Grit with Grace | Free Workshop | 3 July 2021

Free Virtual Workshop (LGBTQ+ Wellbeing)

WC
188 reviews
Jul 3, 2021
Group size: 1 - 56
Grit with Grace | Free Workshop | 3 July 2021
Free Virtual Workshop (LGBTQ+ Wellbeing)

188 reviews

Jul 3, 2021
Group size: 1 - 56

About this trip

Workshop : Grit with Grace

Date : Saturday 3rd July

Time : 13:00 - 16:00 GMT

Location : Virtual

Audience : LGBTQ+

Cost : FREE  (Donations accepted)


A self-empowerment workshop exploring what resilience and fortitude look like through the lens of queer experience.


“We are powerful because we have survived, and that is what it is all about survival and growth.” Audre Lorde

Why join this workshop?

-  Gain some clarity on who you want to become
-  Discover new self-care tools for managing your own wellbeing
-  Challenge self-imposed personal narratives

-  Feel empowered having discovered new information about yourself
-  Increase the positive impact you could have in the world

About this workshop.

Together we’ll reflect on the unique strengths and qualities that derive from our lived experiences of being queer in a heteronormative world. Tapping into our physical, mental and emotional wisdom, we discover internal resources that take us beyond a state of resilience to that of fortitude. When we start really seeing and believing our own worth, we cultivate a stronger sense of self-esteem and confidence. We feel empowered as we confidently navigate and overcome everyday barriers and challenges. This helps us foster hope and growth within, and finally find the strength to effectively help and lead others. 

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 We Create Space - the LGBTQ+ self-empowerment platform.


Lead Facilitator - Dr Paul Taylor-Pitt

Co-Facilitator - David Kam

Guest Speaker - Coco (Talk to Coco)

Host and Founder - Michael Stephens

Experience Coordinator - Maylis Djikalou

Donations

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

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.

Available Packages

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Itinerary

Grit with Grace
Virtual Workshop Itinerary.

Saturday 3rd July

13:00 - 16:00 GMT


·  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
188 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

This was such powerful and necessary experience. I am so grateful for the safe space that was created and for all the exercises and speakers. I highly recommend this retreat for anyone who wants to do important inner work that will also positively impact the community around them.
By Tatum S for Who am i? | 18+19 Sept 2021 | TQ+ on 22 Sep, 2021
A great workshop, with fantastic and inspiring people. Such a great opportunity to feel part of a community!
By Adam J for I See You, I See Me | Free Workshop | 4 Sept 2021 on 13 Sep, 2021
This review is way overdue, but it won't be difficult to write as even now (2 months later) I am still living off the energy that was generated in the space. The retreat was an intense balance of information, collaborative exploration, discussion, thought work, breath work, participation and contemplation and it really stretched me in surprising and moving ways. For a whole week after the retreat I had wild and vivid dreams in which I was crying uncontrollably... but in a good way, in a REALLY good way. It was incredibly cathartic, and I awoke each morning feeling like I had both released and surrendered to something that had been fighting with for years. I'm not entirely sure what it was, but that is the beauty of the retreat. I didn't need to identify the trauma to be able to work with it. The workshop was healing, regenerative, provocative and so much more that I can write. I can't recommend this highly enough.
By Phil S for Who am i? | 17+18 July 2021 | GBTQ | UK on 13 Sep, 2021
It was virtual still unfortunately
By Taylor Lianne C for Who am i? | 21+22 Aug 2021 | LBTQ | US on 01 Sep, 2021
JB
what a wonderful experience! I'm beyond grateful ♡
By Jean Baptiste M for Being of Influence | Free Workshop | 14 Aug 2021 on 16 Aug, 2021
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LL
I highly recommend We Create Space! I participated in a 2-day 'Who Am I?' Virtual Queer Leadership Retreat with other Queer leaders and it was truly transformational–I left forever changed. The intentional and purposeful programming by Michael and Maylis was so meaningful and well structured. The biggest draw for me was the community care and networking opportunity of being able to see and hear from other queer folx. This is what has been the hardest for me to find in my own personal journey.
By Luke L on 28 Jul, 2021
The workshop I attended literally created space in both my body and mind for exploration, curiosity and openness. It was wonderfully facilitated, inspired immensely by the speakers' talks and other queer participants sharings. It shifted the way I saw different aspects of my life and opened the room for more discovery. Definitely recommended to all queer people who want to learn more and increase their inner potential!
By Bers G on 09 Jul, 2021
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
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