Introducing ABC REDPublished 01/12/2013
Introducing ABC RED. This is a mnemonic that represents the material for a new course I'm co-running. I've teamed up with Kate Manley, a qualified counselor and life coach. 

Self-Defence, Soul-Defence - A fast track to real assertiveness and confidence - combining self-defence skills with psychological know how.

The objective of the course is to provide you with skills and knowledge that can be immediately applied to your own physical and psychological well being. For the physical part, the ABC RED applies in the following way:

A is for Awareness: The foundation for effective defence of ourselves, our property, our loved ones and the property of our loved ones.

is for Breathe: Recognition that potential action is required is vital in order to stay safe. Due to psychological stress, conscious breathing can help.

C is Create Space: Once a threat is faced, creating space is key to escaping and avoiding further danger.

R is for Respond: A response should ideally be simple and informed like talking down and avoiding threat of further danger. However, a physical response may be necessary as a last resort.

E is for Escape: The ultimate goal, should the gravity of the situation reach this stage, is to effectively escape to a safe environment.

D is for Debrief: It's important and often helpful, regardless of how insignificant it may seem, that we retrospectively reflect on the events. Not just how it ended but how it started in the first instance. Often simply describing the course of events with friends and family can we learn but also keep it firmly in the past.

The course starts in 2014 and more details will be added to the news page.

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