If you think “It can’t happen to me.” you are a prime target for assault.
Nationally known speaker Robert L. Siciliano, “THE LIFESAVER”, has published his acclaimed safety ideas in his new book. This book urges you to “take a minute for safety” by showing you how to become more aware of your environment by living consciously. Learn to feel your emotions not discount them. Siciliano teaches you how to tap into your basic self-preservation instincts by redeveloping your natural abilities which your social conditioning has taught you to suppress.
The Safety Minute is much more than a self-defense or crime prevention book. It teaches personal security as a state of mind, a lifestyle, and a winning attitude. The Safety Minute is a new approach to an old problem, offering timely solutions for everyone from the business traveler with a laptop computer to the homeowner vacationing in a foreign country. Every self-defense technique is designed to help the vulnerable avoid being a victim, emphasizing practical methods so you can avoid and remove yourself from a dangerous situation and save your life!
Americans, for the most part believe that crime is completely random in nature, and that it strikes when you are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Fortunately this is not true. In reality we do have a large degree of control over our personal safety. In The Safety Minute anyone can benefit from proven step-by-step guidelines, including over 250 safety tips to use at home and abroad, a helpful analysis of all the emotions involved in an attack situation and verbal and physical self-defense techniques. The book concludes with an up-to-the-minute evaluation of all types of lethal and non-lethal home and personal protection products.
Crime is now American’s #1 concern. Many people are afraid to go out of the house alone, especially after dark, or they worry excessively about the safety of their children. Other are not concerned at all until something actually happens to them or a loved one.
According to Robert L. Siciliano, “THE LIFESAVER”, author of The Safety Minute, here are seven tips that can help keep you safer.
Constant awareness of your environment is your best defense. Always be alert, whether you are in your car, on the street, or at home.
Have a plan of action
Play a mental “what if” game. Where would you go and what would you do should a dangerous situation occur?
Trust your instincts
Research shows that most assault victims had a feeling something was wrong just before they were attacked.
Be aware if an acquaintance is suddenly paying unwanted attention to you.
More than half of all assaults are committed by someone known to the victim.
Keep your senses free
Don’t wear radio headphones, large hats, or other devices that make it difficult for you to sense an attacker. Be alert at all times.
If someone accosts you, yell “No!” as loudly as you can. Don’t yell “Help” or “Rape” because these words give the message: “I’m weak and helpless” a message that attackers feed upon. “No!” is powerful. In fact it has been proven that the word “No” is said to us hundreds of thousands of times in our lifetimes. When we hear “No” it actually causes a chemical reaction in our body.
Yell “I don’t know this man”
Let bystanders know that you do not know the assailant so they don’t mistake the attack for a domestic quarrel.