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Social Anxiety!

Social Anxiety!

Engage in open discussions, interactive activities, and expert-led sessions that explore practical strategies for managing social anxiety.

Start Date: 7th Jan 2024

4 Zoom sessions | 75 minutes each

Small group, 6-8 people

Each Sunday at 12 PM IST

Led by Psy. Shatarupa

INR 3000 for India-based participants | INR 5000 for participants outside India | INR 1000 Cashback for full attendance

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Goals of the Group

Expect to gain a heightened self-awareness, delving into the intricacies of their social anxiety triggers, thought patterns, and behaviors. The group serves as a haven for acquiring practical coping strategies and techniques, equipping participants with a comprehensive toolkit to effectively manage anxiety in various social situations.

The group dynamic facilitates gradual exposure to social scenarios in a controlled and supportive environment, contributing to desensitization and a growing comfort level over time. Importantly, this is the space to interact with peers who share similar struggles, significantly diminishing feelings of isolation.

Who is it for?

The group is designed for individuals of all ages who grapple with social anxiety, including those diagnosed with social anxiety disorders or experiencing general social anxiety. A space for introverts, shy individuals, and anyone seeking understanding and strategies to navigate social interactions with greater ease. It is tailored for those looking to build confidence, connect with understanding peers, and explore practical coping strategies to overcome the challenges posed by social anxiety.

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 summarization

  • 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. Shatarupa

Shatarupa C is a Counselling Psychologist and an Expressive Arts Based Therapist who's been practising in Bangalore for 6+ years. Her goal is to create a space where you feel the utmost amount of safety and comfort. She believes that human beings are able to explore, play and develop the most when they feel like they're being fully understood and accepted. To be witnessed without judgement is a wonderful thing. :)

She has completed her UG degree from Miranda House, Delhi University. PG degree from Ambedkar University, Delhi and her Expressive Arts Based Therapy license is from UNESCO-CID. Her approach brings together elements from 3 schools of Psychology - Psychodynamic, Expressive Arts and CBT. She also brings in Philosophical Counselling as an approach based on need and meaning.

In her personal life, she enjoys finding new music, playing board games and asking her friends tough philosophical questions.

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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- 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.

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