“There are far too many silent sufferers. Not because they don’t yearn to reach out, but because they’ve

tried and found no one who cares.”

Richelle E. Goodrich


Abuse, in all its forms, is a pandemic that can be traced throughout history and time. It is a societal ill that

seems to never go away, or be remedied. This doesn’t mean that we should stop hoping for a better day,

fighting for justice or dealing with the cause and effect of such harmful experiences. How we deal with the

outcome of abusive relationships can help shape our future.

The Rise Above Abuse Workshop has been designed to transform, inspire and empower those affected by

abuse. The informal, yet carefully planned out sessions will aim to equip attendees with tools to help them

deal with current experiences of abuse, as well as provide insight into ways of progressing from the aftermath

of an abusive relationship- to ultimately ‘rise above the trauma’.

A team of highly skilled and compassionate women will endeavour to create a safe space for open dialogue

and healing. Sessions will encompass the following:

  • Meditation, yoga and breathing techniques.
  • An open dialogue with three brave women who are willing to share their personal experiences of abuse and who have risen above the trauma, facilitated in a manner that encourages conversation with attendees through shared experiences in a safe, non-judgemental space.
  • A talk on how experience dictates your biology and the effect if what you do on your health: nutrition and meditation
  • Poetry recitals that ‘talk to’ the abused
  • Art as a form of therapy

Date: 11 November 2017

Start: 8:30 for 9:00

End: 15:00

Venue: Bosmont Islamic Centre. 67 Langeberg Avenue, Bosmont, Johannesburg

Entrance Fee: This event is FREE. However, seats are limited so RSVP is essential. First come, first serve


To RSVP or for further information contact Nadia Cassim (Editor and founder of IRTIQA):

or 0824246191