Who am i? Weekend 6+7 June 2020

Virtual Retreat

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

159 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


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