Self: THE FINAL FRONTIER
These are the voyages of the Starship Therapise, its continuing mission to explore strange inner worlds, to seek out new insights, and new realizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.
76: New Year, Nerd You
Ever wonder why your partner loves the games? Or why your partner doesn’t get your devotion to fandom? Join Kirk and Spock as we explore the undiscovered country of nerdom. #NewYearNewYou
75: Toss a Coin to Your Ferryman
Kirk and Spock grieve the loss of their favorite Witcher and spend time being sad about humanity’s obsession with owning ideas. #TheWitcherStyx
74: Our Flag Means Death
Kirk and Spock return from their unexpected away mission, and discuss another adventure that doesn’t go as planned. #ofmdsos
Starship Therapise: Using Fanfiction to Rewrite Your Life
Harnessing the power of fandom—from Game of Thrones to The Legend of Zelda—to conquer anxiety, heal from depression, and reclaim balance in mental and emotional health.
Starship Therapise explores the ways in which narratives and play inform the shape of our lives, inviting readers to embrace radical self-care with lessons from Westworld’s Maeve and Dolores, explore anxiety with Miyazaki, and understand narrative therapy with Arya Stark. Spanning fandom from Star Wars to Harry Potter, The Legend of Zelda to Steven Universe, and everywhere in between, Starship Therapise is an invitation to explore mental health and emotional wellness without conforming to mainstream social constructions.
Learn more about the hosts of Starship Therapise, Justine Mastin—our very own Captain Kirk—and Larisa A. Garski, who shares a love of logic with Mr. Spock.
WE WILL GO DOWN WITH THIS SHIP
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