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Chronic Sleeplessness

Chronic Sleeplessness

A group for individuals having insomnia and sleep disorders.

Starts 26th March, 2023

8 sessions | Conducted every Sunday 12 PM

Small group, 6-8 people

75-minute online video conversations

Led by Niharika

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

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Goals of the Group

This is a support group for individuals struggling to sleep for a long duration of time. The group aims to help identify the underlying issues leading to sleeplessness and help tackle them. It will also help instill good sleep hygiene to help sleep

Who is the group for?

This group is for individuals suffering from chronic sleeplessness and who want to understand it better. We will also talk about daily stressors that contribute to sleeplessness. It is also for people who want to learn more about it as well as want help dealing with it.

What will we talk about?

• What’s important -Your sleep quality vs quantity
• Thoughts and feelings about sleep to decrease any sleep-related anxiety
• Chronic stress and big life events affecting your sleep
• Is lack of sleep affecting your mood and behavior?
• What is sleep hygiene and how can we maintain it
• Do your eating and lifestyle habits impact your sleep ?
• How to get myself to sleep: different methods like cognitive restructuring, stimulus control, and emotional processing

  • I'm so grateful that there was a conversation beyond sleeping teas, sleep hygiene and melatonin. No fake insomniacs and real understanding for a change.


    Anxiety & insomnia

  • While I knew most of the tips/techniques discussed in the group, having a weekly session kept me accountable and helped me make real progress.


    Sleep teas are sham

  • Amazing experience. Loved talking to other participants. The common hatred for birds brought us together :P


    Insomnia & Depression

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Meet your Facilitator


I'm a psychotherapist . I am passionate about making mental health services ethical and accessible and I believe in every individual’s right to dignity in the system . I work from a relational and psychodynamic framework , I believe that in therapy , the therapeutic alliance is of utmost importance. My approach is humanistic in nature and I work through a trauma and queer informed lens . I hope to create and facilitate spaces open to various groups and intersections of society . I am an avid researcher and have worked in crisis areas .
I have a bachelor’s (honours)in psychology from St. Bede’s College , Shimla and a masters in clinical psychology from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. I am also in training to be a group analyst from group analysis India .

When I am not advocating for mental health, I love to travel and volunteer in different spaces . I also love to tell stories through pictures .


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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