I See You, I See Me | Free Workshop | 4 Sept 2021

Free Virtual Workshop (LGBTQ+ Wellbeing)

WC
207 reviews
Sep 4, 2021
Group size: 1 - 42
I See You, I See Me | Free Workshop | 4 Sept 2021
Free Virtual Workshop (LGBTQ+ Wellbeing)

207 reviews

£NaN
Sep 4, 2021
Group size: 1 - 42

About this trip

Workshop : I See You, I See Me

Date : Saturday 4th September

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.


"Masculinity is a performance for me. My gender is a way to play. My expression gives me a stage to (re)centre myself, (re)define and (re)claim what masculinity means to me.”  - Sabah Choudrey

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.


Please note:

This workshop is open to anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ but we will be focusing on embodying our masculinity through the perspective and experiences of those who identify as 'queer men'. We'd like to reassure and reaffirm to anyone who is Trans or Non-Binary that you are definitely welcome and that this space is yours too. 

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.


Lead Facilitator -Jani Toivola 

Co-Facilitator - Davim Kam

Guest Speaker -tbc

Host and Founder of Create Space - 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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Please pay what you can. All donations are much appreciated and go towards providing more wellbeing workshops within the community.

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Itinerary

I See You, I See Me
Virtual Workshop Itinerary.

Saturday 4th September

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


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WE CREATE SPACE
207 reviews
We’re a global collective of Queer Leaders connecting communities with tools, knowledge and support networks for change and growth.

Reviews

A taste of queer utopia! The Queer Leadership Retreat was so well organized and supported, and all of the programming (and space between programming) was thoughtfully planned. I left feeling more connected, rested and somehow also energized, and ready to take what I learned into my work and life. I traveled pretty far, from the United States, and didn't have a single issue. The We Create Space team made sure I had all the info I needed, and checked in a few times prior to the Retreat. Once there, I immediately felt welcomed and included, which isn't always the case for a solo traveler. If you're considering joining a session or retreat with We Create Space– do it! Everyone I met (more than 50 people) brought such authentic, kind, and genuine energy to the space. I'll definitely be back.
By Joshua L for Queer Leadership Retreat 2022 🏳️‍🌈 on 09 Sep, 2022
Had a great time...warm environment pleasant panel and hotel staff.
By Shaun W for Queer Resilience | Live Panel | London | 25th May on 27 May, 2022
I registered, got the confirmation email but never got the link to join the summit.
By Hector M for Queer Leadership Summit 2022 🏳️‍🌈 on 23 May, 2022
Hi Hector, we appreciate how annoying it must have been to not receive the link, and we apologise for that. As we explained, sometimes emails go into spam folders or are blocked by large corporation security systems, but it was definitely sent. Unfortunately you didn't let us know until the following week when it was too late for us to resend. Hopefully you can catch up on some of the recordings and join a future event soon.
By WE CREATE SPACE on 23 May, 2022
WC
Lots of powerful discussion and I walked away feeling so calm and empowered. Thank you WCS for an amazing day!
By Charlotte E for Queer Leadership Summit 2022 🏳️‍🌈 on 22 May, 2022
An insightful day, with great awareness of how tough this space can be to work in - wellbeing was a core component of the day.
By Jamie W for Queer Leadership Summit 2022 🏳️‍🌈 on 18 May, 2022
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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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