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Eating Disorder Support Group

Eating Disorder Support Group

A group for individuals struggling with any kind of eating disorders.

Starts 26th March, 2023

8 sessions | Conducted every Sunday 10:30 AM

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

Eating disorders are often a way of coping stemming from different emotional concerns. The group aims to shed light on the difficulties that come with eating disorders and their cause. The goal is also to develop a better understanding of personal triggers and build healthier coping mechanisms. The group aims to develop a holistic approach by focusing on other factors like bad body image, low self-esteem, and isolation that can in long term contribute to eating difficulties

Who is the group for?

The group is for any adult struggling with eating disorders and is looking for a space to understand it, learn more about it and cope with it. The group will be a safe space and will help build a healthier relationship with food. The group can also be of help to individuals who want to learn about it and support their loved ones going through it.

What will we talk about?

• The relationship between emotions and the behavior of eating
• Role of media and society in the formation of self-concept and body image
• The taboo around eating disorders makes it difficult to seek help
• Why do we obsess over food and what makes us indulge
• How to get out of a binge- restrict cycle
• Developing healthier coping mechanisms by improving emotional regulation
• Building a better relationship with food and relearning how to engage and eat with others.

  • Thank you for creating this space and the group. I felt so supported that I cried after my first session.

    Sidharth

    Recovering anorexic

  • After a long time I felt like I belonged. The group became my accountability group. But not the toxic positivity, very very real support.

    Anshula

    Recovering anorexic

  • As a plus sized girl with an eating disorder, mine isn’t treated as a disease or illness. It’s treated as a “fitness goal.” For the first time I found people who get it.

    Monika

    Have issues with bulimia

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Meet your Facilitator

Niharika

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 .

FAQs

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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