Workshops & Events
Workshops & Talks
As much as I love my online counselling work, from time to time it’s great to put on some shoes, leave the house and work with a group of people IRL. I especially love talking about the benefits of online counselling and, more broadly, about mental health for expats, migrants and digital nomads. These are some of the workshops and talks I deliver.
Mental Health Toolbox for Internationals
Moving countries increases the risk of depression, anxiety and mental health issues. It is inherently stressful when all aspects of a person’s life are in a state of change. They face a unique set of challenges, and need specific solutions which often fall outside the experience and expertise of EAP service providers.
This workshop is for any organisation employing international talent or recent migrants. It gives an overview of mental health facts, the specific challenges the globally mobile face and introduces tools to manage their mental health, ranging from mindfulness to community to handling negative thoughts and feelings.
This workshop was first developed and presented in New Zealand in collaboration with Mobile Relocation Ltd.
Duration: 90-120 minutes.
How employers can support migrant and expat wellbeing and mental health – and why they should!
Did you know that expats and migrants are at higher risk for mental health issues? No? Well, you aren’t the only one! In this talk for HR, managers and supervisors, we give an overview of mental health facts, the specific challenges the globally mobile face and introduce ways employers can (and should) help their internationals!
It’s imperative that employers have initiatives in place to support the specific mental health and wellbeing needs of internationals. The performance of expat talent depends on it.
This workshop was first presented in New Zealand in 2019 in collaboration with Mobile Relocation Ltd.
Duration: 60-90 minutes
Creating Your Location Independent Mental Health Toolbox
Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to care for your mental health wherever you go
Location independence comes with a number of mental health challenges.
This workshop covers some of the mental health factors and risks of a location independent life and introduces tools and techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy designed to prevent difficult thoughts and feelings from getting in the way of living a meaningful and fulfilling life while on the road.
This workshop was first presented at the 7in7 conference 2018 with Melissa Parks, PhD from Intentional Expat.
Duration: 90-120 minutes
Is online the future of counselling for the globally mobile?
An ever-increasing number of individuals in our world are living globally-mobile lifestyles and are in need of location independent services that can be accessed from anywhere in the world. In order to meet this need, many mental health professionals are harnessing the power of technology to take their own therapy and counselling services online. Online therapy may offer benefits for certain types of clients but is not necessarily for everyone. We will discuss the pros and cons as well as ethical and legal framework of working online with digital nomads, expats and other globally mobile clients. We will share our unique perspectives and experience of providing online counselling for the globally mobile.
This talk was first presented at the FIGT2019 conference with Vivian Chiona from Expatnest
Recent & Future Events
Find out more about recent and future events here.
Psylife Live | Webinar Series
Das A und O für ein erfolgreiches Online-Business (26.04.2023)
Mit dem passenden Angebot und System zum Erfolg (21.06.2023)
Marketing – Sichtbar sein und online gefunden werden (26.07.2023)
Videoberatungen richtig vorbereiten und kreativ gestalten (06.09.2023)
Deloitte Wellbeing SeriesNew Zealand | 2023
Series of workshops held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in partnership with Mobile Relocation Experts for the international employees of Deloitte New Zealand.
Die Erfolgreiche Onlinepraxis
2-day intensive workshop (hosted in German) providing all the tools and information needed to set up and grow a successful online practice.
Click below to find out more and sign up for the next event!
Be-In CongressOnline | 2023
Hosted a virtual talk as part of the be-in congress, a 9-day virtual career orientation event for German psychology students by the BDP (professional association of German psychologists).
Brand Strategy WorkshopOnline | 2022
Interactive brand strategy workshop for (online) therapists hosted in the Location Independent Therapists (LIT) Community in partnership with branding expert Zsanka.
Firestore | GoogleOnline | 2021
Coping with Covid19 through 2021: Mental health, resilience & remote work in the face of ongoing adversity
Digital Nomad AnniversaryOnline | 2021
To mark my 7th nomad anniversary in October 2021, I hosted an interactive virtual meet-up open to all, sharing about my journey as a digital nomad and online therapist.
EnmaccOnline | 2021
Understanding remote work and pandemic related challenges
Fachtag Landkreis LudwigsburgOnline | 2021
Online symposium by the psychological counselling center of the county of Ludwigsburg, Germany
FIGT Annual ConferenceOnline | 2021
Forum Discussion | One home, two homes or no homes? Is a digital nomad life the future for the globally mobile?
NZ International Candidate Meet-upOnline | 2020 & 2021
New Zealand based businesses and their international employees
NetflixOnline | 2020
Hosted two discussions for Netflix employees to help answer any questions or concerns about coping with the increased anxiety and stress due to the pandemic. After the sessions, participants were able to follow up with 1:1 calls with me.
7in7 Digital Nomad ConferenceNew Zealand | 2019
Panelist | Caring for the mental health of digital nomads
NZ International Talent ForumNew Zealand | 2019
How employers can support migrant and expat wellbeing and mental health (and why they should!)
Mental Health Awareness WeekNew Zealand | 2019
Mental Health Toolbox for Internationals presented by Mobile Relocation Experts
FIGT Annual ConferenceThailand | 2019
Presentation | Is Online the Future of Therapy for the Globally Mobile?
7in7 Digital Nomad ConferenceColombia | 2018
Workshop Facilitator | Creating your location independent mental health toolbox
What others say about me
“I recently engaged Dr Jaeger to present to a team of 80+ software engineers around coping and resilience during Covid one year on. Dr Jaeger's delivery was mesmerising, holding the attention of demanding audience, in a forum typically used for more technical topics. Her extensive experience as a remote worker, leading remote teams and working with remote clients, brought a much needed perspective. She was sensitive and authoritative, using an effective mix of statistics, facts, theory and practical tips to scaffold hard topics around mental health and motivation. Dr Jaeger was a pleasure to work with, asking pertinent questions to fully understand the brief. Her slides were professional and enhanced the material and a lasting resource in their own right. I wouldn't hesitate to work with Dr Jaeger again and recommend her wholeheartedly.”
“Dr. Sonia Jaeger successfully ran a mental health toolbox workshop for internationals at the Auckland Tonkin + Taylor office. Her expertise and own experiences added a lot of value to the presentation and helped starting a conversation across the business. She demonstrated her knowledge through showing us different tools, coping mechanisms and answered every question asked during an open Q & A session. She is wonderful to work with, responsive and knows her topic inside and out. I highly recommend working with her as she has a lot to offer. Keep up the good work!”
“Dr Sonia came into Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Auckland NZ in September 2019. She was invited to speak to staff about the impact on mental health for internationals working for us & she shared her toolbox of ways to manage ourselves. This appealed to employees, managers and colleagues and deepened their understanding of the pressures of every day life away from your home country. We were over subscribed for the event with 250+ employees who came along. The feedback was very positive and all who attended enjoyed Dr Sonia's ability to connect and convey in a gentle yet meaningful way. I can highly recommend her as an expert on mobility and her skills as a speaker on mental health are outstanding.”
“Sonia gave a wonderful workshop at a conference I attended this year. Not only was she a delightful person, but she gave us incredible insights into how we can manage stress and anxiety as remote workers who travel a lot. I would highly recommend her if you're in need of guidance as an expat and/or remote worker. ”