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
- 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
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.
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.
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.
Saturday 3rd July
13:00 - 16:00 GMT
· Team introductions.
· Unit 1 - Workshop.
· Conversation with Guest speaker.
· Unit 2 - Workshop.
· Breakout group sessions.
· Unit 3 - Workshop.
· Group share.
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.