This particular coaching is aimed at individuals who are relocating to Germany from abroad with the intention to work or study here.
These individuals and their families are facing organizational challenges (such as obtaining a work permit, home search or school search) as well as psychological challenges, which usually manifest gradually over time.
Unfortunately, international assignments are often terminated prematurely due to psychological problems (such as adjustment disorders) experienced by employees or their family members.
Expatriates showing first symptoms of distress are advised to get coaching in order to prevent future psychological problems which call for treatment. Adjustment Disorder: learn more
Relocation to Germany
The current global business environment is becoming increasingly complex. In addition to education and skill, employers are looking for flexibility and a willingness to relocate in their employees. International assignments are on the rise.
Employers like to see their employees ready to work at the new destination as soon as possible. Therefore many of them will support with local relocation services, which will help with immigration, home search, kindergarden or school search. Having somebody take care of these organizational tasks is a great relief for the expatriates.
Psychological support however is often lacking. A relocation to a different country can be quite stressful for all family members involved, as they are being asked to adapt to a new life style, a new culture, a new language and many new demands.
It is an interesting fact that when international assignments are being terminated prematurely by the employee, it is usually not because he/she is unhappy with the new job situation. It is rather because the employee or members of his/her family are having problems to adjust to their new living environment. We strongly believe that psychological support is not only needed in order to support the employee and his/her family with integration but also to possibly avoid costly premature termination of assignments.
As coaches and alternative health practitioners (psychotherapy) we would like to support you with coping with the emotional challenges of a relocation / repatriation. Short–term adaption reactions, can be alleviated by means of an expatriate coaching.
Once those adaption reactions persist and reach a severity that call for a necessity of treatment, they are called adjustment disorder (depressive reaction or reactive depression according to the reclassification of psychological disorders by the diagnostic criteria ICD 10). If needed, we will collaborate with your primary care physician. learn more
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