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Old 02-15-2007, 12:49 PM   #8
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Re: Poll: Is understanding human psychology helpful for you in learning aikido?

Rod Yabut wrote:
I'm just curious if there is anything else that draws individuals with psychology backgrounds into Aikido….or is it the other way around?
IMHO, one leads to the other. Both deal with a world in conflict, confusions, and chaos and our attempts to find some means of compassionate and mindful communication, problem-solving, and conflict-resolution.

Aikido is one of the few conflict-resolution models that does not simply offer more of the same (force and resistance). Einstein said that the type of thinking that creates a problem is never the type of thinking that solves it.

Psychology in the Dojo, or Aikido in the world. Same.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
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