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Breathing To Control Stress

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Breathing To Control Stress In this video blog post, I’m going to be talking about how to use breathing to control stress. Now, this is something I’ve been aware of for quite a number of years, as it is an

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Doorman gets Six Years for Manslaughter

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This is why you can’t ignore the Law regarding ‘Reasonable Force’! A doorman has received a six-year custodial sentence for the manslaughter of a customer in an Oldbury nightclub. Unfortunately, this is not the first time this has happened (another door

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H&S: Why training is important

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Training is actually essential from a Health and Safety point of view, and this certainly includes physical skills such as Physical Intervention or  Self-Defence and Break-Away. This is why the video posted here is a follow-up to the previous video

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NFPS Annual Use of Force Seminar 2016

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Are you a use of force trainer, or a commissioner of training? Now, if – like me- you happen to be in the business of providing use of force training, such as physical intervention or conflict management, or are actually a business

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Police and the Use of Force

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Should Police be better at recording when they have used force? Also, should they receive better training in relation to the use of force itself, especially in relation to vulnerable people? This is something which the latest Independent Police Complaints

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Creating Confidence

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Creating Confidence when Instructing Why is building confidence in delegates on physical skills training courses, such as self defence or physical intervention, so important? It’s actually hugely important when you’re trying to facilitate learning, and this the reason why I’m

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The Answer to the Problem of Violence in Schools

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Violence in Schools is on the increase and teachers are increasingly being assaulted by pupils. This disturbing issue which has certainly gained a lot of coverage in the press as of late. For instance, it was reported by the BBC

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Health and Safety Basics

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Introduction to Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 Sections 2 & 3 In this video post, we’re going to have a brief look at Health and Safety Basics with an introduction to Sections 2 and 3 of the Health

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Contact and Cover

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    Contact and Cover: How would you and another colleague deal with situation where a service-user was showing aggravated behaviour if you were first on the scene? In the video above, we have a brief look at a technique

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The Danger in Schools

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The Danger in Schools – what can be done to reduce the risks of school-related violence Once again, we hear of an incident involving an edged-weapon in a school, this time in Scotland. Tragically, this has led to another fatality on this occasion.

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