Happy New Year 1/1/2018

20180101_182810     Happy New Year everyone! Its a brand new year. Make it your year to shine, move forward.                                                           Have you ever thought to yourself, I can do better, I wish I had or you tell yourself you cant. Well STOP a minute, for starters you can change that. I always remember being told when I was younger,” there’s no such word as can’t” which I always said there is and I can’t do it. I was wrong. I have achieved things that I never thought was possible, I am proud of the person I am. I have achieved being the best mother I can be to my children. I have become a knowledgeable health care assistant. Grabbing the opportunity to become a trainer with the company I work for, achieving greater confidence in myself trying new things and meeting new people.

2018 for me will be starting new adventures and spreading my wings as I know I can achieve my dreams in life.

I have realised over time that I can do it I just have to believe I can. So anyone that’s reading this yes you can do it you can achieve anything in life if you believe. Do not be so hard on yourself if you don’t do it the first time try again till you do.

That fire in your belly that drives you, use it with all you have. Carry out the things you love in life whether it be the career in which you choose or the relationships you develop. Life is too short, what if there isn’t a tomorrow, each day is a gift.  In this new year lets step out of our comfort zone and forget a new years resolution that last only for a few weeks or months. Lets make a new life resolution to be the person you want to be. Go and chase what you want, however I am not saying its going to be easy. You have to put the hard work in and believe you can. So make those vision boards. Set those goals and commitments that will take you on the road to success. Wishing you all a happy new year.  #Never-give-up

P.S watch out for my next blog on Vision Boards xxx

SELF-DEFENCE TRAINING HAS MANY BENEFITS

 

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• Learning something new.
• It can reduce the risk of you becoming a victim of a violent assault by increasing your confidence.
• It can double your chance of surviving a violent assault.
• Knowing self-defence can help you feel less anxious in public.
• Exercise benefits in joining self-defence classes.
• Meeting new people as the classes are made up of individuals from different age groups or with different ethnic or cultural backgrounds. This allows you to have a greater understanding of other cultures.
• Increases self – confidence, taking up self-defence classes will allow you to learn and be aware of your surroundings. This will allow you to fully explore the world, because you have the ability to defend yourself.

Completing the 8 week challenge

Hello everyone, I have completed the 8 week challenge of healthy eating and exercise. Giving you all an update on how I got on. Over the last 8 weeks I have found it hard because I love cake and a take away. I was focused and determined to follow the programme. All the ladies that came on the programme worked hard and did amazing, I am proud of myself and my results. The trainers at dynamics gym in Radcliffe worked along side us girls throughout the 8 weeks.

Here are my results

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#NEVER -GIVE- UP

Keep moving forward

You will achieve your goals

 

Safeguarding

Safeguarding is protecting adults at risk or children from abuse or neglect. Working together to safeguard adults at risk and children is very important in our society. It is imperative for people delivering training in this industry to be aware of safeguarding due to the adults at risk and children we will be working with. People who attend the courses do so for a variety of reasons, business, personal safety awareness, confidence building. 1 in 4 people have suffered some form of abuse as children therefore have their own safeguarding history.

Wednesday, I attended a safeguarding awareness course at Lilleshall Nation Sports and conferencing centre near Newport Shropshire. The course was delivered by Andy Gibb. Andy has worked in health care for over 30 years. He works with NFPS (the national federation for personal safety) in delivering Safeguarding courses. Director of staff training company Ltd – safeguarding adults and children at risk.

As a result of attending this course, and from my own personal experiences, I am fully aware of previous safeguarding issues that people may have and the emotional responses that may arise from some of the scenario based techniques that I teach. I promise to promote both the physical and emotional well-being of the students that undertake my classes at all times. I look forward to meeting those of you attending my courses and hope to make it an enjoyable experience for all.

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[above left Andy Gibb, centre myself Sam, above right Mark Dawes]

 

 

 

Self-Defence

I am doing a free women’s Self-Defence session for an hour and a half at Radcliffe Leisure Centre on the Friday 16th June at 6pm to 7.30pm. I will be putting on refreshments on the night. I will be looking forward to seeing you all.  There is limited spaces available. So if you would like to come along please e-mail me on sam_huskings@hotmail.co.uk  

 

 

Healthy Life Style

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8 Week  Summer Body Challenge

Myself and these lovely ladies are doing a 8 week challenge. We have completed are first week of healthy eating and lots of exercise. Once again I am proud of myself for doing this as it encourages me to meet new people and become healthier and fitter. I’ve found it hard this week so far as I enjoy my cakes and chocolate however with a positive mind set you can achieve any thing you like in life. A big thank you to my friend Vicky Bolam for helping me prepare my meals. I will keep you all updated on are progress and show you before and after photos of myself at the end.

There are lots of benefits in becoming healthy and making a change in your life. Exercise is really important to me as it helps me with my anxiety and makes me feel good. Always do what makes you happy. Some benefits are

  • Feel good about yourself
  • More energy
  • Happier
  • Live Longer
  • Increase confidence
  • Meeting new people

 

IF SOMEONE IS TRYING TO SEXUALLY ASSAULT YOU SHOULD YOU FIGHT BACK OR LIE BACK AND THINK OF ENGLAND?

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Many years ago advice to women in the UK who were likely to be sexually assaulted was not to fight back but instead, to submit to the will of the assailant because by submitting and not resisting you would be less likely to suffer and sever injuries or die.

Hoverver, this advice, given by agencies such as the police was never actually based on any real evidential research.

In the USA however, one of the largest studies ever undertaken by the Justice Department, which collected records on more than two-million women throughout the United States who had been attacked, found that women who in some way or other resisted their attacker doubled their chances of avoiding rape.

Dr, Pauline Bart (who undertook the research)said; “What women should know is that they will increase the probability of avoiding rape when attacked through using active strategies and multiple strategies particularly the combination of yelling and physically resisting”.

IS IT REALLY LESS DANGEROUS TO RESIST THE ATTACKER?

In her research, Dr. Bart looked explored the question as to whether or not resisting and fighting back would increase the risk of being seriously injured or killed and Dr. Bart found very little evidence to that effect?

She also conlcuded that there was no difference between those women who physically resisted and fought back and those women who did absolutely nothing! What the research concluded was that you do not increase your chance of serious injury by resisting or fighting back, which was contrary to what the police and Home Office in the UK were advising at the time.

DOES LEARNING SELF DEFENCE WORK FOR WOMEN WHO ARE AT RISK OF BEING RAPED?

The short answer, based on Dr. Bart’s research is yes.

The research concluded that women who undertook self defence training, even for brief periods of time, were more likely to avoid being raped and were more likely to be aware of danger earlier then people who had had no such training.

SELF DEFENCE TRAINING HAS MANY BENEFITS:

1. It can reduce the risk of you becoming a victim of a violent assault by increasing your confidence.

2. It can double your chance of surviving a violent assault.

COMBINE THE ABOVE FACTS WITH PRINCIPLE-BASED TECHNIQUES THAT ARE:

a) Very Effective;

b) Simple to Use, and;

c) Easy to Learn (whilst having immense fun in the process).

And you have an course for women that has scientifically proven evidence to reduce the risk of someone becoming a victim, and, if (in an extre case) they were attacked, it also increase the chances of them surviving the attack.

In my blog post: ‘Why it is important for women to learn self-defence?’ I published the following facts:

· Approximately 85.000 women are raped in England and Wales every year.
· That’s roughly 11 rapes every hour. These figures include assaults by penetration and attempts.
· 1 in 5 women aged 16-59 experienced some form of sexual violence since the age of sixteen.
· 31% of young women aged 18-24 report having experienced sexual abuse in child hood.

(These figures come from An Overview of Sexual Offending in England and Wales, the first ever joint official statistics bulletin on sexual violence released by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Home Office in January 2013.)

JOIN ME ON MY NEXT SELF DEFENCE COURSE FOR WOMEN

I’d like to invite you to join me for a FREE one and a half hour Self-Defence session that has been specifically put on to help women and girls avoid becoming victims of sexual abuse.

The course will be run locally in the Radcliffe area between 6.30 – 8pm and I will be confirming the venue soon.

The course will be limited to only 10 people on a first-come first-served basis and if you’d like to come along please email me at: sam_huskings@hotmail.co.uk now

Why it is important for women to learn self-defence?

 

·         Approximately 85.000 women are raped in England and Wales every year.

·         That’s roughly 11 rapes every hour. These figures include assaults by penetration and attempts.

·         1 in 5 women aged 16-59 experienced some form of sexual violence since the age of sixteen.

·         31% of young women aged 18-24 report having experienced sexual abuse in child hood. 

 These figures come from An Overview of Sexual Offending in England and Wales, the first ever joint official statistics bulletin on sexual violence released by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Home Office in January 2013.

Most people have a Hollywood view of violence which is very glamorized, however being in an actual situation of physical confrontation when basic human instincts of fight, flight or freeze kicks in is extremely different. It is very difficult to prepare for this scenario as humans are very unpredictable. Undertaking self defence lessons can help you to partially prepare for a variety of situations, teaching you how to assess each situation and respond accordingly in the most effective manner to preserve your physical well-being.  There are benefits for women that undertake self defence lessons, the physical exercise to promote a healthy body, meeting new people in classes this can develop into new friendships and help increase confidence. Having the knowledge on how to protect yourself can help you to feel safer promoting a healthy psychological well being. Self defence training helps individuals learn to be more aware of their surroundings and to be prepared for the unexpected at all times.

Being a survivor myself I felt anxious in public,  my social interactions were becoming harder for me to maintain and a healthy social life was becoming difficult as I didn’t like going out with others and meeting new people. Over the last few years I have gone on courses with work furthering my career and increasing my confidence. I have been a break away and restraints trainer for 5 years which involves conflict management training and I have recently become a self defence trainer, both of these activities place me in social situations that I have previously felt uncomfortable with but over  time  I am gaining the confidence needed  and feel more comfortable.

 This year I will be setting up self defence courses for women as I feel that there is a high benefit from women doing this. So keep checking my blog post for updates on this.

Self defence will allow you to learn the basics of how to quickly  disable an attacker so that you can escape. Going to self defence classes allows you to learn something new, this revolves around accepting your defeats and encouraging your successes in life.