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Disrupting the Dominoes

Disrupting the Dominoes

On this episode of Disrupting the Dominoes, Arlene chats with Dr. Christine DiBlasio and Nancy Keller, leaders of The Safety Team. The Safety Team, Inc., is a 501(c)3 Vermont nonprofit organization dedicated to the safety, empowerment, resiliency, and well-being of...

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Local workshops offer self-defense training for women

Local workshops offer self-defense training for women

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Statistics show that violence against women — and violence in general — is on the rise in the United States. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence says over 39% percent of women in Vermont have been physically abused by a...

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Notice That Podcast

Notice That Podcast

Melissa interviews The Safety Team. A group of women facilitating healing in women with trauma backgrounds through empowered. Empowerment Self-Defense W. The Safety Team Therapist UncensoredThank you to Dr. Ann Kelley, internationally recognized co-host of Therapist...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Geneviève Henry

Volunteer Spotlight: Geneviève Henry

by Kate Williams Geneviève Henry—Genie to the many people she’s worked with and befriended over the years—is one of The Safety Team’s dedicated volunteers. Originally from Quebec City, she now resides in Burlington Vermont along with her husband and their four...

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Self Defense is Scary

Self Defense is Scary

Taking a self-defense class is scary. But the confidence that you learn there? It is your superpower. Get it, girl. By Kate Williams I first came to martial arts in December 2016. It was my first time participating in a sport, as I spent most of my high school years...

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Physical Distancing

Physical Distancing

This is Christine here. The photo is of my cat Pebs, who is a physical distancing failure. I love her anyway. First off, I hope you all are doing as well as can be expected. Second, I just wanted to share a COVID-19 observation, loosely related to the Safety...

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Flatten the Curve

PRACTICE TIP: If you have to go out in public, this is a great time to be practicing your reactionary gap without looking strange! Remember within 6 feet the hand is quicker than the eye, and also in range for covid 19...

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TESD Update

To our TESD participants,After much discussion we are also delaying our Therapeutic Empowerment Self-Defense sessions. We are committed to this program and have already seen amazing results. If you are already enrolled, don't worry, we'll make sure to reschedule when...

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Navigating Romance in the age of #MeToo

Navigating Romance in the age of #MeToo

There have been some truly powerful social media movements over the last few years. From #YesAllWomen to #MeToo and now #TimesUp women are making their voices heard on issues we have talked about for decades. These are not new concepts. None of these are a surprise to...

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Big Things, Small Things

Big Things, Small Things

I lost my voice last week. Literally. I had laryngitis for three days, and communicated using hand signals and facial expressions and with the assistance of a white board.  I must admit that I was fascinated by the change in group dynamics, caused by my...

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One drop at a time…

One drop at a time…

Last night I watched the movie “Leap!.” It was a cute, animated film following two orphans searching for their dreams in Paris in the late 1800s. The characters individually were adorable. Felicie is a determined young girl, passionate and brave pursuing her dream of...

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