When you hear the word “home,” what comes to mind? Do you see a big house with an expansive porch, a couple of rocking chairs,
Our heart for every woman who enters our class is for her – you – to be increasingly strong and courageous. We want you to be able to take care of yourself in any and every situation so you can go home safe every night.
So why do we even need to talk about it? Doesn’t everybody know better than to put themselves in a compromising situation? Honestly, I wish we didn’t even have to discuss these things. I wish we could go into every day as carefree as a toddler, blissfully unaware of the dangers in this world because – hooray! – our world is safe! But we do need to talk about these things because – surprise, surprise – our world isn’t safe.
Flashbacks can make us victims. This sobering reality must be addressed so we can learn how to overcome whatever comes at us.
We can’t afford to self-medicate negative emotions away with alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, food, video gaming, and social media. You name it – most of us know where our weaknesses lie. We realize we need to face those difficult emotions somehow or other, perhaps through therapy or other means. We must be honest and deal with whatever’s going on, including our feelings.
There’s nerve (thinking outside the box – seeing ordinary objects as weapons), and there’s the will (following through on using improvised weapons to stop an attacker). But, of course, we also need the training to ensure we get the desired results.