Ahimsa have been running as a charity since 1990 challenging and supporting perpetrators of abuse to cease their violent and abusive behaviour to become responsible and loving human beings. Our aim is to support the safety and well-being of everyone concerned and to enable you to achieve loving, responsible and fulfilling non-abusive relationships with current, future or past partners and with your children. Many of our clients say that their work at Ahimsa has helped them to feel more at ease with themselves, more able to handle difficulties in life in a helpful way and to have a deeper sense of connection to themselves and those around them.
Standing upon and rooted in Mindfulness and Inquiry are the four principles of non-violence: Responsibility, Emotional Vulnerability, Love and Empathy, and Creativity. These guide and underpin the approach taken in addressing the major themes of the programme which are: Dealing with Conflict, Emotional Regulation, Partnership and Relationship, Sexual Relationship and Responsible Parenting.
As part of our service we deliver the integrated partner support service providing in-depth Couselling, safety advice, and information on other services. We also provide bespoke training to agencies to promote engagement with perpetrators and their families.
Ahimsa work closely within a multi-agency context, attending the Plymouth MARAC and working closely with Plymouth City Council, Police, Social Services and CAFCASS.