Check out #9 in our series of videos showing self-defense strategies to use against harassers and bullies! Lauren shares some great ways to keep your skills fresh and reminds us that we’re all worth defending.
What an empowering, enlightening class! You gave me a wonderfully empowering gift – the ability to speak! You helped take away some of the fear that I had by having me realize that I have some power within.
To my surprise, I found the verbal parts of the class the most beneficial. Instead of just preparing us for the chance of an all-out attack, we learned skills that have been helping me to navigate more assertively through everyday situations. You helped all of us to view self-defense holistically, and asked us to question our role in making this world less violent.
I feel so much stronger and more confident. Now I feel good about saying no to something I don’t want, where I used to feel bad about it. This is a big change!
The teachers are nonjudgmental: they are not going to tell you that what you are doing is wrong.
Lauren is very encouraging and patient. An excellent teacher, she makes everyone feel comfortable.
I unfortunately had to use some tactics I learned from the workshop, as I was assaulted at the beach this summer. I honestly believe that I avoided a rape because of your training.
Thank you for a wonderful class. I will spread the word around my high school and to every interested girl/woman I know!
This class not only showed me how to defend my body, but it taught me how to express myself as well. It nurtured my soul and showed me that to be a woman does not mean that I am physically helpless.
I feel more confident and like I can get through anything.
The teachers role-modeled being strong women.