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Adapting to a New Life in a New Country

Connect International Event in Groningen

Date: Tuesday 29 September 2020 at 17:30 hrs

Location: Online

Members Price: Free!

Non-Members Price: €5,00


Moving to another country is an experience that takes us out of our known area, this affects many aspects of our life that demand great mental, emotional and even physical attention. Sometimes, it is not so easy to find spaces in which we can 'digest' our emotions and share our feelings in these new situations.

We will gather for 1 hour (each online session) to create that space in which we can speak, vent, digest, feel accompanied and find new development tools that can support us on this journey.  Maybe find support from a network that understands what you are going through and accompanies you to this experience in a friendly way.  You can attend each session separately.

Tuesday 22 Sept: How are processes of change, based on U theory. We will explore in which stage of this transformation path everyone is.

Tuesday 29 Sept: The mourning of having left our homeland or 'previous life'. Stages of mourning process. How to ‘close’ open past experiences.

Tuesday 6 Oct: Priority of levels of survival, based on Maslow’s Pyramid of needs. How to deal with emotions like frustration, impatience, solitude, vulnerability, low self-esteem, in this adapting process.

Tuesday 20 Oct: The need of being ‘part of’. Building new networks. Standing in the present. Being yourself. Reinventing yourself.

Tuesday 27 Oct: Being aware of our own progress. What are our capabilities and strengths for building a new life. Visualize and create the present and future we want.

*According to the need of participants, we can create new sessions or new topics.

Facilitator: My name is Erika, an international in the Netherlands, that as you, has gone through the process of migrating to a new country, and had the dream of creating this option for other internationals to share the tools that have been useful for me, and the space that I missed when I arrived.  Professional in Communication with subsequent training in Transpersonal Psychology, Jungian Psychology and Integral Coaching. I am passionate about activities that support the growth of consciousness and human development that makes people’s lives happier (including mine). I also voluntarily facilitate the Meditation sessions at Connect International that will stop during this workshop but will still be included in some exercises. 

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