International Self Development Group


FALL EDITION ( Oct- Nov) 2023 :

Most of my patients/clients are expats and they report a lack of sense of belonging and feelings of sadness, loneliness and being misunderstood within a scandinavian culture where individuality is in the root of their functioning. Therefore as an international psychologist (originally from Spain) decided to create a space , a supportive community, where a group of expats, interested in personal growth, self knowledge and other related topics could support each other and create intepersonal relationships that could help for their own self fealing process.

The programme is based on my experience of working as a clinical and cross cultural psychologist for the last 14 years. I have made a summary of what seems to work well among international people living abroad in terms of expanding self-awareness, dealing with conflict, developing healthier relationships and furthering personal growth. In short, the goal of every meeting will be to grow individually and in relation with others. We will explore through awareness: mind, emotions, body and behavour in order to learn resources that can help us to achieve what we wish for in live.

Different psychotherapeutic approaches will be the methodology will use in every workshop.The main approach this group is based on is:Integrative Psychotherapy, a combination of elements fromTransactional Analysis, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Art therapy Integrative Somatic Experience,…

In every workshop will be theory (toolkit of taught resources), personal sharing and practical/experiential exercises. A journal will be provided the first day.

The subjects ( theoretical concepts) taught to the group will be chosen carefullytaking into account the specific group needs and current context.As every individual is different,every group too, and the theory will be adjusted to the potential of the groupin order to boost everyone personal growth as much as possible.

Some of the subjects from previous groups have been:

  • Life Areas and priorities. Creating a plan and committing to Self care practices
  • States of Ego/Personality.How to enhance being present, reasonable and autonomous
  • Personality Technique .Parts of personality which are more developed and parts which need more work
  • Attachment Styles: Secure & Unsecure ( Anxious, Avoidant & Ambivalent). 
  • Conflict Management tool. Dramatic triangle
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Unconscious Drivers:Transforming negative old beliefs into positive and constructive patterns
  • Individual & Relational Needs. The importance of not accumulating unmet personal needs in our lives.
  • Maslow Pyramid & Universal Human Needs.
  • Strokes: accepting need for recognition
  • Eneagram. Personality Theory.
  • Drivers and Script of Life- Transactional Analysis
  • Emotional Management and introduction to a map of the brain.
  • Unconscious: Self & Ego concept. Jungian approach
  • Trauma concept and Stages of Recovery. Trauma Healing Practices
  • Femenine & Masculine Archetypes. Psyche theory by Jung.
  • Shadow work. Jungian approach.
  • Grieving Process Phases
  • Boundaries
  • Evolution of human development. Stages of life. Rudolf Steiner.

There will be a total of 6 workshops.
Dates: 13/10; 20/10; 27/10; 3/11; 10/11; 24/11

Time: from 16,00 to 18,30 hrs. ( There will be a break where tea and snacks will be provided).
Address: Struenseegade 13A,1st floor 2200 KBH N
Language: English.

Spots are limited. The group will be small (6-9 participants).

To sign up for this group, if you are not my patient, you should take the following two steps. If you are or have been already my patient, you just need to take step number 2 :

Step number 1)Have a phone call with me. It will be a 15-20 minutes talk in which I look forward hearing about you, where you come from, your interests, your current life, and if you have ever done therapy before.
*This action is required to make sure this group can be beneficial for you and the group can benefit from your participation. will be glad to answer in this meeting any questions you have too.

Step number 2)Pay the total price of the 6 meetings which is 4200 DKK( even if attendance to all workshops is not possible) . It can be fragmented the total payment and if it is necessary or offered a discount ( previous agreement, just ask me, no shame – I am here to help). * Some work insurances cover the total or partial fee of this group. Ask at your work about this option.

It is important to do the payment when you reserve a spot. Once the payment is done the spot will be reserved for you automatically. The payment can be done by mobile pay ( 73883) .
* The reason why I ask to pay in advance is for the members of the group to commit to this project ; this bring safety and confidence to the group. If you can not attend a couple of times is totally fine, I firmly believe you can benefit from this experience). Cancellation policy:the money will not be refunded in any case once the payment is done. (*Please notice that until the payment is not made, the spot will not be fully reserved).

Previous years I have facilitated self-development groups in Copenhagen and the participants have been very satisfied with this experience ( by feedback assessment). Most of the participants repeat and engage in another group experience. All the participants feel they move forward in their personal, relational and professional life. Everyone reports a Personal Transformation and Sense of Belonging as achieved long-term outcomes.

Hope to count with you in this inspiring and cross-cultural project. Safety, Diversity and Learning are the core elements of this Self Development program. Any doubts please do not hesitate to contact me.