Mental-self-defense


INDIVIDUAL 4-WEEK TRAINING IN MENTAL-SELF-DEFENSE AGAINST SEXUAL INTIMIDATION

Are you a woman, working in the music business?
The music business is a male dominated domain.
Every woman in the music business I know, has experienced sexism or sexual intimidation.

As a women in the music business, you always feel to be the odd one out.
You want to become ‘one of the guys’, but it doesn’t feel right.
You are tempted to see it as a compliment, when guys tell dirty jokes in your presence, instead of seeing it as the insult that it is.
You are afraid that others will think of you as a nag, if you complain about sexual harassment.
You know that after a complaint, it might be you who has to quit your job, and not the perpetrator.

You will have found your way to deal with the experiences.
You cope with it, by denying what happened.
You cope, by playing it down, saying that it was just a joke.
You cope, by covering your body, or by using your body as a sexual instrument.
You cope, by telling other women that sexual intimidation is something we all have to endure.
You cope, by thinking that it’s normal that women are humiliated.
You cope, by blaming yourself, even though you are the victim.

In all these ways of dealing with it, you hurt yourself.
Though it might help you to deal with a specific situation, it will keep pulling you down.
It will leave you with feelings of shame and guilt.

The solution for this problem should come from the perpetrators, of course.
But we can’t wait for that. We need action now!
#MeToo shows that we don’t have to take it anymore!

Do you want to be able to stand for yourself as woman in the music business?
Do you want to have a strong mind to avert sexual intimidation?
Do you want to train to be able to defend yourself?

In the training you will learn how to build a mental fence. You will practice mental persistence and power. In the end, you will have the freedom to choose how to react, and you will not be intimidated anymore.

After only 4 weeks:
– you will not be intimidated anymore
– you will quit unhealthy coping behavior
– you will overcome feelings of guilt and shame
– you will realize how powerful you are yourself
– you will make choices based on your strength
– you will know if you want to go public with previous bad experiences
– you will know that there is an alternative, even in the music business
– you will enjoy being a women in the music business.

The training starts in the 2nd week of January, on Monday January 08.
It is for women only.
It’s individual, tailored to your personal situation.
We work in one-on-one meetings, on location in Nijmegen (the Netherlands), or on skype.
We will do 4 sessions, one session per week.
Every session will take 45 minutes.
Exercises are an important part of the training.
I offer the training for a special price, because the support of women in the music business is very important to me.
The costs for the whole training are only € 300 (including 21% Dutch VAT).

Please send me an email for more information, or give me a call (+31 24 323 9322).
I have only 6 spots available!