Who am i? Weekend 6+7 June 2020

Virtual Retreat

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

179 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
179 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

'Who Am I' was a really valuable experience. It opened up a lot o doors and areas to think about about holding ourselves as queer people and how we can begin to start getting over barriers that have built up. I found it to be an uplifting, emotional, and empowering experience - would definitely recommend!
By Tom H for Who am i? | 17+18 July 2021 | GBTQ | UK on 25 Jul, 2021
It was my first time attending and it was probably one of the best decisions I have made. Even just surrounding myself with similar people and hearing their stories was very beneficial. Everyone was so kind calm and welcoming and there was no pressure from anyone it was a very inclusive space to be apart of and I will definitely be reccomending other people to sign up to future things happening. Thank you for the experience!!
By Jamie W for Grit with Grace | Free Workshop | 3 July 2021 on 16 Jul, 2021
I highly recommend this workshop for greater self-awareness and connecting with other queer people in a safe space.
By Yassir I for Grit with Grace | Free Workshop | 3 July 2021 on 12 Jul, 2021
Just the most magical space. Thanks to Paul and David and the whole team we all bonded, and freely exchanged ideas and stories, even over zoom. The gentle facilitation really did create space. So hard to find, but so deeply needed. Thank you!
By Jonas H for Grit with Grace | Free Workshop | 3 July 2021 on 12 Jul, 2021
It's truly amazing that We Create Space can cultivate a feeling of intimacy, safety and acceptance within a video workshop. I love the ideas and thoughts that emerged from my fellow attendees and appreciate the work, care and leadership by the facilitators and speakers. It's like coming home to yourself. Thank you for the experience.
By Sun H for I See You, I See Me | Free Workshop | 29 May 2021 on 09 Jul, 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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