Peter Rehse wrote:
I prefer to call it responsiblity for the group and the individual involved.
I made it clear that the requirement for beginners is quite low and an effort is made to help those with trouble. However, after all that if it is still too much I sure am not qualified to help.
The thrust of Aikido training is martial technique not therapy. Frankly I would consider the assumption that you are qualified to help a person with serious problems without the required training (which Aikido does not provide) the height of arrogance.
I agree - it's not therapy, and obviously it would be irresponsible to be dispensing advice and coping strategies in this context.
I disagreed with the tone that those particular words evoked, not the principle.