EMPOWERMENT & SELF DEFENCE
Creating a Safer Tomorrow by Becoming
1 in 5 Australian women will be Sexually Assaulted in their lifetime
We are an Australian not-for-profit organisation committed to reducing gender-based violence and increasing mental & emotional resilience. We are based near Byron Bay & currently service the Northern Rivers region & surrounds.
What We Do
We provide Empowerment & Self Defence (ESD) training which is a comprehensive, trauma-informed method of personal development with a focus on mental, emotional & physical skills for personal safety. It is designed specifically to empower people to live healthy, happy, violence-free lives.
What We Teach
- Awareness & Mindfulness
- Risk Assessment
- Respectful Relationships
- Effective Communication
- Boundary Setting & Consent
- Simple & Effective Physical Techniques
...& much more
To help us reach our vision we are working on a Nation-wide initiative
called “Empowered Communities”. The goal for this project is to reach as
many communities throughout Australia as possible with Empowerment
Self Defence instructor training to enable them to service their own
communities and help reduce gender-based violence.
Help us create a safer tomorrow by becoming
Empowered Communities Initiative
Help empower your community through Instructor Training
What We Offer
“I had a great experience,
everyone should learn this stuff – it will give you so much confidence!
The teachers were very friendly, passionate and supportive and I learned about self defence specific to being a woman.”
“Absolutely fantastic, mind blowing, challenging and a great learning experience. The presenters were great, just great. Warm, steady, clear and centered. It has raised my awareness of my presence in the world and potential in different situations.
I feel more confident.”
Caitlin Account Manager
“An excellent course!!
It will deepen your understanding of awareness and how presence is the best form of self defence. The combination of verbal and physical skills as well as tools to give you the best opportunity to protect yourself”
“A necessary self defence course for women designed by women that covers a more realistic approach to the skills girls and women need to prevent themselves from ever needing physical self defence.”
“I love feeling empowered!
I felt like I took control of my voice and was able to learn how to use what I already have to protect and stand up for myself”
“I learned about the reality of violence against women, and what we can do to protect ourselves from it. Emotional intelligence and physical prowess all in one day”
“The skills I learnt were so important.
I now have the confidence in myself that I have the ability to deal with any situation.”
“The day was comprehensive and well balanced with solid, well researched statistics, a great myth busting session and time to put the physical techniques into practice.”
There were so many take home tips and skills that have me feeling more confident and empowered about protecting myself. The facilitators were both very compassionate and created a safe and comfortable space. This is a much needed training these days and I am very grateful that something like this exists.
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