Happy Memorial Day!

It’s no secret that Combat Mindset holds great admiration for the men and women in our military. Our very name is synonymous with military tactics – and is used to by many units to define the situational awareness you need when you’re in a war zone. As we observe another Memorial Day, please take a…

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Active Shooter: What Would You Do?

What Would You Do in an Active Shooter Situation?

An unthinkable horror in some parts of the world, active shooter incidents are sadly becoming more and more common in the United States. Cities such as San Bernardino, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas and many others have been targeted in the past. You may have your own theories about why people are compelled to arm themselves and…

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How to Travel Safely: Put Your Awareness in Overdrive

How to Travel Safely: Put Your Awareness in Overdrive

The first thing to keep in mind as a solo female traveler is that you are not at home. You don’t know the city or its neighborhoods when you travel. Some are safe, while others are not. How often do you see tourists studying a map on a street corner, identifiable by their hiking boots…

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Avoid Sexual Assault: Check Your Surroundings

Avoid Sexual Assault: Check Your Surroundings

Recently, while celebrating the new year in Bangalore, India, hundreds of women were groped in the streets in an incident which is now being referred to as a ‘mass molestation.’ During this time, women were kissed, grabbed, fondled and generally harassed in large numbers and without much recourse or support from government officials. When it…

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Telling Your Rape Survival Story to Empower Yourself and Heal

Empower Yourself: Tell Your Rape Survival Story

The desire to tell one’s story is not unique to rape survivors. Unfortunately, telling your rape survival story can bring harm instead of healing. Who you tell, when you tell, and how you tell your story can dramatically affect your psychological recovery from the experience. Calling hotlines Rape survivors, provided that they didn’t need medical…

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The Freeze Response in a Time of Distress

The Freeze Response in a Time of Distress: How it Works

We’ve all heard of the flight or fight response to adverse situations. These are the responses governed by our autonomic nervous system: An age-old system part of our brain stem that has helped the human race survive for millennia. Then why is it that, sometimes, when we face a dangerous or traumatic situation, we freeze?…

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Your Combat Mindset: How to Roll with the Punches

The NRA’s Refuse to be a Victim program looks and sounds pretty badass. Programs like this empower people to wise up to ways to keep themselves safe and avoid falling victim to predators. It teaches them to keep their wits about them and roll with the punches, literally. What could be bad about taking your…

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Staying Safe: Ways to Not be a Target this Christmas

Your first thoughts during the Christmas holidays may be more along the lines of how big of a turkey to buy or how to keep your relatives from killing each other – but have you considered whether you’re doing what you can to keep you and your family safe from crime this year? Here are…

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How to Develop Your Own Warrior Ritual

Our ancestors knew the value of ritual for getting into just the right mindset before battle. Warriors and fighters of all kinds would drink and feast, sit quietly, paint their faces, make sacrifices, consult with their deities or dance into a frenzy to prepare themselves mentally for the challenges ahead. Few of us are warriors…

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Contest: Win a 2-Week Immersion Training

Most contests, have the winner on a beach somewhere relaxing in luxury. Well, this isn’t exactly one of those contests. You will work your ass off. You will sweat. You will want to pass out. You will probably cry a little – but you’ll be stronger for it. You will face your fears and bitch…

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