Learning from your emotions
Dealing with the risk of self-sabotage is probably the hardest part of reclaiming your own projects after the changes brought about by an international move and or motherhood away from home.
The mounting frustration when nobody replies to your job applications eventually erodes your self-confidence. You begin to doubt yourself and may enter a downward spiral of demotivation, isolation and inaction.
Or conversely, you may feel overwhelmed by the great possibility that moving to a new country opens up for you. It is so much freedom that you don’t know what to do about it, and the euphoria and confusion can also be paralyzing.
If you are coming back to your professional life after years dedicated to your family, you may experience guilt and sadness at the perspective of spending less time with your loved ones and not being able to handle all the things that they are now used to having you do.
Your mind and heart are pretty much overflowing, and how do you deal with that?
Quite often, we try to push the negative emotions away (which as a general rule is not very efficient). Or we may become their servants, acting (or restraining ourselves) based on our fear, anger or frustration.
It doesn’t have to be so. In November, instead of an evening event we will have a lunch. Our guest expert is Sylvie Meynier (The Laughing Butterfly), who will help us learn from our emotions and use them to strengthen self-trust.
Sylvie is persuaded that emotions, even the negative ones, are our allies. Instead of trying to shoo them away, we can welcome them and see them for what they really are.
It takes courage, but if you look at them in the eye you can learn about yourself and take action based on what is and what your intentions are (as opposed to all the scenarios that your emotions project).
Join us for a lunch that will also nourish your soul and self-love!
November 15th, 11h30 to 13h30
Les Philosophes: Rue Prévost-Martin 5
Special price for early bird registration!
(Image: Steve Halama via Unsplash)