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

Free Virtual Workshop (LGBTQ+ Wellbeing)

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

190 reviews

Apr 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


WC
WE CREATE SPACE
190 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

I didn't know what to expect going into the retreat, but what I came out of it with is an invaluable experience of personal growth through community. I found myself connecting with likeminded people who were curious and inquisitive about their identities, and keen on exploring self-growth and development through open and honest community sharing. I found parts of myself resonating in the stories people shared, and most importantly found that I was not alone in how I felt and viewed my identity and life experience. I'm grateful to have been connected to an incredible group of people through the retreat.
By Lex E for Who am i? | 18+19 Sept 2021 | TQ+ on 02 Oct, 2021
The "Who Am I?" retreat with Mayliss and Michael for 'Wecreatspace' was excellent, enriching and something I was so glad to be part of. From the initial introductory emails to the post-retreat check-in, intentional care was taken to both inform and hold us as participants, way beyond my expectations. The structure of the retreat seemed very well thought through yet always gave the impression that it was an open and spacious process. I would thoroughly recommend this retreat to others who seek guidance in areas of self and actualised leadership. Both connections and realisations were made that weekend and I'm so grateful to all who made this happen.
By Bex W for Who am i? | 18+19 Sept 2021 | TQ+ on 29 Sep, 2021
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
Show More Reviews

References

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
Show More References