Tammy McCracken

If you follow what I'm up to, events - seminars - writing, etc. this is the place. If you found me by accident..Hi! I'm a psychotherapist turned self-defense instructor/presenter/conflict management consultant.

Certified Krav Maga instructor, etc.

Operating as usual

Rory Miller's Chiron Training

Writing for Chiron right now, public access (you don't need to be a patron) on internet behaviors and conundrums of managing boundary violations -

The second post on internet behavior, trolls, cyberbullying etc. is up and public (meaning you don't need to be a part of our patreon community to access the material -tymccracken


The ➡️Second Instructional Foundations Course ⬅️is being tentatively scheduled for Northern VA -DC Metro area in April 2021 🎯- If you are interested - sound off. We will work with the first responses to establish the best possible dates. This course will be open to participants across the gender spectrum (i.e. gentleman you are welcome to participate).


‎Born to Be a Badass: Roundtable: #500 Rising Training on Apple Podcasts

What an amazing group of people!

podcasts.apple.com ‎Show Born to Be a Badass, Ep Roundtable: #500 Rising Training - Aug 3, 2020


When You Were Born – You Were Afraid

finally back at it -

tammymccrackenonline.blog We Are Born Afraid of 2 Things. Not 20. Not 5. Two. We are born with an innate fear of falling and the fear of loud noises. Everything else we fear is learned.  This is not new information. Th…

so looking forward to facilitating this with an amazing group of women who are pressing through all the chaos to create change by attending the rescheduled 500Rising Instructional Foundations course next week -

Instructional Foundations Course - is next week! #500Rising


pesky little things, ethics are

Hey...in case you want in on this conversation..


just a quick comment about watching out for our (and other folks') communication-


super powers exist


NSFW: there is one quick NSFW word(FYI), a short opinionated declaration about the SSR and how it is frequently addressed in instruction & and little peek in...


are you a target?

avoidance - living confidently from a place of strength happens when we take a good, honest look at things we would prefer NOT thinking about -

Excerpts from a long conversation with a group of women from a live event in 2019. The information on how you may (or may not) be targeted for violent action...


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the last in the logic gremlin series is up on the YouTube channel. Well, sort of the last. As I was working on this series as a mental health exercise channeling my frustration someone close to me asked if I was going to tie this in to self-defense for #500Rising. Maybe. I'm thinking about it. If I do, it will be on the patreon site. If you're interested in what kinds of things are going up over there - you can take a peek here: https://www.patreon.com/500Rising

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Logic Gremlin #13 - hurt me, baby

hurt me, baby...😆🤣 https://youtu.be/oWBGzCIJVF8

I have a t-shirt "ask me about my bruises" - ironic given the fundamental premise of this particular gremlin : ).

[05/04/20]   this one was a good reminder... - anyone who's ever written a paper and was short a few hundred words by count knows EXACTLY how this works! 😆 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmMKjacvfMs


Logic Gremlin #8: False Causality

to all 56 of my subscribers on the Release The Mc Cracken Youtube channel 🙏 #8 is UP. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkdpdn3ECAg

Recently an acquaintance in the martial arts community threw a flag on these vidchats. He said Dobelli had been accused of plagiarism. I can't speak to the v...


Logic Gremlin #7

took a break from these to do some filming for the online library at Kore Self-Defense & Krav Maga. Number 7 is up on the playlist. I learned something about YouTube too - if you click "like" it changes their algorithms. Unless you hate these 😆 give me a like on a vidchat or two in this series. Thank you ALL for your support. https://youtu.be/24uHj9ePRzk

A huge thank-you to everyone who has joined in this conversation - catching our biases in thinking processes is one small thing we each can do in empowering ...


Logic Gremlin # 6

#6 is up ... be careful when you hang out with people who think similarly to how you think😆 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2j3C2l1OFM

We hit social proof a few discussions back - introducing it's country cousin, Group Think.


Logic Gremlin #5

Logic Gremlins Discussion #5 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY9Ptjmml5A&t=15sZ

Breaking these up into single bias chunks to make them quicker to view. Let me know if this is a good change or if keeping them 2 to a video is better : ). A...


Logic Gremlins #4

Discussion #4: Outcome Bias is now uploaded 😁

In the next episode of Dobelli's The Art of Thinking Clearly in this vidchat series, we are peaking into Outcome Bias. Sneaky little bastard...


Discussion 3: Logic Gremlins

Number 3 ... did you know your brain wants bad information? Logic Gremlins discussion #3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybFq5oinuMQ

In the third vidchat on The Art of Thinking Clearly we peak into Availability Bias and Chauffeur Knowledge. Funny creatures, we humans are...


Discussion 2: Logic Gremlins

Discussion #2 is edited an up on the YouTube channel. A HUGE thank-you to everyone who subscribed 🤗. I'm honored.

Second in the series of vidchats looking at Dobelli's Art of Thinking Clearly. Hitting two more logic fallacies. Sunk Cost and Authority Bias; speaking of wh...


Logic Gremlins & Rolf Dobelli's Genuis

well - there's an editing wiggle I just can't seem to kill (maybe I'll figure it out later). But here it is. Discussion 1 on Art of Thinking Clearly (gotta love the thumbnail -guess next time I'll make one deliberately LOL). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laatRE1hAHQ

Author Rolf Dobelli took 99 cognitive errors and made them digestible in his book The Art of Thinking Clearly. Now more than ever, this should be our field g...


I wanna’ shake his hand –

If you care to see the video chats, they'll only be posted here. If you aren't following this page yet, you are officially invited😁 - no - not above begging. LOL. Share this page with anyone you think might give it a moment's glance.

tammymccrackenonline.blog I know I’m not supposed to say that. At least not out loud. Maybe whispering it from my hidden attic hide-away, or away from the laptop camera, or with a glance toward Baltimore’s propo…


“you can’t take the sky from me”*

Rory Miller asked if I would follow up on the last blog with a dialogue distinguishing between freedom and liberty -https://tammymccrackenonline.blog/2020/04/14/you-cant-take-the-sky-from-me/

tammymccrackenonline.blog Liberty is a noun defined as: the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one’s way of life, behavior, or political views. Freedom is a noun de…


what you do with what you have

in case you're interested...

tammymccrackenonline.blog Forced Teaming. A phrase frequently accredited to Gavin DeBecker’s seminal work Gift of Fear describes a tactic employed when fast-tracking rapport is critical. Often attributed to predatory …

[04/09/20]   "The most alarming rhetoric comes out of the discourse between liberals and conservatives, and it's a dangerous waste of time because they're both right." Sebastian Junger

Our current collective political focus is accelerating a zero-sum game. A tragic win when the loser is tethered to the winner as opposites of a single strand continuum.


probably needs a good edit - oh well - "The Seat Of Power"



as always - a pleasure and a privilege to spend time in dialogue with Wim DM. He's really working to support folks during this dynamic. Follow him : ).

Here is the interview with Tammy Yard-McCracken on dealing with the psychological and emotional fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic. Loads and loads of information, tips and concepts you can use right now.
Part 1: https://www.wimsblog.com/2020/04/podcast-episode-48-interview-with-tammy-yard-mccracken/
Part Two is publicly available here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/bonus-episode-12-35636324


Scared Rabbit Syndrome: Update April 2020

dusted off an old post - added a few things - hit me as relevant (again). You can - if you like - subscribe to the blog and get email updates straight from wordpress. Thanks for being part of my community! https://tammymccrackenonline.blog/2020/04/02/scared-rabbit-syndrome-update-april-2020/

tammymccrackenonline.blog I wrote the original piece about a year ago. It’s relevant now at a deeper level. Original first, update at the end. Not everyone is a Threat. In fact, most people just want to get through an…


The Zodiac 180

moving the old "blogspot" blog over to wordpress - musings on the hard 180 turn life has thrown at us...


tammymccrackenonline.blog Turn an aircraft carrier or a cruise ship on the water and it takes a while. Passengers and crew hardly notice the change in trajectory – under normal circumstances anyway. Your body begins t…

wow - 100 likes already. thanks for the love y'all

[03/31/20]   WOW! Thanks for the love everyone. 50 Likes in under 5 minutes of launching this.

[03/31/20]   🙋‍♀️Such an honor to meet, hang-out and train with people all over the planet. This page is launching so we can stay connected if you are interested in the teaching/writing/seminars etc. I'm up to both independently and in my work with Chiron Training, Violence Dynamics and Randy King Live. Figured this was a good way to stay connected without all the mundane stuff on my personal FB page. 😎


Dr. Tammy Yard McCraken

Great conversation with Sheena Williams of Krav Salem! This is a fun way to launch my new 'page' here in FB Land. Thanks for the opportunity to hang out with you Sheena - can't wait to hang out again..in the reals. https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=q-ve1FMI5Qo

For more information about Tammy please visit: https://koreselfdefense.com https://www.thegreatcourses.com/professors/tammy-yard-mccracken https://500rising....

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