Set Yourself Free, Dreaming of the Future – Lea Misan
As an International, I felt lost in a new culture, again and again, as one who doesn’t fit in, isolated from friends and loved ones back in my home country. I wanted to feel accepted and at home.
I hid in a corner and waited for permission to invite me in for others to initiate.
I busied myself doing other people’s bidding.
I deferred to the needs and wants of others and pleased others at my own expense.
I froze at the slightest whiff of conflict.
I blanked out each time someone else chose to ‘define’ me.
I was accused of not doing enough and not having a backbone of my own.
To shape the life I wished to live, I knew I had to do something. It took me years to crack out from beneath the frozenness I felt and then to start identifying what was taking my power and draining my energy.
I was able to interrupt old patterns and change the dynamics of power that held me captive. And I started to gain my freedom and take charge of my own life.
My organization provides coaching, psychotherapy, and group work to Internationals, Expats, and Global Nomads in particular, but also many people.
Lea Misan is an accomplished consultant in systemic psychotherapy and process-oriented psychology who is passionate and dedicated to helping people involved in conflict, abuse, trauma, and leadership. She is also a Facilitator, Trainer, Coach, Founder, and Director of the mental health charity, Act for Change.
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