Introduction:
Many of us have been struggling with the social deprivation the global pandemic is imposing. For those suffering from stress, depression or other emotional difficulties, isolation makes it even harder to combat these symptoms. People with social anxiety or difficulties in creating healthy bonds are not able to practice or improve their abilities, or receive support from other people who are also going through challenging situations. That is why we have called this therapeutic group “Connecting people”, support and emotional intelligence in a group setting.

Why group therapy?
  • We are social beings, and therefore, connecting with others has a deep positive influence on us.
  • When we share our difficulties with others, we understand them more deeply, and we feel less lonely.
  • An environment of respect, confidentiality and support can help us feel empowered and understood.
  • We can only learn about creating bonds by doing it. In the group we will learn to respect others and be respected, to support and be supported, and to build and maintain healthy and valuable relationships.

Method:
The group is organized in 8 sessions and 4 modules:
In the first session, we will introduce ourselves, know more about what each one of the participants seeks from the group, and talk about the rules and our objectives.
In every session, the material used will be applied to real situations the participants face. The therapist will help the group feel safe creating a judgement-free, secure environment, where everyone can communicate, feel heard and connect better, exploring different ways of interacting.

Communication module (2 sessions): The different communication styles will be introduced, verbal and non-verbal communication, assertiveness and managing conflicts.

Self-confidence module (2 sessions): Being confident in oneself is key to effective communication. Negative emotions that arise during interactions as a result of insecurities or social anxiety, and how to conquer them in order to maintain healthy relationships will be addressed in this module.

Connection module (2 sessions): What is your weak point when you try to connect with others? Do you overthink what you said constantly? Do you avoid conflict and find it hard to say no? Do you find it hard to trust others? In this module, we will practice healthy ways of connecting with others.

Integration Module (2 sessions): This module will be useful to internalize the learned strategies, and for the participants to get to know each other better. We will talk about what it means to give and receive support, and how to find effective ways to communicate on a deeper level.

At the end of the 8 sessions, it will be decided if participants want to benefit from one or two extra sessions to strengthen any aspect of the material or have a closing/goodbye session.

Who is it for?
This group is dedicated to adolescents or young adults that feel they could improve their ability to connect with others, to Sinews clients that feel alone and isolated, to people who want to feel more at ease in a group… There are plenty of reasons why you might benefit from this group.

Adolescents group: 14 to 17 years old. Therapist: Inés Zulueta
Young adults group: 18 to 23 years old. Therapist: Marta Gray

When, where and how much?
The adolescent group will be on Saturdays, from 11 to 11.50 in English and from 12 to 12.50 in Spanish
The young adult group will be on Fridays from 8 to 9.15 pm

It will be hosted at SINEWS, calle Sagasta 16, bajo derecha. It is an in person group, with every Covid prevention guaranty: hand washing, security distance, use of face masks and ventilated area. It will be for 5 people maximum and the therapist.

The price will be 25 Euros per session and 175 for the 8 sessions if they are paid in advance (we offer one for free in that case).


Starting date
Adolescents, Saturday February 13th, 2021
Saturdays from 11 to 11.50 in English and from 12 to 12.50 in Spanish

Starting date
Young adults, Friday February 12th, 2021
Fridays from 20 to 21.15

OUR TEAM

Gema Rubio
Vickie Andrews
Gabriel Fibla
Lidia Budziszewska
Eva Katharina Herber
Rocío Fernández Cosme
 
Itxaso Cembrero Tercero
Orlanda Varela
Clara Blázquez Booth
Andrea Moreno
Lucía Largo
Miriam Mower
 
Valeria Ávila
Leticia Martínez Prado
Carolina López Jiménez
Saray Cáliz Aguilera
Victoria Ramos Kurland
Gloria Rios
 
Amanda Blanco Carranza
Álvaro Narvaiza Yturriaga
Carmen Irene de Lisa Marques
Tommy Gyran Norheim
Inés Zulueta Iturralde
Marta Gray Núñez
 
Alba Sánchez Blake
Laura Zozaya Piñeiro
Alma Moser
Gloria Baquero
Julia Ekker
Alejandro Sancha Moreno
 

OUR TEAM

Gema Rubio
Vickie Andrews
Gabriel Fibla
Lidia Budziszewska
Eva Katharina Herber
Rocío Fernández Cosme
 
Itxaso Cembrero Tercero
Orlanda Varela
Clara Blázquez Booth
Andrea Moreno
Lucía Largo
Miriam Mower
 
Valeria Ávila
Leticia Martínez Prado
Carolina López Jiménez
Saray Cáliz Aguilera
Victoria Ramos Kurland
Gloria Rios
 
Amanda Blanco Carranza
Álvaro Narvaiza Yturriaga
Carmen Irene de Lisa Marques
Tommy Gyran Norheim
Inés Zulueta Iturralde
Marta Gray Núñez
 
Alba Sánchez Blake
Laura Zozaya Piñeiro
Alma Moser
Gloria Baquero
Julia Ekker
Alejandro Sancha Moreno
 

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