Workshops and Classes

Hopefull Handbags offers a variety of workshops and classes to help prevent domestic abuse for teens and adults.

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Why Learn Self Defense? The ability to defend yourself!

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Women teaching a studentBecause the importance of self-defense training cannot be overemphasized, Hopefull Handbags collaborated with Strike Back Self Defence to offer this workshop. There are many reasons why self-defense is important. The world can be a dangerous place. Learning to defend yourself and the people you love from those who would do you hard is an important part of staying safe and being a more confident person. (Krav Maga Worldwide)

  • 1 in 3 teenage girls have experienced some form of sexual violence from a partner.
  • Approximately 150 million girls worldwide are raped or subjected to sexual violence each year.
  • On average there are 433,648 victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year in the United States. (Raiin.org)
  • 3.1% of women (510,000) and 0.8% of men (138,000) aged 16 to 59 had experienced a sexual assault each year in the UK. (Rapecrisis.org.uk)

What will you learn in our Workshops?

  • Self Confidence skills
    • Improve your thoughts and believe in yourself. You are awesome!
  • Awareness Skills
    • What are you doing daily that you need to change? Are you a teen always distracted by your phone? Did you see what walking in front of you? Did you spot the person who has just crossed the road and is now behind you? Do you walk “blindly” lost in your own thoughts or the music you are listening to?
  • How to spot dangers and potential threats
    • Learn key skills and learn how to trust your instincts
  • Using your voice as a weapon
    • Learn how to use your voice effectively. Have a toolbox that becomes second nature so you can use it whenever you need to.
  • Avoidance and De-escalation Skills
    • How to safely avoid the need for a confrontation altogether
  • Determination Skills
    • Having a fighting and survival mindset. How to turn the tables when you need to!
  • Prevention techniques
    • Stopping an attacker in his tracks by acting early
  • Simple physical techniques and skills
    • Simple physical self-defense skills based on your body’s natural reactions. No partner needed…everyone should know these!

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The Science and Spirituality of Sleep

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Synopsis: Simple habit swaps from your scientist with a hint of woo woo to reduce stress and anxiety! How would you like to be chilled enough to get super focussed and still have enough energy to power through your day? Find out what foods, drinks, and habits are proven to help make you a low stress, high energy powerhouse!

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  • Signs and symptoms 
  • How to get help
  • Strategies to cope either as an affected family member or as the person using substances. 
  • The relationship between substance use and domestic abuse. 
  • Risks and protective factors

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