Type: Support Group, Sharing Space :

Grief or Loss (Grief Support Group)

A safe space for folks to share their experiences of Grief.

Type   Grief Support Group

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  • Fees Type: Paid
  • Notes: Buy 1 session for INR 1000 | Buy 6 sessions for INR 3500
  • Medium:
    • 🌐 Online
  • City: Online Only
  • Facilitated By: A Mental Health Professional
  • Languages: English, and Hindi (English might be the primary language for this group)
  • Meets: Weekly, Every Saturday 12 PM IST
  • Participant Limit: 6
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  • What Is Grief or Loss (Grief Support Group) About?

    A place to share stories, ask questions or seek advice. Grief affects every person in a different way every time.

    Facilitating mutual understanding, the group encourages open communication to help members process their grief, reduce feelings of isolation, and develop coping strategies.

    The intention of this space is to experience and allow oneself to grieve at their own pace while holding space for each other. The process of grieving isn’t linear and not experienced in stages, it’s a complex process which takes time, compassion and care.

  • What is your founding story?
    Have been running grief support space at SoulUp since March 2022. Started the group after multiple people expressed need for the same. The goal was to create a safe space to share their pain and navigate the complex emotions of loss. Creating such a group was a compassionate response to the universal need for understanding and connection during times of bereavement, contributing to the emotional well-being of those navigating the challenging journey of grief.
  • Who are the facilitators behind Grief or Loss (Grief Support Group)?

    Maitreyi is a trained psychologist with a double Masters in Health Psychology and Counselling Psychology. She also holds a Diploma in Arts Based Therapy, is an NLP Practitioner, Reiki Master-Teacher and a Clinical Hypnotherapist. Most of her work experience has been in a developmental sector, working with patients and caregivers of chronic conditions, children and women. Currently, she works with teens, young adults, caregivers, individuals from dysfunctional families struggling from trauma and abuse in her private practice. She also teaches reiki from a trauma-informed lens.

    Maitreyi works using a Mind-Body-Spirit approach. She believes that the three are intrinsically connected and you cannot leave one out of the conversation when it comes to healing from trauma. Through her work, she hopes to create a world free of pain, where people are able to invite joy, freedom and safety into their lives.

    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.
  • When was your support group founded? How has the journey been since then?
    March 2022 - have had a close to 70 people participate in the group since then. Overall positive feedback and some video testimonials uploaded on website page. The group facilitates the exchange of coping strategies, resources, and shared experiences, promoting healing.
  • Who is your support group for?
    Anyone who is experiencing loss of a loved one. Grief is a very complex emotion that needs time, space and comfort, we hope to create that space in a collective sense of community to grieve ourselves and with each other sometimes, in silence, in any creative expression form through movement, writing, music , any chord that makes you feel connected.
  • Explain your group's approach towards helping a person's mental health care.

    Sharing the pointers group talks about:

    • Share stories of grief and loss in a safe space

    • Waves of emotions that come and go

    • Everyday life without your loved one

    • Anger, resentment and pain

    • Rediscover people, places, activities, emotions & memories that one can draw comfort from

    • Learn the skills to reconnect with the deceased and reestablish life without them

  • What is your group's approach towards professional mental health care interventions?

    Have a pool of therapists that individuals can access in case required. Leave the decision on the judgment of individuals.

    We encourage members to seek professional mental health care when needed, offering information on resources and referral processes. Privacy and confidentiality is maintained. The group’s role is complementary to professional care, offering ongoing emotional support while individuals engage in therapeutic interventions. This collaborative approach ensures a holistic support system, acknowledging the significance of both peer support and professional mental health care.

  • What conversations is your support group not equipped to support?
    Not equipped to handle immediate crises, severe mental health disorders, substance abuse, legal issues, medical advice, intimate partner violence, child abuse, financial or employment matters, or professional therapy. These situations require specialized professionals, such as emergency services, mental health professionals, legal advisors, healthcare providers, law enforcement, child protection agencies, financial advisors, and therapists.
  • Walk us through the average format of your group session.
    Sharing the flow of the session: Checkin, The facilitator reviews group guidelines, emphasizing confidentiality and respect. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences, thoughts, or concerns related to the group’s focus. The facilitator guides discussions, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to speak. Coping strategies and resources may be shared. The session closes with a summary, expressing gratitude, and providing information about the next meeting.
  • What are your home rules/values?
    Once someone fills the form and completes the payment, they get information on WhatsApp about session schedule and joining information.
  • What do you hope for participants in your group to take back with them after a session?
    After a grief support group session, we hope participants carry a sense of understanding that their emotions are valid and shared. That they find solace in the empathy and connection with others who comprehend their pain. We aspire for them to gain coping strategies, renewed strength, and a pathway towards healing. Encouraged by a supportive community, participants should leave with a feeling of empowerment and the realization that, despite their loss, they are not alone in their journey. The session aims to provide a lifeline of comfort, fostering hope and resilience amid the challenges of grief.

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