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10-09-2010, 11:23 AM
Posted 2010-10-09 11:21:53 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://culturesmith.com/wagn/ITP_Aikido_and_Psychotherapy_Seminar_20101107

There will be a seminar on aikido and psychotherapy (http://culturesmith.com/wagn/ITP_Aikido_and_Psychotherapy_Seminar_20101107) at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, CA on November 7th, 2010.

From the web page: "Practice Aikido techniques that are focused on developing therapeutic presence, staying centered when challenged, and blending empathically with clients. A special low impact section will create an ideal introduction for non Aikidoists. Aikido is a mind-body-spirit practice that can be applied by psychotherapists both with clients and for self-care. Therapists have recognized the importance of being fully present in therapy."

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10-19-2010, 08:11 PM
Thanks, Jun, for sharing this information. It is of great interest to me in my personal life and for my professional life as a physical therapist specializing in CranioSacral Therapy. I was, in fact, first introduced to Aikido in a similar form a few years ago .... in a book entitled "Anatomy of Change" by Richard Heckler. Again, many thanks.


Ellen Yauk