Workshop : Me, My Body and i
Date : Saturday 31st July
Time : 15:00 - 18:00 GMT
Location : Virtual
Audience : LGBTQ+
Cost : FREE (Donations accepted)
A self-empowerment workshop exploring our relationship to the mind and body through the lens of queer experience.
“Don't let your mind bully your body.” June Tomaso Wood
- Challenge self-imposed personal narratives
- Discover new tools for personal growth and managing your own wellbeing
- Gain some clarity around the changes you may need to make
- Feel empowered having discovered new information about yourself
- Share and learn from each others past experiences
A workshop for those wanting to delve more deeply their relationship with the body and self-image. Led by a team of LGBTQ+ mentors and coaches, we'll start to explore the struggles surrounding body-image and shame within the Queer Community. Participants will be coached in practical techniques and exercises to help them to recognise and challenge toxic thoughts, feelings and behaviours; becoming more aware and compassionate towards others, and themselves.
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 31st July
15:00 - 18:00 GMT
· Team introductions.
· Grounding Visualisation.
· Unit 1 - Workshop.
· Conversation with Guest speaker.
· Unit 2 - Workshop.
· Breakout group sessions.
· Unit 3 - Workshop.
· Group share.
· Short mindfulness practice.
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.