EMPOWERMENT SELF DEFENSE INTENSIVE – for female-identified, LGBTQ, non binary and gender expansive people

Saturday March 16th 1 to 5pm, Portland 

Raise your awareness, enhance safety skills, gain inner confidence, outer strength, and tools for healing and growth. Address gender- and identity-based violence through an intersectional lens and explore ways to handle situations when you are the target or when you witness others being targeted. Take on every day interactions at work, home, and in public, gaining skills in boundary setting, assertive communication and de-escalation. Physical self defense skills taught include strikes and grab defenses, are practical, effective, and accessible to all regardless of physical conditioning or ability. All are welcome to participate and the level and intensity they wish.

Cost: $30 to $50/person (more if you can, less if you can’t).

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Empowerment Exploration and Self Defense Training for Girls 11-14

Thursdays March 28, April 4, 11, 25 and May 2  3:00 – 5:30pm, Portland

PAC and A Company of Girls (ACOG) are collaborating to offer a power experience of creative arts and movement. This training will be both physically and creatively challenging, as well as fun for all female-identified students ages 11-14.

Through PAC’s movement training, girls will gain awareness of safety issues and verbal and physical self-defense skills, learn tools and tips for increasing safety, and develop greater clarity about setting limits, expressing needs, and building confidence for dealing with situations involving peers, school, family, and the public.

By traveling a creative journey with that will include self-reflection, positive peer feedback, and exploration into their unique perspectives around body image, gender issues, and more, girls will create their own self-esteem portraits which will grow and change as they explore their inner voice and learn to love and respect the unique qualities that make us each who we are.  How to register:  email your interest to info@acompanyofgirls.org.  Register early. Space is limited. Cost: self-selecting sliding fee scale of $50 to $195

IMPACT Self Defense – for female-identified and non binary people

Sunday May 5th 12 to 4pm, Portland 

Prevention. Action. Change. is welcoming Impact Boston to Portland to offer a greater intensity of empowerment self defense training.  Impact is taught by a team of instructors one of whom wears body armor to allow for realistic verbal scenarios and full impact physical contact. Participants practice skills to de-escalate conflict and avoid unnecessary violence when addressing harassment and threat involving strangers and known people.  Presented in a trauma-informed, survivor-centered way, Impact training allows participants to explore and move through the feeling of intense adrenalin in a safe environment.

Cost: $50/person (more if you can, less if you can’t).

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Don’t see the class you wantContact us for more information or get a small group together and we’ll build a class around your schedule and interests!

For more information email: info@pacmaine.com

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