September is Self-Improvement Month - Why not start with your Safety?

When people think of "self-improvement", they normally think physical: new hairstyle, trim waist, killer abs, toned muscles, breast implants, etc.

Rarely, is any thought ever given to their safety - whether they are physically or mentally prepared to defend themselves and/or their families.

The month of September brings us an excellent opportunity to reflect and take necessary action to increase our ability to be prepared in the face of a criminal attack.

Women's Self-Defense Institute has the tools and resources necessary to assist and train women in increasing their preparedness to reduce the risks of becoming a crime victim.

Taking the necessary steps to reduce our exposure to crime is not about fear - it is prudent risk management. Just as most of us have learned to swim in order not to drown; and/or have taken a CPR course to protect our families, self-defense is just another component to being prepared.

Self-defense training is a way to take back control of your life, rather than feeling helpless in the face of adversity - whether it be criminal, your spouse or your boss.

Self-defense training is not all about physical techniques to subdue a criminal. It is about learning assertiveness behavior, verbal boundary setting and fear management.

Self-defense training also impacts us psychologically through:

  • increased self-confidence
  • reduction in feelings of vulnerability
  • increased independence
  • increased feelings of self-reliance
  • decrease in anxiety
  • increased situational & environmental awareness
  • increase in feelings of self-worth

    Whether you are an individual, group or corporation, Women's Self-Defense Institute Programs has something to offer you. Take the first step to your safety self-improvement and check out our programs.

    **Angie M. Tarighi is the CEO & Founder of Women’s Self-Defense Institute providing self defense training, education awareness & personal protection products empowering women to fight back against crime.