Who am i? Weekend 6+7 June 2020

Virtual Retreat

CS
140 reviews
Jun 6 - 7, 2020
Group size: 1 - 13
Who am i? Weekend 6+7 June 2020
Virtual Retreat

140 reviews

Jun 6 - 7, 2020
Group size: 1 - 13

About this trip

The 'Who am i?' retreat series combines different experiential workshops to explore identity as a gay man in 2020. These workshops are carefully designed around tried and tested psychological and meditative techniques to take participants on a process of self-exploration. These include compassionate self-inquiry, sharing in groups, breathwork, creative workshops, and transformational techniques to elicit a deeper connection and understanding – which we can then use this as fuel to instigate change, while becoming more present and powerful in the world.

Questions that may come up for you.

What are my underlying beliefs?

How have they influenced me so far (protection, need for safety)?

What are the coping skills I’ve utilised until this point?

How have they served me?

How is that working out for me right now?

What changes do I need to make in my life?

The Workshops.

We will play with different combinations of creative exercises and transformational techniques. For more information on the specific workshops being delivered, please visit our website

Our trusted team.

Throughout the duration of the retreat, you’ll work in close collaboration with each of the team members in respect of their given workshop. There will be a lead figure present throughout, whose role will alternate as facilitator and supervisor of each workshop. They will not be offering any counselling or diagnoses relating to psychological issues that attendees may be experiencing throughout the retreat. In the case of significant distress, additional or subsequent support will be sign-posted or referred as required. For more information on the specific team on each given dates, please visit out website.

Your safety comes first.

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 will also be undertaking other necessary safety measures, during and post-retreat.

About our approach.

It’s important to state, that we are not a rehabilitation or intervention centre. Nor are we providing one-on-one medical or psychological advice. We would highly recommend individuals with concerns relating to pre-existing mental health conditions, substance misuse and related disorders to seek immediate professional help. We are certainly not providing a ‘cure’, and this isn’t a therapy session. We are however, offering a safe space to get curious, open up and discuss with others, aspects of your life you’re finding challenging. This isn’t bootcamp either, but it also isn’t going to be easy. To get the most out of it is going to require work, commitment and an open attitude. We won’t be telling you to quit your job or become a spiritual healer. We won’t be telling you anything in fact. We are purely laying out some alternative routes of investigation. The actions you take and the changes you make will be your choice.

About the organisers.

This retreat series has been designed by Create Space and partners. For more information on who we are, please visit out website.

What’s included

  • Workshops
    All group workshops and activities (Breathwork, Mindful Movement, Creative Workshop etc)
  • 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.
  • Medical Insurance
    Suitable and relevant medical insurance to be provided by participant.
  • Fees
    Bank transfer and credit card fees.

Itinerary

Who am i?
Virtual Retreat Itinerary.

Saturday 6th June

07:30  Mindful movement

09:00  Introductions

             Setting intention

             Guest speaker and share

11:00    Break

11:30    Breathwork Workshop

13:00   Group share and closing

13:30   End of day one


Sunday 7th June

07:30  Mindful movement

09:00  Recap with Q&A

10:00  Visualisation

10:30  Creative workshop

11:00   Break

11:30   Facilitated group share

13:00  Integration and closing

13:30  End of day two

Your Organizer


CS
Create Space Workshops
140 reviews
We Create Space is the self-empowerment platform for Queer Leaders and Change-Makers. We're a non-profit social enterprise helping LGBTQ+ individuals define their purpose in life and reach their unique growth potential whilst continuing to support their communities.

Reviews

Breath-taking is what it is to be so inspired by a group of talented diverse individuals that leaves an echo of inspiration of hope. Family is where you feel the most appreciation and love, this workshop session felt as a family reunion. Not only did I feel safe, but everyone respected each other distinct views regardless of ethnicity or location. There were so many things that I could had done with my time on a Saturday morning but through the mediation, stories, various voices I learned to find my own inner-self. I learned not to be afraid to be just me and to be comfortable within my own skin and identity. We let so many people define who we are; instead of us going on that spiritual journey to discover our "best" self. These workshops are worth every second, a powerful uplifting sensational revealing of healing, hope, and the betterment of one's self.
By Eric M for Give Me Strength | Free Workshop | 3 Apr 2021 on 15 Apr, 2021
Thank u for this workshop. Was very good.
By Dilyara A for Give Me Strength | Free Workshop | 3 Apr 2021 on 13 Apr, 2021
A wonderful afternoon and a great way to connect with other queer people virtually. Loved the variety of speakers, conversations and facilitators who led exercises. The session flew by and I can’t wait for the next one!
By David A for Give Me Strength | Free Workshop | 3 Apr 2021 on 13 Apr, 2021
I got such a great deal from this workshop within such a small amount of time. My journal was full of so many useful notes by the end of it! My only wish is that it would have lasted longer!! Huge thanks to both the incredible team who put this together and those who lead the workshop with such passion, vigour, and wisdom.
By Jonny B for Give Me Strength | Free Workshop | 3 Apr 2021 on 09 Apr, 2021
A really well structured workshop with a variety of focuses within the overall arch of positive thinking. It was a very conscientious space, welcoming and clear in the intentions and the different contributions. I particularly liked the breathing, physical focus element.
By Carrieanne V for Give Me Strength | Free Workshop | 3 Apr 2021 on 08 Apr, 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