53 episodes

Interrupting the Cycle Violence through Self Defense



Research proves that empowerment self-defense programs work. Participants are less fearful, more aware of their boundaries, and are able to speak up sooner when faced with manipulative or threatening situations. Furthermore, for those who have experienced trauma in the past, evidence shows that empowerment self-defense training can interrupt the cycle of violence and decrease the likelihood of a future assault. Join host, Silvia Smart in this safe space. With over three decades on the frontlines, she’ll give you all the skills and knowledge you need to live your most fearless and empowered life!

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    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

Interrupting the Cycle Violence through Self Defense



Research proves that empowerment self-defense programs work. Participants are less fearful, more aware of their boundaries, and are able to speak up sooner when faced with manipulative or threatening situations. Furthermore, for those who have experienced trauma in the past, evidence shows that empowerment self-defense training can interrupt the cycle of violence and decrease the likelihood of a future assault. Join host, Silvia Smart in this safe space. With over three decades on the frontlines, she’ll give you all the skills and knowledge you need to live your most fearless and empowered life!

    San Francisco State’s Empowerment Self Defense Program – An Interview with Stephanie Cyr

    San Francisco State’s Empowerment Self Defense Program – An Interview with Stephanie Cyr

    Stephanie Cyr has started an Empowerment Self Defense Program at SFSU that is rolling out in the Fall of 2024! In this episode, she’ll tell us all about it, share a wonderful self-defense success story and so much more. Our wide-ranging conversation covers how great it will be when we can make ESD a standardized course offering in all public schools and how ESD can impact health, along with positivity and lots of hope for the future of this movement.
    Stephanie’s Website: www.powerupmoves.com or you can check me out on Connect with Stephanie: On LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-cyr-j-d-433274171/ or through Instagram @powerupmoves
    Also Mentioned:
    PAVE Prevention
    ESD Global
    The National Women’s Martial Arts Federation
    Connect with Silvia
    Resources:
    National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
    National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
    Support this important work:
    Buy Me a Coffee
    Donate through my website
    Thank you!
    Join “The Empowerment Project” Group on Facebook. For everyone’s safety, please know that if you don’t answer the questions, we will not accept you into the group.
    #theempowermentpodcast, #theempowermentproject, #theempowermentpodcastybynaga, #empowermentselfdefense, #selfdefense, #nagacommunity

    • 48 min
    Success Story – Complying & Playing Along

    Success Story – Complying & Playing Along

    Did you know that complying and playing along are essential tools you already have in your toolkit? It can help us buy time to get help or get to safety. Join host Silvia Smart as she shares how one person “played along” to stop an attempted rape and get to safety.
    Our stories are important. YOUR stories are important! Consider sharing your story with me and with my listeners.
    Connect with Silvia
    Resources:
    National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
    National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
    Support this important work:
    Buy Me a Coffee
    Donate through my website
    Thank you!
    Join “The Empowerment Project” Group on Facebook. For everyone’s safety, please know that if you don’t answer the questions, we will not accept you into the group.
    #theempowermentpodcast, #theempowermentproject, #theempowermentpodcastybynaga, #empowermentselfdefense, #selfdefense, #nagacommunity, #complying #playingalong #successstory

    • 20 min
    GET EMPOWERED – An interview with Lauren Taylor

    GET EMPOWERED – An interview with Lauren Taylor

    Host Silvia Smart and author Lauren Taylor discuss this newly released book which is an excellent resource for everyone – those interested in empowerment, in self-defense and instructors of ESD as well. Join Silvia and Lauren as they do some of the exercises in the book and chat about the ins and outs of this fascinating publication worthy of a read!
    Connect with Silvia
    Resources:
    National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
    National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
    Buy “Get Empowered” by Nadia Telsey and Lauren Taylor
    Support this important work:
    Buy Me a Coffee
    Donate through my website
    Thank you!
    Join “The Empowerment Project” Group on Facebook. For everyone’s safety, please know that if you don’t answer the questions, we will not accept you into the group.
    #theempowermentpodcast, #theempowermentproject, #theempowermentpodcastybynaga, #empowermentselfdefense, #selfdefense, #nagacommunity, #getempowered

    • 51 min
    Success Story! What to Do: Attack from Behind

    Success Story! What to Do: Attack from Behind

    Smart shares one of her favorite success stories in which a person running solo through the woods gets free after an attack from behind.
    Connect with Silvia
    Special thanks to my editor, Collin Taber (@that2ndtaberkid)
    Resources:
    National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
    National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
     
    Support this important work:
    Buy Me a Coffee
    Donate through my website
    Thank you!
    Join “The Empowerment Project” Group on Facebook. For everyone’s safety, please know that if you don’t answer the questions, we will not accept you into the group.
    #theempowermentpodcast, #theempowermentproject, #theempowermentpodcastybynaga, #emowermentselfdefense, #selfdefense, #nagacommunity, #selfdefensesuccessstory, #successstory
     

    • 18 min
    Traveling Self Defense Stories

    Traveling Self Defense Stories

    Join host Silvia Smart on the Camino de Santiago. Thank you, listeners, for 10,000 downloads! 😘

    • 22 min
    Finding Empowerment within the Upsetting Context of Mass Shootings – an Interview with SAC Kieran Ramsey, FBI Portland

    Finding Empowerment within the Upsetting Context of Mass Shootings – an Interview with SAC Kieran Ramsey, FBI Portland

    There’s a clear uptick in mass shootings across the country leading to lots of fear, confusion, and anguish. Who better to talk to than the FBI? Join me and my guest, Special Agent in Charge of the Portland FBI, Kieran Ramsey.
    We discuss how regular people like you and me can help prevent mass shootings and play a role in stopping this disturbing cycle of violence. (Hint: it will not make the news.) We discuss the ins and outs, ups and downs of knowing what to look for, fact versus myth, reporting, planning, preparation, and yes, believe it or not, empowerment!
    Many thanks to SAC Ramsey for sharing his experience and wisdom as we negotiate the complex landscape we all live in right now.
    Please share this episode far and wide. Together, we can create a kinder and safer world, one relationship at a time. We’ve got this!
    Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
    Call 911
    Call Your Local Non-Emergency Police Phone Number: Directory by City
    Report to the FBI
    Contact Your Local FBI Field Office
    FBI Phone #: 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324)
    Connect with Silvia
    Trauma-Informed Active Shooter Trainings with Silvia
    Special thanks to my editor, Henry Smart-Denson
    Other Resources:
    National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
    National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
    Support this important work:
    Buy Me a Coffee
    Donate through my website
    Thank you!
    Join “The Empowerment Project” Group on Facebook. For everyone’s safety, please know that if you don’t answer the questions, we will not accept you into the group.
    #theempowermentpodcast, #theempowermentproject, #theempowermentpodcastybynaga, #empowermentselfdefense, #selfdefense, #nagacommunity, #activeshooter, #fbiportland, #activeshootertraining, #massshooterprevention,

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

MaxXieT ,

This podcast is a gift

I just discovered this. As a longtime Empowerment Self Defense teacher, I am overjoyed to find this important information made so broadly available.

Mxsandy12 ,

Wonderful empowerment pod!

Informative and interesting!

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Ali

I especially love The Empowerment Project podcasts because Silvia has empathy, power, and grace in her interviews. The guests and Silvia have a wealth of information about the subjects and truly serve at the highest level! Thank you!🌞🌞🌞🌞❤️❤️❤️❤️

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