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October 2017

DR. ELIZABETH FREI

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Dr. Frei is a native English-speaking American-born therapist and clinical psychologist working in Biel/Bienne. She is certified by the Federation Suisse des Phychologues (FSP). She received her Ph.D. and Master’s degrees from the University of Central Florida and completed her postdoctoral… Continue Reading →

DR. PATRICIA VRIESENDORP

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Dr. Vriesendorp is a Dutch, English-speaking psychologist, located in Biel.  She completed her clinical psychology training at Wright State University, School of Professional Psychology, in Ohio and her Post-Doctorate Fellowship at McLean Hospital, part of Harvard Medical School in Boston. After… Continue Reading →

12 TIPS FOR SURVIVING AND THRIVING THE EXPATRIATE LIFE

Moving to a new country is not easy and can challenge even the most thick-skinned adventurer. As a psychologist, mother and weathered survivor of a move abroad, I hope I can offer you a number of tips that will help… Continue Reading →

GUIDED PRACTICE: 20-MINUTE BODY SCAN

One of the foundational practices of mindfulness meditation is the “Body Scan”. It was introduced by Jon Kabat-Zinn in the early days of his Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. If you haven’t tried it, this link… Continue Reading →

LIFE ABROAD AS A “TRAILING SPOUSE”

“Trailing spouse”: It’s a term that makes me grimace. The idea that there is one partner in the relationship that trails (by virtue of the word) behind the other. To me, the term “trailing spouse” brings with it a feeling… Continue Reading →

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