Course Duration:

Coercive Control and Gaslighting

Not all abuse is physical. Coercive control is a pattern of behaviour such as assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation that is used to harm, punish, or frighten their victim. This controlling behaviour is designed to make a person dependent by isolating them from support, exploiting them, depriving them of independence and regulating their behaviour.

It is often associated with gaslighting which is a form of psychological abuse where the perpetrator makes someone question their sanity, perception of reality, or memories. Both of these abuses are all the more dangerous because of their insidious nature which erodes victims’ confidence and sense of self and often remains invisible to outsiders.

This insightful and revealing training course explores the nature of gaslighting and coercive control and empowers participants to recognise and ultimately combat these behaviours. Focusing on prevention and safety, this course shines a light in dark places but provides practical and hopeful responses which aid safety and healing.

Topics include:

  • Understanding the issues
  • Bearing witness: the power of presence
  • Evaluating the situation
  • Signs that help is needed
  • Safe interventions
  • Tools for safety and wellbeing
  • Honouring victims’ wishes
  • What can I do legally?

This course includes

  • Engaging, up-to-date materials.
  • Take-home reference package and free online resources.
  • All day catering and beverages - with dietary needs catered for.
  • Certificate of attendance.


Evolve Events
Suite 9, 150 Hay Street
Subiaco 6008

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Our venue is wheelchair accessible, including toilets. However, if you have any special access needs or would like any support or adaptations to make learning easier for you, please let us know.


We offer a small number of scholarships to those who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend.

Scholarship recipients pay a nominal fee of $35 toward catering and materials.

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Standard | $285
Corporate and Government

Non-Profit/ Individuals | $185
Staff of non-profit organisations, micro-businesses with less than 5 staff and self-funded waged individuals

Concession | $125
Concession Card Holders paying as individuals

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