We organise various events such as webinars, lectures, chats, workshops and discussion events.
Read more about our events on this page, and do not forget our activity calendar!
Brunch+ Workshop Spring 2024
Our Brunch+ Workshop is back! The goal of the workshop is that both partners realize how the other may feel and give them tools to improve their communication. +Workshop is more than just a brunch – it's an opportunity for intercultural couples to strengthen their bond, enhance communication, and embark on a journey of mutual understanding. During the workshop we’ll explore:
How will +Workshop Benefit You?
Date: 9.3 & 24.3
Place: Familia’s premises: Haapaniemenkatu 7-9 B (10.krs), Helsinki
Free of cost
The workshop will take place in a safe, relaxing environment while enjoying some delicious snacks. It will be interactive with practical examples and exercises .You can sign up as a couple or individually to the workshop.
+Workshop is a two-part series, and attendance on both dates is highly encouraged. The sessions are interlinked to provide a comprehensive experience. We look forward to your commitment to both dates!
wEBINAR: HOW TO SUPPORT my teenagers identity
Welcome to the MunDuo Parents webinar part 1 and 2.
Part 1: March 27th
Part 2: April 24th (with guestspeaker Filippa Vito, psychologist)
6.30 - 8.00 PM
We will discuss the identity building process, as well as how to support the intercultural identity building process as parents. The main language of the webinar will be Finnish. You can ask questions or make comments in English as well.
We will send more information and a Zoom invitation to all registered participants one week before the first part.
Click here to registrate
EMOTIONAL DEADLOCKS-WORKSHOP FOR INTERCULTURAL COUPLES
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday 16.-17.3.24 (10.00-15.30)
WHERE: Haapaniemenkatu 7-9 B, Helsinki
TO WHOM: The workshop can be attended alone or with a partner
Emotional deadlocks are often acquired in early childhood. Emotional deadlocks are restrictive and automatic ways of reacting, experiencing, feeling, thinking, and acting. They guide our behaviour in our relationships. We all have emotional deadlocks, and there is no need to be ashamed of them. Getting familiar with them is an opportunity to change the harmful patterns that cause dissatisfaction in life and relationships and get in the way of our happiness.
The workshop gives you the opportunity to explore your emotional deadlocks in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment and company. The weekend will include theory, joint discussion, mindfull exercises and concrete situations. Sharing is entirely voluntary. In this workshop, we will help you to identify and explore your emotional deadlocks with compassion and offer you concrete tips and tools for adopting new approaches.
Please note that working with emotional deadlocks can evoke strong emotions and requires sufficient resources to deal with them. The workshop is therefore not suitable in an acute crisis situation.
The main language of the workshop is Finnish, but the work will also be supported in English and Spanish if necessary. Coffee and lunch breaks will be taken at appropriate moments during the days. Coffee is included in the workshop, but lunch is self-catered. There will be facilities to heat your own lunch. No childcare.
The number of participants is limited. Pre-register by 8 March. We will contact all registrants personally.
The workshop will be facilitated by an emotional deadlock therapist Helka Belt and Tanja Del Angel from Familia.
Webinar: introduction to emotionally focused therapy 21.3.
WHEN: Thursday 21.3.24 (14.30-15.30)
WHERE: Online (Teams)
The language of the webinar is English. Webinar will not be recorded.
This webinar introduces you to the Emotionally Focused Therapy through The Hold Me Tight Program®. This session deals with love and loving and presents a brief outline of the program.
The Hold Me Tight Program® is an educational resource for couples developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, founder of the Emotionally Focused Therapy. It draws on learnings from the science and benefits of attachment, our inherent need to form bonding relationships with significant others throughout our lifespan. The programme helps couples for instance to gain deeper understanding of love, emotions, attachment needs, and positively shape their relationship.
This webinar will be facilitated by Voahirana Reineck, a psychotherapist, member of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and the Tunnekeskeinen Terapiayhdistys.
relationship lectures online
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The online relationship lecture series for intercultural couples and relationships will continue in spring 2024. During the lectures, you will hear about the most common themes that arise in intercultural relationships and get practical tips on how to maintain and strengthen your relationship.
Register for the lecture of your choice by filling in the form below. The lectures complement each other, but if you wish, you can also attend individual lectures. The content of the lectures in Finnish and English is similar. N.B! Lectures are not recorded and lecture materials are only sent to lecture participants!
Lectures on Wednesdays (18.00-19.00) in spring 2024:
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Join our CV club every alternate Monday from 14.00 -16.00 and / or Thursday from 10.00 - 12.00.
Limited 30 min slots available so make your 1 on 1 booking today. We can meet either online or in person. Consultations are in English with easy Finnish if needed.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Planning Officer, Allison Abdile
BILINGUAL LABs - PEER WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS OF BILINGUAL CHILDREN
Bilingual Labs are peer workshops for intercultural parents where you will discuss multilingualism and raising multiingual children. We organise the workshop three times a year.
The workshops are meant for parents of under school age multilingual children. In the workshop you will get to know about some research about multilingualism and also share your own experiences with others.
ONLINE LECTURES (IN ENGLISH)
- Being the multicultural child in school - limits and possibilities (Ida Hummelstedt-Djedou)
- Childbirth in Finland (Marjaana Siivola)
- Cultural balance, when baby makes three cultures (Therese Bogan)
- Making family bilingualism work in real life (Annika Bourgogne)
- Mobile, multicultural children growing up between countries and cultures “It is not about traveling – it’s about life” (Saija Benjamin)
- Multilingualism and identity - raising multilinguals (Valisa Krairiksh Sinervo)
- Stress in Expatriate Spouses and Its Reduction (Kateřina Mononen)
- The joy and blight of being different (Helka Silventoinen)
ONLINE LECTURES (IN FINNISH)
- Perheiden voimavarat (Saija Benjamin)
- Duo puheenvuoro: Vanhemmuutta yli kulttuurirajojen (Emine Ehrström)
- Duo puheenvuoro: Suomalaisena äitinä ulkomailla, puolison kotimaassa (Helena Liikanen-Renger)
- Etämummon kokemuksia (Brita Jokinen-Morris)
- Kahden kulttuurin perheessä kasvanut. Lapsen ja nuoren kasvu ja kipuilut. (Jaana Anglé)
- Kahden vakaumuksen parisuhde ja vanhemmuus (Minna Taipale)
- Kaksin kielin kahden kulttuurin perheessä (Annika Bourgogne)
- Kasvaminen kahden kulttuurin välissä (Cátia Suomalainen Pedrosa)
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