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Old 09-19-2011, 07:36 AM   #32
Mary Eastland
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Dojo: Berkshire Hills Aikido
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Re: verbal abuse from a teacher

Have you asked yourself what you are getting out of the situation?
Have you asked yourself why you are reluctant to leave?

Maybe you need to get honest with yourself about the situation. Aikido training is not about giving your power away to an authority figure. Training is about developing your own power.

Your teacher can not take away your self esteem. You have to hand it to him. You have choices and more power than you can see right now. If you walk away, even for a short time you will be able to see your situation more clearly.
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