ALL PAC TRAINING SESSIONS ARE NOW OFFERED ONLINE! 

NOTE REGARDING ONLINE CLASSES:
*You may have to download Zoom to your device. Joining by phone doesn’t include video or chat feature access.  *For accessibility needs or other questions please email info@pacmaine.com *To manage a safe space & start on time, please arrive promptly to the workshops.  *By engaging in this workshop you are agreeing not to record the session and to maintain the confidentiality of other participants. *Online classes are less of a controlled environment than in-person classes. The instructors will discuss this more in the sessions, but use your own judgment about whether and how you feel comfortable participating.

DROP-IN EMPOWERMENT SELF DEFENSE           Tuesdays at 3 – 4pm(est) beg. Feb 9, 2021

A (Free) weekly Drop-in class open to all people ages 14 and up. Gain awareness, verbal and physical skills, and adrenalin management tools to prevent and respond to harassment, assault, and abuse. This class is both fun and serious, with physical movement, games, discussions, and role plays.  Zoom Registration required.

HEALING THROUGH EMPOWERMENT   Tuesdays: February 23rd through April 20th 5:30 to 7pm ONLINE

Join survivors of all genders for a unique journey of healing from sexual violence. Become reconnected to your body as safe and powerful and gain tools for assertive communication, boundary setting, self-care, and self-defense. Participants have gained confidence and skills, and experienced a reduction in PTSD symptoms while building community with other survivors. Cost: Suggested $10 – $20 per session (pay what you can)

Facilitated by Clara Porter, MSW and Amy Goode, LCSW 

Description: Healing through Empowerment uses mindfulness techniques, body-based exercises, discussion, role play, verbal and physical self defense techniques, and reflection as tools for healing from abuse and assault trauma. Learn to observe and honor your own responses and preferences as felt in the body and develop practices to identify and express what you want, need, and feel in your own life. With an emphasis on choice and control, explore and gain tools for managing adrenalin, connecting with the body and feeling its strength and stability for safety, healing, and growth.  Survivors of all genders welcome – Ages 18 and up.

For more information and to register visit our Healing Page

OTHER PAC COURSES available:

DE-ESCALATION FOR BUSINESSES: As part of our larger work in Empowerment Self Defense and in recognition of the many challenging interactions presented by the current pandemic such as the wearing of face masks, social distancing, and anti-asian and anti-back hate/bias we have crafted this training to help maintain safety and build a supportive and caring community.

NAVIGATING CHALLENGING INTERACTIONS:  3 Sessions: A blend of Verbal empowerment self defense tools to address a range of challenging interactions facing us at home, in public, online, and at gatherings and protests. Each session focuses on a different skills: Assertive Communication and Boundary Setting, Active Bystander Intervention, and De-escalation Strategies and Tools.

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION: Gain awareness on the rise in hate based harassment and Covid related incidents occurring in supermarkets and other public spaces and learn skills and strategies to safely intervene when you witness this harassment online or in person.

EMPOWERMENT SELF DEFENSE BASICS: Gain awareness, verbal tools for assertive boundary setting, de-escalation, physical self defense skills, and tools for healing and growth. These skills will help you navigate interactions on the spectrum from challenging to dangerous at home, online, in relationships, or in public.

ASSERTIVE COMMUNICATION AND BOUNDARY SETTING: Dealing with physical distance and the extra closeness of home is challenging for all of us. As states begin to ‘open’ and many of us return to face to face interactions, come together to learn and share skills for assertive communication and boundary setting in these challenging times.

PAC also offers specific training for:

  • Parents and Children
  • Mothers and Daughters
  • High School Seniors
  • College Students
  • LGBTQ community members
  • Survivors of violence

Register here

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PAC Classes include:

  • Healing Through Empowerment 10-week series for women
  • Mother / Daughter Self Defense
  • Single and Multi-session Empowerment Self Defense 
  • Workplace Safety
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response
  • Active Bystander Intervention
  • Microaggressions and Identity-based Harassment
  • and more…

Many PAC classes are scheduled with businesses, organizations, schools, groups, and individuals. Contact us for more information and we’ll build a class around your schedule and interests!

For more information email: info@pacmaine.com

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