Of course you can’t do this in an absolute way. But there are a lot of things you can do to greatly improve the odds in your favor.
The daily and nightly news paints a picture of unrelenting violence and threat. College campuses, elementary schools, churches, the workplace…nowhere is safe. How does being immersed in this news affect our ways of thinking? The answer is: not too usefully. Without having any idea what you can do, a sense of surrounding threat only creates a background of anxiety or even a feeling of hopelessness. Neither of those are useful. In that state people tend to overact or under-react, but they don’t react in a balanced, in-control way.
Even though the chances statistically, in a given year, are only about 1-in-12 that you will be a victim of workplace violence or domestic or outside violence or serious threats, you need to see…
…simulating real situations of threat. R3Result’s training on how to handle workplace violence and conflict resolution in the workplace provides the real basis of having the best security when facing a real encounter.
There is an additional great benefit in such de-escalation courses. While there are “only” six million acts of physical violence or serious threats in the U.S. reported — times that in unreported acts — that still makes it a relatively rare event for any individual. But lesser acts: arguments, bullying, dirty looks, hostile tones, snubbing silence, put-downs, insulting remarks, passive-aggression, avoidance… these are everyday things experienced all the time. By training in the bigger, more extreme examples or gross acts, we are doing the basic training skills to deal with these more subtle, more everyday problems that steal our peace. It is boot camp for the real world.