It is being fearless and reaping the rewards of a meaningful life. But, along the way we begin to feel like we are losing control. We begin to ask ourselves who we are? And why do we act the way we do? sometimes even opposite to what we truly want. In all of this, we feel we are alone and a creeping sense of doom begins to engulf. This could play out in our relationships, parenting or at work. 

Well, the first piece of good news is, we understand! We welcome you on this journey of discovery of “who you are”, and “why you are”, without judgment, but with love and acceptance of “I am”.

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Life's greatest joy is in living fully and completely

It is being fearless and reaping the rewards of a meaningful life. But, along the way, we begin to feel like we are losing control. We begin to ask ourselves who we are? And why do we act the way we do? Sometimes even opposite to what we truly want. In all of this, we feel we are alone and a creeping sense of doom begins to engulf. This could play out in our relationships, parenting, or at work.

 

 

Well, the first piece of good news is, we understand! We welcome you on this journey of discovering “who you are”, and “why you are”, without judgment, but with love and acceptance of “I am”.

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Welcome to Safe Space

The big dream is for India to be suicide free. Suicidology says that suicide is rooted in deep emotional pain. The aim is to enable people to understand their pain and make sense of it, in order to emotionally regulate, heal, and lead happier lives. We believe by becoming trauma-informed in our approach to parenting, schooling, university life, organizations, and society – we will be creating safe spaces for individuals, children, young adults, and adults to thrive. We aim to do this by building awareness and educating individuals and families, so we can become compassionate support systems for each other.

We provide first responder training to families, institutions, colleges, schools, offices, and the mental health community.

Research shows that emotional pain comes from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and disturbed Attachment to the primary caregiver. It is an interplay of epigenetics, a relationship between genetics and the environment. 

Our focus is on the environment. Unresolved trauma leads to the self-being experienced as “bad” and those feelings further lead to stress on mental health well-being. We are still not aware when this pain becomes pathological to manifest as mental illness, personality disturbances, and self-destructive behavior.​​

Research has shown that adults who experienced toxic childhoods (sexual abuse, emotional neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, critical parenting) develop a maladaptive coping mechanism that results in a range of negative thoughts and patterns that can become pathological and manifest itself in the form of destructive behaviors, addictions, depression, anxiety, personality disorders and more.

We believe by understanding and acknowledging what we have gone through, we can begin to develop an understanding of ourselves, accept ourselves, and begin healing.

Attachment Styles

At an early age, children are completely dependent on their parents for care, nurture, and protection.

Consequently, the kind of relationship they develop with their parents become a reference point for their interactions with the people around them.

Consistent sensitive behavior exhibited by the parents results in the child having a good balance between the urge to explore the
surrounding environment and seek proximity to them.

Secure

 Rejection or consistently low sensitivity exhibited by the parents results in the child reducing proximity seeking actions.

Insecure Avoidant

Consistent sensitive behavior exhibited by the parents results in the child having a good balance between the urge to explore the
surrounding environment and seek proximity to them.

Insecure Ambivalent

The child perceives parents as a source of both comfort and fear and may exhibit a mixture of different types of insecure behaviors toward them. This may eventually result in self-critical, depressive, and suicidal tendencies

Insecure Disorganised

Childhood Trauma

When a child goes through emotional pain or distress as a result of:

  • negative experiences in their relationships like neglect, violence, and abuse or

  • overwhelming external events like war, natural disasters, and loss of a parent; it is labeled as ‘Childhood Trauma’.

Trauma from something done to a child - for example, sexual abuse or violence

Trauma from the omission of actions necessary for the development of the child – for example physical and emotional neglect.

Trauma because the child’s parent is suffering from their own trauma – for example, a parent who has a mental disorder.

Take the ACE test to discover more about yourself - and reach out so we can guide you in creating the best version of you. Check your ‘ACE Score’ here:

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/03/02/387007941/take-the-ace-quiz-and-learn-what-it-does-and-doesnt-mean

Mental health can affect anyone.

Research has shown that India is the most depressed country in the world.

• Globally, 1 in 3 people live with anxiety, and 1 in 6 live with depression.


• In India, 6.5% of the population needs some form of Mental Health Support.


• India sees an average of 371 suicides daily. It is the second leading cause of death in the 18-29 age group.

We focus on areas of psychology, trauma, and attachment that lie at the root of emotional pain and facilitate its recovery for a nonclinical population. Safe Space is a unique endeavor as it brings together a powerful set of psychologists and theories with a mix of Buddhist spiritual teaching at its roots. It is a journey of self-compassion, with the aim of reconnecting to our own selves, our world, and our people.

Our e-courses aim to address a population that seeks to take steps to establish a sense of self-identity, answer the question “who am I?” and lead fulfilling lives. While these courses help you go inward and support the journey of self–discovery, it is not therapy and can not be substituted for it. We would recommend it for those curious to know themselves.

How the pain starts

We at Safe Space understand that some of us have grown up with parents and caregivers who have the best intentions and did the best they could to raise us. But it is because they had a wounded self that got in their way of truly loving who we were and the way we were. The inner child is the reflection of the child we were meant to be, playful, joyful, loved, free, and secure. But that was pushed deep down and forgotten because of the experiences we may have been through from infancy (sexual abuse, emotional neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, critical parenting) we may have had.

What can you do

Support Groups

We provide support groups for families who are caregivers to a loved one dealing with suicide or mental health concerns.

Register for e-courses about self-discovery, compassionate parenting, and more.

Attend a workshop towards self discovery, conducted by trained mental health professionals. 

Attend a workshop towards Self-compassion, Journaling, and other topics, conducted by trained mental heath professionals.

We have training programs for becoming a certified helper. Sign up for our Suicide First Responder Training.

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