22 episodes

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 her 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. To find out more, head over to www.wsdn.com.au

Knowledge Is Your Superpower Rachel Kealy

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

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 her 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. To find out more, head over to www.wsdn.com.au

    Money Myths, Habits & Stories with MELISSA BROWNE

    Money Myths, Habits & Stories with MELISSA BROWNE

    Today I am interviewing Melissa Browne, who is an ex-accountant, ex financial advisor, ex-working till she drops, bestselling author, business strategist & mentor and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping women particularly live a life by design and not by default.
    We want to make sure we are out living our best life and money is just one area that can help make that happen. In this episode, we bust open those money myths, discuss money habits we should be employing to get us further ahead financially, we talk about sexually transmitted debt and what we can do to protect ourselves plus much more.
    We are all about empowering you and Mel is here to empower you financially.
    If you would like to know more about Mel, work with Mel or if you would like to access all of the info we discussed today, then please head to: www.melissabrowne.com.au/kiyspodcast
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ego, Escalation & Violence

    Ego, Escalation & Violence

    A big part of Self Defence is learning how to avoid a violent encounter.
    We talk a lot about de-escalating a situation as we want to avoid violence at all costs as anything can happen in a violent encounter. No one wants to get into a fight (well, most of us don’t anyway) but unknowingly we can set ourselves up for a fight in a split second when we allow our ego to run free. This is where a situation can escalate and lead to a devasting outcome. We need to keep our ego in check and work towards de-escalating the situation.
    In today’s episode, we talk about the importance of de-escalation and changing the narrative so that we can avoid an ego-based violent encounter.
    We also focus on unwanted attention and the best way to handle this. Wanting to yell back at someone catcalling us is something we would love to do. Stand our ground you could say but is this the safest way to deal with this situation. There is quite the debate about how to deal with this situation but let me say that your safety is at the forefront of our minds, making sure you get home safe is what we care about.
     
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    Website: www.wsdn.com.au
     

    • 44 min
    Where are you hanging out? Do you have an exit strategy?

    Where are you hanging out? Do you have an exit strategy?

    We are all about avoiding violence and the best way to do that is to give ourselves options. We want to make sure that the places we are hanging out provide us with maximum visibility, space to move plus many exit points so that we can leave a situation if we need to.
    Think of it as a room with one door, you have just one exit point which is not ideal, the same goes for when you are out and you have limited options. Just taking a moment to assess our surroundings and seeing what options are available to us can make all the difference.


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    Website: www.wsdn.com.au
     

    • 22 min
    SELF DEFENCE - We can do it the EASY way or the HARD way!

    SELF DEFENCE - We can do it the EASY way or the HARD way!

    We cannot be perfect all the time but there are so many things we can do in our day-to-day life that are EASY and put us ahead of the game when it comes to our safety. Today’s episode is to point out the easy side of Self Defence as sometimes we forget that a little change in our life can make all the difference.
    The easy is so damn easy compared to the hard, the violence. It is extremely hard from a mental and physical aspect to fight for your life which is why we bang on today about the easy.
    Now, maybe you are already doing some of these things or maybe you just need this little reminder of how we can change our daily habits that allow you to live a safer life. At the end of the day, the choice is yours alone how you live your life. We just want to present you with the information and its benefits and you can take it from there. Take care and stay safe.
     
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    Website: www.wsdn.com.au
     

    • 35 min
    "I've F*#king Got This" What is your inner chatter saying?

    "I've F*#king Got This" What is your inner chatter saying?

    What is your inner chatter like when it comes to your safety? Do you instantly think “shit, shit, shit” or do you tell yourself “I’ve got this”?
    Today I talk about the importance of having the right mindset, living your best life in the safest way possible. Focusing on the things we can control, will make all the difference. We must think about the environment we actually live in and not the one we would like to live in. We can all say “I should be able to do this or that” but we really need to think about what we can actually do in regards to our safety. We have to be making smart choices when navigating our day so that we can go and live our best life. Living in a state of worry and panic is not living. I want you to feel empowered when it comes to your safety, you are the one controlling your actions.
     
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    Website: www.wsdn.com.au

    • 24 min
    What role does your PHONE play in Self Defence?

    What role does your PHONE play in Self Defence?

    There are lots of ideas out there about how to use your phone when it comes to self-defence and today I want to share our thoughts on when we feel your phone is needed.
    Tristan and I talk about how we would use our phone if we were confronted with a potential threat, just one on one. We also look at what role our phone can play in a third party situation where we are witnessing a violent encounter.
    We have many tools at our disposal when we find ourselves in a violent encounter, is the phone one of them?
     
    Can’t get enough of us? Check out:
    Instagram: @womens_self_defence_network/
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    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-kealy-380674198/
    Website: www.wsdn.com.au

    • 33 min

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Such important information! Thank you.

I just listened to the podcast about staying safe when you’re out with your children. I think this is so important and great information. I listened in the car and even practiced it when I arrived to my destination. Thank you

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Thanks so much

Such an amazing informative podcast, I learn something new from each episode. I even listen to them with my teenage sons when I feel the topic is appropriate which opens up the opportunity for some beneficial conversations.

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Great topics and tips to empowerment

Love listening to Rachel’s podcasts. Such interesting topics for everyone. She shares so many stories and tips for women regarding safety. Love her light hearted interviews with guests as well!

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