Workshops & Speaking Events

I offer my expertise in mental health for expats, globally mobile, and internationals. For organizations and communities. Learn more about my workshops & speaking events here.

Workshops & Speaking Events

I offer my expertise in mental health for expats, globally mobile, and internationals. For organizations and communities. Learn more about my workshops & speaking events here.

Workshops & Speaking Events

Either online or “in real life”, these workshops and talks I offer are especially designed to address the challenges and problematics of the globally mobile, internationals, expats and digital nomads.

If your company, university or community has expat members, you should know this lifestyle comes with its challenges and struggles that affect our mental health and the performance of employees and students. These are some workshops and talks I’ve delivered.

Gabriela Encina - Psychologist & Expat Coach

Understanding and Managing Emotions as an Expat

Expat employees require well-rounded support while abroad. However, while relocation programs traditionally emphasize practical assistance and physical well-being, mental health is often neglected or ignored. Being dipped into a completely new environment, international hires and foreign assignees can often feel overwhelmed by the challenges met by life abroad.

This workshop, directed to all organizations employing internationals and expats, will help attendees to:

– Have an overview of the main struggles and challenges internationals face while abroad

– Develop strategies and find their own resources to cope with these unpleasant emotions and even use them to their advantage

– Acquire a set of skills that will allow them to thrive and make the best of their international experience

– Increase commitment and motivation in their workplace.

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Navigating Anxiety and Loneliness in International Life

Most of us can identify with what loneliness feels like.

Whether it is a brief period of isolation or something more prolonged, a lack of social interaction can lead to mental health complications, such as depression and anxiety.

After the excitement of being in a new country fulfilling the goal of professional growth, homesickness can appear and be added to the cocktail of complex emotions of living internationally.

This interactive and experiential workshop, will walk the attendees through the loneliness, homesickness, culture shock and the anxiety beyond the stress that expats and internationals experience.

They’ll learn strategies on how to cope with these challenges, how to manage stress and anxiety triggered by culture shock and isolation, and how to make the best of their time living abroad!

Gabriela Encina - Psychologist & Expat Coach
Enjoying your expat home

Mental Health and Burnout Prevention in Expats

As expats, we continuously deal with the adaptation stress, which demands many mental and emotional resources. This stress, if unaddressed, can lead to mental health problems like anxiety, depression and burnout.

I’ve designed a workshop especially for internationals, with focus on prevention and raising awareness on the specific challenges that expats face before, during and even after their assignments / moves.

With this talk/workshop, atendees will learn to:

  • Identify their stressors and manage them appropriately
  • Put emphasis on self-care, self-compassion and taking intentional actions to live a fulfilling and meaningful life abroad.
  • Prevent burnout, anxiety and other mental health challenges

What they have to say about me…

Would you like to book me for a workshop or to speak at your next event?

You can choose one of my workshops/talks or we can tailor a new one according to your needs!