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?

To learn more about Lauren’s work and the Thrive Empowerment Center, visit their website www.thriveselfdefense.com or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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.

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