Spatial Attention Control Exercise - SPACE
Metacognitive therapy is a psychological treatment that helps people to manage worries and low mood through reducing unhelpful styles of thinking.
An important part of Metacognitive therapy is the discovery that worry (concerns about the future) and rumination (dwelling on the past) is under your control.
One of the first techniques used in Metacognitive therapy that leads to this discovery process is the Spatial Attention Control Exercise (SPACE).
By practicing SPACE you will gain increased awareness of the control and choice over your thinking. You will begin to notice how the control of thinking and behavior is separate to thoughts and events.