Sister Courage: Training on street safety

Wednesday, 19 December, 2018 -
19:30 to 21:00
Bristol City Yoga, 16 Backfields Lane, Bristol BS2 8QW
Organised/hosted by: 
Bristol Zero Tolerance
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WORKSHOP 2 - Voice and Physical Presence

The second workshop looks at developing a toolkit of de-escalation tactics through use of voice and physical presence. This assists in establishing healthy boundaries and reframing victimisation through greater recognition that responsibility for conflict and abuse is never the victim’s.

This workshop looks at better using the voice and our own body language. Body language accounts for 93% of all communication, of which 55% is non verbal and tone of voice is 38%, however few people ever really learn how to maximise its potential. But when some of us can’t even raise our voice, or loose our voice to stress, how can we feel in control, how can we be heard? If some of us feel either invisible or too visible, how do we make our way freely? This is assertiveness, and it doesn’t happen over night. But small actions every day lead to great results. This workshop will explore ways in which we can work towards this.

How to book: 

If you have any questions about the workshop or would like to book a place please contact


This is a pilot workshop and depending on interest we may offer more in the future as well as workshops for different groups.

Read the blog from Trainer Imogen Thomas on why situational awareness and self-defence is relevant for everyone -

Contact name: 
Charlotte Gage
0117 916 6553