ThinkSafe Seminars
Prepare. Be Aware. Know Your Options.
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Seminars

With a focus on preventive strategies, and first-response tactics, Dawn's goal is to help you move safely through your day with more awareness and less fear.

ThinkSafe Seminars


Broaden your personal safety awareness and maximize your options for everyday self defense. Seminars utilize real-world stories, student interaction, games, and technique practice.


EveryDay Self Defense Basic (2 Hours)

What if you could increase your awareness, reduce your fear, live safer and feel more empowered?

Our renowned Everyday Self-Defense class discusses personal and situational awareness as well as physical self-defense options. You will explore a variety of effective strategies based on preventing violence and crime before it happens. These strategies include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Identifying risky people and situations early and often

  • Preparing responses for potential dangers (rather than reacting when it’s too late)

  • Everyday habits of awareness and safety

  • Methods for discouraging an attack

Because life doesn’t always go as planned, the seminar also addresses how to defend yourself physically when needed. The strategies covered in this basic class include:

  • Using the physical weapons you already have at all times

  • Targeting the best parts of the body to disable and discourage an attacker

  • How to best get help in an emergency

You will leave this seminar with the knowledge you need to navigate risky situations, and the skills you need to escape if things go wrong.


EVERYDAY SELF DEFENSE FOR STUDENTS (2 hours)

Sadly, 73% of campus crimes are theft related (burglary, robbery and car theft), while 21% are sex offenses and aggravated assault. Our seminar for students looks realistically at the dangers of being a student in the modern world, and what a young person can do to keep themselves and their possessions safer. Specific topics include:

  • Everyday habits of awareness and safety

  • Identifying the riskiest places on and around campus

  • Attending parties, demonstrations and other gatherings as safely as possible

  • Creating emergency plans in advance rather than reacting under stress

  • Methods for discouraging attackers on campus

  • Dealing with unwanted sexual advances in verbal, physical and online forms

  • Physical techniques to discourage a casual aggressor

  • Self-defense weapons of the body for escaping an attack

  • How to best get help in an emergency

  • Who to contact on or off campus after a situation occurs

Students will leave the seminar ready to navigate college life and urban areas aware of danger, empowered to take responsibility for their own safety, and ready to defend themselves if the need arises. Coming soon!



EVERYDAY SELF DEFENSE Expanded (3 hours)

In our expanded seminar, you will learn about and practice situational awareness and physical self defense using real-life scenarios. Along with more skills for defusing tense situations, discouraging and disabling attackers, this seminar includes all the topics covered in our basic class:

  • Identifying risky people and situations early and often

  • Preparing responses for potential dangers rather than reacting when it’s too late

  • Everyday habits of awareness and safety

  • Methods for discouraging an attack

  • Using the natural weapons you already have at all times

  • Targeting the best parts of the body to disable and discourage an attacker

  • Choosing other weapons based on what you know and what you’re willing to use

  • How to best get help in an emergency

You will learn these awareness skills in depth, plus practice to make them a part of your automatic daily routine. Physical techniques are covered in detail, with opportunity for hands-on practice in a controlled, safe atmosphere. You will leave this seminar empowered to take control of your personal safety, and able to safely practice on your own to better sharpen your skills.