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Arresting Anger - Preventing Violence - Strengthening Families

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Circuit Breaker Facilitator Training Course - Now Online!

For those who are unable to attend regional training events, or just prefer a self-paced option, our Circuit Breaker Facilitator Training course is now available on

At your own pace, you can now complete a series of 23 short lectures, receive a certificate of attainment and then gain a provider's licence to deliver the Circuit Breaker program in your local community.

This training gives "non-experts" a solid grounding in the nature and dynamics of domestic abuse, with tools and strategies for deep and successful engagement with potential abusers.

Circuit Breaker Course

Circuit Breaker is a ten session group-based course for the early prevention of domestic violence, designed so that churches and community groups can offer it to their communities with confidence.

The format has been designed for non-experts, with simple week-by-week instructions for group leaders. Sessions notes with full video support provide the necessary teaching so that group leaders can get on with building the group and changing lives.

Circuit Breaker is based on 20 years of development and of listening to abusers to discover what the real issues are for them. The result is a course which abusers find disarming, accessible and highly liberating.

Although anger-management is only a part of the complex issue of domestic abuse, it tends to be the issue that participants are first wanting to talk about. Circuit Breaker builds trust by giving participants tried and tested tools for managing anger, and then uses this rapport to dive deeper into issues of power & control, the cycle of violence, jealousy and more.

Community groups and churches who already conduct recovery group type courses will find the format familiar and user-friendly.

Get started now by ordering your Faciltator's manual (scroll down to store) or check out the complete video of Session One - "Discretion and Your Anger."

Your purchase of a Circuit Breaker facilitator's manual is only the beginning of the excellent product support you will be able to access right here.

Ordering for Online Groups

Facilitators please make sure you have completed your Circuit Breaker Provider's Licence online and that you and your co-facilitator have your own copies of the facilitators manual. For online groups during the Covid-19 lock-down, participants need to purchase their own manuals right here at our online store. You will need to allow time for these to arrive by post so, if you are a facilitator, please make sure your deadline for group registration is realistic, and participants are pre-interviewed and ready to go. It is a requirement that every participant and facilitator has their own manual.

Resource Store (Australian Orders Only)

For international orders of course manuals, please contact us

Disclaimer:* The Circuit Breaker licensing agreement forbids persons who have not completed Circuit Breaker Facilitator Training (in person or online) or who are not in the possession of a Circuit Breaker Provider's Licence from delivering groups and programs. Facilitator training specific to the Circuit Breaker course is available for your teams by request from our support page. Check our events page for training events which may already be scheduled in your area, and for links to online training and licensing.

** Circuit Breaker is an early prevention course. Although Circuit Breaker has also proven to be very effective for high level domestic violence cases, (in both counselling and group therapy), such an application should only be considered with respect for any local legislation which may apply to perpetrator programs.

Circuit Breaker Facilitator's Manual

The 149 page full facilitator's manual, including the complete participants notes plus detailed facilitators notes for the full ten group sessions.

Note: 2 Manuals required for each group (1 per facilitator)

Facilitator's Manual

Circuit Breaker Participant's Manual

The 112 page participants manual, including notes for the ten group sessions, home work tasks and extras.

Note: 1 manual is required for each participant.

Participant's Manual

Changing Tools

We all have them. Annoying habits, dysfunctional traits and addictions are just some of the blunt and broken tools we use to cope in our lives and relationships.

Changing Tools brings the foremost contemporary therapeutic approaches together in a plain English model for finding a breakthrough. You’ll be inspired by stories from real-life counselling scenarios, demonstrating that change is not only possible, but yours to have.

Changing Tools

After The Honeymoon

After the Honeymoon is written specifically for abusive men with its focus on insight and skills development. It describes the cycle of abuse and the broad range of abusive behaviours that gradually corrode love in a relationship, with separation a likely outcome. This book outlines positive steps abusive men need to take and the skills they need to develop to ensure an abuse-free relationship.

After The Honeymoon

Opening the Door From the Inside

Opening the Door From Inside: How to deal with domestic violence is a remarkable and hopeful book that answers many of the questions abused women struggle with. 

This book is crammed with information about domestic violence and sets out a practical, action-oriented approach where the abused woman learns when it’s safe to open the door and speak out and how to change the destructive circumstances of her life, one vital step at a time.

Opening the Door From the Inside