Workshops

We recognise that everyone’s needs are different.
That’s why we tailor all our training programs & workshops to suit the needs of the organisation & participants we are working with.
Visit our Content section to see details on the topics & skills we are able to include in a tailored workshop. Pricing is dependant on
duration, location & number of participants.
For tailored workshops… Contact us for an individualised quote.
See our public workshops below for an example of what we can offer. Ranging from 3-hour introductions through to
Weekend Empowerment Retreats. All public workshops are open to female-identified persons.
All tailored workshops can be offered as either female-only or mixed gender.
Please choose from the following services to find the most relevant information for your organisation’s needs.

Public

Upcoming Workshops

January 2022
Sunday 23rdBasix 1 (16yrs +)10:00am - 5:30pmMullumbimby Ex-Services ClubDetails
Tuesday 25thIntro (13yrs +)5:00pm - 9:00pmCabarita Youth Service
February 2022
Sunday 6thMother / Daughter (12yrs +)10:00am - 5:30pmMullumbimby Ex-Services ClubDetails
Thursday 17thIntro (12-18yrs)10:00am - 2:00pmMuwillumbah Community Centre

 

3 Hour Intro - $105*

This is our introduction workshop covering the
 
5 principles of Empowerment & Self Defence (ESD)
 
Think – Yell – Run – Fight – Tell
 
​It includes:
 
Understanding gender-based violence
 
Awareness & Mindfulness Exercises
 
Boundary Setting & Consent
 
Assertiveness training
 
Simple physical techniques & targeted striking

BASIX 1 - $247*

Full-Day Workshop or 4-week program

Our flagship 8-hour ‘BASIX’ training takes you to the next level. It covers
 
all the material presented in the 3-Hour Intro plus we introduce real-life
 
scenarios to embody how to walk, talk or fight your way out of
 
challenging or potentially violent encounters.
 
​It includes:
 
3-Hour Intro content
 
Risk Assessment Perpetrator Psychology
 
Avoid, Evade and Escape Tactics
 
Introduction to De-Escalation
 
Safe Partying & Safety planning
 
Grabs, Holds and Strangles
 
Adrenal Stress Training with real-life scenarios

 

BASIX 2 - $247*

Full-Day Workshop or 4-week program

This is our Intermediate workshop for those wanting to delve deeper
into some of the BASIX 1 topics as well as learn new skills.
NOTE: ONLY AVAILABLE TO BASIX 1 GRADUATES
It covers:
BASIX 1   key content refresher
De-escalation & Boundary Setting Role-Plays
Ground Fighting techniques
Adrenal Stress Training with sexual assault scenarios

Mother/Daughter - $247*/pp

Full-Day Workshop

Based on our flagship 8-hour ‘BASIX’ workshop (see above), this
 
workshop covers all the basic principles and skills as well as a discussion
 
on some of the more difficult teen issues such as…
Consent
Peer Pressure
Respectful Relationships
Pornography
Safe Partying

 

 

Weekend Retreats

​We have been wanting to offer our participants a format with
more time to experience & embody the Empowerment aspect of
ESD as well as having more time to digest the content and build connections with the other women in the group. ​
We are excited to begin offering 3-night Empowerment &
Self-Defence retreats in 2022. The retreats will be held in the
Byron Bay/Tweed Valley regions and will allow for a more
relaxed schedule than our Full-Day workshop format.
All retreats will include…
Our BASIX 1 content PLUS…
3 nights accommodation
Vegetarian meals
Relaxation, mindfulness & self-care sessions
Time & activities to help connect with yourself, others
and nature.
See our Sample Schedule for more details.
*We want to make sure that no-one misses out on this essential training, so scholarships are available for every workshop we run, please contact us to discuss.

Schools

Safer Schools – Empowered
Students & Staff

We offer both student and staff programs and will tailor a program that works for your school.

Programs are available for students Yr 7-12. See our Public Workshop details above for an example of what we can offer. An extended version of our BASIX 1 workshop can be offered as a full-term program.

Our programs…
– are age-appropriate & trauma-informed
– can help your students & staff feel empowered
– help reduce gender-based violence, bullying & harassment
– Fit perfectly in to your school’s Wellbeing Framework
– can be directly linked to the PDHPE curriculum (below)
– are practical & engaging
Parents…you can help!
If you believe this type of program would be good for your child…
Champion your Principal to invite us to your school or contact us to organise a P&C event.

Wellbeing Framework for Schools

The NSW Wellbeing Framework supports schools to create a planned approach to wellbeing using evidenced-based strategies that are strengths based, preventative and focus on early intervention. This includes strengthening students’ cognitive, physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing domains of development. Schools will achieve this through planning and decision-making at the local level to meet the needs of their students.

Schools can engage with professional learning to build staff capacity on:

– understanding the domains of the Wellbeing Framework for Schools

– classroom and school-wide strategies to build holistic student wellbeing

– how to build-in student wellbeing improvement measures into new and existing wellbeing programs.

Our programs support and reflect the Department’s Wellbeing Framework outline above,
in particular those parts in bold.

PDHPE Curriculum Outcomes

We know the time your teachers have with students is important and we want to make less work for them…not more.

Supervising teachers can rest easy as the topics we cover in our School programs relate directly to the

Stage 5 PDHPE curriculum outcomes.

CONTENT STRANDS

Health, Wellbeing and Relationships

Students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills important for building respectful relationships, enhancing personal strengths and exploring personal identity to promote the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others. They develop strategies to manage change, challenges, power, abuse, violence and learn how to protect themselves and others in a range of situations.

Healthy, Safe and Active Lifestyles

Throughout the course, students develop, strengthen and refine key PDHPE skills that allow them to take action and advocate for the health, safety, wellbeing and participation in physical activity of themselves and others. This includes an emphasis on self-management, interpersonal and movement skills.

Outcomes we are able to address in our school programs are in bold.

PD5-1 assesses their own and others’ capacity to reflect on and respond positively to challenges
PD5-2 researches and appraises the effectiveness of health information and support services available in the community
PD5-3 analyses factors and strategies that enhance inclusivity, equality and respectful relationships
PD5-4 adapts and improvises movement skills to perform creative movement across a range of dynamic physical activity contexts

PD5-5 appraises and justifies choices of actions when solving complex movement challenges
PD5-6 Critiques contextual factors, attitudes and behaviours to effectively promote health, safety, wellbeing and participation in physical activity
PD5-7 plans, implements and critiques strategies to promote health, safety, wellbeing and participation in physical activity in their communities
PD5-8 designs, implements and evaluates personalised plans to enhance health and participation in a lifetime of physical activity
PD5-9 assesses and applies self-management skills to effectively manage complex situations
PD5-10 critiques their ability to enact interpersonal skills to build and maintain respectful and inclusive relationships in a variety of groups or contexts
PD5-11 refines and applies movement skills and concepts to compose and perform innovative movement sequences

Universities

RESPECT   NOW   ALWAYS

We offer both student and staff programs and will tailor a program that works for your campus.

See our Public Workshop details above for an example of what we can offer and our Contents section below for the topics & skills we are able to include in your program.

Contact us for an individualised quote.

Our programs…

  • – help reduce gender-based violence
  • – let your students & staff feel safe & empowered
  • – are trauma-informed
  • – show your commitment to the national
    RESPECT NOW ALWAYS campaign

Community Services

PROGRAMS FOR
COMMUNITY SERVICES

YOUTH – WOMEN’S SERVICES – HOMELESS

We love working with other NFP organisations and offer substantial discounts to those we work with. We are hoping to expand our focus in the future but currently we would love to partner with those servicing women, youth & homeless populations.

We will tailor a program that works best for your organisation, staff & clients. See our Public Workshop details above for an example of what we can offer and our Contents section below for the topics & skills we are able to include in your program.

Contact us for an individualised quote.

Our programs…

  • – help reduce gender-based violence
  • – are tailored to suit the individual needs of every
    organisation & the vulnerable population they service
  • – can help your clients & staff feel safer & more empowered
  • – are trauma-informed & client-centred

Instructor Training

Exclusive Instructor training can be arranged for your staff so that your organisation is able to service its own clients with ESD training into the future.

Workplaces

Workplace & Corporate

SAFER WORKPLACES AND EMPOWERED STAFF

We will tailor a program that works best for your organisation, staff & clients. See our Public Workshop details above for an example of what we can offer and our Contents section below for the topics & skills we are able to include in your program.

Contact us for an individualised quote.

Our programs…

  • – help reduce gender-based violence & harassment
  • – are practical & engaging
  • – can help your staff feel empowered
  • – are trauma-informed & improve mental health
  • – can be a great team-building exercise & improve workplace culture

Contents

Listed below are the topics, skills & activities we are able to include in tailored programs.
The amount of topics we can cover will be dependant on workshop duration.

Available for workshops 3hrs+

General Principles
  • 5 Principles of ESD – THINK – YELL – RUN – FIGHT – TELL
  • Understanding Gender-Based Violence
  • Statistics & Myth Busting
Awareness
  • Awareness & Mindfulness Exercises
  • Neuroscience of Intuition
  • Fight/Flight/Freeze
Communication
  • Effective Communication
  • Finding your voice
  • Boundary-Setting & Consent
  • Assertiveness training
  • Introduction to De-Escalation
  • Non-Verbal Communication
Psychology & Planning
  • Risk Assessment
  • Tactical Thinking: Distract, Evade, Escape
  • Perpetrator Psychology
  • Self-Care
  • Safety Planning
  • Survivor Advocacy
Teen Topics
  • Safe Partying
  • Respectful Relationships
  • Understanding Consent
  • Peer Pressure
  • Pornography
Physical Skills
  • Fighting Spirit & Physical Defence Principles
  • Soft Physical Skills (Non-Violent)
  • Grabs, Holds and Strangles
  • Targeted striking
  • Abduction Prevention
Available for workshops 6hrs+
  • Adrenal Stress Training with Real-Life Scenarios
Available for Advanced Workshops 9hrs+
  • Floor Fighting Techniques
  • Sexual Assault Scenarios

Retreats

Weekend Retreats

Our Empowerment Retreats are designed to allow more time to experience & embody the Empowerment aspect of ESD as well as having extra time to digest the content and build connections with others in the group. We combine ESD training with Relaxation, Mindfulness & Self-care sessions which makes it a great format for staff retreats & team-building.

We offer 2-3-night retreats which are held in the
Byron Bay/Tweed Valley Region.

All retreats include…

  • Our BASIX 1 content PLUS…
  • 2-3 nights accommodation
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Relaxation, mindfulness & self-care sessions
  • Time & activities to help connect with yourself, others and nature

See our Sample Schedule below for more details.

Contact us for enquiries & an individualised quote.

Retreat Sample Schedule

Friday – Arrival Day

  • 3pm: Arrival & Check in
  • 4:30 – 6pm: Opening circle & connection activities
  • 6:30pm: Dinner

Saturday

  • 8:30am: Breakfast
  • 9:30 – 12:30pm: ESD workshop: BASIX 1 content
  • 12:30 – 1:30pm: Lunch
  • 1:30 – 3pm: Free time to rest & digest
  • 3 – 4:30pm: ESD Workshop: BASIX 1 content
  • 4:30 – 5:30pm: Relaxation/Mindfulness/Self-Care Session
  • 6 – 7pm: Dinner
  • 7:30 – 8:30pm: Relaxation/Mindfulness/Self-Care Session

Sunday

  • 8:30am: Breakfast
  • 9:30 – 12:30pm: ESD workshop: BASIX 1 content
  • 12:30 – 1:30pm: Lunch
  • 1:30 – 3pm: Free time to rest & digest
  • 3 – 4:30pm: ESD Workshop: BASIX 1 content
  • 4:30 – 5:30pm: Relaxation/Mindfulness/Self-Care Session
  • 6 – 7pm: Dinner
  • 7:30 – 8:30pm: Relaxation/Mindfulness/Self-Care Session

Monday – Final Day

  • 7:30 – 8:30am: Breakfast
  • 
8:30 – 9:30am: Closing circle
  • 10am: Check out

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