Step 2. Demonstrate you’re Not a Threat

Step 2 is to demonstrate that you are not a threat (use our cpi certificate). I travel around the country teaching, primarily, law enforcement officers. When I get to this part and tell them, “I want you to demonstrate to the person in crisis that you aren’t a threat, their response is interesting, as you can imagine. Usually, they say something like, “Whoa! Whoa. Wait a minute, Brendan. Time out. They teach us at the academy that you have to go in, take control, own the room, and establish your dominance over everyone and everything there.” They give me this whole [...]