‘I learned a lot today but the most important thing I learned today is how to properly defend myself in dangerous situations, without getting myself in trouble and mainly without getting myself hurt. I also thought how important it is to help anyone you see in those situations, even if you don’t know them’.
‘The instructors from Personal Safety Ireland were so sound and it felt like they understood us so well as teenagers. Nick and Alex told us stories at the beginning of the session about their childhoods, the troubles they had but also some decisions and actions they regret when they were young. From their past and their worries for teenagers they decided to create this workshop for young people and educate them. These men made you feel so safe and it felt like they wanted to get to know us throughout the workshop. I believe the instructors are ideal for this job and that’s why they make the workshop so interesting and fun for us’. FEEDBACK FROM TRANSITION YEAR STUDENTS
I know how to defend myself when it matters. I felt comfortable with it as the instructors were not too strict but they didn’t let us mess around. I liked it because it showed me how to control my power until it is required. It was very useful Paddy
They created a great atmosphere and were very encouraging and upbeat towards the students. As a result our students had a very worthwhile and enjoyable day. I think all students would really benefit from this workshop. This year we booked the it last minute but based on how relevant it was and how much the TY girls enjoyed it we now have it booked into our TY diary for next year. Lorraine McCormack
“I found the programme very engaging and exciting. It was very educational but also very practical. I think everyone in class benefitted from it and learned something new. I would love to do the advanced course.”
“As a class we learned how to defend ourselves against violent threats, but more importantly we learned not to start a fight”
“I would recommend this programme to anyone because it gives you a sense of confidence and self-respect”
“The two coaches treated us like adults in that they did not sugar coat anything which I think we all appreciated. They treated us with courtesy and respect”.
“One of the main things we learned was to respect the boundaries of others sexually and physically and not to disrespect others”
“Nick and Alex taught us about personal boundaries and safety. They taught us about morals, specifically about consent. They taught us to justify our actions. They were very relatable, explaining what to do in realistic scenarios. All students enjoyed the day thoroughly. Thank you Alex and Nick” FEEDBACK FROM TRANSITION YEAR STUDENTS
Alex and Nick delivered this workshop in a calm, gentle, efficient, professional and authoritative manner. They earned the respect of the students instantly. I highly recommend Personal Safety Ireland as an integral part of any Transition Year programme. In fact, all students should be afforded the opportunity of learning how to keep themselves safe. J. Byrnes
I have known Alex Walsh for a number of years. His children have attended our primary school. Alex has always been very enthusiastic to support the school and his skills as a coach in both rugby and fitness have been utilized in the school on many occasions.
He is an excellent coach and prepares for all classes in a very diligent manner. The teachers and children have benefitted greatly from his coaching ability. He engages very well with staff and children. He creates a structured set of lessons which are delivered in a very professional manner.
He has recently presented a self-defence module to students in our school . It proved very popular with all the students .
I can recommend Alex as an excellent coach both for adult and children. If you require any further information please contact number provided above.Thomas O Brien
I gained very useful skills from the course and it gave me confidence. I really enjoyed it. The instructors were lovely and helpful and I didn’t mind asking them questions. I learned how to defend myself, how to get out of situations and how to recognise those situations. I loved it and would love to do it again. It was really useful because I know now what to do if I am in danger and how to act. Nicola
“Managing Difficult and Aggressive Behaviour” is now an integral part of our manager development programme which gives our managers the confidence and skills when dealing with difficult situations.
The briefing I gave to Personal Safety Ireland was to cover the following behaviours and to include theoretical and scenario based components that Managers face on a daily basis
- To Enhance Effective Communication Skills
- To Evaluate Attitude and Behaviour
- To Understand Positive Assertiveness
- To Understand Conflict Management
- To Understand Concepts of Persuasion and Negotiation Strategies and Skills
We also needed Personal Safety Ireland to understand that the Customer is our number one concern internally and externally and that they had to understand and relate to the McDonald’s business and the opportunities we have to continually provide high quality service to our customers every day and every visit. They met the brief and delivered an excellent workshop that was informative and interesting
Feedback from the attendees was very positive and all came away with new skills to help them deal with difficult situation.
I would highly recommend Personal Safety Ireland who I would highly recommend Personal Safety Ireland who have a wealth of experience in this area and have the ability to tailor any workshop to meet the needs of the client Annette Kelly