Changing Lanes

•April 13, 2016 • Leave a Comment

The smallest changes can create huge rewards. The creation of more frequent bus services, regulating taxi services, cleaner and safer park areas, extra street lighting and a whole lot more serve to provide communities with a better way of living. Nowadays it would seem that if you have a concern, someone is already working on a solution. If a plot of land is doing nothing both aesthetically and actively, then before long there will be a project being created to develop it and make it a positive area for the community.

Such is progress, such is change.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has – Margaret Mead

Never doubt that you too can change

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Learning to speak body language 2

•April 13, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Positive Body gestures and their meanings

Space

Space communication is communicating with others by virtue of the relative positioning of your bodies.

There are different parts of the world where people act differently.

The primary territory of a person is their personal area, which may be a house, a bedroom, a den or study, where they feel most at home. Here, they can be themselves and be relaxed.

Secondary territory is where they also feel comfortable. This may be neutral places such as bars and restaurants or other private places such as at a friend’s house or a club.

Public territory is not owned by us or people we trust, but it is neutral. This includes streets, parks and other public places. There may be threat or safety here, depending on the place and the time.

Interaction territory is a temporary private space where I am having a conversation with others. This may be in a café or even moving along a corridor. It is assumed I can communicate with relative privacy within this space.

Personal space

The personal space around my body includes a number of concentric circles where the closer areas are reserved for more trusted people. If you are closer to me, you may attack me, so I will seek to keep close areas safer by forbidding all but approved friends.

Hall (1966) found four key zones:
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Defusing Angry Behaviour

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Defusing Angry Behaviour

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Respect

The one and only rule to avoid antagonising any situation is to have ‘Respect’ for others opinions, ideas, dress sense, personal space, life choice etc.

As an individual you must be aware of the consequences of any action that you and others fulfil.

In an antagonistic situation one person must react and respond to another to communicate. If you respect opinion and give choices and consequence you are then making it clear that you want to work as an equal with the other party to reach an amicable solution to your situation.
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Dealing with Challenging Behaviour

•April 13, 2016 • Leave a Comment

An Insight into the Criminal Mind

 It is important not to create a feeling of hopelessness or despair for the criminal, they can be like a cornered animal. The criminal should feel that there is a way out.

The criminal’s ability to make sound judgements and to respond rationally is impaired due to a heightened emotional state, their heartbeat and respiration are heightened for immediate action. Given Time this automatic function will disappear and the body reactions will return to normal.

 You can help the calming process by utilising the following:
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Learn to read body language for self defence

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                                                         Body language for self defence

Core Concepts: Conflict Management

Negative Body gestures and their meanings

Aggression

A significant cluster of body movements is used to signal aggression.

This is actually quite useful to know as it is seldom a good idea to get into a physical fight, even for powerful people. Fighting can hurt you, even though you are pretty certain you will win. In addition, with adults, fighting is often socially unacceptable and aggression through words and body language is all that may ever happen.
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Strong

•August 10, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Strong

Mine by J Kahele

•July 24, 2015 • Leave a Comment

A simple trip to the attorneys turns into a life changing moment for 22 year old Jenna Kramer, when she encounters Andrew Carington for the first time. Their desire for each other is so deep that an affair ensues quickly. But Jenna’s abusive and controlling husband Senator Benjamin Kramer will never give her up and soon Jenna finds herself plummeting into dangerous grounds.