What's My Purpose? | Free Workshop | 17 Oct 2020

Free Virtual Workshop (LGBTQ+ Wellbeing)

WC
190 reviews
Oct 17, 2020
Group size: 1 - 75
What's My Purpose? | Free Workshop | 17 Oct 2020
Free Virtual Workshop (LGBTQ+ Wellbeing)

190 reviews

Oct 17, 2020
Group size: 1 - 75

About this trip

Date : Saturday 17th October

Time : 10:00 - 13:00 BST

Location : Virtual

Audience : LGBTQ+


'What's My Purpose' is a free workshop to help you explore your own personal strategy. 


“If you don’t know what you want, you can’t create it.”


We equip participants with new tools for self-discovery and growth; challenging self-imposed narratives and bringing more awareness to the impact that our stories can have on deciding our own future.

Is this the right programme for you?

Join this workshop to…

-  Identify what you want to achieve
-  Understand why your past needs consideration
-  Discover how you could add more meaning into your own life
-  Explore the impact of your current self-imposed personal narratives
-  Challenge any self-limiting beliefs
-  Acquire fresh perspectives and new information about yourself
-  Re-calibrate your ambitions and what you think is possible in your own life
-  Increase the positive impact you could have in the world


The Programme.

Why do we need a purpose?

If we think of our values as the guardrails for how we live our life (make decisions, act, and react), then purpose functions more as a north star, as one overarching, ultimate goal that guides us. Purpose is like setting your own long-term strategy of what you’d like to achieve in life. It can be a bit daunting, but once you identify it and embed it you’re guaranteed to quickly start making more meaningful and rewarding decisions.

About this workshop.

During this three-hour workshop, we will be exploring your own personal purpose and unique narrative. We want you to feel empowered with the new information you’re going to uncover and leave with actionable steps towards setting yourself new goals in life. You will take part in various creative and interactive workshops to help you focus on the possibilities, and we’ll be encouraging you to use your imagination to discover brand new perspectives. 


Other benefits of this workshop. 

One of the main tools we will use is being able to envision yourself and others in different ways. This is a fundamental practice and skill for effective and compassionate: 


·  Self-reflection and enquiry

·  Leadership and change management

·  Conflict resolution (internal and external)

·  Personal growth and development

The tools we’ll use:

We'll be incorporating tried and tested practices such as journaling, group sharing, self-enquiry, breathwork and meditation. These will be interspersed with key teachings and coaching techniques.

Our trusted team.

We personally design, organise and facilitate each of our retreats and workshops; partnering internationally with leading industry professionals in each sector. Throughout the duration of the retreat, you’ll work in close collaboration with each of the team members in respect of their given workshop. 

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 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 Create Space and myGwork


Founder of Create Space - Michael Edward Stephens

Experience Coordinator - Maylis Djikalou

Lead Facilitator - Eduardo Gutiérrez

Mindful Breathing - Saul James at The Breathe Key

Guest Speaker - Chloë Davies from myGwork


For more information on Create Space, please visit out website.

Need more information?

About dates, schedule or book your place on the two-day virtual retreat?  Get in touch.

For details on other retreats and workshops please visit our website.

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 questionaires
  • 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. Places on the full retreat experience will be limited to 14 participants.
  • Medical Insurance
    Suitable and relevant medical insurance to be provided by participant.

Itinerary

What's My Purpose?
Virtual Workshop Itinerary.

Saturday 17th October

10:00 - 13:00 BST


·  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


WC
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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