Sat, 25 Nov|
Founder's Anxiety Support Group Session
Founderhood comes with its unique set of challenges – the constant pressure to excel, the isolation that leadership often brings, and the weight of countless decisions. But remember, you are not alone. Join us for a supportive session where we find ways to rejuvenate, reconnect, and rebuild.
Time & Location
25-Nov-2023, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Bengaluru, Kasturba Rd, behind High Court of Karnataka, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagara, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
About the event
Guiding this session is Dr. Kasturi Mukherjee, a certified therapist with 8 years of experience in addressing the emotional and mental challenges of entrepreneurship. "Empowering founders to navigate their emotional landscape is my passion."
What to expect in this session:
Founder's Dilemma: Navigating the emotional rollercoaster
- What are the unique stresses founders face?
- How do these stresses impact your professional and personal life?
- Techniques and tools to manage anxiety effectively.
- The role of community and peer support in a founder's journey.
This is a group support session – a nurturing environment where you can openly discuss your feelings, share your stories, and connect with fellow founders. Your vulnerabilities are your strengths here.
- Opening Meditation (5 minutes): Guided breathing exercises to help participants center themselves.
- Check-in (15 minutes): A roundtable introduction where each founder briefly shares their current state of mind and any significant events from the past week.
- Topic Discussion (20 minutes): This session will focus on a particular topic related to founder anxiety, such as dealing with uncertainty, managing high levels of stress, or navigating conflicts with co-founders. Dr. Kasturi will present relevant information, drawing from therapy approaches like CBT, ACT, and IPT, tailored to address your specific challenges.
- Sharing Experiences (30 minutes): Founders take turns sharing personal experiences related to the topic, with an emphasis on emotions, challenges, and learnings.
- Skill-building Workshop (20 minutes): Dr. Kasturi introduces and demonstrates a therapeutic technique. Founders practice the technique in pairs or small groups, discussing their experiences afterward.
- Group Reflection & Feedback (10 minutes): Founders share their insights, takeaways, and any feedback about the session's flow and content.
- Closing Exercise (5 minutes): A gratitude circle where founders share one positive takeaway or something they're grateful for.
- Post-session Resources & Networking (15 minutes): Dr. Kasturi provides reading materials or exercises for founders to explore before the next session. Founders can also network, potentially finding mentors or peers to connect with outside the session.
What should you bring to the event?
Yourself, and an open mind. Refreshments will be provided.
Benefits of this support group:
Engaging in this group will help you:
- Diminish feelings of loneliness and stress.
- Gain perspective on common challenges faced by founders.
- Learn practical techniques for managing stress and anxiety.
- Forge meaningful connections with peers in the entrepreneurial community.
- Gain inspiration and hope through shared experiences.
Unwind amidst nature at Cubbon Park and take a step towards better emotional well-being.
- Time: 8:00 am to 9:30 am
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Frequency: Single session
- Limited seats: 15
- Venue: Cubbon Park, [Specific Meeting Point]
- Price: ₹1000
- How do I confirm my spot? Book in advance as seats are limited to maintain the quality of interactions.
- Is this event for all founders?Yes, whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, this session is for you.
- Can someone else attend the event in place of me?No, due to the personalized nature of the session.
- Is the session confidential?Absolutely. What's shared in the group stays in the group.
- Will there be any follow-up sessions?Depending on feedback, there may be future sessions or workshops.
- How many participants will be present?To ensure a personal touch, we're limiting the session to 15 participants.
Step out of the hustle, find solace among peers, and leave with strategies for a healthier mind.
Recommendations for Participants:
- Commit to the process. Regular attendance helps in building trust and understanding within the group.
- Maintain confidentiality. What's shared in the group stays within the group.
- Engage actively but also respect others' speaking time.
- Consider supplementing group therapy with individual therapy or mentorship for personalized guidance.
Seeking support is a sign of strength. This group therapy session offers a safe haven for founders to acknowledge their vulnerabilities, celebrate their resilience, and build a community of understanding and mutual support. We are excited to meet you!
This ticket includes refreshments.₹1,000.00+₹25.00 service fee