The Importance of Practice

To be good at most things you need to practice and surviving a violent attack is no different. Let’s start with the safest way to avoid violence, by increasing your situational awareness to avoid it.   Your first step is to think about what is distracting you from what is going on around you; if you are like most people out there, your biggest distraction is your cell phone.  The next time you are out in public, eating at a restaurant or at work, place your cell phone face down and observe who and what is going on in your immediate environment, where are the exits and what obstacles prevent you from making a fast escape if necessary.   It may be difficult to control the urge to not look at your phone for 15 minutes but this exercise is designed to increase your situational awareness and with practice it will make you more confident in your environment.

Michael J. Clarke, CEO
The SAFER Solution
(310) 877-4393

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