Category Archives: Latino Mental Health

Bridging the Gap

Driving to Baños, Ecuador involved driving through the Andes Mountains, a circuitous and often anxiety- and altitude sickness-provoking trip. I kept my anxiety levels at a manageable level by looking out of the window and taking in the beautiful and … Continue reading

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Ecuador 2014

Hola from Ecuador!  My time in Ecuador has been an amazing experience.  The people that I have met while here are so nice and so welcoming it makes it hard to think about leaving them.  While working at Maternidad and … Continue reading

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Andrea Bedoya – Ecuador 2014

                    Este fin de semana viajé a Quito. Lo que mas disfruté fue la arquitectura colonial que aun conserva esta ciudad. También visité “la mitad del mundo,” en donde pude pisar … Continue reading

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Hola from Ecuador

Each time I embark on a new immersion adventure I am always the most nervous about potential language barriers. I obsess about my language capabilities and worry if I will be understood by locals. Fortunately, the language of compassion is … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Weekend Report

The second week in Costa Rica has come to an end. This past weekend we went to Manuel Antonio National Park. We spent Saturday laying out at the beach, eating civiche, and relaxing. At one point a bunch of men … Continue reading

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Cat Smail – Costa Rica 2014

Hello! All continues to be well with LMHP 2014 in Costa Rica! Today we had our first class on hypnosis – the professor had such a calming presence and voice, we were all relaxed from the start! She ended the … Continue reading

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Andrea Bedoya – Ecuador 2014

                    Con el ritmo de vida que llevamos en las grandes ciudades es fácil olvidar cuanto nos favorece relacionarnos con la naturaleza. Durante nuestra visita a Baños conocimos la región andina … Continue reading

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LMHP Summer Immersion Costa Rica 2014

Hello! We are beginning our 2nd week in Costa Rica and have been busy adjusting to our schedules, new host families and life in Costa Rica. During the day we attend classes at UNIBE, spend time at a children’s mental … Continue reading

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Andrea Bedoya

Ha llegado el final de mi visita a Costa Rica, pero llevo conmigo lindos recuerdos que me acompañarán toda la vida. Fueron cuatro semanas en las que gocé y aprendí de la cultura costarricense y de todas las personas que … Continue reading

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Mi experiencia de vida en Costa Rica Kesina

Mi experiencia en Costa Rica ha sido muy divertida e interesante. I have enjoyed my stay in Costa Rica as a therapist in training.  There were various techniques I observed that previously I have not had the opportunity to observe. … Continue reading

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