Give Me Strength | Free Workshop | 3 Apr 2021

Free Virtual Workshop (LGBTQ+ Wellbeing)

WC
159 reviews
Apr 3 - 3, 2021
Group size: 1 - 94
Give Me Strength | Free Workshop | 3 Apr 2021
Free Virtual Workshop (LGBTQ+ Wellbeing)

159 reviews

Apr 3 - 3, 2021
Group size: 1 - 94

About this trip

Workshop : Give Me Strength

Date : Saturday 3rd April

Time : 13:00 - 16:00 GMT / 8:00 - 11:00 EST

Location : Virtual

Audience : LGBTQ+

Cost : FREE  (Donations accepted)


'Give Me Strength' is a self-empowerment workshop introducing new processes and tools for identifying your unique strengths and creating more ‘moments of success’ in your own life.


“Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.” SAMUEL JOHNSON

Why join this workshop?

-  Gain some clarity on what it is that you really want to achieve
-  Discover new self-care tools for managing your own wellbeing
-  Challenge self-imposed personal narratives
-  Acquire fresh perspectives 

-  Feel empowered having discovered new information about yourself
-  Refresh and recalibrate your core values
-  Increase the positive impact you could have in the world

About this workshop.

Many of us are now committed to making change happen in the world, but are there tools at your disposal that you're not fully utilising yet?

This is a self-empowerment workshop introducing new processes for identifying and amplifying our unique strengths. By focusing on what we're naturally good at, we begin to see and nurture our own value. We stop reacting to the world around us, and instead find the confidence to create more opportunities for ‘moments of success’ in our own lives, but also drive forward positive change for our communities.


Questions we'll be looking at:

What does success look like for me? What’s getting in my way of reaching my goal? Am I using my energy in the wrong places? Am I solely focused on correcting my weaknesses as opposed to maximising my strengths? How am I currently meeting my basics needs – the ones that could empower to thrive rather than survive? How do I start creating the world I want to live in? 


Led by a team of queer mentors and coaches, we'll start to explore your unique needs, talents and future goals.


We want you to feel empowered with the new information you’re going to uncover and leave with actionable steps towards taking more control of your own life. 


You will take part in various creative and interactive workshops to help you bring your intentions to life, and we’ll be encouraging you to use your mind and body to discover brand new perspectives about yourself. 

The tools we’ll use:

We'll be incorporating tried and tested practices such as journaling, group sharing, self-enquiry, breath-work and meditation. These will be interspersed with key teachings and coaching techniques.

About our approach.

We offer a safe space to get curious, open up and discuss with others, aspects of your life you’re finding challenging or simply want to improve. Naturally it is a completely confidential space, where individuals can openly share their feelings and thoughts with the option of anonymity. 


Your safety comes first.


Your safety is our main priority. For this reason, we may need to ask participants for some personal medical information, before we can confirm your place on the workshop. These are standard questions, there to protect your safety and everyone else involved. This information will only be shared on a need to know basis and will be GDPR compliant. We will also be undertaking other necessary safety measures, during and post-retreat.


We would highly recommend individuals with concerns relating to pre-existing mental health conditions, substance misuse and related disorders to seek immediate professional help. 

About the team.

This workshop has been designed by Create Space Workshops in partnership with We Create Space.


Experience Coordinator - Maylis Djikalou

Lead Facilitator - Sonny Thaker

Co-Facilitator - Jono Selvadurai

Guest Speaker - Joshua Allen

Donations

This workshop is free of charge however donations do support future workshops. You can donate to our nonprofit just giving page here.

in partnership with AZ MAG

We're proud to deliver this LGBTQ+ well-being workshop in partnership with AZ Mag.

What’s included

  • Workshops
    All group workshops and activities.
  • Tools and Workbooks
    Pre-reading, workbooks and continual development resources.
  • Admin Support
    Should you require any help completing the pre-assessment and questionaire
  • Additional Support
    We will provide additional support in the form of signposting to relevant services only.
  • Confidentiality
    All participants will be asked to conform to our agreed privacy terms and conditions.
  • Medical Insurance
    Suitable and relevant medical insurance to be provided by participant.

Itinerary

Give Me Strength
Virtual Workshop Itinerary.

Saturday 3rd April

13:00 - 16:00 GMT / 08:00 - 11:00 EST


·  Team introductions.

·  Visualisation.

·  Unit 1 - Workshop.

·  Conversation with Guest speaker. 

·  Unit 2 - Workshop. 

·  Breakout group sessions. 

·  Unit 3 - Workshop. 

·  Group share.

·  Breathwork.

·  Closing. 


Ahead of the session, a recommended reading list, tool-kit and pre-worksheet will be provided.


At the end of the day, participants will be provided some 'homework', to help with process and reflection.

Your Organizer


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WE CREATE SPACE
159 reviews
We Create Space is the self-empowerment platform for Queer Leaders, Change-Makers and LGBTQ+ Professionals. We're a non-profit social enterprise helping individuals with becoming the most impactful version of themselves - inside their own communities and organisations.

Reviews

If you are looking for a journey inward - this is a great place to begin. The weekend is packed with so many opportunities to uncover gifts you may have overlooked, discovering new ways of being you might not have stopped to think about. It is a chance to open the door to your inner self and examine what obstacles you are faced with and what learning you can take from them as you overcome each one to create a new sense of being. The breathing and meditation components are a perfect alignment in allowing all of this to come together seamlessly.
By Sonny T for Who am i? | 24+25 Apr 2021 | GBTQ | US on 14 May, 2021
LS
I didn't know what to expect at first, but I was *blown away* by what they had to offer. I honestly wish I had paid more for it. Such an amazing virtual retreat. It was so wonderful to connect with other queer women around the UK, Europe, and even Canada. This workshop is led by authentic and honest lgbtqi+ leaders in the wellness industry who help you to take some time for yourself and get the support you need to be able to feel safe connecting with like-minded people and reflecting on your own identity. And there's no judgment. That's a hard thing to come by these days. If you're a company, I highly recommend you do this for your lgbtqi+ employees, because that really demonstrates your support and shows you care about their well-being. If you're an individual who's interested in signing up, do it, and contact Michael or Maylis if you have any questions, because they're both very warm people. Honestly, the women who led this workshop (and Michael) are some of the loveliest people in wellness you'll ever meet. They really care about giving back to *all* members within the community, and they care about giving you a moment for yourself to heal. This experience has really shown me the magic that happens when people get the support they need to be themselves, to be seen, and to explore their various intersecting identities.
By Lee S for Who am i? | 08+09 May 2021 | LBTQ | UK on 12 May, 2021
Amazing. Helped me rediscover parts of my identity I have historically repressed. The full weekend was an amazing chance to hear others stories, learn and connect in a truly authentic way. The learnings and tools given were phenomenal.
By Victoria G for Who am i? | 08+09 May 2021 | LBTQ | UK on 11 May, 2021
It was delivered by the facilitator Phil Sanger with the perfect pace, I could follow what was being taught and also felt I could reflect during the session. It had the right balance of methods for viewing progressive thought, attention on the physical body, philosophical theory & science, self-analysis & participant feedback. It was great to pin point one clear strategy to take away and practice. I was introduced to new ideas & felt good leaving the session.
By Carrieanne V for Give Me Courage | Free Workshop | 1 May 2021 on 11 May, 2021
Was grate as usual. Very organised thanks
By Dilyara A for Give Me Courage | Free Workshop | 1 May 2021 on 07 May, 2021
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I took part in a weekend Who Am I? retreat and highly recommend it. The group size is intimate so never feels too daunting and you're able to build connections well. Maylis was a fantastic organiser - felt there was great communication from pre-booking right through to afterwards. Michael is a fantastic host, he leads the retreat with from a place of kindness, vulnerability and openness I find really commendable. Whether you're new to self exploration or a seasoned pro - I think this is worth doing.
By Jamie M on 01 Sep, 2020
FB
I attended the Who Am I retreat in early June to explore my identify as a gay man. I found the retreat a life-enriching experience. The communication before the retreat was excellent and I particularly enjoyed the pre-retreat call. It was an intense two days - and virtual because of lockdown - but the conversations were enriching and inspiring and I thought that the structure and content was very well designed. Recommended!
By Freddie B on 30 Jun, 2020