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About Inner Space Team

Our psychologists and counselors regularly contribute articles to the Inner Space blog sharing their insights and expertise on various subjects pertinent to psychological and emotional health.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I FIND LIFE TO BE MEANINGLESS?

It is hard to come by a person who has not experienced moments when they are swallowed up by a vacuum within themselves and in their lives. For many, these moments are fleeting. But some of us have a sense of meaninglessness deeply entrenched in our lives. The questions What am I doing here?, [...]

By | August 31st, 2017|Stress and Mental Health|0 Comments

ON ‘PHOBIA’: WHAT IT REALLY IS

Most of us use the ‘word’ phobia rather casually. We often hear such exclamations as, “I really hate Maths… I think I have a phobia of numbers!” or “I don’t socialize much- It's like I have social phobia!” But what really is a phobia, and how is it different from the more generic, everyday [...]

By | May 11th, 2017|Stress and Mental Health|0 Comments

What to Do If Your Child is Afraid of Monsters?

“What if My 3 year old tells me he saw a ghost or monster? How should I respond? Should I ask him more about what he saw? Or should I divert his attention?” Sometimes, as parents, you are not sure what the best response would be. You might wonder whether asking the child more would make him/her recollect what he saw and feel scared. On the other hand, will it help him talk it out and feel better? Well, as therapists, we would vouch for letting him express himself. The reasons for this are many.

By | February 22nd, 2017|Parenting|0 Comments

THE GIFT OF PSYCHOTHERAPY

Why not just visit a psychotherapist when you have no problems? When you go to a psychotherapist when there is no problem, you have the space to explore and reflect on your life. The intention would be solely for optimizing your life. It’s like talking to a dietician about how to modify your diet when you don’t have cholesterol or diabetes.

By | January 7th, 2017|Self Help and Improvement|2 Comments

SHOULD YOU SEEK COUNSELING? TAKE THIS TEST TO FIND OUT.

Most of us get overwhelmed some time or the other. At such times, it is natural to wonder where it is all going . Sometimes it is difficult to determine how 'okay' it is to feel something so intensely or to go a through a difficult situation just by yourself and for how long. At Inner Space, often people write in to us asking, "How do I know whether I should seek counseling or just manage by myself."

By | November 25th, 2016|Self Help and Improvement|2 Comments

DEFENSE MECHANISMS – DAY 8: RUSTY COHLE

Rusty is an intense character with a depressing past. He is shown to be a misanthrope, highly self-aware, truthful, responsible, messed up, cruel, obsessive, perceptive, intelligent - all rolled in one. But why are his defenses designed to keep him from experiencing happiness?

By | October 18th, 2016|Self Help and Improvement|0 Comments

DEFENSE MECHANISMS – DAY 6: DR. HOUSE

Dr. House seems to be this bitter, grumpy, cynical middle- aged man full of pride and lacking empathy. However, we can surmise that this image is but a defense. In what ways does Dr. House manage to maintain an emotional distance when relating to others and why does he need to do it?

By | October 15th, 2016|Self Help and Improvement|0 Comments