Most of us have heard that change is hard. Yet, expat life can seem to involve constant change, making it a more normal aspect of life. Continuing to recognize how hard change is, as well as how disruptive life can become during transition, takes awareness.
As I have been thinking about my past clients and what made them all similar, the thing that kept coming to me was awareness. They were aware that something was off, and they understood that something needed to shift.
What made them successful in our work together was their constant awareness of how and where they needed to shift to see the results they wanted.
Change is hard. As an expat, since so much is unfamiliar – culture, language, etc. – change can feel constant. This can be especially true during years of transition. And what we all need in times of transition is an anchor.
One of the beautiful aspects of expat life can be the opportunity to shift things as life changes. One of the harder aspects of expat life is having the support and grounding to make shifts with so much change happening around.
Past clients have told me that our work together helped anchor them as they were making shifts. Although they were aware their child needed something different from them, they were having a hard time figuring out what they needed and sometimes how to get to where they wanted to go.
If your expat child is sensitive and you are in a period of being aware that something needs to shift but are having a hard time figuring out what that something is, drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I would be happy to set up a time to brainstorm some ideas on how you might support your child.
P.S. If you are having one of those days where you just wonder when things will get better, I want you to know you are not alone. We all go through rough periods. What we do and how we act during those times is what counts. Your child is so lucky to have YOU!