How to Grow Through What You Go Through

How to Grow Through What You Go Through

Mental maintenance for modern lives


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Think deeply, feel deeply - and develop tools to deal with the world as it really is

In a world which can sometimes be challenging, frightening, overwhelming and complex, it's not surprising that sometimes we don't feel okay. This is what makes us human, but so often we are tempted to push those difficult feelings away or distract ourselves. We reach for our phone, we switch on Netflix, we over-work ... but when do we stop and think about how we are really doing?

Psychotherapists Jodie Cariss and Chance Marshall, founders of the revolutionary practice Self Space, are passionate about the importance of 'mental maintenance' - the crucial work of looking after our own mental health, every single day. In this book, they unpack assumptions about 'mental illness' and 'mental wellness' to explain why each of us needs to rethink how we look after our mind and give it the attention it deserves.

You'll discover:
· How to resist the temptation to 'Marie Kondo' (tidy up) your feelings
· Ways to embrace your real self, messy bits included, and honour your potential
· The attitudes, everyday habits and non-negotiables that can transform your resilience
· A toolkit for dealing with life's biggest challenges in your past, present and future

Their message is clear: when it comes to our mental health, quick-fixes are bullsh*t, but with true understanding and acceptance of yourself, you can thrive (not just survive).

© Jodie Cariss & Chance Marshall 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

About the authors

Jodie Cariss

Jodie Cariss (MA, HCPC, BADTh, TIHR) is the Founder of Self Space, a therapist with over 15 years' experience and a Tavistock-trained Executive Coach. After beginning her career as a children's television presenter, she then trained as a Dramatherapist and worked with schools through her other company Cariss Creative, as well as individuals through private practice and creative and media agencies through corporate consultancy. She is dedicated to growing awareness of mental health and supporting individuals, groups and companies to be the best versions of themselves.
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Chance Marshall

Chance Marshall (MA, HCPC, BADTh) is a Founding Partner of Self Space and Head of Written and Digital Content. He is a qualified Arts Psychotherapist, registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council, with experience of supporting adults with a range mental health challenges in clinical practice. As well as managing a client caseload, he writes and delivers talks and workshops to global organisations on mental health and wellbeing and manages Self Space's social media, website and blog.
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