字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Expat woman: Cultural Shock Hello this is Andrea Cairella Licensed Professional Counselor and Expat and Cultural Adjustment Consultant on True Potential TV the place where you can nurture your relationship, transform your life, and enhance your wellbeing. Are you an expat woman going through culture shock? Moving overseas can be an exciting, yet overwhelming experience. As an expat woman you may be going through cultural shock and the loss of the familiar, while also experiencing discomfort and uncertainty with the new. Today I have 10 tips that can help you transition to your new home overseas. Feel free to share this with other expat women you know. Remember Rome Wasn't Built In A Day: Cultural adjustment takes time. Be fair with yourself. Expect that integration into a new culture can be challenging. Be patient with yourself. You are in a process of learning. 2. Compare Notes: Chat with other expat women you know and share your experiences with one another. 3. You Got Skills Girlfriend: List your accomplishments, internal resources and transferable skills that you possess and apply them to your current life circumstance. If you do not possess those skills, develop the necessary qualities, strengths and resources you need to succeed. Some examples include mindfulness and stress reduction techniques. 4. Spread Your Wings and Fly: Research about your new location, seek out expat clubs, business associations, sporting groups and other international social clubs. Some include InterNations, Professional Women's Association or even research expat women groups in your area. 5. Muster Up The Courage: As an expat woman it is important to explore and get oriented to your new community because it will give you a sense of control and power. 6. Be Alert Of Signs Of Mental Illness: An expatriate assignment, like any significant life change, can worsen or even precipitate mental illness such as depression, anxiety or a range of adjustment disorders. The expat who experiences difficulty with culture shock or any signs of mood disturbances, or observes the same in a family member, should seek the advice of a mental health professional. 7. Learn The Local Language: Learn the basics before you go to lower the impact of culture shock on arrival or begin learning today. 8. Try To Leave Judgments Behind: Try your hardest not to compare your new location with your old location...comparing will hinder your ability to settle in...accept that different people and cultures have other ways of operating this can help you reduce nasty culture shock and can expand your flexibility to adjust to a new culture. 9. Smile: Despite it being hard sometimes, set the intention to shift your mood and turn that frown upside down. The last suggestion for today is to: 10. Refrain From Regret & Rejoice: Although you need to acknowledge the grief and loss of your career/job and your friends and family, you can also look at this transition as an opportunity. Celebrate that you have the freedom and time to do what you have always wanted, explore your new surroundings, travel to new countries and meet new people, start your own business, pursue higher education, get healthy, have new hobby, learn a new language, give back, take personal growth opportunities, spend more quality time with your partner and kids, learn about the stock market, take your time to relax and get balanced...the possibilities are endless. Now I'd love to hear from you. What have been your biggest challenges as an Expat Woman dealing with Cultural Shock? What tips have fellow Expat Women shared with you? Share your stories, tips and suggestions. Interesting insights and conversations always happens after the episode at TruePotentialCounseling.com so join in on the chat and leave a comment now. Did you like this video? If so, subscribe to my channel by clicking the link below so you don't miss any future episodes. If you liked it, like it and share it with your friends. And if you can't get enough and you want additional resources to transform your life and create a nurturing and passionate relationship, plus some personal insights that I only share in email, go over to TruePotentialCounseling.com and sign up for email updates now. Merci, Danke Schon and Thank you, I will see you next Tuesday on True Potential TV.