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Helping women and girls feel Safe, Resilient and Empowered

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Who We Are

Empowered Today is an Australian

not-for-profit organisation committed to reducing gender-based violence and increasing mental & emotional resilience. Based near Taree we currently

service the Mid North Coast region

of NSW as well as offering specialsed ESD+ Facilitator Training throughout Australia.

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What We Do

We provide Women's Empowerment, Resilience & Safety Training. ESD+ is our comprehensive, trauma-informed curriculum that is designed to help women feel safe, resilient and empowered in any situation. We also offer Facilitator Training to individuals and organisations wanting to offer women's empowerment programs to

their community.

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What We Teach

- Boundary Setting & Consent

- Risk Assessment / De-escalation

- Awareness & Mindfulness Exercises

Mind/Body State Regulation

- Respectful Relationships

- Effective Communication

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...& much more

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Empowered Communities Initiative

We want all women and girls in Australia to have access to ESD+ training. The problem is, we can't possibly reach every woman in Australia on our own. We need your help! 

We've launched our national initiative, "Empowered Communities" to help reach this goal.

We will be travelling around Australia, offering our Facilitator Training to as many

communities as possible. Contact us if you'd like to empower your community.

The 3 Pillars of our Training

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Empowerment is any process that helps you feel more worthy, confident, capable, resourced or powerful in any area of your life.

ESD+ is empowering in many ways: it helps you connect with your worth, your voice and your inner strength. It expands your options across the full spectrum of challenging and/or threatening situations.


“Resilience is defined as an individual’s ability to properly adapt to adversity, trauma, threats, or significant sources of stress. It enables people to respond to situations as they occur and to bounce back from difficult experiences…

Resilience is not a disposition or personality type, it is a set of skills that can be learned.”

                                     - A. R. Banks


Safety is the state of being free from harm or danger, whether that be internal or external.

Self Defence is the ability to maintain your own emotional, mental, spiritual and physical safety anywhere along the stress or violence spectrums.

A sense of safety is at the heart of being able to live a happy, healthy life.



4-hour introduction to Empowerment & Self Defence (ESD) principles




Our BASIX 1 (8-hour) workshop covering all the ESD principles & skills needed to protect yourself in any challenging situation.




4 x 2-hour sessions covering all the content from our BASIX 1 workshop




Our mother/daughter full-day workshop is for teens & their mums and is a powerful & bonding experience.



* 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.

Workshop Dates & Details



We are here to help and we will reply as soon as possible

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