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Moving back to India

Moving back to India

For all living abroad, transitioning or thinking of moving back to India can be a daunting process. This group will shine light on important considerations, share valuable guidance and provide emotional support.

Start Date: within next 3 months

4 Zoom sessions | 75 minutes each

Small group, 6-8 people

Confidential

Led by a therapist

Program fee: INR 6000 | INR 500 Cashback for full attendance

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Goals of the group

There are many things to consider for the decision and for the actual move. This group will provide you guidance and emotional support

Glimpse of the regime

Session 1: Exploring Emotions and Considerations

1. Participants share their experiences living abroad and their emotions regarding the prospect of moving back to India
2. Discussion on the factors influencing the decision to move back (family, career, cultural adjustment, etc.).
3. Encouraging participants to identify their key considerations and concerns.

Session 2: Practical Aspects and Challenges

1. Discussion on practical aspects of moving back (financial, housing, healthcare, education, legal matters, etc.).
2. Sharing resources and information to aid the transition
3. Identification of potential challenges and stressors when moving back.
4. Brainstorming coping strategies and problem-solving techniques.

Session 3: Emotional Preparation and Support Network

1. Exploring emotional preparedness for the transition back to India.
2. Guided exercises for managing expectations and emotional resilience.
3. Discussing the importance of support networks in the transition process.
4. Sharing strategies for building or maintaining a supportive network.

Session 4: Planning and Decision-Making

1. Individual reflections on insights gained from the sessions and personal considerations
2. Strategies for making a well-informed decision about moving back to India
3. Encouraging participants to outline steps for a smooth transition if they decide to move back.
4. Sharing resources and advice on moving logistics.

  • I had decided the move back to India and included my family and friends but still it was super helpful to be part of this group, to ensure that I plan my life and the move very intentionally. Super grateful

    Amitabh

    (he/him)

  • It was super amazing experience with just even joining the sessions and finding I am not the only one going through this issue

    Kanupriya

    (she/her)

  • I attempted to bring up the topic of moving back to India to my family and friends but the decision was not easy, I finally found this group and a lot of the process of thinking to very practical guidance about the move was discussed

    Preeti

    (she/her)

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Meet your Facilitator

Psy. Sradha Madan Ray

Sradha is the Co-Founder of Psychology Delhi. She is currently practicing as a consultant clinical psychologist at Punah Santulan, West Delhi.

Sradha has completed her RCI Licensing in Clinical Psychology from Amity Institute of Behavioral (Health) & Allied Sciences. She has Masters in Applied Psychology is from Tata Institute of Social Science, BALM.

Post that, Sradha has attained experience at various esteemed institutions of mental health in India such as NIMHANS Bangalore, SCARF Chennai, The Banyan Chennai, NIPMED Noida.
Her professional role includes Assessing, Diagnosing, Certifying Disability, providing Clinical Management & Psychotherapy along with Rehabilitation for a wide range of mental health conditions.

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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