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Self Defense for Professional Helpers and Healers – Level 1 Training + Certification

April 29, 2023 @ 9:00 am 4:30 pm

This dynamically taught 7.5 hour (30 min lunch break) course is designed specifically for professional helpers + healers (clinical therapists, massage therapists, nurses, doctors, acupuncturists, psychiatrists, office staff, etc.). 

This training and certification course covers imperative personal safety information and tools to develop mindset, awareness, confidence and effective skills to protect yourself in various situations.

Course instructor, Joseph Celis, MS, CSCS, is former law enforcement and has over 25 years’ experience in self-defense, martial arts, and in teaching practical skills for personal safety. Joseph utilizes his extensive knowledge and experiences throughout his effective teaching method and you will leave with both legal and actual knowledge about self defense as well as practical know-how after this interactive learning experience.

During class, practical knowledge will be learned in an educational setting, then applied during the tactical and experiential portion of class. Class will convene with each participant having solid knowledge about these concepts:

Crime Statistics

• Self Defense & California Law

• Situational Awareness

• Entering & Exiting your office and How to Protect Yourself

• Proper Police Notification + Ethical Obligation

• When to Engage and When to Tactically Retreat

• Self Defense Tools & How to Properly Use Them (OC Spray, Taser, Tactical Pen, etc)

• Know how to Defend or Escape from the most Commonly Used Positions of Attack

It is never too late to increase your ability to feel empowered in possible situations that could otherwise prove dangerous.


*Discounts for Students & Pre-Licensed professionals; email info@sagewellnessctr.org for details

*Minimum of 4 participants required for class to be held



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