Dealing with Pain & Trauma Session with SYBA girls

Eksaath conducted its program with girls from second year arts. As we conducted the program and through our exercises, we found that every 3rd or 5th girl has gone through some form of assault – from inappropriate touching in buses or on the street to beating from boyfriend to sexual molestation at home.

And the thing is most girls felt hurt that this happened, but were not equipped to understand how to deal with this hurt. As is the case with all of us.

Dealing with pain requires prioritisation simply because it impacts every other aspect of our life. Is it possible to deal with pain in a structured manner? Yes.

Call us for a session at your college or workplace. Emotional trauma can be dealt with.


Managing pain and trauma session with 18 year old girls

Eksaath conducted a session with 18 year old girls. The session lasted 3 hours where we discussed how abuse and violence impacts our every day life. And how we can do things that can limit our threshold of pain.

Managing self respect is a key component to dealing with esteem issues. If we can limit assaults on our sense of self, we can learn to walk away from domestic violence situation or even tackle it the first time it happens. But dealing with violence requires a presence of mind and a strong sense of self. That its not ok for a man to hit a woman or abuse her or say mean things or emotionally incapacitating things. The threshold for pain must be low so that at the first instance, the girl or woman says its not OK. Not that its ok because I love him (boyfriend, husband, any other) or he is angry or i may be wrong or he really loves me but this or that. Violence at home is not OK. And cannot be justified under any circumstances.

Call us for a session at your college or workplace. Emotional trauma can be dealt with.

Session with girls in Third Year Bachelors of Finance

Eksaath conducted its program on ‘How to Manage Pain and Trauma’ with girls pursuing third year bachelors of finance at a womens college. This time we had an issue resolution session too where we discussed various problems girls were facing at home and work.

The program helped girls raise many issue relating to sexual molestation, parental and family abuse, lack of support – for work or education, emotional issues with mothers, abusive romantic relationships etc.

Our discussion helped girls to understand how they could start viewing pain in a different light and attempt to move past it.

Eksaath was able to resolve a pre-marital issue of a 21 year old girl who was conflicted about marrying someone she had not met. Many emotional issues get seeded more in doubt or the unknown nature of the situation one has to handle. And sometimes all one needs is a perspective.

If you or anyone you know needs counselling, please contact us.




Sportswear for girls


Sportswear donated by a Girl Scouts team in Maryland, USA to Eksaath. This was given to girls who play sports in a school in Mumbai. The girls find it tough to compete because of lack of formal wear. The girls play athletics, boxing, football etc.

Eksaath wishes to support girls at school through various initiatives. Sponsoring girls who play sports in one area. We hope to encourage more girls to play sports and compete in various sporting arena.




Learning to block

We started our self defense program on the 15 th of Nov. Its a 40 hr course. Within a week the girls are learning to block assaults. This is just one of the moves we have taught the girls.

Eksaath is looking to reach out to more girls and women at schools, colleges and corporates. And teach them how not to fear violence. What the program hopes to do is build muscle memory or auto reflex in the event someone invades their personal space. In the event women get assaulted the fear of that assault and more so about what to do when assaulted is self debilitating.

If one goes through a program like this, we can train our girls to respond without fear. This is an absolute joy for me to see. Eksaath Foundation is custom building the program to teach girls and women deal with abuse and violence. #domesticviolence #women #empowerment #selfdefense.

Charity Fund Raising Work Out by Bodyworks

Last few weeks have been very special for Eksaath Foundation. To help women deal with violence, we are creating self defense programs for girls at school and colleges. And our first program will start in November. All thanks to Venu Adhiya Hirani who owns Bodyworks, a weight management and fitness centre at Juhu.

Every year Bodyworks organises a Sweat Out for Charity program, a gruelling two hour fitness bootcamp to raise funds for social projects. This time around, Venu and Bodyworks, decided to support the self defense training program being organised by Eksaath. The camp has raised Rs 26,500 which will help start this program. This also includes a contribution of Rs 10,000 from Ms Deepa Panchal, a Bodyworks Member.

Eksaath wishes to thank Venu and Deepa, for supporting this initiative which will teach girls tactics on how to defend oneself in the event of an assault or invasion of personal space. A very special thank you to Ms Poonam Wadera who connected all the dots and bought Eksaath Foundation and Bodyworks together and made it happen.