The Empowerment Podcast By Naga
Welcome! Introduction and Getting on the Same Page

Welcome! Introduction and Getting on the Same Page

July 9, 2020

In this introduction, meet host, Silvia Smart as she lays down some basic concepts about self-defense, how it works and what you can expect from this podcast series. 

 

Special thanks to my producer/editor, Henry Smart-Denson

 

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The Continuum of Sexual Assault and Violence

The Continuum of Sexual Assault and Violence

July 16, 2020

In this episode, join host Silvia Smart to look at the Continuum of Sexual Assault and Violence. Using this continuum is a way of calling out perpetrator behaviors, identifying them, breaking them down and picking them apart on a scale of intensity. This will give us a common language and a vocabulary during our time together.

The continuum is important because, during all our episodes, we’ll be looking at various scenarios and hearing lots of success stories. We can start to place them on this spectrum and see how and where they land. As we build up your self-defense toolkit, we’ll identify tools that work especially well on the lower end of the spectrum, some that are key on the farther end and a bunch of stuff in between.

Smart uses two very different self-defense success stories to illustrate what she means and how this works. 

 

Special thanks to my producer/editor, Henry Smart-Denson

 

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The Testing Process

The Testing Process

July 22, 2020

In this episode, we’re going to talk about the Testing Process which is the way perpetrators decide who they are going to choose to assault. This is important because the more we know about how sexual assault and violence works, the safer we are. Period.

 

Special thanks to my producer/editor, Henry Smart-Denson

 

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Trusting Your Body - Your First Line of Defense

Trusting Your Body - Your First Line of Defense

August 1, 2020

In this episode, we are talking about body awareness, trusting yourself and your body, and building that trust. Intuition is our first line of defense! We’ll talk about how you can tell when something’s not right. How you can tell when someone is testing you or when you are being manipulated and how you can tell when some situation or some person is “off” or creepy or plain ‘ole not safe.

 

Special thanks to my producer/editor, Henry Smart-Denson

 

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The College Edition

The College Edition

August 14, 2020

If you ae heading off to college or leaving home for the first time as a young adult, this episode is for you. Likewise, if you love a young adult who is spreading their wings and heading out into the world to find adventure, take time to listen and share with them what you learn. Sexual Assault and Dating Violence are huge problems on college campuses and as young adults leave home for the first time. In this episode, which is chock full of information, find out what is really happening and why. Learn simple tools to stay safe and plan wisely. Set yourself up to feel empowered and really enjoy your newfound freedom!

 

Special thanks to my producer/editor, Henry Smart-Denson

 

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Body Weapons and Primary Targets

Body Weapons and Primary Targets

August 20, 2020

If and when you decide to initiate a physical fighting response get to know and start to think about the parts of your body you can hit with. Learn about the primary targets and why they are important. If you’ve already taken an empowerment self-defense class, consider this some good review. If you haven’t taken an empowerment self-defense class yet, get yourself to one, but use this episode as your sneak preview!

 

Special thanks to my producer/editor, Henry Smart-Denson

 

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College Edition Part Two -Marti McCaleb Interview

College Edition Part Two -Marti McCaleb Interview

August 28, 2020

Meet Marti McCaleb, the Civil Rights and Sexual Assault Coordinator at Middlebury College in Vermont. Her background as a sexual violence survivor, a victim's advocate, a lawyer, and a martial artist make her uniquely qualified for this position! Listen in as we discuss the projects she's working on and the successes she's having. Get excellent advice about how to be a good friend to someone who's experienced sexual assault. Find out how best to advocate for safer and more responsive and supportive college campuses. And finally, a plug for more empowerment self-defense classes on college and university campuses around the country and the globe!

 

Special thanks to my producer/editor, Henry Smart-Denson

 

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Your VOICE – One of the Most Powerful Tools in Your Self-defense Toolkit!

Your VOICE – One of the Most Powerful Tools in Your Self-defense Toolkit!

September 16, 2020

In this episode, we’re going to talk about VOICE! We’ll be talking about HOW we use this important and powerful body weapon - in daily life and in our self-defense. We are going to set ourselves up to use it consciously as a self-defense tool, probably one of the most important tools in our toolkit!

 

Special thanks to my producer/editor, Henry Smart-Denson

 

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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.

Verbal Self Defense

Verbal Self Defense

September 23, 2020

In this episode we talk about the actual words we use and how we can create safety through their application as a self-defense tool. Of all the tools, the voice and our verbal self-defense can go the farthest to prevent unwanted attention and situations. As with all of empowerment self-defense, we’re also going to look at the multitude of ways words can impact the quality of our lives and the way we walk through the world, which keeps us safer. I’ll give you examples, stories to illustrate the strategies and solid suggestions for practicing so you can get really good at this.

 

Special thanks to my producer/editor, Henry Smart-Denson

 

Support this important work:

Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/silviasmart

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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.

Planning and Preparation

Planning and Preparation

October 16, 2020

Learn the secret code that unlocks your empowerment! Find out why a good self-defense class can make you more confident, stronger, and freer. In this episode, we start to pick apart the differences between empowerment self-defense programs and other, frankly, not-so-empowering self-defense classes. Our stories and focus are all about preparation and planning, and how a few simple game plans can boost your safety exponentially so you can live your life to the fullest and thrive!

 

Special thanks to my producer/editor, Henry Smart-Denson

 

Support this important work:

Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/silviasmart

Donate through my website: https://nagacommunity.com/product/support-the-empowerment-podcast-by-naga/

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.

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