Traveling and living abroad can be a huge catalyst for personal + societal transformation.
But if we don’t travel with intention, wanderlust can become a tool for escapism that only brings temporary happiness.
Wanderlust is fleeting. Wanderlove is a way of Being.
of Culture Shock
The Four-Phase model of Culture Shock most people refer to was first proposed in 1954.
A lot has changed since then – SO IT’s time for an updated perspective on Culture Shock.
Anticipatory Excitement + Anxiety
Immersion into New Cultural Experience
Deconditioning from Previous Cultural Programming
Deconstruction of Self
Existential Identity Crisis
Reconditioning to New Cultural Programming
Reconstruction of Self
in today’s world, culture shock isn’t an experience reserved only for people who travel internationally or live abroad.
intercultural experiences are a part of most people’s daily lives — online & within our own communities — but we have not had the tools to navigate culture shock intentionally… until now.
What does it mean to “Come Home to YourSelf”?
To be at Home within your Self is to be Integrated and Embodied.
Different locations and lifestyles bring deeper awareness of different parts of ourselves. Which is why we feel more ourselves in some places than we do in others.
Different cultures are aligned with different energies and values, which is why we feel more at Home in some places than we do elsewhere.
Rather than only looking to external circumstances to help us feel the most ourselves and the most at Home, we can use culture shock as a way to cultivate deeper awareness of who we really are, and to live in greater alignment with that Truth –