On September 27, 2015 there was a wonderful program put on by CPR, Students Fighting Back. This programs main focus was on self-defense and how to protect yourself.
During the presentation Intuition was brought up. Did you know that Human beings are the only creatures on earth that ignore their intuition? Intuition is our body and our minds way of telling us that something is not right. If your intuition is telling you that a situation doesn’t feel right it is okay to follow that feeling! Be the person that says “I Know It” rather than “I Knew It” after the fact.
Campus’ around the country are having issues with assaults or attempted assaults on campus, please CHOOSE TO BE AWARE!
Some things you can do include:
-Look at the Person’s Body Language
-Give them eye contact
-Keep your Head up!
And remember that no matter what happens, no matter what situation you find yourself in NO. is an answer.
If you are presented in a situation where you are a bystander don’t be afraid to get involved and put a stop to a potentially dangerous situation.
If you know a survivor support them:
-Listen without judgement
-“I believe you”
-“I support you”
-“I am here for you”
If you find yourself in a situation where you are alone and there is someone coming near you and you feel unsafe/ uneasy don’t be afraid to make a scene.
One method that was suggested in the presentation was to put one foot slightly in front of the other, knees slightly bent and hands out in front of you. Once you are in your position yell at them, “NO!” “BACK UP!” “I DON’T WANT ANY PROBLEMS!”
How to Fight Back
There is a self-defense formula presented to us during the presentation…
Where is He/She Vulnerable? + Where Am I Strong + Force = Self-Defense
Overall this was a very educational presentation and if you would like to know more information you can go to the following links: