Who am i? | 21+22 Aug 2021 | LBTQ | US

Virtual Retreat (LBTQ)

WC
187 reviews
Aug 21 - 22, 2021
Group size: 1 - 14
Who am i? | 21+22 Aug 2021 | LBTQ | US
Virtual Retreat (LBTQ)

187 reviews

Aug 21 - 22, 2021
Group size: 1 - 14

About this trip

Programme: Who am I? - LBTQ Edition, August.

for those who self-identify as Lesbian, Bi, Trans or Queer

AND female, trans-feminine, non-binary or intersex.


'Who am I?' is a Queer Leadership retreat programme for LGBTQ+ Change-Makers. Join us as we take you through a powerful process of self-discovery and exploration.


07:00 - 12:30 (PT - US)  

09:00 - 14:30 (CT - US)  

10:00 - 15:30 (EST - US)

10:00 - 15:30 (CST - SA)

12:00 - 17:30 (AST - SA)

15:00 - 20:30 (GMT - UK)

16:00 - 21:30 (GMT+1 - EU)

Is this the right programme for you?

Questions you may be asking yourself...

Am I going in the right direction?

What is holding me back?

Could I be more impactful as a leader?

What do I need on this next stage of my journey?

How do I know if I’m accessing my full potential?

What changes do I need to make?

Am I being my most authentic self?

Who am I?

The Programme.

The programme is carefully designed around tried and tested powerful psychological and holistic techniques. It's an opportunity for leaders at every level to acquire new tools and understanding for personal and professional growth. Naturally it is a completely neutral and confidential space, where individuals can openly share their feelings and thoughts with the option of anonymity.


Review our full LBTQ brochure and information pack: DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

Possible end goals.

• Feel more confident with knowing and being your ‘full self’.

• Prepare for a professional change, transition or promotion.

• Create some distance from regular patterns of behaviour.

• Understand better your actions, thoughts and beliefs.

• Help normalise the discussion of heavily stigmatised issues.

• Join a professional community of like-minded individuals.

• Acquire tools for maintaining your own mental health and well-being.

• Feel empowered to take control of your own life.

• Use the safe space to discuss, learn and get curious.

• Discover how to be a more impactful leader.

• Become more intuitive with the decisions you make.

Want more information?

Review our full TQ+ brochure and information pack: DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

Or please get in touch: hello@wecreatespace.co

Click here to find out more about the August team.

IMPORTANT : Safety and Personal Info.

Your safety is our main priority. For this reason, we will 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 would highly recommend individuals with concerns relating to pre-existing mental health conditions, substance misuse and related disorders to seek immediate professional help. 

Will your organisation fund this?

If you are part of a larger organisation, business or LGBTQ+ network you may be able to secure internal funding to attend this programme. Many corporations consider this programme eligible. We’ve created a separate business case pack for you to use. DOWNLOAD IT HERE


If you need something more specific, please just ask: hello@wecreatespace.co

Do we offer subsidies?

Yes! We understand that not everyone is in a position to afford this programme with everything going on right now. For this reason we do also welcome subsidy requests from those individuals who are not being funded by their organisations or networks.


Get in touch to find out more: hello@wecreatespace.co

Our Charitable Foundation.

Profits made from this programme go towards providing free wellbeing workshops to the wider LGBTQ+ community. You can donate 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 questionaires
  • Additional Support
    We will provide additional support in the form of signposting to relevant services only.
  • Confidentiality
    There will be a maximum of 14 participants and each will be asked to conform to our agreed privacy terms and conditions.
  • Medical Insurance
    Suitable and relevant medical insurance to be provided by participant.
  • Fees
    Bank transfer and PayPal fees.

Available Packages

SELF-FUNDING (OPTION 1)

If you are self-funding we offer two subsidised rates. We simply ask you pay what you can afford.

£100
SELF-FUNDING (OPTION 2)

If you are self-funding we offer two subsidised rates. We simply ask you pay what you can afford.

£250
STANDARD PRICE

This is our standard price. This is the only option if your organisation is funding your place.

£550


Itinerary

Who am i? LBTQ Edition
Virtual Retreat Itinerary.

07:00 - 12:30 (PT - US)  

09:00 - 14:30 (CT - US)  

10:00 - 15:30 (EST - US)

10:00 - 15:30 (CST - SA)

12:00 - 17:30 (AST - SA)

15:00 - 20:30 (GMT - UK)

16:00 - 21:30 (GMT+1 - EU)


Please note: Times below are CT (Central Time - USA)


Saturday 21st August

09:00  Introductions

09:30  LGBTQ+ culture, history and community

             Our collective struggle to ‘be ourselves’

10:00  Mindful movement and breathing

11:00   What is identity? Significance of shame, guilt and trauma.

12:00   Self-Acceptance (Guest speaker)

12:30   Intersectionality and my identity

             Race, religion and social backgrounds.

14:00   Key relationships (work, family, romantic etc)

14:30   End of day one


Sunday 22nd August

09:00  Recap with Q&A

09:30  What is authenticity?

              Developing self-awareness tools

10:00   Inner child work

10:30    Success, failure and achievement

11:00     Breathwork session

12:00    What are my needs and values?

              ‘Future self’ - Do I need to make changes?

13:00    Building resilience

14:00    Integration and closing

14:30    End of day two


We ask for your commitment to complete the full programme.


Ahead of the retreat, a recommended reading list, tool-kit and pre-workbook will be provided.

Your Organizer


WC
WE CREATE SPACE
187 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 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
It was virtual still unfortunately
By Taylor Lianne C for Who am i? | 21+22 Aug 2021 | LBTQ | US on 01 Sep, 2021
JB
what a wonderful experience! I'm beyond grateful ♡
By Jean Baptiste M for Being of Influence | Free Workshop | 14 Aug 2021 on 16 Aug, 2021
This is an amazing retreat that I would strongly recommend members of our queer community to attend. The journey of self discovery is so critical to be able to live one's highest and best versions of their purpose. The unique experience of queer people sometimes mean that we learn, usually at an insanely young age to create a façade of who we are in order to fit in and to please, primarily our parents. This retreat ensures that we are able to finally live for ourselves, live our highest purpose, what we are truly here to be and shine our brightest light for the world. I cannot express how much I loved this session and how deep an impression it has left with me...while it's a journey, it definitely has made me realize how some of the 'effort' and 'striving' I was expending so much effort on is only an illusion, and helped me to focus more on what's most important to me, redirecting that energy to more positive endeavours. Thank you so much to Michael and Maylis for organizing such a wonderful event, in these times where such positive spaces are so critical!
By Gatonga T for Who am i? | 17+18 July 2021 | GBTQ | UK on 12 Aug, 2021
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LL
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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