Mastering the skill-craft

Mastering the skill-craft

There are books or courses that professionals read only once.

This learning method is, however, a bit different and when one follows the instructional guide and experiences the learning-curve, then one can comprehend why the outcomes and results are phenomenal. When one learns to ride a bicycle, they could stop riding and yet return years later and able to ride again.

The brain is like any body parts, such as, an arm, tummy or leg, as the brain as it is an organ. One must daily exercise an arm in-order-to retain the integrity in its strength and shape. If one did not, then the body-part would turn to flab.

When we go through an experience we are eye-witnessing and feeling emotions to that experience. HIM works on watching a short video clip, reading through a slider and then follows a practical instruction of application. The physiological experience of going through the instruction embeds the knowledge much more than simply reading the experience.

Therefore, as it is a critical core skill, it must be used daily to keep the neuro-chemistry working at optimum levels. This is imperative to keeping the neuro-chemistry pumping in sync with reaction mechanisms by stimulating the mind-set that is required to developing and utilizing the skill-craft to its full potential.

Security Professionals daily practise their fitness, close combat skills or weapons handling ability. Their Mind is the paramount asset to be alert, primed and assertive.

How this learning method works

HIM’s learning method is designed to ensure high retention levels to the degree that the information becomes part of character.


After a lecture or workshop and/or online: a password and login to the Human Investigation Management website provides access to HIM e-connect course application training tool.

Following the learning curve and instructional guide over a period of weeks is a proven technique to educate, embed the knowledge and to develop and heighten situational awareness by students. Bandura, A. (1982)


In conventional lectures or workshops people normally only remember 2 percent after 16 days.

The HIM learning method induces a higher retention level to the point of changing the physiological structure by priming the brain and aligning the nervous system as well as the communication ability of the person

. Watch & Learn. Do–Experience-Embed ( Kirsten 2018)



The Learning Curve dictate different outcomes when one repeats re-reading this book or does the HIM e-connect training tool

Your ability to managing emotions should improve tremendously, and at the same time you may be conscious of wanting to disguise your emotions

The results mentioned above dictate that situational awareness is used in various faculties or job functions resulting in a new and unique perspective on priorities in method-of-work and the people involved, by focusing on the individual.

The strength of the chain depends on the fortitude and integrity of each link. (Kirsten 2018)

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Learning Outcomes;
The individual using lie, deception detection and investigative interviewing to comprehend situational awareness

 Learning Outcomes (in their own words).

Methodology of Reporting

In conventional research documents, the results in essays that are written in the student’s own words are left out. In this document some of the student’s results are inscribed herein. It is imperative for students to comprehend the results of others as one of objectives is to discover things that could be happening under their own nose. Therefore, we add these outcomes that may trigger a person’s memory of results or issues that they may uncover or affirm.

Questioning formula: Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research (Dr John W. Creswell) 

All reported back on 2 questions, namely

  1. How is your level of situational awareness {Qualitative}?
  2. Describe your interactions with others using the method. {Mixed Methods}

These questions are repeating for a period of 9 weeks which is termed a cycle. On repeating the cycle, the questions are asked again, and the results show the change in outcomes which proves the fact that the learning method is based on constant results of change. Students that do certification courses repeat the cycle for a period of 9-14 months and then provide 3 off 2000-word essays.

The reports of which you can find in THE FEEDBACK section on this website, is the same from all at specified times during their step by step journey through this skill-development method. This feedback and results on the mixed methods describe results as by using the skill-sets to discover the lie, perhaps if people are hiding something and why they are volunteering information.Furthermore, the stories uncover issues that they have encountered which proves the fact that the methods used to obtain a desired result work. Furthermore, the feedback is a mixture of, and in no order from and professionals, such as educationalists, top security & investigation, professionals, psychologists, coaches and trainers, as well as entrepreneurs and business professionals.


Assessment: Learning Outcome in Reality

The comments are collated from professionals with Doctorates or Masters’, and down to the floor level security officer

Assessments were collated from professionals in various fields or job functions that did the training themselves and related it to their region of interest. The reports are herein.

The outcomes in every which way confirms a heightened sense of situational awareness that is obtained from a one-day workshop or going through the learning curve as prescribed. Each cycle the student repeats acknowledges and confirms the change in outcomes as outlined in the document which proves the level of awareness, decision making ability and instinctive react speed.

Qualitive and Quantitive report by William – Traffic Officer 

Cycle1: I am paying more attention to people now. Particularly the eye talk, it’s been like watching a light bulb come on at times.

Face Talk: I’ve found face talk more difficult to practice at work as most of our interactions with the public unfortunately tend to be negative anyway. (Nobody is ever happy at receiving a parking fine!)

Hand Talk: ‘’I feel my situational awareness improving every day.

Just this morning I was having a cigarette outside before starting work when a member of public (that I’ve not met before) walked passed and I noticed that just the sight of me standing there in my uniform (which is very similar to the police here) drew a look of contempt from him and he was clenching his fists. I also noticed that as he got further away his hands relaxed again.

It was such a brief encounter and something that I probably wouldn’t have even noticed previously. I’m really enjoying this awakening’

Cycle2: I was able to watch a documentary on “Killer Women” and I was able to conclude she was guilty early on as she displayed every indicator I’ve learned so far when she pleaded her innocence. It was like a visual checklist.

Now, I’ve never really been interested in this genre of television before, but I found it quite exciting to see the process unfold.

I did notice when she was asked more ‘structured’ questions (the kind that she would have spent years thinking about in prison) she seemed to believe her own story and was a very good liar, but the more impromptu questions seemed to catch her off guard.

Cycle 3: My interactions with others have been rather limited recently as everybody I meet when I’m working all have the same “why?” -they don’t want a parking ticket.

But I have found I am making more of a conscious effort to listen to people and read them than I did previously.

And it is still a very conscious effort on my part as I do get ‘blindsided’ by members of the public occasionally, finding myself on the back foot and unprepared to read them.

However, I am now aware of this and handling these situations a lot better, often just by asking them to wait a minute or to simply start over giving me that moment to prepare myself.

Overall, I’ve notice my interactions with members of the public have been a lot more positive, despite me usually delivering them ‘bad news’, as my ability to distinguish the genuine and the disingenuous improves.

Cycle 4: I now find I’m getting sincere apologies and even the occasional thanks for issuing them with parking fines.

I am still finding my situational awareness is improving with this training on top of my tactical experience. I still must make the conscious decision to read people, but it is getting easier to flick that switch now.

I’ve noticed a lot of the trivial things I did to get people to talk more/elaborate I’ve already been doing naturally for years, without realising what I was doing before.

I’m a lot happier with my interactions in general now, whereas before I could only rely on my gut feelings about people, I can now put my finger on what/why that gut feeling is.

I also noticed I’m looking back on past interactions with more clarity now.

Do find the feedback on this website that will give you ideas for our consideration of your region of interest and furthermore, identify with outcomes.

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