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ReadAbsorbthink! Lecture – What am I doing in this group ?

September 18, 2021


“What am I doing in this group?
I wont be comfortable talking in a group
I don’t want to share my therapy space
What if I don’t like other group members?
What if other group members don’t like me?”

This lecture aims to highlight themes around the terror of joining/being part of a group. It will draw from the facilitator’s personal experiences of struggling to join groups, perspectives of their patients who refused to join a group as well as those who are in a group. Further, this lecture is an attempt to understand this terror in the social political context as well as the family systems in India.


Zoom link will be sent post confirmation of registration through full payment*

*all payments are non-refundable

Who is it for ?

ReadAbsorbThink! or RAT! is an academic space for those interested in the field of mental health – service users, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, psychiatric nurses, caregivers, or anyone from the larger community – to explore, understand and re-think themes related to mental health and psychotherapy. This specific lecture is open to anyone interested in the topic.


18th September 2021 (Saturday)


10:00am to 12:30pm IST


INR 450 for Indian participants

£10 for International participants

About the facilitators

Ishani Badyal

Ishani is a mental health professional with a passion for food and dogs. She completed her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mental Health Action Trust) in 2016 and has been working at Hank Nunn Institute since. She shares a deep love for the mountains and the sea and isn’t a fan of city life. Between cooking and wolfing down meals, you might find her developing community mental health initiatives or cosying up with a book and a hot cuppa. She is an introvert with a recent found passion for running groups. She is also training to be a group analyst. She loves to travel to places and between extremities – Finding a middle ground and staying in the grey is just not her jam. Ishani’s long-term goal is to open a mental health cafe that serves as a community center probably near the ocean or at the base of a mountain or both.


September 18, 2021
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