Always Be Vigilant: Protect Yourself through Awareness, Intuition and Preparation with Barb Jordan (Episode #95)

Barb JordanDr. Lynn Hellerstein of Vision Beyond Sight speaks with Barb Jordan, founder of Always Bev Personal Safety workshop, educator and public speaker, to talk about Always Being Vigilant and protecting yourself from violence and sexual assault through awareness, intuition and preparation. Barb discussed crucial safety tips and warning signs in different real-life scenarios like lone walks and drives, going to bars, active shootings, and even in comfortable environments and with people you know. She also imparted the importance of standing by your “No” and learning to trust people over time.

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  • The heartbreaking story of why Barb started the Always Bev program
  • How to be safe without being fearful
  • The importance of awareness and safety in numbers
  • Life-saving tips for men and women
  • Active shooter training for adults
  • Remembering what to do in different scenarios
  • Standing by your “No” even with people you know
  • Listening to your intuition
  • Turning on location is not a plan of self-defense
  • Always Bev’s courses
  • Learning to trust people over time

About Barb Jordan:

Barb Jordan has been featured as a Personal Safety Expert on ABC Good Morning and ABC News-Los Angeles, NBC News-Nashville and Houston, as well as on CBS-Inside Edition. Barb has traveled the world as an elite athlete, coach, broadcaster, and instructor. As a former collegiate 3X All Ameri-can, 3X National Champion and 7X Gold Medalist as a USA Softball Team member and Coach, Barb is experienced in skilled learning and teaching. As a victim of predatory violence and trauma, Barb channeled her experience and knowledge gained through years of athletics and coaching into studying the skills of vigilance on situational awareness and how to predict unwanted behavior. Barb is trained in Krav Maga and her instruction provides key fundamentals with the importance of body language, using your voice and self-defense techniques. Barb is also certified in Active Shooting Training.

Always Bev provides the platform through which Barb is able to share her passion of educating others on personal safety at home, campus, work and social environments and how awareness can enable us to recognize warning signs with people or vulnerable situations. Her commitment to preventing violence and crime with her astute teaching style has captivated audiences across the country. Barb has already positively affected many lives and she welcomes the opportunity to share her knowledge with you.

“Always Bev was designed basically because before anything happens, there’s always some sort of warning signs. And after my sister was killed, it was kind of like all the warning signs came rushing by us. There were warning signs but we didn’t see it until after the fact.” - Barb Jordan

Connect with Barb Jordan and Always Bev Inc.:

Website | Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook

“If you don’t see it coming, it is scary. If you don’t know what to do, it is scary. I don’t go out there and say, ‘If you do this, this is gonna happen.’ That’s not the approach. The approach is that I talk about real-life situations and we can all make decisions to be safe.” - Barb Jordan

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Dr. Lynn Hellerstein, Developmental Optometrist, co-owner of Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, P.C., award-winning author and international speaker, holds powerful and inspiring conversations with her guests in the areas of health, wellness, education, sports and psychology. They share their inspirational stories of healing and transformation through their vision expansion. Vision Beyond Sight Podcast will help you see with clarity, gain courage and confidence. Welcome to Vision Beyond Sight!

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A pioneer in vision therapy and developmental optometry, for more than 30 years, Dr. Lynn Hellerstein has helped thousands of children and adults improve their vision and transform their lives — at home, in the classroom, and most recently on the playing field. Her breakthrough methods unlock barriers to learning and “rewire” around brain injuries, and vision perception or processing deficits. But you don’t have to have a vision problem to benefit: her brain training strategies may be the missing magic if you’re an athlete trying to nail a tricky shot or stay cool in competition. If it’s a skill you can visualize, Dr. Hellerstein can help train your eyes — and mind’s eye — on success.

Award-winning and #1 bestselling author, Dr. Lynn has published numerous professional peer reviewed articles, chapters and four books.

See It. Say It. Do It! (2009) - How to see/recognize your goal, declare your intention, and taking action to achieve your vision.

See It. Say It. Do It! Organize It! (2011) - How to create a step by step process to make achieving your goal a reality.

50 Tips To Improve Your Sports Performance (2013) - How to improve your sports performance today by enhancing eye-mind-body coordination skills, achieving the mental edge, and preventing injuries.

Expand Your Vision (2021) - Discover the power of the seeing brain…the creator of your true vision. Gain Clarity, Courage, and Confidence. In this #1 Amazon best-selling innovative newest book, the power of visualizing and believing in the process to break through internal barriers and create new possibilities for achieving your goal is explored. Visualization can be used to increase creativity, to reduce stress and anxiety, and to build confidence in all of the things that they do.