CONNECTING PEOPLE, emotional intelligence and support group

Many of us have been struggling with the social deprivation the global pandemic is imposing.

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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.


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