As a 63rd old female, going to the workshops was informative, empowering, and beneficial to me. As an older adult, I was doubting my strength and ability as I’ve lost muscle through aging.  Carolyne, Aman and Tania were professional, compassionate and fully involved in preparing those of us in the worshops to believe that we could do self-care after the incident, de-escalate someone else (as well as ourselves) and defend ourselves. 

They taught us awareness of who passes by in order to recall accurately. They explained safe distances, if you’re being approached in a potentitallly negative manner, where there is a threat. How to shock an attacker and  other techniques to throw them off their intent.  All in all, it was a great way for me to know I am still strong and can defend myself. I know what to do in dangerous situations.”   Mary H. April 15, 2017