Dealing with everyday stress in a foreign country
If you’re the kind of person who would never get help from a therapist then this post isn’t for you. If, on the other hand, you sometimes need some outside help with stress or personal issues then read on.
Moving to another country doesn’t end the problem
In fact sometimes it creates new ones. Culture shock is real, and can be very difficult to deal with. Alcoholism, depression, bi-polar mood disorder, these things, and more, all travel with you. Even if the condition is under control the stress of learning a new language and a new way of life can trigger episodes. In addition to medical care it can help to add some kind of therapy to your medication routine.
EFT – something that really worked for me
A disclaimer, Scott Mooney is my daughter’s brother. Doesn’t that sound better than step-son? When he first told me about EFT in September I thought “oh yeah, sounds new-agey to me” and I’m not a particularly new age person. I’m now a proselytizing convert. The process is amazing, so is Scott. And it’s something you do over the phone and can continue on your own after you learn the technique.
This is from Scott’s web site:
>If you’re like me, you have a lot of
fears, unsupportive emotions, aversions, or conflicting beliefs that
prevent you from feeling good and moving towards what you really want
in your life. What would
you say if I told you there’s a technique you can use that could
eliminate a lifelong phobia, a powerful aversion to a person or task or
situation, and even physical pains and ailments in a matter of minutes?
A couple of weeks ago my daughter suggested I try it I was in the middle of a very emotionally difficult time, couldn’t stop crying – very attractive, and couldn’t focus. I tried it because, really, it couldn’t hurt.
The result was immediate and stunning. I haven’t cried since, well maybe my voice has cracked a couple of times. I’m still sad about what happened but I’m coping well. And coping is what it’s about for me.
English counsellors and therapist in France
There are certainly lots of English speaking practitioners of various kinds of counsellors and alternative therapy in France. You can find a directory by region at the Counselling in France web site. Alternative Therapy has a list as well, lots of different types of therapy.
Whatever approach you choose, it is comforting to know that help is available.