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Social Anxiety (SAD)

Social Anxiety (SAD)

Understanding and overcoming the social anxiety that prohibits you to live your life in a desired manner using evidence based practices like CBT and ACT.

Starts 26th March, 2023

4 sessions | Conducted every Sunday 3 PM

Small group, 6-8 people

75-minute online video conversations

Led by Psy. Sradha Madan Ray

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

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Goals of the group

Goals majorly would be learning why some of us fear social situations and others don't. Also how to deal with such situation, learning techniques and skills to tackle feared situations. Developing acceptance towards one's limitations and strenghts in socialisation and making improvement in a structured and planned manner.

Glimpse of the regime

Sesion 1: Finding the why behind my social anxiety

1. Knowing the body's Safety Mode & harms of using safety behaviors
2. Developing Acceptance and willingness to change 3. Learning exercise to relax oneself and self-soothe

Session 2: Developing strenghts to overcome SAD

1. Knowing your values and Goals
2. Mindfulness exercise to develope different connection with thoughts
3. Learning the strategy of Defusion to fight self-defeating thoughts.

Session 3: Exposure at your own level

1. Being with your anxiety 2. Taking VITAL actions with example 3. Builidng your long and short term goals to overcome social anxiety

Session 4: Conclusion & Re-evaluation

1. Learning the importance of self-compassion 2. Revisiting goals and summarisation

  • Have struggled with SA my whole life - I’m a 37 y/o old male and it’s finally started to impact my career, so I needed to get better. You all have helped me so much by being open and vulnerable. Makes me feel like I am not crazy, and I am not alone.

    Sunil

    (he/him)

  • Thank you everyone for your stories, rants and sharing your pain it has helped me in not alienating myself, and I'm sorry we have to go through this.

    Twisha

    (she/her)

  • For years I thought I was the only one feeling the way I did - I felt like a freak. Understanding the basics of why I feel what I feel was helpful and techniques shared were quite actionable.

    Aparna

    (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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