Detect and Deter Danger with 'Sixth Sense' Protection

Written by Phrantceena Halres

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7 Tips on Intuitively Managing Your 'Threatscape'

WomanDangerHI.Credit iStockPhotoWith fully 12 million violent crimes committed per year, the United States holds the dubious distinction of being the most dangerous country in the developed world. An estimated 1 out of 5 Americans are victims of crime, which occur in our homes, communities, school campuses and a host of other public venues. Consequently, experts have for decades studied the behaviors that make one more or less likely to be victimized. And what I have discovered in my own work in the security field is that those who follow some key safety principles, including the 7 strategies listed below, are less likely to be targeted by criminals.

The foundation of personal safety lies in developing a “sixth sense,” the ability to instinctually perceive possible threats or danger. Many of us already naturally sense when something feels “off,” but we often dismiss these feelings and even mock them. It’s been said that humans are the only animals who sense danger and walk right into it, such as politely entering an elevator with a person who triggered your fear instinct for some reason. There is actually solid scientific evidence that this sixth sense can save your life. An emerging branch of research called “instinct science” is studying the connection between subtle feelings and impending danger. Even the U.S. Navy includes the word “sixth sense” in their combat training briefs, citing that some soldiers use it to feel danger before an enemy attack.

But, while everyone has a sixth sense, it’s like an underdeveloped muscle that needs to be exercised from time to time in order to maximize its ability to keep you safe. One of the best ways to cultivate this sixth sense ability is to become safety and security minded in a more concerted, proactive way. This includes a constant analysis of your “threatscape”—the sum of every potential threat in your various environments. This means assessing anything and everything in your day to day experiences that could pose a threat. Is the line of bushes at the back of the parking lot a potential hiding place for criminals? Is the overly-kind gentleman offering to carry your groceries overly persistent and too close within your personal space? Perceiving your threatscape involves relying on your instincts for protection. Much like Spiderman’s famed “spidey sense,” it is an innate perception of prospective danger that is a very real and effective way to keep yourself safe in any circumstance.

Following these tips will help you become more security-conscious and manifest your sixth sense so you can start seeing your threatscape intuitively, without giving it a second thought:

Can we teach people to make the transition from potential victim to a criminal’s worst nightmare? The answer is a resounding “yes.” We must. National security begins with you! Each of us play a role in making our community and country safer from threats and criminal activity. For the conceivable future, America will remain a country plagued by crime. Once put into practice, these 7 simple tips will greatly improve your personal safety and help hone your instincts. Soon, your sixth sense will automatically engage in the presence of danger, and identifying and responding to threats will become second nature to you.

As founder, chairman and CEO of Total Protection Services Global, Phrantceena Halres leads the nation’s only certified security services company focused exclusively on high threat/close proximity safety and security services for the protection of critical infrastructure assets in the corporate, government, nuclear, energy and personal protection sectors. Through her philanthropic, community, corporate, speaking and media efforts, Halres is a lauded security and safety advocate who tirelessly works to enlighten the public on the many ways security improves our lives. She may be reached online at www.total-protections.com.

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