This is the second of a two-part series on the neurobiology of self-defense. Part 1 focused on the fight/flight/freeze responses. This article will focus on the neurobiology of social interactions. The Neurobiology of Social Interactions Much of the following discussion
Not long after posting Ours is Not a World of Heroes and Villains, I was contacted by the survivor in the story I shared. She was upset that I misrepresented the situation, and asked that I leave the post up,
[Note: I have published an addendum to this post. You can read it here.] One of the things I often tell people when I’m talking about believing survivors is that all experience is valid; that you don’t have to experience
This is the first of a two-part series on the neurobiology of self-defense. This post will focus on fight/flight/freeze responses, and how traumatic stress impacts those. Next time, I’ll talk about the neurobiology of social dynamics.
When Erin and I were identifying what would be the guiding values of Culture of Safety, we each contributed two. Erin said that procrastination couldn’t be one of them (they asked me to write this article a month ago), so
Boundary-setting is a key component of verbal self-defense, and verbal self-defense is a huge piece of the empowerment self-defense model. It’s easily equally as important as physical self-defense. Participants are often surprised by that. But 75% to 90% of physical
PowerUP is a 6-week workplace empowerment program. Part workout, part meditation, and part assertiveness training, each session will leave participants feeling more powerful and confident in themselves, their lives, and their work. Workouts are centered around self-defense techniques to further
So how does Empowerment Self-Defense help employee engagement? Because one of the fundamental things we teach is how to communicate assertively. And when you know you can say no to what you don’t want, and ask for what you do