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Self Defence for Body & Soul
Tue 21 March 2017, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT
Whilst we all have an idea of what physical self-defence is and we can take personal responsibility for that…. Far more people, men and women, are psychologically and emotionally “assaulted” every day. It might be deliberate like bullying or harassment, or it might be non-intentional like poor management, poor emotional intelligence, etc.
With a physical assault, society has a set of processes, formal and informal.
You can get injuries treated, the law will intercede on your behalf: police and courts, there may even be things like insurance that will help you recover.
You will get sympathy and support from friends, family, employer, etc
With psychological/emotional assaults, we don’t have the same infrastructure.
There are normally no physical scars to be treated and medical intervention is probably well down the road when your mental state becomes fragile.
Unless it is provable racial/homophobic/gender based, then there is no intervention from the law.
You tend to get little sympathy from those around you except for advice such as “ignore them” or “stand up to them”, which you may not be capable of doing.
Unlike physical assault where any scars will hopefully heal, mental scars can actually deepen and further weaken an already fragile self concept, leaing to possibly further “attacks”.
And they can ripple out and have an effect on family, friends, work, etc.
I'm sure that you can think of times when you or someone you know has been "assaulted" psychologically or emotionally.
So, as well as running Self Defence classes, over the years I have also delivered courses to businesses on topics including; Self-Esteem, Empowerment, Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Coaching, etc and I realised that there was a cross over between the two disciplines and indeed at the heart of each is a victim, or victim mentality.
So I developed Self Defence for Body & Soul which combines some defences against physical assault with defences against psychological assault.
This two hour workshop will introduce you to new ways of thinking about and dealing with physical and psychological assaults.