WHAT IS THE APPLICATIONS OF AIKIDO IN MENTAL HEALTH?

PRIVATE PSYCHOTHERAPY CLINIC -SENIOR ACCREDITED PSYCHOTHERAPIST-Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

Aikido can help the therapist in relation  to violent or potentially violent patients. Aikido black belt, has given several examples of this practical use of  Aikido with  patients. According to Pashenz, one possible use of Aikido training combined with therapy is to begin to develop a relationship with those who ordinarily refuse to become involved with any adult authority figure;for example, acting out adolescents. Another such group is  bright underachievers who have built up blocks against verbal  situations. Also, Aikido can be useful along with psychotherapy, in either a supportive role or as a supplemental, nonverbal form of therapy  in itsown right.

Traditional Aikido practice itself  stresses relaxed,  supple movements, free from any form of rigidity, whether physical or mental.  This training can be extremely effective in eliminating habitual physical tension as well as psychological rigidity. It can help patients deal with   fears and aggressiveimpulses, and develop a…

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