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Old 10-20-2009, 09:17 AM   #1
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Question Post-seminar blues

Has anyone experienced some sort of "crash" (for lack of a better description) a day or two after a weekend seminar? I've been feeling kind of down the last couple of days, but for no apparent reason, and I wondered if it had something to do with coming down from the "high" of a seminar.
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:25 AM   #2
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Re: Post-seminar blues

Aye, the post seminar blues. There is so much energy at a seminar. Seminars bring a sense of euphoria. Afterwards there can be a coming down period.

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Old 10-20-2009, 10:42 AM   #3
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Re: Post-seminar blues

Well, glad to know I'm not the only one whose had this. I definitely had the euphoria by the end of the 2nd day!
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:48 AM   #4
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Re: Post-seminar blues

Gonna need some slide guitar for that....
definately
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:00 AM   #5
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Re: Post-seminar blues

*LOL* Well, I'd rather not indulge the blues. Any suggestions on how I could avoid this after future seminars? There are a couple I'll be attending over the next month or so, and I'd prefer not to be quite so unpleasant. :P
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:01 AM   #6
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Re: Post-seminar blues

Yep, I get that too. We had a seminar the other weekend, so afterwards a couple of us went and played a practical joke on one of our dojo-mates to lighten our spirits.
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:34 AM   #7
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Re: Post-seminar blues

Just attended my first seminar a week ago. Not sure about being down. I left the dojo that day feeling great and wanting more. In fact told Sensei I was seriously considering heading home in time to make class that night. About an hour later I could barely stand up. Was definitely very tired and irritable for about the next three days.

I just got plenty of rest and let it sort itself out.
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:15 PM   #8
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Re: Post-seminar blues

When the enthusiasm and adrenaline fades, and the aches and pains take over... yeah, it can bum you out.
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:44 PM   #9
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When the enthusiasm and adrenaline fades, and the aches and pains take over... yeah, it can bum you out.
Has this ever happened after testing? It,s been over a month since I tested and I ache all the time, my shikko going down hill fast,and I,m just wore out.
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:16 PM   #10
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Re: Post-seminar blues

Totally normal... It happens to me after I teach a seminar. I ramp myself up and put out all weekend. By the time I am flying home, I totally crash out. Many of my friends don't teach class the night they get home, they need that down time to pressure equalize.

You learn that it simply happens but not to attach any importance to it. You get back to normal within a day or so.

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Old 10-21-2009, 12:09 AM   #11
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Re: Post-seminar blues

I've been to seminars for things other than aikido and its definitely normal to feel the blues after. Spending a weekend lost in a world of something you love can make it hard to face other things after.
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:24 AM   #12
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Has this ever happened after testing? It,s been over a month since I tested and I ache all the time, my shikko going down hill fast,and I,m just wore out.
A month?? You should have recovered by now. I think you may have a different problem, or have injured yourself in some way...
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Old 10-21-2009, 05:35 AM   #13
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A month?? You should have recovered by now. I think you may have a different problem, or have injured yourself in some way...
Could be. I,m taking a few days off to see if I feel better.
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:35 PM   #14
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Re: Post-seminar blues

Thanks everyone - glad to know I'm not crazy (or at least, this isn't an indicator *LOL*). Feeling much better today, so I suspect I'm just not used to getting that endorphin high for two days straight.
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:45 PM   #15
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I usually miss training with the aikido babes, if there's any, after the seminars
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