Physical Empowerment Feedback

We care passionately about what we do and your feedback means a lot to us. Physical Empowerment CIC is a newly registered Community Interest Company as of March 2021 and we really value any feedback, suggestions or comments you may have.

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Please read the feedback below, both from people who have attended our courses and from people or companies regarding the company's launch.

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"the course i atended was fab everyone was so kind and helpful i was well looked after i was taught moves i never new i could do i have a lot of confiedence now an im not scared of my own shadow anymore look forward to learning more"

Course attendee, November 2021.

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"Thank you very much for your support, I don't feel bad about the way I walk. I'm saying good morning to myself and it's helping. Plus I don't sleep through the day and I'm up to do the school run. Yesterday I went out and instead of sitting on my phone I watched the world around me and thought to myself, if a guy or women came up to me I have the skills to really look after myself... the fear was fading. See you next week."

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"Felt anxious to begin with but enjoyed it."

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"This course has helped me to look ahead to the future. I thankfully know the route to take… I don’t deserve this. I should feel safe and loved."

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"This is a really important piece of work and we definitely want to be a part of it. We think that Physical Empowerment is an excellent proposal which we believe is the missing link in our offering and could offer a new referral pathway."

Helena Cole, Director of Streetlight UK, 2021

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"Feeling very emotional."

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"I am really enjoying the course nearly at the end now going to miss it has it has been really good and the 1st day I walked in I was so nervous and I even had a bit of a moment when my wrist was grabbed but now I feel like if I was grabbed I wouldn't freeze thank you so much"

Course attendee, November 2021.

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"I had to walk across a dark carpark last night. Just a short time ago, I would have been terrified but this time I felt quietly confident and it wasn’t until I got to the car that I realised I had not felt frightened for the first time in a long time. In just a few weeks this course has made me feel completely different."

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"Congratulations on your project funding and thank you for everything you do to support your community."

National Lottery Community Fund for Wales, August 2021

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"Fab session. I feel empowered. Knowledge is power!"

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"I will be back."

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"Forget your past. Forgive yourself and begin again."

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"I am super shocked on how my mind set has changed from being so nervous to taking all information in which is something I've struggled with. I've got lots of certificates in my file about 'building confidence, assertive course etc... which has not helped!

I've tried to find a 'hobby' so I've tried painting, art+crafts, gym, cross stitch and so on....which has never helped.

This has been the only course that has really made a positive impact."

Course attendee, November 2021.

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"These are good techniques to help me. I was sexually assaulted by a partner at 14 – he was horrible to me. Controlling what I wear, do, say, family went against me. I have a better idea of how to deal with things now. Feel better after time to write it down and think. Thank you."

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"I usually write bad stuff about myself and feel low. But I believe in myself. This course has taught me so much. Thank you! See you next week."

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"Very professional course, I’ve learnt a lot. My confidence is soaring high, high, high."

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"Felt so much anxiety coming in to a group setting. I will definitely be back in the next few weeks. Absolutely awesome."

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"…Physical Empowerment is something that sex workers need. I have never seen anything like this offered to sex workers before. It would be amazing to know you could go to a safe place, learn and not be judged."

Sex Worker, Manchester, 2021

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"Thanks again for today... the positive vibes you bring to the sessions makes us feel proud of ourselves. I've always found it hard in groups which I mentioned at the first session but you have helped me overcome this fear. Every session there's always a positive seed being planted in my head and this is helping me focus and feel safe in this world."

Course attendee, November 2021.

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"Your letter outlining your passion for empowering survivors of domestic abuse and introducing us to the work of Physical Empowerment CIC is very encouraging as VAWDASV is a societal issue that requires a societal response. Tackling male violence, gender inequality and misogyny require action at both ends of the spectrum; we must support survivors and we must hold perpetrators to account but we must also create genuine behaviour change. Your work with Physical Empowerment demonstrates so."

Letter from Zsanett Swain, Senior VAWDASV Policy Manager, Welsh Government, November 2021

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"Wow."

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"Love it today. THANK YOU LADIES. See you next time!"

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"Great session. Want more."