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How does white space look?


I’m often sharing conversations with clients about white space - about making time to down regulate our emotional brain and move from “doing” to “being”. If we are extroverted, we restore ourselves by connecting with others. We use the energy of the group to replenish our resources and return to centre. Dining with friends, watching or playing team sports or spending time at the shops can be opportunities to reset.


If we are more introverted, we need time alone to restore ourselves. Quiet spaces, solitude, and connections with nature are cues to slow down and tune in to our senses and experiences. When we know what white space looks and feels like for us, and for the ones we love, we can to support each other to take the time we need.

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© 2017 Dr Jodie Bradnam

Dr Jodie Bradnam holds a Doctor of Philosophy, a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, First Class Honours in Psychology, and Bachelor of Social Sciences.