1. Topic-
Learning to change behaviors in order to avoid situations where a person's safety may be compromised.
 
2. Content-
Introductions of everyone, questionnaire, weapons and fear, forming habits, and sticky notes
 
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Give an overview of the class
2. Educate on the psychology of attacks
3. Introduce Sticky Notes and forming habits in 21 days
 
4. Objectives-
1. Have students take questionnaire
2. Have students come up with places they should put sticky notes
3. Students to have forms signed and report how the sticky notes worked at next class
 
5. Materials and Aids-
Signed Confidentiality Agreement
Signed WEMA agreement for self-defense class
Post-its (Sticky Notes)
Pens/Pencils
Table and chairs - (worked out ahead of time w/ location)
Questionnaire
Name tags
 
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Approx. 5 - 10 mins.
1.Introduce Instructors and background
2.Students say names, why they may be taking the class (if they want), and what they expect to learn

5 mins.
3.Have students take questionnaire
 

B. Development-

10 - mins.
Question #1. What weapons are you concerned about being attacked by?
- Ask for everyone's answers, maybe chart how many said certain weapons
- Give answer - Fear as a weapon
- First and foremost - Mental, emotional, and spiritual attack
- Avoid those types of situations
- Quote
"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." "“ Dale Carnegie

30 mins
Question 2. How long does it take to form a habit?
- Ask students for answer
- Give answer - 21 days
- Keep coming back to this question
- A lot of courses don't work due to not changing behavior, only teach techniques
- We teach to change way of thinking and behavior, as well as techniques
- Introduce sticky notes
o Be conscious/aware
o Places to put them "“ by your bedside, every time you change to a new activity in your daily routine, every entry way, rearview mirror in car or other places where you change location - home can be used to represent public areas
o Makes you think about environment "“ weapons to use/escape routes to use to get away
o Body is our weapon
o Next class they will be asked how it worked for them
(Note "“ discuss also that you have to practice something 21 days in a row before you are able to effectively do something effectively and so physical techniques are really a bad self-defense technique. We prefer to teach "˜how NOT to be caught in a bad place' rather than just teaching how to fight. We will teach you physical techniques but will stress to you each that we don't want you to have to use these techniques!!! Can you become someone who can poke someone's eye out????) Refer back to question #1 about how long a habit takes to form"¦
Ask again - How many days to form a habit?
3. SLL
How many days to form a habit?
 

C. Practice-

5 mins.
1. Have each student place a sticky note
What's SLL?
5 mins.
2. Have students pair up and test each other's peripheral vision
What's SLL?
10-15 mins.
3. Have someone stand on other side of door while another walks through.
How many days to form a habit? What's SLL?
 

D. Independent Practice-

Have them report at next class how the sticky notes worked
 

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Ask how many days to form a habit? - 21
2. Ask what is SLL?
3. What is there homework?
 

G. Closure-

1. Change there way of thinking by changing their behaviors over 21 days in order to avoid dangerous situations
2. Sticky notes & SLL
 
7. Evaluation-
1. What did students want to learn from course; take that into account for later
2. How long did each exercise take?
 

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