Beyond Counseling…

I recently came across an article talking about how our closest relationships can suffer during times of intense stress. And let’s be honest, life can be stressful! For those who have moved overseas, there’s a season of intense change, culture shock, language barriers, etc. As everything feels more difficult, we may find ourselves turning away from or even against the most important people in our lives. If you recognize something of yourself in this description, consider the questions in this article as potential conversations starters with the people you’re closest to.

Although this wasn’t produced by our team, these are the kinds of resources that we’re sending out into the world every month. My (Amber’s) role takes on many different forms, but one aspect is that I’ve been producing regular e-newsletters and high quality video resources / webinars with the counselors that can benefit member care providers and cross-cultural workers alike. After our last counseling center email went out, I received a quick email back that said,

Just thought I’d take this opportunity to tell you how much I’ve gained, both personally and as a member care provider, from what [your org] has so generously shared through webinars and resources. Thanks for all you do!” – P

All that to say, that in addition to providing counseling for hundreds of workers each year, we’re also providing ongoing resources for workers who we just don’t have space to see in person.

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