Who am i? | 27+28 Mar 2021 | GBTQ | UK

Virtual Retreat (GBTQ)

WC
159 reviews
Mar 27 - 28, 2021
Group size: 1 - 14
Who am i? | 27+28 Mar 2021 | GBTQ | UK
Virtual Retreat (GBTQ)

159 reviews

Mar 27 - 28, 2021
Group size: 1 - 14

About this trip

Who am I? - GBTQ Edition, March

for Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer men.


'Who am I?' is a bespoke programme for LGBTQ+ leaders. Join us as we take you through a powerful process of self-discovery and exploration.


06:00 - 12:30 (AST - SA)  

09:00 - 14:30 (GMT - UK)  

10:00 - 15:30 (GMT+1 - EU)

11:00 - 16:30 (SAST - SA)

13:00 - 18:30 (GST - UAE)

14:30 - 20:00 (INT - INDIA)

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.

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 the tools, understanding and support network 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?

To receive our full brochure and information about the team, please get in touch.

hello@createspaceworkshops.com

Or click here to find out more about the March 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, please get in touch to request this. If you need something more specific, just ask. Get in touch.

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.

Our Charitable Foundation.

Profits made from this programme go into our charitable foundation, WE CREATE SPACE, 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.

Itinerary

Who am i? GBTQ Edition
Virtual Retreat Itinerary.

06:00 - 12:30 (AST - SA)  

09:00 - 14:30 (GMT - UK)  

10:00 - 15:30 (GMT+1 - EU)

11:00 - 16:30 (SAST - SA)

13:00 - 18:30 (GST - UAE)

14:30 - 20:00 (INT - INDIA)


Please note: Times below are GMT


Saturday 27th March

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 28th March

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
159 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

If you are looking for a journey inward - this is a great place to begin. The weekend is packed with so many opportunities to uncover gifts you may have overlooked, discovering new ways of being you might not have stopped to think about. It is a chance to open the door to your inner self and examine what obstacles you are faced with and what learning you can take from them as you overcome each one to create a new sense of being. The breathing and meditation components are a perfect alignment in allowing all of this to come together seamlessly.
By Sonny T for Who am i? | 24+25 Apr 2021 | GBTQ | US on 14 May, 2021
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
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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