A Welcome Message from Chris Owens
My name is Christopher Owen and I am a BTEC - Level 3 Advanced Breakaway and Self Defence Instructor and BTEC - Level 3 Advanced Conflict Management Trainer and Risk Assessor for Managing Violence in the Workplace. I have many over 20 years teaching experience in social services departments, further education colleges and for the last 15 years as a senior lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire .For more information on my background see 'Why train with us'
Although I now have my own consultancy and training business I continue to deliver courses to the university (UCLAN POLICING) now as an independent consultant trainer . My clients include local authorities, hospital trusts, schools and colleges as well as catering to the general public .
I am a registered trainer with the National Federation of Personal Safety, so in addition to delivering training we can also to award BTEC qualifications should people require a formal certificate in addition to the skills and knowledge gained on one of our courses.
Our course are based on using tried and tested Functional Edge methodology which is consistent with the findings of recent research on breakaway/self-defence tra
Psychology of Personal Safety and Conflict Management
“Perhaps…in the heightened state of arousal caused by a real assault people would use simple techniques that would work at the time .Our finding that 80% of participants managed to break away successfully using the taught techniques does give credence to this, suggesting that breakaway methods that centre on natural instinct as opposed to highly technical manoeuvres are likely to be recalled more successfully“
- Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2009, 16