THE KEYS TO A HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL RELOCATION

Recent discussions by a diverse array of venerable medical and mental health organizations, such as the American Psychological Association, British Psychological Society and Mayo Clinic, have highlighted the importance of resilience in the face of adversity and transition. Simply put, emotional resilience is the psychological ability to adapt to the significant challenges and overwhelming setbacks life throws our way while maintaining a positive self-view during or after such turmoil. The Emotionally Resilient Expat: Engage, Adapt and Thrive Across Cultures by Linda A Janssen, addresses the building and nurturing of resilience in the context of the expatriate, cross-cultural life.

THE EMOTIONALLY RESILIENT EXPAT:
ENGAGE, ADAPT AND THRIVE ACROSS CULTURES

by Linda A Janssen

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Living abroad offers enriching experiences of growth, broadened perspective and enhanced cultural understanding. However, it is also synonymous with change at all levels: from setting up a new bank account to settling kids into a new school to reestablishing a career and social network to reexamining identity and a sense of belonging. In The Emotionally Resilient Expat (Summertime Publishing), Linda A Janssen builds on existing literature and recent developments in psychology and brain-body connections to create a comprehensive guide to building resilience in the face of the highly mobile, transition-rich, change-driven expat life.

“We all have a level of emotional resilience,” Janssen explains, “and the ability to increase these reserves, and draw upon and restore our emotional resilience baseline.” In The Emotionally Resilient Expat, she combines candid personal stories from experienced expats and cross-culturals with a wealth of practical tools, techniques and best practices. Resources are drawn from areas as diverse as emotional, social and cultural intelligence, positive psychology, mindfulness, stress management and self-care.

Visit The Emotionally Resilient Expat website at www.theemotionallyresilientexpat.com. Follow the author on Twitter as @resilientexpat and Facebook www.facebook.com/TheEmotionallyResilientExpat.

 In the book you will find information on:

  • Understanding identity and other key issues in expatriate, cross-cultural life
  • Understanding and building emotional and social intelligence
  • Developing cultural intelligence and intercultural competence
  • Brain-body connections and positive psychology
  • The roles of communication, visualization and optimism
  • FACTORS™ of emotional resilience
  • PLUS a comprehensive list of references and resources

“[Janssen] eloquently, articulately and incisively delves into areas previously considered taboo in order to highlight how we can all gain mastery over whatever life throws our way. I will definitely be referencing Janssen’s material when working with TCKs, expat parents and international students.” – Tina L Quick, Author, The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition, www.internationalfamilytransitions.com

ENQUIRIES:

For interviews with with the author and to arrange review copies, extracts and articles, please contact Linda A Janssen at linda@theemotionallyresilientexpat.com. For publisher queries, contact Jo Parfitt at publicity@summertimepublishing.com.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Publication date: September 2013

Publisher: Summertime Publishing

Price (paperback) $18.99/£12.99/€14.99

Price (Kindle) $9.99

ISBN (paperback) 978-1-909193-33-8

ISBN (Kindle) 978-1-909193-34-5

392 pp

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