Picture a horizontal time line. Right in the middle of that time line is the word "Bang." That word Bang represents an event be it a robbery, rape, assault, shooting or some other unwanted event designed to put us at peril or risk. Any space to the left of that event we are unharmed and have an opportunity to avoid the situation. It can be a long slowly evolving space of time or it can be sudden without any warning with little chance of responding. The space to the right represents the time during which we have to confront the situation and respond. Our goal as we go about our days is to stay left of that "Bang".
Our goal in the S.A.F.E. seminar is to learn to read our environments and the behaviors of the people around so that if there is any indication of a potential threat, we can identify it and respond in an appropriate way as to avoid the "Bang" accordingly.
The indicators we discuss and learn are based in science and not in fear generated from the headlines or Facebook. They are not based on appearances...going back to the old adage you can judge a book by its cover.
In this seminar we introduce the S.A.F.E mindset, how the brain responds to fear and stress, the freeze, fight or flight responses, and those gut instincts and what they mean.
What talk about Kinesics the movement of the body and what it tells us.
We also discuss Proxemics which in its simplest form the the relationship of people to each other and what changes in the relationship can mean plus how it can help us make a decision.
Biometrics is an important parts of our seminar as well as we learn to read peoples responses to stress. This is the study of involuntary responses to an individuals stress that they might not even be aware the are sharing. Things like changes in facial coloring, blink rates, communication tells that reveal the disconnect between what they are saying vs what they are thinking.
And finally we will discuss Atmospherics of the larger environment, both negative and positive, and what they tell us.
All of these in combination can give us a a really well defined picture of an environment even if is unfamiliar. These behaviors are universal across the world. People smile when happy. They look a certain way when they are angry. They respond to stress in very similar ways. Learning to read these signals can be a life saver or at a minimum reduce the impact of a "Bang" event.
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