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

Free Virtual Workshop (LGBTQ+ Wellbeing)

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

158 reviews

Jun 12 - 12, 2021
Group size: 1 - 130

About this trip

Workshop : My Story, My Way

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.

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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.

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

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
158 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

LS
I didn't know what to expect at first, but I was *blown away* by what they had to offer. I honestly wish I had paid more for it. Such an amazing virtual retreat. It was so wonderful to connect with other queer women around the UK, Europe, and even Canada. This workshop is led by authentic and honest lgbtqi+ leaders in the wellness industry who help you to take some time for yourself and get the support you need to be able to feel safe connecting with like-minded people and reflecting on your own identity. And there's no judgment. That's a hard thing to come by these days. If you're a company, I highly recommend you do this for your lgbtqi+ employees, because that really demonstrates your support and shows you care about their well-being. If you're an individual who's interested in signing up, do it, and contact Michael or Maylis if you have any questions, because they're both very warm people. Honestly, the women who led this workshop (and Michael) are some of the loveliest people in wellness you'll ever meet. They really care about giving back to *all* members within the community, and they care about giving you a moment for yourself to heal. This experience has really shown me the magic that happens when people get the support they need to be themselves, to be seen, and to explore their various intersecting identities.
By Lee S for Who am i? | 08+09 May 2021 | LBTQ | UK on 12 May, 2021
Amazing. Helped me rediscover parts of my identity I have historically repressed. The full weekend was an amazing chance to hear others stories, learn and connect in a truly authentic way. The learnings and tools given were phenomenal.
By Victoria G for Who am i? | 08+09 May 2021 | LBTQ | UK on 11 May, 2021
It was delivered by the facilitator Phil Sanger with the perfect pace, I could follow what was being taught and also felt I could reflect during the session. It had the right balance of methods for viewing progressive thought, attention on the physical body, philosophical theory & science, self-analysis & participant feedback. It was great to pin point one clear strategy to take away and practice. I was introduced to new ideas & felt good leaving the session.
By Carrieanne V for Give Me Courage | Free Workshop | 1 May 2021 on 11 May, 2021
Was grate as usual. Very organised thanks
By Dilyara A for Give Me Courage | Free Workshop | 1 May 2021 on 07 May, 2021
An amazing workshop that gave space for reflection and connecting to courage! The speakers' sharing from experience was so inspiring and created a sense of belonging. I found the tools provided for self-coaching and embodiment so useful and practical for all queers.
By Bers G for Give Me Courage | Free Workshop | 1 May 2021 on 03 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
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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