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Navigating midlife for women

Navigating midlife for women

Explore the challenges and opportunities associated with midlife. Find support and tools to navigate these transitions meaningfully.

Starts 15th April, 2023

4 sessions | Conducted every Saturday 10:30 AM

Small group, 6-8 people

75-minute online video conversations

Led by Mukti Shah

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

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Goals of the group

The goal of the group is to explore, understand and navigate the many transitions, internal conflicts and reevaluations that midlife creates for women. Often it starts with a realisation that only half of one's life is potentially remaining, that time is running out. It can trigger existential questions around identity, purpose and one's mortality. It can also create insecurities around changes in the body, career and relationships. Finally, demands around caregiving for aging parents and growing children can be exhausting. Sharing stories and experiences in this group will help you form a healthy relationship with midlife identity.

Who is the group for?

This group is designed for women in their midlife- 35-55 years of age who would like to examine the many transitions and challenges of this unique developmental time in their life.

Glimpse of the regime

Session 1: Generativity vs. Stagnation- Exploring Midlife

• Setting the Stage- Creating a safe container
• Exploring midlife experiences- transitions and challenges
• Taking Stock- Looking back at what has been through art work

Session 2: Looking behind the Personas- Roles and Identity

• The Roles we play and the social clock
• Charting our inner circle and relationships
• Connection and Power- Examining unmet needs

Session 3- Who am I now- The Self and the Midlife

• Mapping the various parts of ourselves
• Survival strategies and beyond
• Loving what is- Guided Visualisation

Session 4: Rites of Passage- Reclaiming your whole Self

• Setting a new course- Six Archetypes of the Female Midlife
• Learning from our stories
• Setting Intentions- Integrating learning
• Group check-in and close

  • Biggest benefit has been listening and learning about what other people are thinking

    Ketki

    Physician

  • I just had a very emotional discussion. It was probably one of the most helpful things for me in years.

    Isha

    Homemaker

  • I'd give it a 10 [out of 10]. I'm surprised at how vulnerable and open everyone was in the first session.

    Sukanya

    Supply Chain Manager

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Meet your Facilitator

Mukti Shah

Mukti is a Psychotherapist in private practice with 17 years of experience. In this time she has helped many women transition through the rough waters of midlife. She has a deep belief in the power of groups to hold and facilitate change. She is a trauma focused therapist trained in EMDR, IPNB (Interpersonal Neuro-Biology) and Group Analysis.

Mukti's approach has evolved to be eclectic, humanistic, non-pathologizing and trauma-informed. She speaks English, Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi.

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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