Notebook

Notebook


Welcome to the Notebook, a collection of thoughts, feelings and reflections written by the Self Space team. Each entry is an invitation to pause, think deeply, feel deeply and develop the tools to deal with the world how it is.

Bearing Witness in the Aftermath of Violence

Bearing Witness in the Aftermath of Violence

I work with stories, stories that are often dark and despairing as they understandably would be in the aftermath of violence. Yet I know through my work that it is in the telling that we heal.
Insight + Action = Change

Insight + Action = Change

The illusion of change implies that once we become aware of something, of a problem, of a solution, that this will immediately translate into us feeling better, or being “fixed” or “healed”.
A Brief Guide to Grief in Trying Times

A Brief Guide to Grief in Trying Times

If you are grieving, no matter how long you have been there, I am so sorry that someone you love is no longer with you. I am sorry for the ways those of us on the outside haven’t always known how to walk with you in this.
What To Do if You Don’t Trust Your Partner

What To Do if You Don’t Trust Your Partner

Mistrust can spread through a relationship like a wildfire. Trust from both partners are the pillars that hold up a relationship, and when they’re knocked, disconnection occurs. Here's our guide on building trust and fixing it when it's broken.
12 Things to Know When Starting Therapy

12 Things to Know When Starting Therapy

Therapists have a big advantage when it comes to feeling comfortable in the therapy room. Here's 12 Things To Know When Starting Therapy, I hope it can go towards leveling the playing field.
Top Tips for Mental Maintenance

Top Tips for Mental Maintenance

Good mental health is not a given, just like our physical health, we have to work at it. Here's 8 Top Tips for Mental Maintenance, things that you can do now to improve your mental health.
Why Mental Maintenance?

Why Mental Maintenance?

What is the difference between mental health, mental illness and mental maintenance? Why is it important to make space for all of our feelings?