View Single Post
Old 12-05-2008, 10:58 AM   #20
jennifer paige smith
jennifer paige smith's Avatar
Dojo: Confluence Aiki-Dojo / Santa Cruz Sword Club
Location: Santa Cruz
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,049
Re: Using martial arts as depression therapy?

Lynn Seiser wrote: View Post
IMHO, the martial arts are not a substitute for psychotherapy. It may be a good adjunct, not never a substitution.
Conversely, psychotherapy is not a good substitute for training.

And, to address Janet's assertion above, I concur, a dojo is definitely not a therapeutic milieu. It is training for whatever good it brings to whatever person is training through the pure structure of aikido. Not Therapy, yet sometimes therapeutic. If you get my drift.

Last edited by jennifer paige smith : 12-05-2008 at 11:02 AM.

Jennifer Paige Smith
Confluence Aikido Systems
  Reply With Quote