Free Online Workshop | Befriending Ourselves

Online, International

A Workshop for these Times of Change

A workshop of the Creative Catalyst Series

Guided by facilitator, Andrew Nalani, you will discover creative ways of shifting your inner dialogue from defeating to empowering in order to become a true friend to yourself during this time of unprecedented change. The activities that you will learn have been proven effective for both teenagers and adults to develop an inner stance of curiosity, self-acceptance, and possibility.

9am Seattle / Vancouver | 11 am Bogota | 12pm Toronto | 1pm Rio de Janeiro | 5pm London | 6pm Cape Town | 9:30pm Bangalore

Visit a time zone conversion clock to determine the start time in your area.

For this workshop, you will need:

  • paper, pen or pencil
  • a quiet space with limited distractions
  • a PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android device with a camera (a keyboard is recommended)
  • a good internet connection (call in will not be available)
  • power for your device to ensure that it lasts for 90 minutes
  • to have Zoom downloaded on your device before the workshop (See our ZOOM TIPS below)

We welcome you to join the workshop 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time so that you can get oriented and ready to participate when the meeting starts. Please be aware that the workshop will be closed to new participants 5 minutes after the session starts.

Much of this workshop will take place doing activities in breakout rooms in 5-10 minute increments, between which we will all return to the main session. Please plan to stay online during breakout groups (and, ideally for the whole workshop!) as leaving a breakout group could disrupt the activities therein.

To receive a link to join us, you will need to REGISTER for the workshop. If it turns out that you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration by using the link in the confirmation email. By registering, you will automatically be added to our mailing list so that you can receive an email with resources after this training as well as notifications about future trainings. You can unsubscribe at any time. Thank you!

The Creative Catalyst Series brings the practice of creative expression to you wherever you are in the world.

This program is offered for FREE by Partners for Youth Empowerment.

We appreciate any donations you give to support these workshops. The suggested donation is $10. Thank you!

Zoom Tips

This workshop will take place in a private and secure PYE Zoom room.

  • CHANGE YOUR NAME IN ZOOM: Once you enter the workshop, consider changing your name to your preferred name, your preferred pronouns, and your location. You can do this by selecting ‘Participants’ on your toolbar, finding your name and hovering over it, clicking ‘More’, and selecting ‘Rename’.
  • RECORDING: This workshop will be recorded for possible promotional use; participant video will not be shared without permission. There will be no recording of private conversations in break out rooms.
  • INSTALL ZOOM: Before the workshop, you will need to install the Zoom app and check to make sure that your camera, speaker and microphone are working properly. For help in getting Zoom set up on your device, here are some resources:
  • VIDEO: When you enter the room, your video will be on; you can turn it off at any time by clicking on the camera icon.
  • AUDIO: All participants will be ‘MUTED’ until given permission by the facilitator. You turn your audio on and off by clicking on the microphone icon. And if you have excessive noise in your environment, please ‘MUTE’ unless you are talking.
  • CHAT: You can submit questions and comments to the group or directly to the facilitator through the chat feature. Click “CHAT” and a chat box will appear. Here you can view and make comments and ask questions.
  • IN MEETING SUPPORT: If you have technical issues once you are in the workshop, you can chat with our “SUPPORT” person privately through the chat feature and we will do our best to assist you.


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June 02 - June 02, 2020
(9am Seattle / Vancouver | 11am Bogota | 12pm Toronto | 1pm Rio de Janeiro | 5pm London | 6pm Cape Town | 9:30pm Bangalore)


Zoom, Online, International


90 minutes

Prerequisites: No previous experience required.

Registration Fee: FREE

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Nesreen Ali

Creative Facilitator

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Partners for Youth Empowerment Senior Trainer, London, UK


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