find your phone/life balance in the real world
SPACE exists to help millions of people to Find their Phone Life Balance. To support our mission, we offer a series of ‘real world’ services through our SPACE@ program. Whether you’re looking for an opportunity to learn more about healthy technology use over the course of a week-long luxury retreat, or a family day out, or 1:1 through our counselling service, we have something for you.
SPACE@Retreats is an opportunity to live in the present again - to celebrate the brilliance of a simple life filled with good food, fresh-air, beautiful surroundings and loved ones. Our week-long retreats are held at the stunning venues of La Jugie in France and at the Gathering Oaks, in the US.
By the end of the week, you’ll be equipped with the tools to improve your mental wellbeing, productivity, engagement, relationships and health. Your belly will be warmed by delicious food, your lungs full of air, and your heart and head ready to embrace your phone/life balance.
This is not an enforced digital detox. It’s an opportunity to focus on being in control of when we use our devices. The week will provide you with an opportunity to reframe your understanding of technology so that you can start to change your habits in a sustainable way.
Having said that, if you want to leave your phone at home, you are of course very welcome to. Or if during the week, you decide you need a digital break, then we are happy to keep your devices safe too.
Image credits: Clio Wood from La Jugie
Sundays are about time with family and friends. But we’re starting to hear from many of our users that this precious time is being lost to devices. We’re planning a series of days out across the UK and the US, where families can learn more about technology, embrace nature and reconnect each other.
SPACE@Sundays offer a simple formula. Up to 5 families will gather for a kick-off workshop to chat about technology, the science behind how it is affecting us and to share current views on how it is changing family life. We’ll then set off on a beautiful country walk to chat about what we’ve learned, whilst connecting with other like-minded families. We’ll close the day with a late lunch, when we’ll reflect on learnings from the day; a chance to put in place the ground-rules for families and their phone/life balance.
1 hour Digital Health Workshop facilitated by psychologist or social worker specialising in the field of digital health
Guided country walk
Hearty Sunday lunch
Group discussion facilitation over lunch
Take-away phone/life balance goodie pack
Cost £45 (UK) / $60 (US) per person.
*Recommended for families with children over 8 years old. Children under 8 that are part of the family can come along for free.
If you feel like your phone habits are having significant impact on your life, and that you need more support to find new ways to navigate the 24/7 world, then it might be worth considering some 1:1 support.
Megan Barnes Zesati (LCSW) is a is a psychotherapist in private practice and the founder of Tequanimity. In 2017, she stepped away from her Downtown Austin Therapy practice of ten years to take a family sabbatical year abroad with her husband and kids. It was then that she started to appreciate the importance of mindful tech-use.
For Megan, cultivating digital balance is about finding the middle way between extremes. Rather than sinking into rejecting despair of technology or blind embrace of it, Tequanimity calls us to cultivate digital balance with curiosity about our use, compassion for our imbalances and commitment to mindful use.
Megan offers 1:1 coaching sessions to help you find your own tequanimity. You can connect with Megan through her website here.
*Disclaimer - services offered by Megan are subject to the terms and conditions between Megan and her clients.