I partnered with Self Defense Innovations after hiring them to teach two workshops to my daughter and the rest of the girls in her 8th grade class the summer before entering high school. I had been told by others already in high school that date and acquaintance rape is a frequent occurrence. In addition, I had become familiar with increased rates of human trafficking and was well aware of the prevalence of domestic violence from my years as an attornery.
My response to these anecdotes and statistics is to empower my daughter with education, skills and tools to prepare her for life's unfortunate realities. Self Defense Innovations made it clear that mindset is the precursor to the most effective self-defense strategies.
After years as a practicing attorney where I handled criminal, domestic and child protective cases among others, I shifted my focus to wellness and more specifically to mindset. As a certified health & life coach, I focus on the roots of changing human behavior to achieve desired outcomes.
One's mindset exudes a communication via body language as well as speech that allows others to form opinions about us. Part of self-defense is what your mindset is communicating, i.e. is it security and confidence or insecurity and timidity. Building security and confidence translates into a belief that violence is 100% unacceptable.
Together we have the power to change the statistics in areas of rape, abduction and domestic violence with beliefs of empowerment and simple self-defense techniques that outsmart rather than overpower an aggressor.
If we do nothing, nothing will change. I am grateful to have the opportunity to help make a difference.