I am a licensed clinical social worker and have focused my life's work on working with immigrants professionals and their families.
Clinical Social Worker
How we see the world is in every way affected by the culture, whether by familial orientation or current surroundings. Culture can mean the ethnic or religious background we come from, but it can also mean the family that we come from or have created. Culture is fluid. And it's essential that when we explore our patterns, values, and goals that we do so with an awareness of how our ideas and thoughts are informed and influenced.
Mindfulness can mean a lot of different things in terms of practice, and it can seem odd at times. But the objective is to come into your space with intention. When we are intentional, we can handle how we react to situations that are in, no way, in our control. We can find peace, whereas before, we felt like we had none. We take back control for ourselves from whoever we define the "they" that have been in power before.
Have you ever asked yourself how much more education or experience do I need to be the right candidate to hire? While you then see someone with zero experience, be able to float on by. They tell you that it is all about how engaging and memorable you can be in the interview, but if you are of color or a part of another minority group, that is not always the case for us. It's hard to hear that work ten times harder conversation again! Let's talk about it!
Family is everything! But where is the line between satisfying what our family wants and achieving our dreams for what we would like our life to be? How do we maneuver in those relationships, whether near or far away? In my career, no matter what position I work in, it is clear that familial relationships are central in our lives whether they live close or far from us. Let me walk with you on your journey.
Picking up and leaving everything you have ever known to move to a different country is harder than what most people think. It can take many years to build the life that you want and many more years managing the expectations from those back home. Those expectations are heavy. On top of it, you are juggling the expectations of an adopted country and what it means to be a success here. Let me be of support; I have over ten years of experience working with immigrants and their families living.