Self Defense | Personal Safety
Personal safety is both a mindset and a skill set. Learn smart strategies for party and social environments, how alcohol and other drugs cause vulnerability, and what techniques predators use to choose and isolate their victims. Cultivate assertive behavior and risk-reduction techniques. Learn preventative measures by drawing on hidden strengths.
COS makes personal safety accessible and fun to learn, conquering the fear behind its need. We get participants looking and walking with confidence, prepared to take on city streets and campus parties. Our high-energy presenters use their extensive experience in law enforcement, corporate security and campus safety to engage groups with verbal and physical exercises enabling participants to experience the power they never knew they had!
Goals and Learning Outcomes:
- Build skills to protect from physical, verbal, and emotional attacks by others.
- Increase knowledge and confidence with self-defense strategies.
- Gain the ability to navigate party and social environments safely.
- Access self-confidence and learn more ways to demonstrate assertiveness in potentially vulnerable situations.
“We thought our girls were already well informed, but Joanne was able to get them to another level of confidence. We loved the way she got the girls participating and practicing the new skills. They had so much fun and learned so much. I’m certain more than one will put the skills to the test. This is a program that every girl needs to have at some point in her life, hopefully before it’s too late.”
“My first thoughts were, ‘Great another assembly. I mean we are SENIORS now.’ But that all changed. Your talk today truly impacted me in a way I cannot explain. I’ll admit I’m a girl with little self confidence and a lot to learn. Your talk helped me realize the need to demand not only respect out of others, but a high value on my own self-worth!”