Life in Norway Show Episode 56: Moving to a new country has many challenges, but one that's not talked about so often is the psychology of adapting to a new way of life.
On the latest episode of the Life in Norway Show, we dive into an important topic that's rarely discussed: the psychological side of moving to Norway.
Gabriela Sirbu from Migration of Emotion joins the show to talk about the psychology of immigration.
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Gabriela works as a therapist using the Gestalt method and is a speaker and writer about immigration and cultural differences. She holds a Master degree in Peace and Conflict Transformation from the Arctic University of Norway.
Gabriela writes extensively about the challenges involved with relocation on her website, Migration of Emotion. She also offers workshops and therapy sessions in person and online, in English, Norwegian, Romanian or French.
The psychological side of relocation
On the show, we discuss some of the challenges involved in moving to Norway. This includes:
- How Norway has changed in the last 20 years
- The use of language – immigrant vs. expat
- The psychological cycles of the relocation process
- Common problems suffered by immigrants in Norway
- How to plan for a successful relocation
- …and lots more!
Links from the show
- Migration of Emotion
- Life in Norway Show #20: Unwritten Social Rules of Norway
- Migration of Emotion: Expat vs. Immigrant: a matter of language aesthetics
- Migration of Emotion: Shades of Shame while being an Expat/Immigrant
- Follow Gabriela on LinkedIn and Facebook