Years ago, I was working with a private client who was quite confident that if they opened the door to a “bad guy,” she could shut it quicker than the criminal could force their way in!
Despite my attempts to convince her, I changed my direction. I said, “let’s try it for real!” I am more a fan of the show and tell than just tell.
So, I said I would pose as some salesperson, and when she opened the door, she could slam it shut as soon as she wanted. But, I could also force my way in whenever I felt the time was right.
The moment I put force into the door at maybe 25%, she could not resist, and she went back aggressively into the front entrance closet she had.
Immediately, she said, “Now I understand!” Of course, some clients need to experience a scenario emotionally and physically, but I may not choose that demonstration route with everyone.
It is imperative to know which teaching tools to use while still keeping them safe in training!
Chris Roberts, Director SAFE International