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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Experience Coordinator - Maylis Djikalou
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.
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.
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.