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Exploring Connection Workshop - March 2018

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued;  when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they

derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” Brene Brown
With Social Anxiety comes thoughts, feelings and sensations around disconnection and separateness from our fellow human beings. The anxiety that arises from this disconnection, is a fundamental block to being comfortable in our own skin, and having the confidence to feel welcome in situations that include others. This brings both emotional  and somatic responses that feel out of our control.  

SASH invites you to join us on a journey of exploration and discovery around your own unique relationship with connection and the possibilities of more of it in your life. We are offering a  two-day workshop including both discussion and experiential exercises  around this aspect of social anxiety. 

Weekend Workshop will take place at:
The Open Centre, 188 Old Street, London EC1 9FR  
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March 2018 10am-5.30pm

Cost: £160  (£80 non-refundable deposit) Early bird offer £140 if booked by 31st Jan 2018  

Any questions or to book your place please email therapygroup@sashgroup.org Or contact either Jo-Anne Nighy 07957473667 or  Fleur Melville 07941589177 


12 evenings + 1 whole day

Next group 
Dates TBC

TUESDAYS 7 - 10pm

About the group

Aims: This group aims to help participants engage in a deep exploration of their personal experience of interpersonal relationships. Each week, the group focuses on different themes relevant to social anxiety.

Who is it for? Anyone who feels motivated to engage in a deep exploration of their selves, committing to attending the group for 12 weeks.

Frequency: 12 Tuesday evenings (weekly, from September 27th to December 13th 2016) plus a full day (Saturday 5th November).

Location: The Open Centre, 188 Old Street, EC1V 9FR, London (see map here)

Attendance requirements: This is a "closed" group. Participants commit to attending for the whole course of meetings.

Group size: Between 6 and 12 participants.

Duration of meetings: each weekly meeting is 3 hours long. The full day is from 10am to 5.30pm.

Therapists: Jo-Anne Nighy and Fleur Melville.

Cost: £425 for the whole course (equivalent to a price of just under £10 per hour). A deposit of £175 is required in order to secure a place on the course.

How do I join? Please email us: therapygroup@sashgroup.org

We will contact you for an initial conversation and we will then send you an application form.

Testimonials from participants in our last therapy group

"I met other people who had the same problem I had. I had the opportunity to make some connections I would not normally have made. I listened to other peoples backgrounds and stories that let me know I was not alone in my suffering."

"It allowed time to reflect, be guided as well as challenged and consider with others in doing so. Just thinking on this, that’s kind of a rare thing..."


MONDAYS 7 - 9pm

(no meetings on Bank Holidays)

Closed for Easter Bank Holiday on 17th April 2017
and May Bank Holiday Monday 1st and Monday 29th May 2017

About the group

Aims: This group provides a space where people can share their experience of social anxiety.

Who is it for? Anyone who experiences social anxiety and wants to meet other people with similar issues, to share some of their personal story and hear other people's.

Frequency: The group meets every Monday, except for Bank Holidays and seasonal breaks (Christmas and summer)

Location: The Open Centre, 188 Old Street, EC1V 9FR, London (see map here)

Attendance requirements: This is an "open" group. No commitment to a series of meetings is required.

Group size: We usually have around 12 participants at each meeting. 

Facilitators: each meeting has one facilitator. Jo-Anne, Fleur, Rebecca and Mari alternate in the facilitator role.

Cost: £10 per meeting (concessionary price of £8 for students and the unemployed), payable in cash at the end of the evening.

How do I join? Please contact the SASH team (click here