The idea for Expat Wellbeing had been growing since early 2018. In the summer I pitched this project to CIC Rotterdam‘s Operation Launch and won 3 months of coworking space! Being part of this entrepreneurial community has been really great and really push this project much forward in those short three months. Our first try-out sessions took place at CIC in the Groot Handelsgebouw, how great is that!
Since November 2018, we have a collaboration with Codarts Arts for Health – an outreach research & education platform for creative arts therapies by Codarts, where I graduated from. So our group sessions were hosted at their beautiful dance studio, very central in Rotterdam. And we welcomed the master students in dance therapy for their fieldwork study.
Our wellbeing program is aimed for internationals or so-called “expats”, who are often doing their best, adapting to a new culture, learning the language, growing their network… yet still not feeling at home. People who are feeling lonely, despite having a busy social life. Having lots of friends, but still missing their support network. These challenges are not exclusive to expats, and so far we have welcome non-expats in the group too.
Adaptation process can be hard, especially when you feel no one’s got your back. When not addressed healthily, it may lead to stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental (and physical) health problems.
The participants in our wellbeing program learn an integrative body-mind approach to address their stress and life themes, practice soft skills & effective communication in a safe group, and eventually to create more awareness and choice in their life. Sign up our upcoming group sessions or book your free intake right away.
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