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Queer power: A healing space for queer trans people

Queer power: A healing space for queer trans people

Facilitated by a therapist with lived experiences, this group offers a safe and inclusive space for queer and trans individuals to connect, share, and empower one another on their journeys.

3 spots left! 

Starts 30th June, 2024

6 sessions | Every Sunday 12 noon | 75 minutes

Small group, 6-8 people

Group Type: Support Group

Unlimited Peer Calls Included

Led by a Therapist with lived experience

Program Fee - INR 4500 (India) | INR 6500 (Outside India) | Get 30% off if you buy for two

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About the Group

Welcome to Queer Power: A healing space for queer and trans individuals to share experiences and support one another. Our inclusive group fosters growth and resilience through psychoeducation, mindfulness practices, and active listening, facilitated by a therapist with lived experiences. Whether you're exploring your gender identity, navigating relationships, or seeking mental health support, you are welcome here. Join us to feel supported, validated, and empowered on your journey.

Goals of the group

1. Exploring/ deepening understanding about their own experience of queer transness.
2. Building a sense of community and gathering internal and communal resources towards navigating queerness in a cis hetero world
3. Learning movement/ embodiment practices towards grounding and accessing resilience.

Glimpse of the regime

Session 1:

Intention setting and committing to building a safer space together.

Session 2 and 3:

Language, identities and expressions: What brings us joy?
Us and our ecosystem: How do we engage with our ecosystem? What kind of an environment do we dream of?

Session 4 and 5:

Mapping Support systems and coping skills. Learning mindfulness and movement based practices for resilience
Everything related to healthcare and access

Session 6:

Friendships, building communities and way forward

  • The inclusive and affirming environment of Queer Power has made all the difference in my journey. The group has helped me navigate the complexities of being queer and trans in a cis hetero world, and I've gained confidence and resilience through the process.

    Aditi

    (she/her)

  • Joining Queer Power was one of the best decisions I've made. The movement and embodiment practices have been incredibly grounding, and the connections I've made with other members have provided invaluable support and understanding.

    Vipul

    (he/him)

  • Queer Power has been a transformative experience for me. The supportive community and insightful discussions have helped me understand and embrace my queer trans identity more fully. I've found a sense of belonging and strength I didn't know I had.

    Achin

    (they/them)

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Meet your Facilitator

Kalai

Kalai Aruvi, is a mental health practitioner, educator, community organiser and artist. Their approach is queer trans affirmative, trauma aware, anti caste and disability affirmative. They have a postgraduate degree in Applied Psychology: Clinical specialisation and two years experience in a clinical setting. They have a successful private practice for the last four years. They have designed and facilitated several learning and healing spaces over the last six years and have worked in the area of gender justice.

Kalai has several years of community organising experience and have been a part of queer trans and social justice spaces. They are cofounder of a Queer Trans collective, ‘The Audacity Collective’, in Goa through which they’ve organised several events for people to come together and find community.

Kalai works with multiple movement based practices and has self learned mindfulness techniques. They are inspired by the mushrooms and trees and believe in the power of community care and strive to bring awareness to our interdependent nature of lives. They enjoy meditating, moving and singing in nature and in community.

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.

What is SoulUp's refund policy on Groups?

1. After you have registered for the group and you'd like to opt out:
- Full refund if you cancel 30 days before the group start date.
- 50% refund if you cancel 16-30 days before the group start date.
- No refund if you cancel 0-15 days before the group start date.

2. If SoulUp cancels a group, we will refund the entire signup fee.

3. If SoulUp reschedules a group by more than 2 weeks, we will inform you and give you an option to opt out and get a full refund.

Can I use multiple discounts while signing up for a group?

You can use only 1 type discount while signing up for a group. Cash backs cannot be coupled with discounts either.

What is the frequency of Peer calls I can book as part of the 'Unlimited offer'?

You can book 1 Peer call per week during the duration of the group. This will prevent fatigue and give you time to process information discussed in any Peer call.

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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  1. Sign up for ANY 2 SoulUp groups (except for those priced INR 4000 or more)
  2. For users in India, price of 2 group pack is INR 5500 (instead of INR 7000)
  3. For users outside India, price of 2 group pack is INR 8000 (instead of INR 10,000)
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What you get:

  1. Sign up for ANY 3 SoulUp groups (except for those priced INR 4000 or more)
  2. For users in India, price of 3 group pack is INR 7500 (instead of INR 10,500)
  3. For users outside India, price of 3 group pack is INR 11,500 (instead of INR 15,000)
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