My Story, My Way | Free Workshop | 12 June 2021

Free Virtual Workshop (LGBTQ+ Wellbeing)

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190 reviews
Jun 12, 2021
Group size: 1 - 130
My Story, My Way | Free Workshop | 12 June 2021
Free Virtual Workshop (LGBTQ+ Wellbeing)

190 reviews

Jun 12, 2021
Group size: 1 - 130

About this trip

Workshop : My Story, My Way

sponsored by Moto

Date : Saturday 12th June

Time : 13:00 - 16:00 UKT (GMT)

Location : Virtual

Audience : LGBTQ+

Cost : FREE  (Donations accepted)


'My Story, My Way' is a self-empowerment workshop exploring different creative methods of story-telling. We'll be looking at how we can share our unique personal narratives through artistic expression; such as poetry, dance, art and song-writing.


“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou

Why join this workshop?

-  Gain some clarity on what story you want to tell
-  Discover new self-care tools for managing your own wellbeing
-  Challenge self-limiting beliefs or self-imposed personal narratives
-  Acquire fresh perspectives 

-  Feel empowered having discovered new information about yourself
-  Re-calibrate what you think is possible in your own life

-  Try something new, feel inspired or simply get creative
-  Increase the positive impact you could have in the world

About this workshop.

During this three-hour workshop, we'll be exploring some different creative methods of artistic expression as tools for self-care and story telling. Led by a team of coaches and mentors, you'll be guided through a simple self-enquiry processes as you start to define and shape your own personal narrative. 


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 interactive workshops to help you 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. We'll also be exploring creative tools such as poetry, drawing, song-writing and dance. 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 We Create Space - the LGBTQ+ self-empowerment platform.


Co-Facilitator - Shiva Raichandani

Co-Facilitator - Lo Lo No (aka Alex Noble)

Co-Facilitator - Freddie Lewis

Co-Facilitator - Ben Pechey

Host - Michael Edward Stephens

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.

About Moto

We're proud to partner with Moto, who have kindly sponsored this workshop. 


Moto are the UK’s leader in motorway service areas, with 46 locations throughout the country and 4,500 colleagues dedicated to customer satisfaction. Offering comfortable places to rest, refuel and refresh, we are the departure lounge of the motorway. At Moto, we exist to brighten peoples' journeys through life.


"At Moto it’s our mission to brighten up peoples’ journeys through life. We understand that this journey is different for everyone, and the barriers we face are not always the same. That is why we are so passionate about supporting wellbeing initiatives like this one, which leave LGBTQ+ people feeling refreshed and empowered to take on the world."

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

FREE

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

My Story, My Way
Virtual Workshop Itinerary.

Saturday 12th June

13:00 - 16:00 UKT (BST/UK)

08:00 - 11:00 EST


·  Team introductions.

·  Visualisation.

·  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 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.

Your Organizer


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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
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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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