability to understand your life expectancy may mean you spend more time worrying about the years you have left, rather than focusing on living your best life. If you are having a hard time handling your life expectancy or talking with loved ones about your life expectancy, therapy may help you live your best life and help you integrate your expected lifespan with life goals.
Therapy Can Help with Lifespan Integration
Commonly, Lifespan Integration Therapy is used for adults who need help transitioning towards acceptance of life stages. Adults who have experienced past trauma that is preventing them from moving forward may need integration therapy to help them move past that trauma and enjoy their future. With cognitive therapy, adults can talk through their issues and realize strategies they can use to live their best lives throughout their lifespan.