What we're about

--ABOUT THIS PEER-SUPPORT GROUP--

The group is an open and freely accessible support space run on a voluntary basis. The group enables people to connect and support each other on this beautiful journey called LIFE. The group is an open forum and members share responsibility for facilitating a Meetup and providing peer-support. The group includes members who work in (or have studied) the fields of mental health, counselling, physical health, wellbeing and mindfulness.

This group is not to be confused with a professionally facilitated and led therapy group – it is a peer-support group. Attendees are kindly asked to take personal responsibility for their own wellbeing. And to keep this in mind when deciding whether to attend a Meetup and what and how much personal material or experience they feel comfortable to share with the other attendees.

****IF YOU ARE IN A CRISIS OR IF YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON MAY BE IN DANGER - DON'T USE THIS SITE OR ATTEND A MEETUP. THESE RESOURCES CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH IMMEDIATE HELP: https://tealswan.com/get-help-now/

The format of the Meetup is flexible and adapts according to the constellation of people at a given Meetup and the needs of the attendees. The objective of the group is to facilitate a space for attendees to peer-support each other. In the past members have sought support with:

bereavement,

addiction,

sexual orientation,

domestic abuse

and

spiritual & religious beliefs.

Meetups take place in person in London and online for people to support each other, to share and to connect - with the work of Teal being The Spiritual Catalyst for this.

--ABOUT TEAL SWAN--

Quote from the official website

“TEAL SWAN, International Speaker and Best-Selling Author is a survivor of severe childhood abuse. Today, having integrated her own harrowing life experience, she inspires millions of people around the world towards truth, authenticity, freedom, and joy.”

https://tealswan.com/about-teal/

New members to the group are invited to view Teal’s website and youtube channel where she shares her perspective and insights on a broad range of topics and deep questions facing humanity.

http://www.youtube.com/THESPIRITUALCATALYST

The theme for the online Friday night Meetup will be the 'Ask Teal' video released on her YouTube channel the preceding Saturday. Members are invited to view this video prior to attending the Meetup.

--WHAT HAPPENS AT OUR MEETUP?--

The group is primarily an in person platform for people to provide peer-support to each other; by sharing their experiences, what matters to them and the teachings which inspire them and may help others. Since April 2020 the group has expanded and is complemented by virtual Meetups by way of video conferencing.

For online Meetups attendees are encouraged to attend by using both video and audio. Video as well as audio is required to attend a Meetup where a member is new and has not met the other attendees. Where an attendee already knows the other attendees and everyone attending feels comfortable with this, an attendee may participate by audio only for part of the Meetup.

Unless otherwise stated, the theme for the online Friday night Meetup will be the 'Ask Teal' video released on her YouTube channel the preceding Saturday. Members are invited to view this video prior to attending the Meetup.

http://www.youtube.com/THESPIRITUALCATALYST

Teal Swan's work is the catalyst for this group. The group allows for stimulating conversations and also, for those who wish, exercises such as exploring core beliefs or shadow work. Attendees are also welcome to share ideas of wider work outside that of Teal, the group being an open forum. Attendees are welcome to bring exercises to share and to invite the other attendees to participate. If so, there will then be a check-in with all attendees: who are of course welcome to participate in a given activity/exercise or not. In the past these have included, cards, writing, drawing, a game, a guided meditation and even a little bit of movement or yoga. Sometimes we just have a chat and walk in the park.

Those people attending include people who work in the fields of mental health and support work. People tend to have (or have studied) some form of, psychology, spirituality, self-help or practice such as yoga, meditation, Reiki and astrology. Discussions often include or touch on childhood, trauma and the emotional body which Teal describes as our inner compass.

--IS THERE A FEE TO ATTEND?--

Attendance is free, but Meetup charges a six monthly fee to the organiser. The organiser and co-organiser have joined forces, so currently the fee for this group is approximately £30 every six months. Any donations towards this fee are gratefully received. Cash donations are welcome on the day, alternatively via Paypal: https://paypal.me/tslcmeetup?locale.x=en_GB

--COVID-19 RESPONSE--

During lockdowns this Support Group shall continue to meet either in the park or at a covid-secure venue. The support group shall meet at least fortnightly to provide essential and person-centred support. The group recognises the toll that covid-19 has on members mental health and wellbeing. The group is committed to continuing to provide vital support to ALL members, including those most vulnerable.

For those members who have access to technology, the group also meets on weekly basis virtually using the Zoom video conferencing platform.

Upcoming events (3)

Friday 21 January Meetup (via Zoom)

Online event

****Joining between[masked]pm. Please note that during this time we will have a brief check-in and then watch the latest Ask Teal video via screen sharing. If you join the call during this window and are not added within 5 minutes it is because we are watching the video. Please do rejoin after 8.45pm and you will be added at a convenient moment and within 5 minutes. Thank you.****

• What we'll do
The theme for this Meetup is the 'Ask Teal' video released on her YouTube channel the preceding Saturday.
Newbies are always welcome, whether you have just come by Teal or have followed her for some time.

• What to bring
Yourself! and anything you wish to share with others e.g. books, articles, art and mediations that inspire you.

• Important to know
A link to join us will be available upon RSVP-ing ‘Yes’. We are using the Zoom platform and a password is required, please direct message the organiser for this. Please also ensure that you update the Zoom application on your device to the latest version. It is also possible to join via a web browser. Please see https://zoom.us for more information.

Attendance is free, but Meetup charges a six monthly fee to the organiser. The organiser and co-organiser have joined forces, so currently the fee for this group is approximately £30 every six months. Any donations towards this fee are gratefully received. Cash donations are welcome on the day, alternatively via Paypal: https://paypal.me/tslcmeetup?locale.x=en_GB

Friday 28 January Meetup (via Zoom)

Online event

****Joining between[masked]pm. Please note that during this time we will have a brief check-in and then watch the latest Ask Teal video via screen sharing. If you join the call during this window and are not added within 5 minutes it is because we are watching the video. Please do rejoin after 8.45pm and you will be added at a convenient moment and within 5 minutes. Thank you.****

• What we'll do
The theme for this Meetup is the 'Ask Teal' video released on her YouTube channel the preceding Saturday.
Newbies are always welcome, whether you have just come by Teal or have followed her for some time.

• What to bring
Yourself! and anything you wish to share with others e.g. books, articles, art and mediations that inspire you.

• Important to know
A link to join us will be available upon RSVP-ing ‘Yes’. We are using the Zoom platform and a password is required, please direct message the organiser for this. Please also ensure that you update the Zoom application on your device to the latest version. It is also possible to join via a web browser. Please see https://zoom.us for more information.

Attendance is free, but Meetup charges a six monthly fee to the organiser. The organiser and co-organiser have joined forces, so currently the fee for this group is approximately £30 every six months. Any donations towards this fee are gratefully received. Cash donations are welcome on the day, alternatively via Paypal: https://paypal.me/tslcmeetup?locale.x=en_GB

Late January in person Meetup

The Troubadour

**** Please note that the meeting point is TROUBADOUR
London -[masked] Old Brompton Road, London, UK SW5 9JA. And that the start time is 2pm****

• What we'll do The objective of the group is to facilitate a space for attendees to support each other by sharing and connecting with others. The format of the Meetup is flexible and adapts according to the constellation of people at a given Meetup and the needs of the attendees.

Sometimes a theme will be discussed for part of the time. Themes have been based on the Ask Teal videos which Teal posts weekly. Other times people have brought exercises to share which others are welcome to participate in or not. In the past these have included, cards, writing, drawing, a game, a guided meditation and even a little bit of movement or yoga. Sometimes we just have a chat and walk in the park.

• What to bring
Yourself! and anything you wish to share with others e.g. books, articles, art and mediations that inspire you.

• Important to know
Attendance is free. Donations welcome to cover the cost of hiring the covid-secure venue. Cash donations are welcome on the day, alternatively via Paypal: https://paypal.me/tslcmeetup?locale.x=en_GB

Past events (251)

Mid January in person Meetup

The Troubadour

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