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.

the great resignation

The Great Resignation: many rationales to attrition

The Great Resignation, also known as the Great Reshuffle and the Big Quit refers to an economic situation where employees voluntarily quit their job en masse last year in the United States. This term was coined by Anthony C Klotz, a Texan professor of Business Administration who prophesied a mass work exodus in May 2021. …

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The Calm Jar: An Effective Mindfulness Tool To Help Children Manage Stress

Often children find it difficult to manage the flood of thoughts and emotions that they experience while coping with a difficult situation or even while disengaging from a stressful day. They may end up throwing temper tantrums, withdraw socially, lose focus, cry easily or engage in other such venting behaviours. Managing these behaviours can sometimes …

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Dealing with Restlessness in Children through Walking Meditation

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our children could experience full joy while eating an ice-cream or while doing an activity they love, instead of burning out, asking for more or feeling bored? In this time of information overload and instant gratification children end up losing touch with their own mind and body. Multitasking and the …

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Women’s Day: The Quiet Difficulties That Men and Women Go Through

Come March 8th and the focus and attention is on women. They’ve had their share of struggles in the past to get an equal footing with men. The issues they tackled were umpteen. The battle continues and the pressure still looms. Women have and continue to take things in their stride and move through life.   …

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Valentine’s Day: Revisiting the concept of love

Love and companionship | Revisiting the concept of love | Being a team | Mere mortals | Agree to disagree | I goofed up! | Take home message Revisiting the concept of love Over the years, the concept of soulmates has been smeared and airbrushed into unrealistic levels of love and companionship. Many of us …

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Mindfulness - Indian Origins

Indian Origins of Mindfulness Meditation

Origins of Mindfulness: Religion, Philosophy, or Psychology? Mindfulness is seen to have its roots in ancient Eastern, primarily Buddhist, traditions. However, there are enough references in Hindu scriptures that emphasize on meditation, silence and acceptance, which is what mindfulness is about. We have Upanishads describing meditations, some including a mantra or chant, others not including …

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Metta: The Practice of Compassion

The 13th of November this year is being celebrated as World Kindness Day. I have been fortunate to be a part of the discussions for the events planned on this day. This video of a mindfulness and compassion practice embedded below is my contribution to the event. I find mindfulness and kindness inseparable as concepts. One …

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Inner Space Turns 11! – Our One Most Important Learning About Mental Health

We turned 11 years old on the 26th of December! This time, we thought of sharing our one most important learning about mental health with you. This is the one thing that has stood out the most over all our work in the last 11 years. Working with this seemed to strengthen resilience of people …

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