How to Grow Through What You Go Through

Jodie Cariss, Chance Marshall

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Free yourself from self-improvement; find space for self-compassion.

In a world which can be hard to navigate, it's not surprising that sometimes we don't feel OK. In this compassionate book, therapists Jodie Cariss and Chance Marshall show us that when it comes to our mental health, there are no quick fixes. Instead they set out sustainable, realistic tools that will truly support you to feel more confident, hopeful and anchored through life's ups and downs.

Using a practice they call 'mental maintenance', you'll learn how to:

· Embrace your real self, messy bits and all
· Unpick habits and attitudes that hold you back
· Navigate life's challenges with more ease and less strain
· Care for your mental health proactively, before things get difficult

With this book by your side, and a little curiosity and commitment, you'll soon find that you have the potential to thrive, just as you are.

Jodie Cariss - Founder and CEO

Jodie Cariss

Jodie heads up the therapy team and operations. She retains her own client base and is dedicated to supporting people. She is a Therapist with over 16 years experience and a Tavistock trained executive coach. She believes in solving genuine problems with innovative solutions, understanding human behaviours and real life challenges to pave a way forward for change. She is dedicated to growing awareness and raising the profile of mental health and in supporting individuals, groups and companies to be the best version of themselves.

Beginning her career as a children’s television presenter she continued her academic training some years later to train as therapist, teaming her therapeutic work for The Learning Trust Specialist Intervention Team with a private therapeutic practice and corporate consultancy, working with leading global creative and media agencies to develop models that promote social and cultural change. She believes her role is to support and illuminate a journey towards reaching full potential both personal and collective. Jodie consults on podcasts, radio, TV and editorial, speaking within her expertise.

Chance Marshall - Founding Partner

Chance Marshall
Founding Partner

Chance has dynamic experience as a therapist, manager, facilitator and writer. He is passionate about creating a vocabulary and spaces for mental health support that is accessible and destigmatising. As well as holding a client caseload, Chance leads on digital content, design brand partnerships, and heads up Self Space’s psychoeducation programme which deliveres talks, trainings and workshops to organisations on mental health and wellbeing. An interest in organisational psychology and unconscious dynamics at work has led him to work with senior leaders and employees at Google, CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), Spotify, Stella McCartney, Depop and others.

As a HCPC registered Dramatherapist, he has in-depth experiential and theoretical knowledge of creative art forms, alongside robust clinical training in psychological approaches and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Chance has a background in adult mental health, addiction services, education and in working with unaccompanied minor refugee and asylum seekers. Before becoming a therapist, he made performance works for Channel 4, Northern Film and Media and The Blatic.