University of Bristol
eudo has been providing personal-safety workshops to female Staff and Faculty alike at University of Bristol, since 15 November 2011. During that time, we attended anywhere from three to six times per year to run workshops averaging 20 delegates per class.
The first thing to realise is that violent crime is rare and even more unlikely, from a stranger. The dangers posed for men and women are different: men will be more at risk from a group of other men, whereas women and more at risk from a man: on his own.
You make yourself even less likely to be a victim of a violent crime or assault by taking a few sensible precautions. Many are common sense, and may be things you already do. Making yourself safer doesn't mean changing your entire lifestyle, personality or wardrobe, and it doesn't mean never going out at all.
The following is a brief outline of the workshops we offer:
"It needs three elements for a violent or aggressive incident to happen - a perpetrator, a victim and an opportunity. If you take away the opportunity, it reduces the risk of the incident happening. Our one-and-a-half, award-winning personal safety workshops, level 1 and 2 are designed to empower men and women in their pursuit to overcome a perceived harmful event, attack or threat to survival.
Level 1: Participants will learn:
- why standard responses often prove ineffective;
- ways to improve their awareness of potentially hazardous situations;
- how to overcome distraction, harassment and physical techniques used by assailants;
- valuable self-defence strategies, including posture, language, gesture, the art of deception and low-impact escape techniques.
Level 2: Participants will learn:
- new ground scenarios after an overview of level 1 above (ideally delegates will have completed level 1 before attending) and how to cope with physical attacks as the bias will be on high-impact scenarios.
There will also be a chance to ask questions during the workshop.
Participants should wear tracksuit bottoms and a training top or similar. Soft mats are provided, so bare-fee or socks are preferred."
If you want to come along to a workshop where you can work in a safe and secure environment with other men and women and learn to protect your well being, then simply drop us a line on the CONTACT US page.