Psychotherapist Henriette Johnsen’s own expat story

In 2015, Henriette Johnsen moved back home to Denmark after living several years as an expat in London. Her life as an accompanying spouse abroad was not always easy and her life abroad got even more challenging when she got divorced.

In this podcast episode, psychotherapist Henriette Johnsen shares her own experiences with living abroad, and she talks about her life as an accompanying spouse; her life as a hardworking single mom, facing financial uncertainty, anxiety and insecurity; and her time as a student of psychotherapy. Henriette also shares her experiences with moving back home to Odense, Denmark, after living eight years abroad.

For more information about Henriette’s psychotherapy practice in Odense, Denmark, please visit her website The Good Expat Life.

Henriette also talks about her practice in the first episode of this podcast series: The Good Expat Life with psychotherapist Henriette Johnsen

Interview with Abril Arteaga Part 2: Earth Klinik

In this episode, Abril Arteaga shares how she has adapted her business, Earth Yoga, to the new reality of the corona virus. Abril has transformed Earth Yoga, from a physical space in the center of Odense, to a virtual clinic with a more holistic concept, offering consultancy solutions and experiences in the field of mental health.

This episode is the second of two interviews with Abril Arteaga. In the previous episode, Abril talked about how she got the idea to start up Earth Yoga in Odense, and about her experiences from the early start up period.

If you would like to get in touch with Abril, you can write to her at info@earthyoga.dk.

You can find more information on Abril’s webpage and Facebook page.

Interview with Abril Arteaga Part 1: Earth Yoga

In this episode, you can hear about Abril Arteaga, who decided to open a well-being space in Odense six years ago, when she moved to Denmark with her family.

Abril Arteaga has a background in business, and she is among others specialized in ashtanga yoga, mindfulness, meditation, stress management and acupuncture. When Abril arrived in Odense six years ago, she was looking for a place where she could practice yoga, but she did not find what she was looking for, so she decided to create her own place. This was the beginning of her business, Earth Yoga.

The story about Abril’s well-being space in Odense is presented in two episodes. In the current episode (part 1: Earth Yoga), Abril talks about the process of starting up Earth Yoga, and her experiences from the early start up period.

In the next episode (part 2: Earth Klinik) Abril will talk about how she recently has adapted her business to the new reality of corona, and transformed Earth Yoga into Earth Klinik – a virtual clinic of well-being with a holistic approach to mental health.

If you would like to get in touch with Abril, you can write to her at info@earthyoga.dk. You can also visit Abril’s webpage and Facebook page.

The Good Expat Life with psychotherapist Henriette Johnsen

After living several years in London, Henriette Johnsen moved back to Odense in 2015. She has established the clinic “The Good Expat Life” here in Odense, where she specializes in expat life issues.

In the first part of this podcast, Henriette Johnsen talks about her work as a psychotherapist and how she supports the expat community in Odense and the surrounding areas through her practice. She also talks about expat life in Denmark in general, from the perspective of psychotherapy.

While we were producing this podcast, the corona crisis broke out, and Denmark started to close down to beat the virus. We decided to meet online and record an additional interview about how to cope with the social isolation during COVID-19.

In the second part of the podcast, which starts at 30:15, Henriette talks about consequences of social isolation and she explains how the body reacts to fear and anxiety. She also explains how to deal with anxiety, and she shares general coping strategies for how to get through the social isolation period of COVID-19.

For more information about Henriette Johnsen, her practice, and how to cope with social isolation during COVID-19 from an expat perspective, please see Henriette Johnsen’s website The Good Expat Life.