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Loneliness

Loneliness

Feeling alone isn't good for anyone. Connect with kind, like-minded people for real conversations.

Starts 26th March, 2023

8 sessions | Conducted every Sunday 12 PM

Small group, 6-8 people

75-minute online video conversations

Led by Manvi Sharma

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

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Goals of the Group

The intention behind this space is a gentle invitation of belongingness. The space intends on creating a dialogue where individuals will unpack how loneliness shows up for them, in their bodies, experiences and ways of navigating it through collective care with one's own uniqueness. Human beings are wired for connection and belonging, we hope to create a space to sit with our loneliness together to really listen to what it speaks to us. The space intends to offer you a possibility to build your own safety net and network, where you would like to take it ahead once the space officialy ends.

Who is the group for?

For young adults and adults who are experiening loneliness, undergoing any life transition and feeling alone in the beginning, middle or the end of any process. Often loneliness seems very different for every individual and less talked about, it might arise while starting a new job, moving to a new city/country, coming out of a relationship, any other personal milestone. Or as we evolve, we can feel increasingly lonely, particularly if the people in our lives don't evolve alongside us or don't fully respect our shifting wants and needs.

What will we talk about?

Introduction and Context Setting
• It will be a slow and open process where the group together will be exploring this journey together.
• Rapport Building
• Getting to know each other
• Expectations and Aspiration from the space
• Understanding each other's context (on-going process)
• The members will be deciding the agenda collaboratively.

Bringing an Object to space
• How loneliness shows up for you and in your life?
• Feeling isolated, disconnected, or misunderstood
• Identifying what’s missing and the emotions that brings up
• Patterns that prevent us from connecting fully
• Ways to nurture relationships with family and friends
• How to bring honesty and vulnerability to everyday interactions

Where would you like to take it ahead?
• Revisiting the cues of belonging
• Responding to the feelings of loneliness, knowing what the feelings of loneliness need.

  • It's like learning more about yourself through discussions with others

    Harshita

    Misunderstood by closest family

  • I can’t believe the difference SoulUp has made in my life. Helped me finally make real progress.

    Amit

    Pursuing Masters in Ireland

  • Thank you everyone for creating such a supportive community here. I’m so freaking grateful!

    Palak

    Single parent to a 3 year old

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Meet your Facilitator

Manvi Sharma

Manvi Sharma is a queer affirmative and trauma informed therapist focused on working with adults mostly on long term basis with concerns pertaining to emotional vulnerabilities, relationship with self and others, life transitions, complex trauma, grief and loss from an insight oriented approach based in attachment and relational framework.

Manvi has a Master's degree in Applied Psychology (SPL in Clinical Psychology) from the University of Delhi and a Certificate in Narrative Therapy from Dulwich Centre Australia.

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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