Empowering YOU to live your best life!
Are you ready to be empowered with knowledge on how to stay safe? If yes, then this is the podcast for you. Your host, Rachel Kealy is the founder of the Women’s Self Defence Network and she just loves empowering everyone, especially women on how to live a safer life. In the world of Self Protection, knowledge is your superpower!!! Rachel is thrilled to be delivering weekly tips and strategies in not only Self Defence, but also various topics that will empower you to live your best life. She will be sharing this stage with my co-host, Tristan Kealy, and various guest speakers who excel in their profession. We all want to live our best life, and Rachel is here to help you do that.
Ep9. What do we do if we witness VIOLENCE?
So, you are walking down the street and you spot a violent encounter taking place, what do you do? At this very moment, you must be aware that you are entering into a world of risk. At the end of the day, you legally have no obligation to do anything. It really is up to you and how much risk you are comfortable with taking.
Today, Rachel and Tristan talk about the various violent encounter scenarios that can take place .......
Ep8. INTUITION is GOLD!!! So why don't we listen to it?
How many times have you had a feeling in your gut that something just wasn’t quite right? Call it a hunch, sixth sense, butterflies in the stomach, it is basically your gut’s brain telling you that based on what you can see in your environment, something isn’t quite right. Most of us have experienced the sense of knowing something without knowing why. It is when the subconscious mind communicates with the conscious mind which gives us that ability to make split second.......
Ep7. SALLY PROSSER - A Confident Voice
Confidence plays an important role in Self Defence. Today Rachel talks with voice coach, Sally Prosser, about how to get confident in your voice. Your voice matters whether it be in a 1 on 1 conversation at a café, at a conference presenting to 1000 people, or screaming at a predator who is moving into your personal space.
Rachel and Sally talk about various tips and strategies that will empower you on your journey to feel confident in your voice no matter what the occasion. Mindset is a big one. No one is confident 100% of the time.......
Ep6. FIGHT / FLIGHT / FREEZE!!! How to give yourself the best chance.
Fight, Flight, or Freeze. Which one do you think will kick in? To be honest, there are no guarantees, we do not know how we will respond because we have no control over it. The Fight-Flight-Freeze response is your body’s natural reaction to danger. But like anything the more you educate yourself and plant those seeds in your brain of what you need to do at that moment, the better chance you give yourself to make the right decisions when it matters.
Today Rachel and Tristan dive into what happens to your body .......
Ep5. Can I buy you a drink? How to deal with UNWANTED ATTENTION
Nobody likes rejection, throw alcohol and drugs in the mix and it can get out of control. So how do we reject someone without bruising their ego and causing the situation to escalate?
In today’s episode, Rachel talks about the importance of having a story. By changing the mood you can reject the situation and not the person which allows them to walk away with their ego intact.
Ep4. Let's get COMFORTABLE being UNCOMFORTABLE
There are always going to be uncomfortable moments in your life. Things you just don’t want to deal with or maybe something you want to say “yes” to but it is so far out of your comfort zone, that you say “no” instead. As uncomfortable as these challenges may be, they are also necessary for you to live your best and safest life.
In today’s episode, Rachel talks about the importance of pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone not only for your personal growth but to also put you in a position.......
Ep3. The Big One - SITUATIONAL AWARENESS
Let’s talk about Situational Awareness. This is what Rachel likes to call the big one, the main topic, we can’t make smart choices for our safety if we don’t know what is happening around us.
Situational awareness doesn’t mean we have to live like a paranoid meerkat 24/7, but there are definitely times when we do have to switch on and give 100% to our surroundings. In today’s episode, Rachel runs through the 3 levels of awareness and talks about “when is” the time to be completely switched on.......
Ep2. TRISTAN KEALY - My Self Protection Journey
Today we talk with Tristan Kealy who has been Rachel’s No.1 Self Defence trainer for the past 20 years.
After training in the Martial Arts industry for over 35 years, Tristan’s wealth of knowledge will blow you away. When it comes to safety and general wellbeing for your body, you couldn’t be in more capable hands.
Tristan is continually learning, testing, and seeking out new techniques to find the most effective forms of Self Defence. He doesn’t believe that one particular Martial Arts covers it all and he has trained in many, Judo, Hapkido,......
Ep1. Introduction to "Knowledge is your Superpower"
A big welcome to the “Knowledge Is Your Superpower” podcast. Rachel is thrilled to be delivering weekly tips and strategies in not only Self Defence, but also various topics that will empower you to live your best life. She will be sharing this stage with my co-host, Tristan Kealy, and various guest speakers which excel in their profession.
This episode will give you an insight into your host, Rachel Kealy, the founder of the Women’s Self Defence Network and how she began her self defence journey which led her to start this business.......