Facilitator Training

Our Facilitator Training is the perfect path to being able to service your own students, clients & community with a violence prevention program


Our Facilitator training is based on the principles of a proven violence prevention method called Empowerment Self Defence. We have spent years developing our curriculum based on research and experience. Coming from an education background, we not only teach the applicable content but also the teaching pedagogy and strategies needed to ensure your programs are taught in a safe, practical & engaging way.


Empowered Today Facilitator Training is for any person or organisation that is interested in offering a violence prevention program based on Empowerment Self Defence principles.
Our training is accessible in 2 ways…
– our Empowered Communities Initiative
– as an exclusive training for your organisation


We offer tailored facilitator trainings for organisations that have a number of staff they would like to have trained.
This is a great option for those in the community services sector that would like to be more self-sufficient and service their own clients with violence prevention programs into the future.
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Upcoming Training

April 2023
Tuesday 11th - Saturday 15thClosed9:00am - 5:00pmByron Bay, NSW
June 2023
Monday 26th - Friday 30thClosed9:00am - 5:00pmBroome, WA

What Does the Training Entail?

Empowered Today Facilitator Training is a 5-day course that empowers it’s participants with the knowledge, content and skills to teach Empowerment and Violence Prevention programs anywhere from a 1hr Intro class up to a full 2 day Workshop (16+ hrs of content).  

The curriculum includes…

– 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 



  • 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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