Led by: Davy Guo, Counseling Psychologist


Thursday May 19th, 2016 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM.


ELG Lujiazui Campus, 814 Pudong Ave, 5th Floor, Shanghai


The Essential Learning Group
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There are many ways of conceptualizing and coping with cultural changes and how to adapt to them. However, most methods fail to address the inevitable emotional response associated with being confronted by unfamiliarity. Mindfulness is a new approach in counselling and psychotherapy that focuses on acceptance and living a fulfilling life with uncontrollability. This new approach offers a new perspective to guide people and professionals to navigate through cultural adaptation.

In this seminar, we will first explore the emotional responses commonly associated with transitioning. We will then look at ways that people cope (or fail to cope) with these emotions. Finally, we will offer mindfulness as an alternative to perceive and cope with negative feelings.

This seminar is suitable for anyone who works with helping people adapt to new cultures or diverse settings, as well as for anyone who is about to go through a significant cultural transition.

The skills learned in this workshop can be transferred to other life challenges. We will be doing some optional guided mediation in the seminar.

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Davy Guo

Davy Guo, Ph.D Candidate

Counseling Psychologist

Davy is a Counseling Psychologist at The Essential Learning Group with an extensive experience working with people who have a wide range of mental health difficulties. He also provides group therapies and psycho-educational workshops and is currently a member of the British Psychology Society.