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Decision Group: Contemplating Divorce!

Decision Group: Contemplating Divorce!

Join us as we provide a supportive space to explore emotions, practical considerations, and empowerment strategies for those navigating the complexities of this life-altering decision.

Start Date: 10th May

4 Zoom sessions | Every Friday 7 PM | 75 Minutes

Small group, 6-8 people

Group Type: Decision Focused Group

Unlimited Peer Calls Included

Led by a therapist

Program Fee - INR 3000 for India-based participants | INR 5000 for participants outside India | Unlimited Peer Calls Included

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Goals of the group

The goal of the group is to understand and voice out what it is to be contemplating legal separation. We try and create a safe space for all of us who are going through a difficult time in their marriage and look at what it really means to contemplate divorce. We then explore how we can go about this and what steps we can take.

Who is the group for?

Anyone who is facing relational struggles and is contemplating a divorce or judicial separation.

Glimpse of the regime

Week 1: Introduction and Sharing Personal Narratives

- Creating a safe environment for participants to express their feelings and reasons for
contemplating divorce.
- Encouraging open dialogue about each participant's experiences and concerns.

Reflective Homework Assignment

Week 2: Assessment of the state of the marriage

- Introducing assessments from the Gottman Method to identify areas of strength and
concern.
- Educating participants to identify when it is time to leave/when couples therapy towards
reconciliation can still be considered

Reflective Homework Assignment

Week 3: Exploring pros and cons of divorce

- Discussing the factors in favor of, and against ending the marriage
- Addressing myths and misconceptions regarding marriage laws, divorce process etc
- Providing guidance on concerns related to mutual consent and contested divorce, sole vs
joint custody, maintenance, and alimony

Reflective Homework Assignment

Week 4: Developing Future Plans and Decision-Making

- Encourage participants to create an amicable plan for moving forward, whether together or
separately.
- Emphasizing the importance of seeking individual and couples counseling (if desired) for
ongoing support and guidance.

Reflective Homework Assignment

  • I was having a hard time this week and thought about you guys and... I just felt less alone.

    Ankit

    Married, childhood sweethearts

  • It was comforting to hear that other people went through similar things. And hearing what was good, what was bad, and what they would change.

    Vikramaditya

    Married, 2 kids

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

    Sukanya

    Married for 5 years

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Meet your Facilitator

Paras

Paras is co-founder and Director at The Alternative Story – a mental health startup based out of Bengaluru.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling and is soon to complete a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.

In a career spanning over 12 years – has worked in hospitals, helplines, corporate mental health organizations and academic institutions. He has helped set up India’s largest counselling helpline run by trained mental health professionals and has helped set up and train government helplines to address Violence Against Women in states such as Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh.

He has worked in association with government and non-government organizations at the grassroots in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu to enhance community mental health.

He lives with mental illness and chronic illness and is currently engaged in awareness building and research on the same.

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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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