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Meadows

A group for single parents where they can derive support from one another, pick up coping skills from others and freely discuss their emotions. 

Sessions

7 sessions | One every Saturday

Facilitator

Dr. Nikhath Fathima

Program Fee

INR 4000 per participant

  INR 3500 for registered SoulUp Listeners

About

Being a single parent can be challenging and exhausting at the same time and the expectations from single parents can be overwhelming. 

 

What can make matters worse is a lack of open dialogue for single parents. Being a single parent is often quite isolating in nature and people may find it difficult to access support and find others who truly understand their situation.

Meadows is a group where single parents meet, and under the guidance of an expert can share their experiences and emotions. This allows them to explore and decode their own feelings better as well as learn from each other.

Please note

  • This group is for single parents who are divorced/separated and living with ‘dependent’ children

  • This is NOT a parenting group primarily but parenting concerns of single parents is one of the key issues discussed

  • The group is relevant for parents who were divorced/separated recently or long back. Timeframe doesn’t matter.

Details

Group sessions facilitated by an experienced counsellor.​

  • There are 7 sessions of 1hr + 15min each

  • The program allows you to connect with other single parents.The sessions take place in a group format. A small group of 5-7 participants is formed and remains constant throughout the program

  • The group provides a judgement-free and completely confidential space

  • The following topics are covered across sessions

  • Feelings of loss

  • Societal stigma

  • Fear of the unknown 

  • Behavioural issues of children

  • Co-parenting concerns

  • Loneliness

  • Financial difficulties 

  • Establishing work life balance

  • Setting priorities to take care of yourself as well as your children

  • Guilt

  • Building trust in relationships

Sessions Facilitator

Dr. Nikhath Fathima

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​Dr. Nikhath Fathima is a mental health professional. She has a background in health care for the last 15+ years and works primarily with parents and children. She is a single parent herself and has knowledge of the pragmatic ramifications of raising children as a single parent.

 

She has a special interest in early childhood experiences and trauma,  and in their potential lifelong impacts on physical and mental health, including on autoimmune disease, cancer, ADHD, perinatal health, and a wide range of other conditions.

Meadows for Single Parents