Episode 3 of the Three Questions video series features the inspirational work of special guest, Lauren Bailey. Lauren is co-founder and instructor at the Thrive Empowerment Center, which offers practical, female-led, trauma-informed personal safety and assault resistance education. Thrive's supportive community fosters growth, strength, confidence and healing with the use of restorative practices.
The three questions Lauren answers are:
- What is “Empowerment Self-Defense,” and what need does it fulfill your students?
- In your experience, what is the role of “community” in the process of healing, and how do you use circles and encourage voice in your teaching and learning?
- If you could make one broad recommendation to women in particular around psychological and physical self-defense, what would it be?
The Three Questions video series features new and innovative thinkers from the field of restorative practices and beyond. In each episode, a special guest is asked three engaging questions by John W. Bailie, Ph.D., IIRP President, that center around themes of leadership and organizational culture.