Why Change? | Free Workshop | 28 Nov 2020

Free Virtual Workshop (LGBTQ+ Wellbeing)

190 reviews
Nov 28, 2020
Group size: 1 - 75
Why Change? | Free Workshop | 28 Nov 2020
Free Virtual Workshop (LGBTQ+ Wellbeing)

190 reviews

Nov 28, 2020
Group size: 1 - 75

About this trip

Date : Saturday 28th November

Time : 10:00 - 13:00 BST

Location : Virtual

Audience : LGBTQ+

Cost : FREE  (Donations accepted)

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP : Join us as we explore song-writing as powerful self-enquiry tool for processing major life events.

'Why Change?' : A series of self-care workshops for effective change management. 

Self-care tools and techniques to harness change for personal growth.

Join this workshop to…

- Identify what might be triggering your anxiety

- Understand and deal with stress responses

- Improve your general mental well-being

- Discover how to integrate more peace into your life

- Learn new tools for managing change and processing emotions

- Acquire fresh perspectives and new information about yourself

About this series

In the wake of major life events, the mind and body need time to catch up - to process, adjust and integrate what has shifted. As humans, we need to make sense of what has happened. We need to understand ‘change’ fully. Only then can we harness it for our own personal growth.

This online workshop will support you with this process. 

About Workshop One : 28th Nov 2020

During this three-hour workshop, you will take part in various creative and interactive workshops to help you uncover new information, process what comes up and to discover brand new perspectives. 

As human beings, music plays a fundamental role in our identity, culture, heritage and spiritual beliefs. It is a powerful medium that can affect us all deeply. Everyone has the ability to respond to music, and use this connection to facilitate positive changes in emotional wellbeing.

The tools we’ll use:

One of the main tools we will use is song-writing. This is a powerful written practice and skill for effective and compassionate self-reflection and enquiry. We'll be incorporating other tried and tested practices such as journaling, group sharing, self-enquiry, breathwork and meditation. These will be interspersed with key teachings and coaching techniques.

About our approach.

We offer a safe space to get curious, open up and discuss with others, aspects of your life you’re finding challenging or want to improve. Naturally it is a completely confidential space, where individuals can openly share their feelings and thoughts with the option of anonymity. 

Your safety comes first.

Your safety is our main priority. For this reason, we may 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.

We would highly recommend individuals with concerns relating to pre-existing mental health conditions, substance misuse and related disorders to seek immediate professional help. 

About the team.

We personally design, organise and facilitate each of our retreats and workshops; partnering internationally with leading industry professionals in each sector. Throughout the duration of the retreat, you’ll work in close collaboration with each of the team members in respect of their given workshop. 

This workshop has been designed by Create Space and myGwork

Founder of Create Space - Michael Edward Stephens 

Experience Coordinator  - Maylis Djikalou

Co-Facilitator  - Omer Nakar

Co-Facilitator  - Saul James

Guest Speaker  - Coco (Talk to Coco)


Omer is a qualified NHS music therapist, and an award-winning singer-songwriter. In his work, he uses his years of training and experience to bring a positive change into the lives of people through creativity.


Saul is a classically trained composer and creator of The Breathe Key, a webspace that teaches mindful breathing. As a mentor and through his diversity work at the BBC, he has many years of experience in helping people overcome barriers to self-discovery.

COCO (Talk to Coco)

Coco, from Talk to Coco is a non-binary activist and writer.  Mental health and lgbtq advocacy is the key root of all their work,; working with universities, dance collectives and also one-to-one - giving support, advice and mentoring.  

For more information on Create Space, please visit our website.

Need more information?

About dates, schedule or book your place on the two-day virtual retreat?  Get in touch.

For details on other retreats and workshops please visit our website.


This workshop is free of charge however donations do support future workshops. You can donate to our nonprofit just giving page 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
    All participants will be asked to conform to our agreed privacy terms and conditions. Places on the full retreat experience will be limited to 14 participants.
  • Medical Insurance
    Suitable and relevant medical insurance to be provided by participant.


Why Change?
Virtual Workshop Itinerary.

Saturday 28th November

10:00 - 13:00 UKT

·  Team introductions.

·  Body Scan.

·  Unit 1 - Workshop.

·  Conversation with Guest speaker. 

·  Unit 2 - Workshop. 

·  Breakout group sessions. 

·  Unit 3 - Workshop. 

·  Group share.

·  Breathwork.

·  Closing. 

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

At the end of the day, participants will be provided some 'homework', to help with process and reflection.

Your Organizer

190 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.


I didn't know what to expect going into the retreat, but what I came out of it with is an invaluable experience of personal growth through community. I found myself connecting with likeminded people who were curious and inquisitive about their identities, and keen on exploring self-growth and development through open and honest community sharing. I found parts of myself resonating in the stories people shared, and most importantly found that I was not alone in how I felt and viewed my identity and life experience. I'm grateful to have been connected to an incredible group of people through the retreat.
By Lex E for Who am i? | 18+19 Sept 2021 | TQ+ on 02 Oct, 2021
The "Who Am I?" retreat with Mayliss and Michael for 'Wecreatspace' was excellent, enriching and something I was so glad to be part of. From the initial introductory emails to the post-retreat check-in, intentional care was taken to both inform and hold us as participants, way beyond my expectations. The structure of the retreat seemed very well thought through yet always gave the impression that it was an open and spacious process. I would thoroughly recommend this retreat to others who seek guidance in areas of self and actualised leadership. Both connections and realisations were made that weekend and I'm so grateful to all who made this happen.
By Bex W for Who am i? | 18+19 Sept 2021 | TQ+ on 29 Sep, 2021
This was such powerful and necessary experience. I am so grateful for the safe space that was created and for all the exercises and speakers. I highly recommend this retreat for anyone who wants to do important inner work that will also positively impact the community around them.
By Tatum S for Who am i? | 18+19 Sept 2021 | TQ+ on 22 Sep, 2021
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
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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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