These are testimonials from real students at IMPACT Personal Safety of Colorado. We have kept some names anonymous per student requests.

IMPACT students say…

The experience was deeply valuable

The experience was deeply valuable. It is one that is already integrated within my system. I hear the voice within saying "no" loudly as I consider varying options and opportunities.

Sandra, 51, Women's Basics

2019-04-21T17:19:10-06:00

Sandra, 51, Women's Basics

The experience was deeply valuable. It is one that is already integrated within my system. I hear the voice within saying "no" loudly as I consider varying options and opportunities.

I feel proud, strong and empowered

I feel proud, strong and empowered! I had no idea what would come from the class and was nervous at first but the reward is profound!

Sonja, 27, Women's Basics

2019-06-09T16:51:43-06:00

Sonja, 27, Women's Basics

I feel proud, strong and empowered! I had no idea what would come from the class and was nervous at first but the reward is profound!

I feel stronger

I feel stronger and more empowered after taking this class! These are important skills that everyone should have.

Anonymous, 22, EMPOWERED School Workshop

2019-01-09T18:32:28-06:00

Anonymous, 22, EMPOWERED School Workshop

I feel stronger and more empowered after taking this class! These are important skills that everyone should have.

I feel I can make the world a better place

IMPACT gave me the skills and confidence to be secure in who I am and what I want. I feel I can make the world a better place.

Martin, 26, Men's Basics Course

2019-01-09T17:52:17-06:00

Martin, 26, Men's Basics Course

IMPACT gave me the skills and confidence to be secure in who I am and what I want. I feel I can make the world a better place.

Excellent for attaining greater self-awareness

I had a great experience with IMPACT. I learned more than I ever thought I would about defending myself physically, verbally, and mentally. This class is excellent for attaining greater self-awareness.

Torin, 20, Men's Basics Course

2018-10-24T10:09:51-06:00

Torin, 20, Men's Basics Course

I had a great experience with IMPACT. I learned more than I ever thought I would about defending myself physically, verbally, and mentally. This class is excellent for attaining greater self-awareness.

So many of my anxieties have been replaced with skills and techniques

I'm so proud of myself after having gone through this. So many of my anxieties have been replaced with skills and techniques (verbal and physical) that will help keep me and others safe. It's been an intensive and significant experience but I can't imagine not having done it.

Jocelyn, 26, Women's Basics

2019-06-09T20:31:49-06:00

Jocelyn, 26, Women's Basics

I'm so proud of myself after having gone through this. So many of my anxieties have been replaced with skills and techniques (verbal and physical) that will help keep me and others safe. It's been an intensive and significant experience but I can't imagine not having done it.

A few basic techniques can make you feel empowered

It is incredible how a few basic techniques can make you feel empowered.

Juanita, 44, Workshop

2019-01-09T17:59:13-06:00

Juanita, 44, Workshop

It is incredible how a few basic techniques can make you feel empowered.

Help to keep my family safe

Thank you for helping me help to keep my family safe!

Sheryl, 38, EMPOWERED Family Workshop

2018-10-24T10:21:38-06:00

Sheryl, 38, EMPOWERED Family Workshop

Thank you for helping me help to keep my family safe!

I feel 100 percent more confident

I feel 100 percent more confident.

Anonymous, 31, Women's Basics

2019-06-09T16:36:35-06:00

Anonymous, 31, Women's Basics

I feel 100 percent more confident.

I am so grateful for IMPACT

I am so grateful for IMPACT and the gift of feeling safer in the world.

Anonymous, 44, Women's Basics

2019-04-22T18:45:45-06:00

Anonymous, 44, Women's Basics

I am so grateful for IMPACT and the gift of feeling safer in the world.

Amazing experience

Amazing experience. It's great to feel strong and safe.

Cynthia, 45, Women's Basics

2019-04-22T18:44:47-06:00

Cynthia, 45, Women's Basics

Amazing experience. It's great to feel strong and safe.

I came into this class feeling afraid

Amazing! I came into this class feeling afraid and like I wasn't going to be able to do as well as other people. I have now finished the course and I am feeling so much more confident. I feel as though this class has saved me in a way. I am so grateful to all of my instructors, and so happy with the mental and physical progress I have made in self-defense.

Emma, 14, Teen Basics Course

2019-01-09T18:35:20-06:00

Emma, 14, Teen Basics Course

Amazing! I came into this class feeling afraid and like I wasn't going to be able to do as well as other people. I have now finished the course and I am feeling so much more confident. I feel as though this class has saved me in a way. I am so grateful to all of my instructors, and so happy with the mental and physical progress I have made in self-defense.

Worthwhile weekend

Great and worthwhile weekend.  Thank you!

Stefan, 41, EMPOWERED Family Workshop

2018-10-24T10:26:43-06:00

Stefan, 41, EMPOWERED Family Workshop

Great and worthwhile weekend.  Thank you!

Now I feel like I have many more options besides fear

Now I feel like I have many more options besides fear, avoidance and staying home all the time. I know instinctively what to do to defend myself. Before IMPACT I just did not know I had those instincts. I didn't know I could badly hurt someone if I had to, if I was in danger.

Anonymous, 51, Women's Basics

2019-04-21T17:14:11-06:00

Anonymous, 51, Women's Basics

Now I feel like I have many more options besides fear, avoidance and staying home all the time. I know instinctively what to do to defend myself. Before IMPACT I just did not know I had those instincts. I didn't know I could badly hurt someone if I had to, if I was in danger.

I find myself sharing IMPACT with others

I find myself sharing IMPACT with others. The experience is supportive of growing my confidence and self esteem in the area of caring for myself which was undermined a few years ago due to an injury.

Anonymous, 52, Women's Basics Course

2019-01-09T12:58:37-06:00

Anonymous, 52, Women's Basics Course

I find myself sharing IMPACT with others. The experience is supportive of growing my confidence and self esteem in the area of caring for myself which was undermined a few years ago due to an injury.

Feel very prepared to take on the world

A huge thank you to the instructors and assistants in this class.  They really created a positive, strong environment that made everyone feel safe in the most uncomfortable situations.  This class teaches the very important skill of self defense and awareness perfectly. Great experience, feel very prepared to take on the world.  LOVED it!!

Jyoti, 19, Teen Basics Course

2018-10-24T10:12:10-06:00

Jyoti, 19, Teen Basics Course

A huge thank you to the instructors and assistants in this class.  They really created a positive, strong environment that made everyone feel safe in the most uncomfortable situations.  This class teaches the very important skill of self defense and awareness perfectly. Great experience, feel very prepared to take on the world.  LOVED it!!

Amazing experience

Amazing experience. I now better understand self defense and why my girlfriend and sister are so enthusiastic about the program.

Ian, 27, Men's Basics Course

2019-01-09T17:50:43-06:00

Ian, 27, Men's Basics Course

Amazing experience. I now better understand self defense and why my girlfriend and sister are so enthusiastic about the program.

This was a fantastic training

This was a fantastic training that helped me realize and define a sense of space around me (boundary), with simple, immediate, tangible steps that I can implement. It gave me a spectrum of options and tones to use depending on the situation, and I absolutely recommend it to everyone I know.

Niki, 30, Workshop

2019-06-09T16:38:43-06:00

Niki, 30, Workshop

This was a fantastic training that helped me realize and define a sense of space around me (boundary), with simple, immediate, tangible steps that I can implement. It gave me a spectrum of options and tones to use depending on the situation, and I absolutely recommend it to everyone I know.

Thankful

So very thankful!

Faith, 42, Advanced Basics Course

2019-01-09T18:22:38-06:00

Faith, 42, Advanced Basics Course

So very thankful!

One of the best classes I have taken

Great! This was one of the best classes I have taken. I would recommend to all.

Kim, 48, Women's Basics Course

2019-01-09T13:03:20-06:00

Kim, 48, Women's Basics Course

Great! This was one of the best classes I have taken. I would recommend to all.

All women deserve to take this class

All women deserve to take this class. This has been the most impactful experience of my life.

Jenny, 27, Women's Basics Course

2019-01-09T18:41:19-06:00

Jenny, 27, Women's Basics Course

All women deserve to take this class. This has been the most impactful experience of my life.

The high energy, realistic simulations were effective

The high energy, realistic simulations were effective in starting our "fight or flight" response. This gave participants a great chance to practice under pressure. I think the program helps to instill more confidence in the participants if they ever find themselves in similar situations.

Jim, 43, Workshop

2019-04-22T18:54:42-06:00

Jim, 43, Workshop

The high energy, realistic simulations were effective in starting our "fight or flight" response. This gave participants a great chance to practice under pressure. I think the program helps to instill more confidence in the participants if they ever find themselves in similar situations.

It has most certainly permanently etched the skills into my mind and muscle memory

This class had skills practiced while adrenaline was high, unlike another course I had previously taken through another company. While initially this was uncomfortable and challenging, it has most certainly permanently etched the skills into my mind and muscle memory. I feel confident that I am prepared to navigate the unknown in the future.

Wendy, 42, EMPOWERED Family Workshop

2019-01-09T18:28:12-06:00

Wendy, 42, EMPOWERED Family Workshop

This class had skills practiced while adrenaline was high, unlike another course I had previously taken through another company. While initially this was uncomfortable and challenging, it has most certainly permanently etched the skills into my mind and muscle memory. I feel confident that I am prepared to navigate the unknown in the future.

Good real life experience

Good real life experience. Lots of focus beyond the physical combat: de-escalation, seeking help. I think this may help my children walk the world with greater confidence and security.

Dave, 51, Empowered Family

2019-04-21T17:18:00-06:00

Dave, 51, Empowered Family

Good real life experience. Lots of focus beyond the physical combat: de-escalation, seeking help. I think this may help my children walk the world with greater confidence and security.

I really appreciated the information

I really appreciated the information, especially the focus on de-escalating before fighting.

Adam, 27, Workshop

2019-06-09T20:29:35-06:00

Adam, 27, Workshop

I really appreciated the information, especially the focus on de-escalating before fighting.

Truly amazing

Truly amazing to share the experience of empowered transformation. From the familiar to the unfamiliar, it can always help to stand up straight and believe in myself and start with boundaries.

Anonymous, 44, Women's Basics

2019-04-22T18:50:00-06:00

Anonymous, 44, Women's Basics

Truly amazing to share the experience of empowered transformation. From the familiar to the unfamiliar, it can always help to stand up straight and believe in myself and start with boundaries.

I’ve come a long way since the day I walked into class

I've come a long way since the day I walked into class. It was so great to be a part of such an inspiring, life changing class with such an amazing group of women.

Anonymous, 29, Women's Basics

2019-06-09T16:40:29-06:00

Anonymous, 29, Women's Basics

I've come a long way since the day I walked into class. It was so great to be a part of such an inspiring, life changing class with such an amazing group of women.

This class was crucial for building basic skills

Being a single woman in a big city and a licensed social worker who needs to set clear boundaries, this class was crucial for building basic skills that need to come to mind instantly. I received an education, courage, and techniques that are life changing and life saving. Thanks!

Lauren, 26, Workshop

2019-06-09T20:33:04-06:00

Lauren, 26, Workshop

Being a single woman in a big city and a licensed social worker who needs to set clear boundaries, this class was crucial for building basic skills that need to come to mind instantly. I received an education, courage, and techniques that are life changing and life saving. Thanks!

The lessons learned in IMPACT will be used forever

I am truly changed as a woman! I feel more empowered, aware, inspired and luck to fight with such wonderful women and staff. The lessons learned in IMPACT will be used forever. Thank you!

Alexa, 27, Women's Basics

2019-06-09T16:50:52-06:00

Alexa, 27, Women's Basics

I am truly changed as a woman! I feel more empowered, aware, inspired and luck to fight with such wonderful women and staff. The lessons learned in IMPACT will be used forever. Thank you!

Changed my life in so many ways

This changed my life in so many ways.  I now feel more confident and a higher self-esteem.

Ailish, 14, Teen Basics Course

2018-10-24T10:01:00-06:00

Ailish, 14, Teen Basics Course

This changed my life in so many ways.  I now feel more confident and a higher self-esteem.

I loved it

Wonderful, empowering. I loved it.

Jeanette, 58, Women's Basics Course

2019-01-09T18:58:58-06:00

Jeanette, 58, Women's Basics Course

Wonderful, empowering. I loved it.

If everyone knew about these tactics

If everyone knew about these tactics, less people would be in danger.

Anonymous, 18, EMPOWERED School Workshop

2019-01-09T18:53:24-06:00

Anonymous, 18, EMPOWERED School Workshop

If everyone knew about these tactics, less people would be in danger.

Thank you, IMPACT!!!

I thought for many years that self-defense techniques would take many months of classes to obtain the basic knowledge to feel confident in potentially volatile situations. A few hours with IMPACT gave me the confidence to protect myself and my family. Thank you, IMPACT!!!

Dave, 42, Workshop

2019-04-22T18:55:54-06:00

Dave, 42, Workshop

I thought for many years that self-defense techniques would take many months of classes to obtain the basic knowledge to feel confident in potentially volatile situations. A few hours with IMPACT gave me the confidence to protect myself and my family. Thank you, IMPACT!!!

I believe, hope and wish every woman I know would and could take this class

I went into the basics class unsure and scared. I came out of the basics class confident and aware. This workshop was still a life changing experience. I believe, hope and wish every woman I know would and could take this class.

Jenny, 27, Workshop

2019-01-09T18:57:20-06:00

Jenny, 27, Workshop

I went into the basics class unsure and scared. I came out of the basics class confident and aware. This workshop was still a life changing experience. I believe, hope and wish every woman I know would and could take this class.

Thank you

Thank you for your passion and energy!

Ann, 55, Workshop

2019-01-14T17:02:35-06:00

Ann, 55, Workshop

Thank you for your passion and energy!

I hear the voice within saying “no” loudly

The experience was deeply valuable. It is one that is already integrated within my system. I hear the voice within saying "no" loudly as I consider varying options and opportunities.

Sandra, 51, Women's Basics Course

2019-01-09T13:01:06-06:00

Sandra, 51, Women's Basics Course

The experience was deeply valuable. It is one that is already integrated within my system. I hear the voice within saying "no" loudly as I consider varying options and opportunities.

Everyone should know about IMPACT

Didn't think I "needed it," but glad I did it. The instructors are caring, tough, professional and obviously committed to a safe non-violent world. Everyone should know about IMPACT and have the opportunity to participate, if they choose. A gift of peace and confidence for the women (and men) you love.

Rachel, 51, Women's Basics

2019-04-21T17:16:27-06:00

Rachel, 51, Women's Basics

Didn't think I "needed it," but glad I did it. The instructors are caring, tough, professional and obviously committed to a safe non-violent world. Everyone should know about IMPACT and have the opportunity to participate, if they choose. A gift of peace and confidence for the women (and men) you love.

I just can’t sing the praises of IMPACT enough

I just can't sing the praises of IMPACT enough. I am so glad I took this class. I always wondered what I'd be like in a fight and now I know I kick ass. Having a big mouth, I've always been confident in my ability to create conflict, but now I have the skills to de-escalate a conflict or use physical force when necessary. Now that I have multiple skills I can utilize, my big mouth doesn't always have to be my go to. I feel confident I can manage my adrenaline positively.

Anya, 26, Women's Basics

2019-06-09T20:30:44-06:00

Anya, 26, Women's Basics

I just can't sing the praises of IMPACT enough. I am so glad I took this class. I always wondered what I'd be like in a fight and now I know I kick ass. Having a big mouth, I've always been confident in my ability to create conflict, but now I have the skills to de-escalate a conflict or use physical force when necessary. Now that I have multiple skills I can utilize, my big mouth doesn't always have to be my go to. I feel confident I can manage my adrenaline positively.

I have told at least 20 people about the course

This course exceeded all of my expectations. I feel 200% more powerful, physically AND mentally, after taking this course. It was incredible to be able to experience such empowerment and growth within myself, surrounded by supportive staff and the amazing females in my class. I have been so impacted by IMPACT (heh) that I have told at least 20 people about the course and encouraged them to take it. It is SO worth the cost. Definitely will be back for the advanced course!

Sarah, Women's Basics

2019-01-14T10:12:33-06:00

Sarah, Women's Basics

This course exceeded all of my expectations. I feel 200% more powerful, physically AND mentally, after taking this course. It was incredible to be able to experience such empowerment and growth within myself, surrounded by supportive staff and the amazing females in my class. I have been so impacted by IMPACT (heh) that I have told at least 20 people about the course and encouraged them to take it. It is SO worth the cost. Definitely will be back for the advanced course!

Makes me feel much safer in everyday life

I am very glad that I took this class because knowing that I can protect myself makes me feel much safer in everyday life.  Thank you!

Rachel, 15, Teen Basics Course

2018-10-24T10:04:25-06:00

Rachel, 15, Teen Basics Course

I am very glad that I took this class because knowing that I can protect myself makes me feel much safer in everyday life.  Thank you!

You can actually be better prepared to protect yourself and your family

There is no better format for truly learning these skills. After this class you can actually be better prepared to protect yourself and your family, as opposed to just thinking you know what to do.

Jason, 49, EMPOWERED Family Workshop

2019-01-09T18:21:21-06:00

Jason, 49, EMPOWERED Family Workshop

There is no better format for truly learning these skills. After this class you can actually be better prepared to protect yourself and your family, as opposed to just thinking you know what to do.

I feel safer

Great. I feel safer knowing that I might be able to protect myself. Very professional staff!

Diane, 63, Workshop

2019-01-09T18:43:58-06:00

Diane, 63, Workshop

Great. I feel safer knowing that I might be able to protect myself. Very professional staff!

The instructors were amazing

I was scared for many parts of this class, but the instructors were amazing at pushing my boundaries without shaking my confidence.

Jessi, 28, Women's Basics

2019-06-09T16:45:26-06:00

Jessi, 28, Women's Basics

I was scared for many parts of this class, but the instructors were amazing at pushing my boundaries without shaking my confidence.

The class changed my perspective and made me more confident

I didn't want to do this class (my father-in-law signed me up), but am so grateful that I did. I am leaving much more confident than I came in. The class changed my perspective and made me more confident in my ability to protect myself.

Katie, 27, Women's Basics

2019-06-09T20:27:23-06:00

Katie, 27, Women's Basics

I didn't want to do this class (my father-in-law signed me up), but am so grateful that I did. I am leaving much more confident than I came in. The class changed my perspective and made me more confident in my ability to protect myself.

All of our traveling employees will get this training

This is so much more helpful than I expected. All of our traveling employees will get this training.

Paul, 58, Workshop

2019-01-09T18:45:14-06:00

Paul, 58, Workshop

This is so much more helpful than I expected. All of our traveling employees will get this training.

I felt so much more empowered and strong

I felt so much more empowered and strong after taking the IMPACT class. The instructors were so helpful and encouraged everyone. Thanks IMPACT for helping to stop violence.

Nicole, 28, Workshop

2019-06-09T16:49:37-06:00

Nicole, 28, Workshop

I felt so much more empowered and strong after taking the IMPACT class. The instructors were so helpful and encouraged everyone. Thanks IMPACT for helping to stop violence.

The class did an amazing job

The class did an amazing job of teaching personal responsibility and empowerment, providing the skills and awareness to deescalate a situation and have a non-violent end to a situation that could easily have ended in physical violence, injuries to self or others, and possible jail time.

Adam, 47, Men's Basics

2019-04-22T08:46:00-06:00

Adam, 47, Men's Basics

The class did an amazing job of teaching personal responsibility and empowerment, providing the skills and awareness to deescalate a situation and have a non-violent end to a situation that could easily have ended in physical violence, injuries to self or others, and possible jail time.

Absolutely worth the time and effort

This course is absolutely worth the time and effort. If you have the chance to participate, I recommend it without reservation.

Danise, 38, Empowered Troop Workshop

2019-01-09T18:55:13-06:00

Danise, 38, Empowered Troop Workshop

This course is absolutely worth the time and effort. If you have the chance to participate, I recommend it without reservation.

It was life changing

This was such an amazing experience, something I will never forget. I really didn't think I was capable of doing something like this and I am!! It was life changing!! Thank you. You are a great team and created a very safe place to learn.

Anonymous, 45, Women's Basics

2019-04-22T08:50:52-06:00

Anonymous, 45, Women's Basics

This was such an amazing experience, something I will never forget. I really didn't think I was capable of doing something like this and I am!! It was life changing!! Thank you. You are a great team and created a very safe place to learn.

Empowering

Empowering. Positive. Tools I can use every day and tools I now have that I hope I never have to use. Perfect gift for the high school graduate!

Amy, 47, Teen Basics

2019-04-22T08:48:24-06:00

Amy, 47, Teen Basics

Empowering. Positive. Tools I can use every day and tools I now have that I hope I never have to use. Perfect gift for the high school graduate!

One of the hardest but very useful things I’ve done

One of the hardest things I've done but very useful, powerful. I loved the diversity of the group! All of us trying to obtain the same goal!

Lee, 52, Women's Basics

2019-04-21T17:11:17-06:00

Lee, 52, Women's Basics

One of the hardest things I've done but very useful, powerful. I loved the diversity of the group! All of us trying to obtain the same goal!

Very eye opening

Very eye opening and helpful with awareness.

Wendy, 41, Workshop

2019-04-22T18:58:38-06:00

Wendy, 41, Workshop

Very eye opening and helpful with awareness.

I feel more confident

I was able to finally release my anger, stress and fear created by memories of sexual abuse. I feel more confident and like a great weight has been lifted. The staff are kind, knowledgeable and excellent people.

Anonymous, 45, Women's Basics

2019-04-22T08:54:45-06:00

Anonymous, 45, Women's Basics

I was able to finally release my anger, stress and fear created by memories of sexual abuse. I feel more confident and like a great weight has been lifted. The staff are kind, knowledgeable and excellent people.

IMPACT has given me everything I needed to feel more confident

As someone who always felt I could take care of myself, and being faced with the reality that maybe I don't have all the tools to do it effectively, IMPACT has given me everything I needed to feel more confident in my ability to handle any situation.

Anonymous, 30, Women's Basics

2019-06-09T16:37:40-06:00

Anonymous, 30, Women's Basics

As someone who always felt I could take care of myself, and being faced with the reality that maybe I don't have all the tools to do it effectively, IMPACT has given me everything I needed to feel more confident in my ability to handle any situation.

IMPACT has such a beautiful way of helping to raise my confidence

IMPACT has such a beautiful way of helping to raise my confidence, help me process past experiences and unleash my fury.

Sarah, 38, Advanced Basics Course

2019-01-09T18:12:47-06:00

Sarah, 38, Advanced Basics Course

IMPACT has such a beautiful way of helping to raise my confidence, help me process past experiences and unleash my fury.

Great class

Great class. I went in reluctantly and am so glad my family has these skills. All families can take useful skills and information from this. Excellent!

Sarah, 50, Empowered Family

2019-04-21T17:21:03-06:00

Sarah, 50, Empowered Family

Great class. I went in reluctantly and am so glad my family has these skills. All families can take useful skills and information from this. Excellent!

I can now be the woman I am meant to be

This course truly changed my life.  I feel that I can now be the woman I am meant to be!  I feel so safe and confident in myself.

Alyssa, 21, Women's Basics Course

2018-10-24T10:15:17-06:00

Alyssa, 21, Women's Basics Course

This course truly changed my life.  I feel that I can now be the woman I am meant to be!  I feel so safe and confident in myself.

I am able to move freely

I am able to move freely about my surroundings and in the world, always feeling safe and aware.

Rebecca, 57, Advanced Basics Course

2019-01-09T18:11:12-06:00

Rebecca, 57, Advanced Basics Course

I am able to move freely about my surroundings and in the world, always feeling safe and aware.

I love this work!

IMPACT has changed my perception of myself in relation to the world around me. I love this work!

Anonymous, 47, Advanced Basics

2019-04-22T08:47:11-06:00

Anonymous, 47, Advanced Basics

IMPACT has changed my perception of myself in relation to the world around me. I love this work!

I now know I can defend myself

I learned so much. I have more confidence in the fact that I now know I can defend myself versus just thinking I can.

Dominic, 36, Men's Basics Course

2019-01-09T17:49:21-06:00

Dominic, 36, Men's Basics Course

I learned so much. I have more confidence in the fact that I now know I can defend myself versus just thinking I can.

The training was helpful

The training was helpful for entry level techniques to use while training. It helps us be aware of our surroundings as well as how to analyze behaviors.

Frank, 47, Workshop

2019-04-22T08:49:40-06:00

Frank, 47, Workshop

The training was helpful for entry level techniques to use while training. It helps us be aware of our surroundings as well as how to analyze behaviors.

The most empowering experience of my life

The most empowering experience of my life.  It is something every woman should do, as much for the confidence as the self-defense.

Jessica, 33, Women's Basics

2018-10-24T10:31:39-06:00

Jessica, 33, Women's Basics

The most empowering experience of my life.  It is something every woman should do, as much for the confidence as the self-defense.

This work is so important

This work is so important. It should be taught alongside sexuality education at every school on the planet!

Dave, 44, EMPOWERED Family Workshop

2019-01-09T18:19:55-06:00

Dave, 44, EMPOWERED Family Workshop

This work is so important. It should be taught alongside sexuality education at every school on the planet!

It was very powerful to have this experience

I took this class with my 17 year old niece and it was very powerful to have this experience together. Not only do I have confidence that both of us could protect ourselves in a dangerous situation, but it was also beautiful for us to have the experience of safety to support learning in a circle of incredible women.

Beth, 36, Women's Basics

2019-04-22T19:07:19-06:00

Beth, 36, Women's Basics

I took this class with my 17 year old niece and it was very powerful to have this experience together. Not only do I have confidence that both of us could protect ourselves in a dangerous situation, but it was also beautiful for us to have the experience of safety to support learning in a circle of incredible women.

I have now found a voice within myself that I’ve always hoped to have

Going into this with no expectations and open to anything, I was surprised to see how effective it can be to use a basic set of tools to help me actually stay calm in an adrenaline state. I have now found a voice within myself that I've always hoped to have had, and have the confidence to handle more situations that I couldn't have in the past. Thank you.

Sam, 34, Men's Basics

2019-01-09T18:02:24-06:00

Sam, 34, Men's Basics

Going into this with no expectations and open to anything, I was surprised to see how effective it can be to use a basic set of tools to help me actually stay calm in an adrenaline state. I have now found a voice within myself that I've always hoped to have had, and have the confidence to handle more situations that I couldn't have in the past. Thank you.

I am grateful for this experience

I am grateful for this experience. Although I have always been a good communicator of my needs and set boundaries, this has given me greater skills and perspective on how to approach these conversations and interactions. Not to mention managing my own energy and personal space! Thank you, IMPACT!

Jill, 33, Women's Basics

2019-06-09T16:33:16-06:00

Jill, 33, Women's Basics

I am grateful for this experience. Although I have always been a good communicator of my needs and set boundaries, this has given me greater skills and perspective on how to approach these conversations and interactions. Not to mention managing my own energy and personal space! Thank you, IMPACT!

One of the most healing experiences

This is one of the most healing experiences I've done for myself in awhile.

Chelsea, 27, Advanced Basics Course

2019-01-09T18:26:26-06:00

Chelsea, 27, Advanced Basics Course

This is one of the most healing experiences I've done for myself in awhile.

Walk into a more powerful and confident version of yourself

Get embodied fear to be a thing of your past memories, resolve unfinished trauma that is stored in your body, walk into a more powerful and confident version of yourself.

Renee, 39, Advanced Basics Course

2019-01-09T18:24:28-06:00

Renee, 39, Advanced Basics Course

Get embodied fear to be a thing of your past memories, resolve unfinished trauma that is stored in your body, walk into a more powerful and confident version of yourself.

Awesome

Awesome!

Keith, 59, Men's Basics Course

2019-01-14T17:01:17-06:00

Keith, 59, Men's Basics Course

Awesome!

I never knew I had this power in me

This experience changed me in so many ways.  I feel more confident in myself and more empowered.  I never knew I had this power in me.

Lucy, 13, Teen Basics Course

2018-10-24T09:58:32-06:00

Lucy, 13, Teen Basics Course

This experience changed me in so many ways.  I feel more confident in myself and more empowered.  I never knew I had this power in me.

I was not sure what to expect

Going into the course, at the prompting of my dad, I was not sure what to expect. But, this class was so awesome!

Sarah, 27, Women's Basics Course

2019-01-09T18:37:22-06:00

Sarah, 27, Women's Basics Course

Going into the course, at the prompting of my dad, I was not sure what to expect. But, this class was so awesome!

Thanks for teaching me

Thanks for teaching me and helping me to practice verbal skills.

Anonymous, 20, EMPOWERED School Workshop

2019-01-09T18:33:48-06:00

Anonymous, 20, EMPOWERED School Workshop

Thanks for teaching me and helping me to practice verbal skills.

I’ve developed the skills to move through the world safely

I've had a strong and needed reality check, and I have developed the skills to realistically move through the world safely. My relationship to my body and the world around me is more wholesome now.

Anonymous, 28, Women's Basics

2019-06-09T16:44:11-06:00

Anonymous, 28, Women's Basics

I've had a strong and needed reality check, and I have developed the skills to realistically move through the world safely. My relationship to my body and the world around me is more wholesome now.

Be brave!!

Thank you for the lessons to take on the road. Be brave!!

Frances, 40, Women's Basics

2019-04-22T18:59:31-06:00

Frances, 40, Women's Basics

Thank you for the lessons to take on the road. Be brave!!

My line to cross was moved back

My "line to cross" was moved back. Thank you! Empowerment is priceless and your program nurtures empowerment.

Peter, 54, Workshop

2019-04-21T17:08:59-06:00

Peter, 54, Workshop

My "line to cross" was moved back. Thank you! Empowerment is priceless and your program nurtures empowerment.

This is experiential learning at its finest

This is experiential learning at its finest. I have locked in new verbal and physical skills. Unexpectedly, the physical skills haven given me more confidence to use the verbal skills. This class is life changing and I recommend it to all women.

Susan, 54, Women's Basics

2019-06-09T16:28:59-06:00

Susan, 54, Women's Basics

This is experiential learning at its finest. I have locked in new verbal and physical skills. Unexpectedly, the physical skills haven given me more confidence to use the verbal skills. This class is life changing and I recommend it to all women.

Truly fantastic and exceeded my expectations

Unbelievable! Truly fantastic and exceeded my expectations. Thank you so much for the tremendous training! It was truly life changing.

Kimberly, 44, Empowered Family

2019-04-22T18:51:04-06:00

Kimberly, 44, Empowered Family

Unbelievable! Truly fantastic and exceeded my expectations. Thank you so much for the tremendous training! It was truly life changing.

I have a new set of boundary setting skills

Because I travel for a living, I am often aware of my environment and on alert, but I had zero self defense skills beyond that. Not anymore! I feel much more prepared to be responsible for my personal safety now. Thank you! In addition to that, I have a new set of boundary setting skills that I think will be invaluable in a job that creates such powerful emotions and varied circumstances. I'm looking forward to attending the full course soon.

Kristi, 28, Workshop

2019-01-09T18:09:05-06:00

Kristi, 28, Workshop

Because I travel for a living, I am often aware of my environment and on alert, but I had zero self defense skills beyond that. Not anymore! I feel much more prepared to be responsible for my personal safety now. Thank you! In addition to that, I have a new set of boundary setting skills that I think will be invaluable in a job that creates such powerful emotions and varied circumstances. I'm looking forward to attending the full course soon.

Learn how to take your power back

Learn how to take your power back into your life.

Anonymous, 38, Women's Basics

2019-04-22T19:05:02-06:00

Anonymous, 38, Women's Basics

Learn how to take your power back into your life.

This class was so much more than I ever thought it could be

This class was so much more than I ever thought it could be. After learning techniques to keep myself safe, I also have become a better, more confident me in everyday life.

Anonymous, 29, Women's Basics

2019-06-09T16:41:28-06:00

Anonymous, 29, Women's Basics

This class was so much more than I ever thought it could be. After learning techniques to keep myself safe, I also have become a better, more confident me in everyday life.

I love you guys!

I love you guys!

Gretel, 37, Women's Basics

2019-04-22T19:05:40-06:00

Gretel, 37, Women's Basics

I love you guys!

I feel much more confident

I feel much more confident to use my verbal skills to de-escalate a situation.

Amanda, 26, EMPOWERED Workplace Training

2019-01-09T18:04:03-06:00

Amanda, 26, EMPOWERED Workplace Training

I feel much more confident to use my verbal skills to de-escalate a situation.

Helped me grow

Life changing. Helped me grow.

Camille, 57, Women's Basics Course

2019-01-09T12:57:10-06:00

Camille, 57, Women's Basics Course

Life changing. Helped me grow.

Life changing

Great class. Life changing. I feel I have much more confidence in my ability to defend myself and people I care about.

Anthony, 21, Men's Basics Course

2019-01-09T17:54:14-06:00

Anthony, 21, Men's Basics Course

Great class. Life changing. I feel I have much more confidence in my ability to defend myself and people I care about.

This class has made me more confident

I thought that this class has made me more confident and more powerful because I know how to defend myself.

Vivien, 13, Teen Basics Course

2019-01-09T18:39:03-06:00

Vivien, 13, Teen Basics Course

I thought that this class has made me more confident and more powerful because I know how to defend myself.

Very challenging and eye opening

I thought it was very challenging and eye opening. I could definitely see myself getting more involved in this program. I certainly learned a lot of great techniques to avoid altercation and defend myself, if needed.

Andrew, 35, Workshop

2019-01-09T18:46:38-06:00

Andrew, 35, Workshop

I thought it was very challenging and eye opening. I could definitely see myself getting more involved in this program. I certainly learned a lot of great techniques to avoid altercation and defend myself, if needed.

Incredible

It was incredible and life changing.

Andrew, 18, Teen Basics Course

2019-01-09T18:17:37-06:00

Andrew, 18, Teen Basics Course

It was incredible and life changing.

Really appreciate Jake and Nick’s work

Thanks! Really appreciate Jake and Nick's work!

Andy, 52, Men's Basics Course

2019-01-09T17:47:38-06:00

Andy, 52, Men's Basics Course

Thanks! Really appreciate Jake and Nick's work!

The family class provided the skills for personal safety

I wanted to provide the skills to my family and myself to deal with personal safety. That's exactly what we learned in the family class.

Tricia, Empowered Family, 43

2019-04-22T18:53:11-06:00

Tricia, Empowered Family, 43

I wanted to provide the skills to my family and myself to deal with personal safety. That's exactly what we learned in the family class.

So much more than self-defense

This class is about so much more than self-defense.

Anonymous, 42, Women's Basics

2019-04-22T18:56:50-06:00

Anonymous, 42, Women's Basics

This class is about so much more than self-defense.

Great skills for men and women

Great skills for men and women to use in any uncomfortable situation.

Mike, 30, EMPOWERED Workplace Training

2019-01-09T18:15:04-06:00

Mike, 30, EMPOWERED Workplace Training

Great skills for men and women to use in any uncomfortable situation.

Effective coping, fighting and, most importantly, reporting skills

I am so glad that our reserved 6 year old son was taught powerful and effective coping, fighting and, most importantly, reporting skills, and that we're all able to be "on the same page" with safety conversations in our household.  Very powerful and practical and jam-packed class.

Johanna, 42, EMPOWERED Family Workshop

2018-10-24T10:24:25-06:00

Johanna, 42, EMPOWERED Family Workshop

I am so glad that our reserved 6 year old son was taught powerful and effective coping, fighting and, most importantly, reporting skills, and that we're all able to be "on the same page" with safety conversations in our household.  Very powerful and practical and jam-packed class.

Amazing experience!

Absolutely amazing experience!

Kate, 27, Women's Basics

2019-06-09T20:28:45-06:00

Kate, 27, Women's Basics

Absolutely amazing experience!

My hope is for every woman to experience this class

This class is truly life changing. My hope is for every woman to experience this class. I am a different woman because of this class! Thank you for all you do! You are awesome!

Lindsey, 28, Women's Basics Course

2019-01-09T13:04:53-06:00

Lindsey, 28, Women's Basics Course

This class is truly life changing. My hope is for every woman to experience this class. I am a different woman because of this class! Thank you for all you do! You are awesome!

Before IMPACT, I was angry and looking for a fight

IMPACT has changed my life in so many ways. Before IMPACT, I was angry and looking for a fight. After I was assaulted, I realized I needed to do something. After this class I am more aware of my surroundings and more confident in myself and in my interactions with others. I also have the resources to control myself in my interaction and in my everyday life. Thanks IMPACT team!

Rebecca, 23, Women's Basics Course

2019-01-09T17:56:35-06:00

Rebecca, 23, Women's Basics Course

IMPACT has changed my life in so many ways. Before IMPACT, I was angry and looking for a fight. After I was assaulted, I realized I needed to do something. After this class I am more aware of my surroundings and more confident in myself and in my interactions with others. I also have the resources to control myself in my interaction and in my everyday life. Thanks IMPACT team!

Amazing

Absolutely amazing experience!

Kate, 27, Women's Basics Course

2019-01-09T13:06:31-06:00

Kate, 27, Women's Basics Course

Absolutely amazing experience!

Skills necessary for any person to respond confidently to unexpected inappropriate situations

The four day IMPACT workshop is more than just an experience. It is experiential learning of skills necessary for any person to respond confidently to unexpected inappropriate situations. I believe that anyone who ever feels concern for their own personal safety owes it to themselves to participate in at least one of the IMPACT courses.

Sandy, 71, Women's Basics Course

2019-01-09T12:55:20-06:00

Sandy, 71, Women's Basics Course

The four day IMPACT workshop is more than just an experience. It is experiential learning of skills necessary for any person to respond confidently to unexpected inappropriate situations. I believe that anyone who ever feels concern for their own personal safety owes it to themselves to participate in at least one of the IMPACT courses.

I want every person I know to take this course

Each time I gain more self confidence. I want every person I know to take this course. This course makes you feel good about you.

Jenny, Workshop, 28

2019-06-09T16:47:45-06:00

Jenny, Workshop, 28

Each time I gain more self confidence. I want every person I know to take this course. This course makes you feel good about you.

Excellent

Excellent class!

Joan, 62, Workshop

2019-01-14T16:59:51-06:00

Joan, 62, Workshop

Excellent class!

I am grateful

I am grateful that men and women exist in the world that see the need to teach a class like this, and that they are willing to make these kind of sacrifices to teach it. To hear some men say, "I came into this with a lot of male privilege" and to give women the dignity of fighting for themselves is priceless.

Anonymous, 39, Women's Basics

2019-04-22T19:02:50-06:00

Anonymous, 39, Women's Basics

I am grateful that men and women exist in the world that see the need to teach a class like this, and that they are willing to make these kind of sacrifices to teach it. To hear some men say, "I came into this with a lot of male privilege" and to give women the dignity of fighting for themselves is priceless.

Teaches you a lot about not fighting

This class is very helpful and teaches you a lot about not fighting but defending yourself and what you love.

Anonymous, 18, EMPOWERED School Workshop

2019-01-09T18:51:50-06:00

Anonymous, 18, EMPOWERED School Workshop

This class is very helpful and teaches you a lot about not fighting but defending yourself and what you love.

Every woman should feel empowered

I love IMPACT and every woman should feel empowered because their life is worth fighting for.

Grace, 13, Teen Basics Course

2018-10-24T09:38:37-06:00

Grace, 13, Teen Basics Course

I love IMPACT and every woman should feel empowered because their life is worth fighting for.

I’m leaving empowered, confident and aware

Having come to the class reluctantly at my father's wishes, I was not excited. But, I'm leaving empowered, confident and aware. I'm lucky to have been a part of such an amazing group of women! Thank you so much!

Anonymous, 29, Women's Basics

2019-06-09T16:42:41-06:00

Anonymous, 29, Women's Basics

Having come to the class reluctantly at my father's wishes, I was not excited. But, I'm leaving empowered, confident and aware. I'm lucky to have been a part of such an amazing group of women! Thank you so much!

I feel empowered and prepared to deal with situations when they arise

I feel empowered and prepared to deal with situations when they arise. Being a single woman and living alone, I am always aware of my surroundings but now I have tools to help keep me safe.

Anonymous, 32, Workshop

2019-06-09T16:35:16-06:00

Anonymous, 32, Workshop

I feel empowered and prepared to deal with situations when they arise. Being a single woman and living alone, I am always aware of my surroundings but now I have tools to help keep me safe.

I am better at setting boundaries with people I love

After taking IMPACT, I am better at setting boundaries with people I love, I have heightened awareness skills when dealing with unfamiliar situations, and I feel more confident about myself.  My family members are also more confident about me traveling alone, living downtown, and other situations they deem "unsafe" for a woman.

Krista, 31, Women's Basics

2018-10-24T10:28:43-06:00

Krista, 31, Women's Basics

After taking IMPACT, I am better at setting boundaries with people I love, I have heightened awareness skills when dealing with unfamiliar situations, and I feel more confident about myself.  My family members are also more confident about me traveling alone, living downtown, and other situations they deem "unsafe" for a woman.

I feel much more empowered

I feel much more empowered and confident with protecting myself. Thank you!

Shelly, 40, Women's Basics

2019-04-22T19:00:41-06:00

Shelly, 40, Women's Basics

I feel much more empowered and confident with protecting myself. Thank you!

I can combine my mind and my physical strength

Such an empowering experience to see how I can combine my mind and my physical strength. I will definitely be back.

Wendy, 16, Teen Basics Course

2019-01-09T18:05:38-06:00

Wendy, 16, Teen Basics Course

Such an empowering experience to see how I can combine my mind and my physical strength. I will definitely be back.

I have featured its work multiple times

IMPACT Personal Safety of Colorado’s ​classes ​are life-changing​​, which is why, as founder of Parillume and host of the SHINE Soirée, a monthly interview show and community event celebrating the triumph of the human spirit in the aftermath of sexual violation, I have featured its work multiple times​.

IMPACT’s classes are not simply self-defense​. Nor are they just boundary-setting. Their courses are “boots on the ground” transformation at the deepest level​​, real-time. The Women’s Basics Course changed my life, allowing me to safely overcome deep-seated ​beliefs and ​fears that had ​me ​paralyzed​ ​in the aftermath of child sexual abuse​. Through their work, I found my fight – my voice and choice inside my body – and that is why I will never stop promoting and sharing with anyone who will listen, the impact IMPACT has made on my life and in the Parillume community!

Lisa Foster, speaking engagement client

2019-01-14T10:15:16-06:00

Lisa Foster, speaking engagement client

IMPACT Personal Safety of Colorado’s ​classes ​are life-changing​​, which is why, as founder of Parillume and host of the SHINE Soirée, a monthly interview show and community event celebrating the triumph of the human spirit in the aftermath of sexual violation, I have featured its work multiple times​. IMPACT’s classes are not simply self-defense​. Nor are they just boundary-setting. Their courses are “boots on the ground” transformation at the deepest level​​, real-time. The Women’s Basics Course changed my life, allowing me to safely overcome deep-seated ​beliefs and ​fears that had ​me ​paralyzed​ ​in the aftermath of child sexual abuse​. Through their work, I found my fight – my voice and choice inside my body – and that is why I will never stop promoting and sharing with anyone who will listen, the impact IMPACT has made on my life and in the Parillume community!