ALL PAC TRAINING SESSIONS ARE NOW ONLINE! To learn the dates of upcoming classes please follow the registration link below. To book a training for your group or business please email:

*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

*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.


De-escalation for Individuals in Public Facing Roles: If you are in a business which requires interacting with the public, clients, and/or vendors face to face in addition to virtually and want to gain tools for recognizing and managing escalation this training is for you.
De-escalation for Individuals in the Bar/Restaurant Industry: If you are a member of the bar/restaurant industry, this training is for you. We will build off of your many customer service skills and address specific scenarios from your context.

Description: 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.

The 1.5 hour session covers:

  1. Situational awareness: surroundings, assets, barriers to safety
  2. Adrenalin management
  3. Body positioning
  4. Awareness of one’s own escalation triggers
  5. De-escalation skills and tools
  6. Physical self-protection skills (optional – an additional 30 min).

The training is super interactive – even online – with whole and small group discussions, scenario practice, verbal and physical exercises and movement. We build off of the skills and experience of the participants and use scenarios tailored to your setting.


  1. Assertive Communication and Boundary Setting
  2. Active Bystander Intervention Skills
  3. De-escalation Strategies and Tools

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.


Gain awareness on the rise in anti-asian harassment and social distancing 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.


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.


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.

We have specific versions of this class for:

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

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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!

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