How does society put you at risk?

Creating a healthy habit of awareness can be the difference between calm and confrontation. Awareness, viewed as a form of self-defense, requires no weapon or device, but rather your attention and desire to learn to be aware. Author Jo Fountain has explored the idea and practice of awareness and offers ideas you can incorporate that can reduce your risk. Learn how you can create The Habit of Awareness.

Question: What factors put you at risk?

Sometimes the people around you are an advantage and sometimes they definitely are not; it is important to pay attention so you can determine who is who. Pay attention to who is near you, who is paying attention and why. If you are in a group or a crowd and everyone starts running, would you be trampled? Who is between you and the exit? Sometimes a less popular (not main) exit is a better option in an emergency. Time also makes a difference in who will be there and how likely you are to have an ally or an adversary. Pay attention.

Other risk factors: 

About Jo & The Habit of Awareness

Jo Fountain has practiced martial arts for most of her life, getting serious about Karate in her early 20s. While pregnant, the realization of change caught her attention. She was suddenly looking out for two people. Jo began to think about what some people do in this situation and about the unique traits that martial arts training instills. Among other things, an extended practice of the martial arts teaches you to be aware. This training is often used to help you avoid fights, which is the same as winning them – but in a different way.

As you read this series, J members are invited to join us for Jo’s free seminars about creating a habit of awareness.