Facilitator Training

Our ESD+ Facilitator Training is the perfect path to being able to service your own students, clients & community with a Safety, Resilience & Empowerment program


Our trauma-informed Facilitator Training combines the principles of two practical, evidence-based systems: Empowerment & Self Defence (ESD) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Management (MBSM).

Coming from an education background, we not only teach the applicable content but also the teaching pedagogy and strategies needed to ensure programs are taught in a safe, practical and engaging way.


Our Facilitator Training is for any person or organisation that is interested in offering women’s empowerment programs.

Our principle-based and modular curriculum offers a non-prescriptive suite of tools, allowing you to run standalone programs or easily integrate individual modules into your existing programs.


– by participating in one of our community trainings under our Empowered Communities Initiative


– as an exclusive in-house training for your organisation, where we offer tailored Facilitator Trainings for organisations that have a number of staff  they would like trained 

Contact us for more information.

Training Schedule

March 2024
TBDOpen9:00am - 5:00pmTaree, NSW
May 2024
Monday 6th - Friday 10thOpen9:00am - 5:00pmKatherine, NT

What Does the Training Entail?

Our ESD+ Facilitator Training is a 5-day workshop that will provide you with 20+ hours of content to teach women’s empowerment programs.   

The content and topics include…

– Trauma-informed care and emotional safety

– Understanding gender-based violence

– Research & Statistics 

– The history & principles of Empowerment Self Defence

– Emotional, Mental & Physical skills for violence prevention & personal safety

– Mindfulness-Based Stress Management

– Teaching pedagogy & principles

– How to build a student-centred curriculum that focuses on your strengths 


Sample Schedule

  • Day 1
  • Module 1: Introductions & Housekeeping, Emotional Safety & Grounding
  • Module 2: The history & principles of Empowerment Self Defence
  • Module 3: Understanding Gender-based violence – Research & Statistics
  • Module 4: Soft Physical Skills (non-violent)

  • Day 2
  • Module 5: THINK – Assessing a situation/Risk Assessment, Awareness – Internal & External/Situational, Intuition, Tactical thinking, Options/Choices
  • Module 6: FIGHT – Fighting Spirit, Self Worth & Resilience. Basic Strikes/Teaching with Targets
  • Module 7: Trauma-informed lens
  • Module 8: YELL – Connecting with & Using your voice, Verbal/Nonverbal Communication, Consent, Setting Boundaries, Assertiveness

  • Day 3
  • Module 9: RUN – Removing yourself from a situation, Moving towards safety, Distract/Evade/Escape strategies, Using your surroundings (people, exits, objects, tools)
  • Module 10: Releases from Grabs & Holds
  • Module 11: Neuroscience/Psychology, Strangle Releases
  • Module 12: TELL – Responding, Survivor Advocacy & Support, Sharing for healing, Choosing to Report

  • Day 4
  • Module 13: Physical skills refresh
  • Module 14: Role-Plays & Scenarios
  • Module 15: Role-Plays & Scenarios 2
  • Module 16: Self-Care – teacher & students
  • Day 5
  • Module 17: Teaching pedagogy & principles
  • Module 18: How to build a student-centred curriculum that focuses on your strengths
  • Module 19: Teaching in Practice
  • Module 20: Teaching in Practice 2,

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