Do you feel anxious about your daughter’s safety? Are you fed up with feeling uneasy every time you use an underground parking lot? Have you stopped walking your dog after dark? Do you feel afraid when you hear an unusual noise? Have you ever felt intimidated, belittled or manipulated? Have you ever been sexually harassed [...]
Category: Foundation of Personal Safety
Personal safety includes many skills, and many of those skills relate to a much smaller number of basic principles. As I was thinking about what concrete safety ideas to write about for this article, it occurred to me to put a summary of “the whole thing”. When Michael Linehan and I were writing our book [...]
Many people have powerful preconceptions about self defense training. Some believe that pursuing such training is, by definition, inconsistent with their personal identity as a peaceful person; some believe that it must be scary. These preconceptions are normal and often based in an experience or awareness of a program that was indeed poorly conducted or [...]
Teaching kids to stay aware, act confident, get help from safe adults. Stranger safety using safety plans, and putting safety first.