I See You, I See Me | Free Workshop | 17 Apr 2021

Free Virtual Workshop (LGBTQ+ Wellbeing)

CS
140 reviews
Apr 17 - 17, 2021
Group size: 1 - 94
I See You, I See Me | Free Workshop | 17 Apr 2021
Free Virtual Workshop (LGBTQ+ Wellbeing)

140 reviews

Apr 17 - 17, 2021
Group size: 1 - 94

About this trip

Workshop : I See You, I See Me

Date : Saturday 17th April

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

Location : Virtual

Audience : LGBTQ+

Cost : FREE  (Donations accepted)


'I See You, I See Me' is a playful self-enquiry workshop for those wanting to explore their relationship with sex, masculinity and self-image. We'll start to challenge pre-conceived ideas of what it means to be a 'queer man' today.


  “In every real man, a child is hidden that wants to play.”   Friedrich Nietzsche 

Why join this workshop?

-  Challenge self-imposed personal narratives and pre-existing notions
-  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.

A playful self-enquiry workshop for those wanting to explore their relationship with sex, masculinity and self-image. Led by a team of mentors and coaches, we'll start to challenge pre-conceived ideas of what it means to be a queer man in 2021. We’ll be introducing new teachings and tools for bringing about more awareness, compassion and intimacy when engaging with oneself and others.


Questions we'll be looking at:

What does it mean to be a queer man in today’s society? What expectations do men put on themselves? What are the societal structures and pressures that surround masculinity, and how can we combat the challenges that we face? For those wanting to create change in their daily lives, organisations, and communities, how can we create more space for vulnerability, intimacy and self-love?


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, 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.


Founder of Create Space - Michael Stephens

Experience Coordinator - Maylis Djikalou

Lead Facilitator -Jani Toivola 

Co-Facilitator - Davim Kam

Guest Speaker - Sabah Choudrey

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.

Itinerary

I See You, I See Me
Virtual Workshop Itinerary.

Saturday 17th April

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


·  Team introductions.

·  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 tool-kit will be provided.

Your Organizer


CS
Create Space Workshops
140 reviews
We Create Space is the self-empowerment platform for Queer Leaders and Change-Makers. We're a non-profit social enterprise helping LGBTQ+ individuals define their purpose in life and reach their unique growth potential whilst continuing to support their communities.

Reviews

Breath-taking is what it is to be so inspired by a group of talented diverse individuals that leaves an echo of inspiration of hope. Family is where you feel the most appreciation and love, this workshop session felt as a family reunion. Not only did I feel safe, but everyone respected each other distinct views regardless of ethnicity or location. There were so many things that I could had done with my time on a Saturday morning but through the mediation, stories, various voices I learned to find my own inner-self. I learned not to be afraid to be just me and to be comfortable within my own skin and identity. We let so many people define who we are; instead of us going on that spiritual journey to discover our "best" self. These workshops are worth every second, a powerful uplifting sensational revealing of healing, hope, and the betterment of one's self.
By Eric M for Give Me Strength | Free Workshop | 3 Apr 2021 on 15 Apr, 2021
Thank u for this workshop. Was very good.
By Dilyara A for Give Me Strength | Free Workshop | 3 Apr 2021 on 13 Apr, 2021
A wonderful afternoon and a great way to connect with other queer people virtually. Loved the variety of speakers, conversations and facilitators who led exercises. The session flew by and I can’t wait for the next one!
By David A for Give Me Strength | Free Workshop | 3 Apr 2021 on 13 Apr, 2021
I got such a great deal from this workshop within such a small amount of time. My journal was full of so many useful notes by the end of it! My only wish is that it would have lasted longer!! Huge thanks to both the incredible team who put this together and those who lead the workshop with such passion, vigour, and wisdom.
By Jonny B for Give Me Strength | Free Workshop | 3 Apr 2021 on 09 Apr, 2021
A really well structured workshop with a variety of focuses within the overall arch of positive thinking. It was a very conscientious space, welcoming and clear in the intentions and the different contributions. I particularly liked the breathing, physical focus element.
By Carrieanne V for Give Me Strength | Free Workshop | 3 Apr 2021 on 08 Apr, 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
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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