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Old 03-01-2005, 08:54 AM   #6
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Re: A sudden fear of the floor

IMHO, fear is a mental fantasy about a negative outcome. Fear is a choice. Ask the student if they want to stay afraid. If they do, there is nothing you can do. If they don't, go back to basics (relax and breath), mentally rehearse a positive experience, and have them focus or distract the mind on anything else (sing, whistle, or humming is good and is processed by the other hemisphere of the brain).

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
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