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Old 07-24-2009, 02:52 PM   #5
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Re: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder???

With all due respect to the above posters I have had a positive experiance with teaching Aikido to veterans with stress related disorders such as PTSD.

The syllubus is highly modified and features Aikido's Spiritual and nonagressive aspects of conflict resolution...

I however personally feel that a practice such as Tai Chi or similiar art would be more beneficial, and my suggestion would be to approach someone like Mike Sigman who is both a Vietnam Vet and expert on Chinese IMA.

PM me if you like and I would be happy to share my experiance with you.

I would also insure that the class be vetted by Licensed and Qualifed Mental Health Professionals.

William Hazen
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