Like all creatures, humans have a built in response system that helps to deal with threats or danger. This is called the Fight, Flight, or Freeze response (3F). This system has existed since our prehistoric ancestors, allowing them to survive
For about 3 months, I volunteered for I Matter Foundation. They are a non-profit organisation who offer high quality, responsive self-protection and assertiveness training. They work with survivors of family violence and people with experiences of trauma, disability, and mental
Simone Mitchell has been studying and teaching martial arts for 15 plus years now, and working with I Matter for almost two. Her classes help students achieve so much more in the pursuit of wellbeing than just self-protection skills. “It
My personal journey with mindfulness meditation began earlier this year while I was studying a leadership and communication skills course in France. During our last afternoon together, our professor decided to use some class time to teach us some easy
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