This is a special offering by Mithra Trust as a way to engage with mental well-being during times of COVID-19. Facilitated by Adwaita Das, during this session we self-reflect, observe our thoughts and emotions, all while breathing and doodling! What is The Meh Ⓡ? It is an overwhelming feeling of emotions and thoughts - sadness, loneliness, worry, boredom, disconnection and so on. The Meh Ⓡ is a simple way to articulate that you’re not okay :)
Bhairavi felt a huge need to offer tools and safe spaces outside of therapy. Through Mithra Trust she began to offer Let’s Discuss The Meh sessions as a space to have conversations around depression. At the start of the pandemic, Adwaita came on board to offer safe spaces for self-expression and self-reflection with Doodles For The Meh and Writing For The Meh. These methods of creative self-expression was born out of Adwaita’s own practice for engaging with their own mental well-being. These therapeutic sessions have been running for a year supporting participants across the country through the pandemic.
In the Doodles For The Meh Session, the facilitator guides the participants with doodle strokes for each emotion being discussed along with prompts to help them connect with those emotions and thoughts. The session also consists of breathing and light movement of the body to help regulate the nervous system and ground.
Notes: The above information may change from time to time, and is shared with you to understand the background of where the support group comes from.
Doodles For The Meh began in May 2020 as a way to help Indians engage with their overwhelming emotions caused by the pandemic. In this past year it has been incredible to see people from across the country engage with their emotions and thoughts and find the space safe to share what they’re going through with a group of strangers. It has also been really special to see participants returning and not really being strangers anymore:)
Each session is 1hr 15 minutes. We begin with check-ins & introductions. Adwaita introduces us to the first doodle & emotion and guides us through it. We stop to breathe & stretch. Adwaita takes us through the next doodles and emotions. We stop to breathe and stretch/move our body. We end with affirmations.