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.


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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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