Self & Others Awareness Raising (SOAR) Group

What’s the group about?

Does the idea of meeting new people often feel too much for you?

Does your self-esteem suffer, from negative thoughts about yourself which have become like second nature?

Do you often fear other people are judging you or that you have done something wrong – without ever knowing what?

Do you feel it would be really helpful to share these experiences but worry about burdening those close to you?

If the answer to any of these questions is YES, then this supportive, awareness raising group could be of significant benefit to you. Many psychological problems often have their origins in our perceptions of ourselves in relation to other people.  It can be very difficult to get an unbiased, alternative perspective on these matters, or to find a place to explore, in confidentiality, without fear of judgment.

What can I expect?

This experiential group is aimed at offering maximum benefits to postgraduate students who are looking to consolidate their interpersonal capacities in a small and supportive group context.

Interpersonally focused, the group will run over 8 sessions, allowing participants to focus on their own developmental needs whilst also supporting and enabling others in their development.  

The course will offer an opportunity to think about issues that affect your wellbeing, and to gain a range of different perspectives on moving forward with these issues.

Some of the benefits from this group may be:

  • Feeling more in control of anxiety
  • Improved communication and teamwork skills
  • Better insight into how other people really feel
  • Feeling less alone

When is the group being run?

Day: Monday
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Dates: 16, 23 & 30 October, 6, 13, 20 & 27 November and 4 December 2017

Please note that you will be expected to attend all 8 sessions

Where will the group take place?

The room location will be confirmed by the course facilitator after your booking has been accepted.

How do I book a place?

To register for this course please contact group facilitator Erica Pickering by email at e.pickering@bham.ac.uk for an initial 30-minute assessment to determine your suitability for the group and ask any questions you may have.

You must be able to complete the 8 week program.