Emotional support for (digital) nomads and expats
I am offering psychotherapy/coaching sessions in English and Dutch to expats/ (digital) nomads or anybody else who feels the need.
I have been working as a psychologist for about 12 years with clients who had problems like addictions, depressions, anxiety’s, weight problems, eating disorders, burn out, relationship problems and problems caused by living abroad etc.
A nomadic lifestyle has a lot of advantages. However there are also challenges and downsides: for example potential loneliness, intense ups and downs, dulness towards new stimuli (another temple?). Also confrontations with proverty or cultural differences at work or in relationships or just when you leave your house. One of the most challenging things is the lack of an emotional support network. While staying in dorms and not having a private space can also be difficult to be able to give your emotions some space. On top of all that we can experience difficulties because external or internal events that leave us traumatised or in a constant state of arousal. If you for example suffer from panic attacks while traveling alone it can be hard to enjoy where you are. It is also quite common for expats to experience relationship problems for a varied range of reasons.
While we are living this lifestyle we might be more free from society, but this does not always mean that we are also free from our mind. The outer nomad is not necessary a inner nomad (see my blog).
Unfortunately sorrows and worries are part of being a human being. But we can learn to cope in healthy and effective ways with our feelings and thoughts and with others around us.
One of the ways to learn this is finding a coach or psychologist to support you within this proces.
I like to teach you how to be free from the matrix inside of you. Thoughts and feelings may control our life and behavior, but it does not have to be that way. Often we spend more energy on sabotaging ourselves by avoiding short term unpleasant thoughts and discomforts, instead of working towards what we value on the longterm. To explain what I mean: to not feel my sadness I might eat a big chocolate cake, but on the long term I would like to loose weight.
However I have a toolbox that I like to share with you depending on what your needs and wishes are.
I use technics from:
-Acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT)
-Mindfulness (meditation) (MBCT/ MBSR)
-Creative consciousness coaching
-Mindfulness based compassionate living (MBCL)
-Cognitive behaviour therapy
I could teach you new coping strategies to deal with mental and emotional difficulties. Then you can start focusing on what you really value.
We could also work on how to reach these goals by using coaching technics.
So you might want to start thinking about what would you do with your life if everything is possible?
For more information about booking a session go to Online therapy
May you be interested also check my blog about the “inner nomad” : http://www.nomadpsychologist.com/psychology/yes-mad-life/