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Modern Dating Essentials: Finding Balance & Respect

Modern Dating Essentials: Finding Balance & Respect

In swiping right to pleasure, don't swipe left to your emotional sanity! This session aims to provide participants with skills, and strategies for navigating hookup culture safely and responsibly while prioritising well-being and consent. 

30th September 2023 | Saturday | 12 pm

Theme driven | Tangible takeaways | Worksheet provided

Confidential | Small group, 6-15 people

75-minute video session on Zoom

Led by therapist Shatarupa C

Session Fee - INR 499 for India-based participants | INR 999 for participants outside India

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Key themes covered

Topic 1: Understanding Hookup Culture

- Defining hookup culture and its prevalence in contemporary dating.
- Exploring the reasons why individuals may choose to participate in hookup culture.
- Discussing the differences between casual sex, hookups, and meaningful relationships.

Topic 2: Physical safety

- Discussing the importance and nuances of consent in all sexual interactions.
- Highlighting the role of communication in setting boundaries and ensuring a positive experience.

Topic 3: Emotional safety

- Discussing the emotional aspects of hookup culture, including potential feelings of guilt, shame, or insecurity.
- Sharing self-care strategies for maintaining emotional well-being and self-esteem.
- Encouraging open conversations about emotions in casual relationships.

Topic 4: Relationship Transitions

- Exploring the possibility of transitioning from hookups to more serious relationships.
- Discussing the importance of clear communication and shared expectations when transitioning.
- Addressing the potential challenges and benefits of relationship transitions.

Who is the session for?

This session is suitable to a diverse audience!
Anyone who is interested in understanding, navigating, and engaging responsibly in hookup culture will benefit.

Meet your Facilitator

Shatarupa C

Shatarupa C is a Counselling Psychologist and an Expressive Arts Based Therapist who's been practising in Bangalore for 6+ years. Her goal is to create a space where you feel the utmost amount of safety and comfort. She believes that human beings are able to explore, play and develop the most when they feel like they're being fully understood and accepted. To be witnessed without judgement is a wonderful thing. :)

She has completed her UG degree from Miranda House, Delhi University. PG degree from Ambedkar University, Delhi and her Expressive Arts Based Therapy license is from UNESCO-CID. Her approach brings together elements from 3 schools of Psychology - Psychodynamic, Expressive Arts and CBT. She also brings in Philosophical Counselling as an approach based on need and meaning.

In her personal life, she enjoys finding new music, playing board games and asking her friends tough philosophical questions.


What are Pop-up Sessions?

SoulUp's Pop-ups are self-contained, single session group discussions led by world-class facilitators.

✔️ Follow a specific agenda with tangible take-aways

✔️ Done in groups of 6-15 people

✔️ Each popup is a 75-minute video session

What happens in a Pop-Up 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.

Core discussion: Your facilitator will follow a set agenda. For each discussion point, some context is set and then a free-flowing conversation with the group follows.

Each discussion is supplemented with case studies, activities and exercises as relevant.

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

What am I going to get out of this?

Pop-ups are engaging discussion sessions which provide a good mix of expert guidance and peer perspective.

They are also safe spaces to express and feel heard and understood.

Each pop-up is designed to provide actionable insights and takeaways while making participants feel the power of group work and community.

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.

Navigating hookups safely and responsibly!