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Physical Self-Protection and De-Escalation Skills

Workshop Overview

This program exposes staff to non-violent self-protection and disengaging skills. Moreover, it is designed to enhance safety while preserving the therapeutic relationship between the client and staff member.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn to assess and recognize the signs of an imminent assault
  • Learn further about the gift of fear known also as survival intuition
  • Enhance their awareness of personal strengths and limitations
  • Identify supportive and defensive body positioning approaches
  • Build and enhance their awareness of body movement, and areas of vulnerability
  • Learn to use psychological distraction and evasion skills
  • Practice disengaging from strikes, kicks, punches, grabs, chokes, hair pulls and bites
  • Learn further about post crisis stress reaction and self-care