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

Free Virtual Workshop (LGBTQ+ Wellbeing)

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

170 reviews

Jun 12 - 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
170 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

A powerful and transformative weekend, exploring how leadership intersects with queer identity. I left having increased awareness of the influences around us, and of knowledge in how I wanted to lead alongside my identity. For a while I have become aware of the responsibility I feel in corporate, and following the weekend have the tools to engage and be mindful of how to work alongside others in this space.
By Bekky H for Who am i? | 08+09 May 2021 | LBTQ | UK on 09 Jun, 2021
GT
Excellent workshop with a very important theme. Wonderful break out discussions. Strongly recommend. Would only ask for more tangible examples for the group to use in the break out sessions. Thanks for having us!
By Gatonga T for Play Your Self | Free Workshop | 15 May 2021 on 25 May, 2021
There's such a uniquely wholesome environment that is created by the team - it's a few hours of being less of who the world expects us to be and more of who we really are.
By Scott S for Give Me Courage | Free Workshop | 1 May 2021 on 22 May, 2021
FG
I found this workshop very inspiring and moving. The speakers and couchers were very insigful, kind and skillful. It was an amazing space to share and conect with people of my comunity. And there was a lot of conection between us, even if we where miles apart. I think the work that "We create space" is excellent and I thank them so much for creating such space.
By Fran G for Give Me Courage | Free Workshop | 1 May 2021 on 22 May, 2021
YS
We Create Space does what the name suggests incredibly well. This was a transformative weekend, with a perfect mix of holistic practise mixed with philosophy and psychology which made it both informative and reflective. The space was open, friendly, revelatory and I feel like I've met some really interesting people as a result, and given myself a moment of self care and love as well. Many elements of it are still impacting me several weeks later, and I believe many of the tools practiced will continue to affect how I live my life honestly and authentically moving forward. Would absolutely recommend to any members of the LGBTQ+ community looking to explore their relationship to their sexuality and gender further and in the company of like-minded people supporting you along the way.
By Yassine S for Who am i? | 08+09 May 2021 | LBTQ | UK on 21 May, 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
FB
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