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Caring for a loved one can be an overwhelming and isolating endeavor. You don’t have to go through it alone.

Starts 14th May, 2023

8 sessions | Conducted every Sunday 12 PM

Small group, 6-8 people

75-minute online video conversations

Led by Bhavya Malhotra

Program Fee - INR 2500 for India-based participants | INR 3500 for participants outside India

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Goals of the Group

Taking care of a loved one is a difficult task, especially if you have to try and deal with guilt, pain, and fear on your own. This group aims to provide a safe space for caregivers of different kinds. This group is for sharing personal stories and finding a community of people with similar experiences. All the parts of the participants are welcome - including parts of you that feel difficult emotions while or toward caregiving.

Who is the group for?

For caregivers - A caregiver cares for those who may require extra assitance taking care of theselves. Whether you're a parent taking care of a child, an adult navigating taking care of their parents, or someone taking care of their partner, family members, or a friend going through illness, this group is a place to invite shared experiences.

What will we talk about?

• The challenges of caregiving
• Self-care is not selfish
• The overwhelm of managing health & financial issues
• Feeling pulled in too many directions
• Stressful experiences, strong feelings and frustrations
• Changing roles: Shift in family dynamics
• Longing: things I'm missing out on
• What helps us help others?
• Silver linings - learning things I never knew
• Asking for, accepting, and giving help
• Finding joy and connection despite the stress"

  • I joined the group when mom got diagnosed with dementia.
    Of course it was suspected but, it still just like reality hit. And I am so thankful for having access to this group at right time.


    Caregiver for Mom with Dementia

  • The group experience was wholesome. For the first time I met people and related so hard.


    Caregiver to sibling with autism

  • Thank you to all of you for your rants, advise and a place to go when everything felt so dark and never ending.


    Caregiver to Mom (on dialysis)

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Meet your Facilitator

Bhavya Malhotra

Bhavya Malhotra is a trauma-informed therapist who views the therapeutic relationship as a journey to explore safety, growth, and change. She completed her bachelor's from Ambedkar University Delhi and her Master's in Applied Psychology in Clinical and Counseling Practice from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Her training introduced her to the basics of Trauma Therapy and Addiction therapy, and she uses a client-centred, narrative approach based on mindfulness for dealing with client concerns. Her previous experience includes engaging with vulnerable populations at the intersections of gender justice and mental health.

When Bhavya is not reading up on Psychology, she is writing to break the stigma of seeking therapeutic help.

Bhavya has lived experience with caregiving and wants to care for the caregiver through her support group. She believes that the top doesn't have to be lonely if we help each other.


What are soulUp groups?

At SoulUp, you'll meet people who get what you're going through and might be living some of the same realities. People looking for extraordinary conversations, just like you.

✔️ Small group, 6-8 people

✔️ Every meeting led by a world-class facilitator

✔️ Weekly 75-minute online video sessions

What happens in a group session?

While the format can vary as per topic, here’s a flow that most sessions follow

Check In. Participants check-in with each others' feelings and answer the prompt given by the facilitator if any.

Conversation. Your facilitator will guide the group in a free-flowing conversation—with the goal of sharing openly, talking honestly, and deep emotional connection.

Check Out. Participants share what they're taking away from the session.

What am i going to get out of this?

Participants say that they feel heard, understood, more in control, and a feeling that you’ve got people rooting for you. By talking about your emotions and what's going on in your life, you'll realise that you're not alone and get ideas for how to improve your situation.

How long has soulup been around?

SoulUp was founded in Feb 2022 by Punita Mittal and Mahak Maheshwari - a team of IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay with more than 20 years of combined healthcare experience. SoulUp is redefining mental health through groups that are effective, but also fun, social, and challenging.

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