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Old 04-26-2007, 03:58 PM   #42
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Re: Aikido for Drug/alcohol Rehab

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William Hazen wrote: View Post
(heck Lynn I'll bet you use them yourself. )
Yes, absolutely I do. I often apply Aikido principles to my treatment planning and sessions. I am probably more effective and efficient there than on the mat. That direction is easy.

My point is that the normal average strip-mall Aikido instructor, in the process of teaching a waza in class, is not prepared, educated, oriented, or equipped in viewing or doing it as a psychotherapeutic process. Nor should they be expected to be. I don't necessarily think that the mat alone is the place to workout our personal problems.

I do believe that Aikido is a great adjunct to treatment. I often refer and recommend it as part of a more holistic approach.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
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