will an Everyday Self Defense workshop help me?
key to finding security in daily life is increasing awareness.
Awareness has many facets and Everyday Self Defense offers more than the commonly recommended safety tips (locking
doors, checking the back seat of cars...). A workshop offers
a chance to multiply awareness skills in a variety of areas
and develop an integrated approach to threatening situations
at home, at work, or on the street. Isn't your safety worth
a few hours of your time? This program offers a unique opportunity
to discover untapped abilities that you can use to improve
personal safety and well being.
do I need to know Everyday Self Defense?
all take action to help ourselves feel safe. Some people buy
guns, some people get a dog and some rely on others for protection.
The goal of personal safety and wellness training is to develop
the tools to protect yourself with body, mind and spirit in
all kinds of everyday situations. The more we learn, the more
we can carry these tools with us to increase the value and
quality of our personal and professional lives. Confidence,
self-worth, assertiveness, and self-reliance are the results.
is Everyday Self Defense different from other personal safety
Self Defense is the result of the Janet Nelson's unique
experience and training as a social worker and a martial artist.
She has realized that for many of us personal safety training
should be targeted at everyday threats to personal safety
and well being not the extremely rare event that most
of us fear - the violent stranger attack.
has spent years developing a unique combination of skills
focused directly on our everyday self-defense needs. Unlike
most "canned" programs, each workshop is tailored to the needs
of your organization. She has ideas and advice to help you
maintain your chosen and necessary activities - not warnings
that limit your mobility and restrict your freedom.
In Everyday Self Defense, you will hear "If you
have to work alone at night, you should…" instead of "Don't
ever work alone at night."
will I learn in an Everyday Self Defense program?
experiencing Everyday Self Defense, you will
begin to gain the skills that will allow you to protect yourself
at home, at work, or on the street. You will become more aware
of your body and how to use your whole body to protect yourself.
You will learn and practice physical assertiveness, with up
to a dozen remarkably simple but effective exercises. You
will imagine and mentally practice what if scenarios — and
your best actions in such situations. Participants can improve
their ability to:
their mental capabilities to defend themselves
physical capabilities in simple, safe, yet powerful ways
the everyday situations that may compromise wellness and
stereotypes and how they influence our safety decisions
assertiveness skills and practice using them
violent behavior and how to avoid it
personal and legal rights and how to act in a healthful
way to gain them
awareness skills for personal insight and safety
stress and maintain composure under pressure
are some of the typical activities in an Everyday Self Defense
Self Defense includes a variety of mental and physical
activities that are both invigorating and relaxing. They include:
body language and eye contact
tone of voice and assertive speaking
what if games, visualization and role playing
of social issues and influences
what benefits will I get from Everyday Self Defense?
Self Defense is uniquely designed to help participants
improve their personal safety awareness mentally as well as
physically. Over the years, Janet Nelson's seminar participants have reported improvements in their ability
to, trust and follow their emotional instincts
assertively with greater self-reliance
presence of mind to deal effectively with harassing or threatening
more comfortable taking up space and making eye contact
and move with a straight, well balanced, confident posture
with assurance in a firm, convincing voice
are the goals of Everyday Self Defense?
Self Defense was created to help you:
personal mobility and freedom
fear and gain confidence
violence and prevent violence
prepared for emergency situations
calm in a wider variety of social settings
who you are and increase your determination to protect yourself
I participate in Everyday Self Defense if I have physical
Janet Nelson developed Everyday Self Defense after teaching people with many different physical limitations.
She has worked with those impaired by age, learning disability,
gender, stress, height, weight, trauma and paralysis. There
is plenty to learn for ANYONE in an Everyday Self Defense program.
I earn continuing education credits while participating in Everyday
Self Defense programs?
Janet Nelson works regularly with professional associations
and other organizations to ensure that participants are eligible
for continuing education credits.
can I really learn about protecting myself in a day? The short
answer to this question is, "A lot!" Some of the specific
things you will learn include:
mental and physical keys to self defense
awareness and social boundaries
techniques and stress reduction
suggestions tailored to your profession
Everyday Self Defense guarantee my personal safety?
None of us can guarantee our personal safety. The benefit
of Everyday Self Defense occurs when we expand
our awareness and practice both mental and physical skills
that help make us more self-assured and better able to function
in our daily lives.