Aiki and Psyche in the news
Aikido, Psychotherapy, and @bdwc in the news :-) Thanks again to David Lukoff and Paul Rest!
Research on the effects of aikido on the development of "Emotional Intelligence"
From Facebook message:
October 13 at 8:28am
As you know, we are conducting research in to the effects of Aikido on the development of Emotional Intelligence. (Please feel free to distribute the link to others who might be interested...Thanks).
The following survey was created by professional researchers, run as a pilot last spring, and modified into its current form. The necessary IRB-legal paperwork will be automatically handled when the parent clicks on the "agree" button on the first page.http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Ai-Q_testWe hope that you will be willing and able to distribute this to the parents of children in your Aikido programs.
They are asked to read and agree to participate (first page), fill in all of the questions, and repeat the survey after five months and again after ten months.I will send out reminder emails to this list in March 2011 and August 2011. With any luck, we'll have some meaningful data shortly after the start of the 2011-2012 school year.
If we can get a sufficient sample size (minimum 250), we should be able to see a pattern emerge.Once we have crunched the numbers, the results will be made available to all of you, and you will be free to use them in promoting your Aikido kids programs.
Thank you for your support and participation.
Aikido in the Schools-New York
175 Riverside Dr.
New York, NY 10024
ITP Aikido and Psychotherapy Seminar 20101107
Practice #Aikido techniques that are focused on developing therapeutic presence, staying centered when challenged, and blending empathically with clients. A special low impact section will create an ideal introduction for non Aikidoists. Aikido is a mind-body-spirit practice that can be applied by psychotherapists both with clients and for self-care. Therapists have recognized the importance of being fully present in therapy.
In this workshop, you will:
- Gain an experiential understanding of mind-body-spirit techniques that you can use with clients.
- Increase your ability to ''read'' bodies including social/emotional issues embodied in our clients.
- Learn techniques for rebalancing yourself physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
November 7, 2010
10 AM-5 PM
1069 E. Meadow Circle
Palo Alto CA 94303
CE participants $80
Non CE participants: Donation
This is a benefit for Aiki-Extensions and the ITP Aikido Archives.
Aiki Extensions was founded in 1998 to deepen and extend the pracitce of Aikido as an art of peace. It has helped developed projects in schools and centers for at-risk youth; applied Aikido in the healing and expressive arts; and promoted social harmony in venues around the world.
ITP is creating an extensive archive of Aikido images to document and preserve the extraordinary contributions of O’Sensei, the founder of Aikido, and his direct students. The nearly 3000-image personal photo collection of Aikido donated by Buddhist scholar and Professor John Stevens will serve as the cornerstone for this project.
Aiki Peace Week 2010 Dispatches
A collection of messages were created for Aiki Peace Week by internationally known aikido and process arts practitioners, translated into several languages, and dispatched by Robert Kent, the President of Aiki Extensions. His emails are reproduced and collected here: http://culturesmith.com/wagn/Aiki_Peace_Week_2010_Dispatches
The general Aiki Peace Week page on this site (and an embed of the official site) may be found here.
PeaceWeek - The Shift
At http://www.peaceweek.info I just signed up for PeaceWeek – the largest virtual peace summit ever created, with more than 50 global peacebuilders helping us make the shift to a culture of peace! It’s totally free and features leaders from around the world (not many martial artists yet, but I'm working on them). Calls are taped so you can catch up with ones you miss. Strangely enough, it happens at the same time as, around the world, aikido practitioners are standing in support of Peace Day by declaring 9/20-26 Aiki Peace Week. Hundreds of dojos are participating, offering teach-ins and peace-building classes, and that number can grow with your help. Please mention http://www.aikipeaceweek.org in your public media, and send us notice and a link so we may mention you in return and send people your way.
Call for Papers - The Literature of War and Collateral Damage
Hi Everyone,The Faulkner Society of New Orleans will host its annual literary festival on November 17-21 in the New Orleans French Quarter. The theme is The Literature of War and Collateral Damage. One of the guest speakers will be National Book Award winner Tim O'Brien.
The Society is particularly interested in receiving papers and offering presentations on the psychology of war from the perspective of depth psychology. Spring is one of the sponsors of the festival. I am including below links to the Call for Papers for the conference and the Submission Guidelines. I hope you will consider submitting a proposal and/or coming to New Orleans for this event!
Click here to view the Call for Papers
Click here to view the Submission Guidelines
For more information about the long history of the Faulkner Society, about this year's event more generally, as well as the content and speakers from past festivals, see www.wordsandmusic.org.
Nancy Cater, J.D., Ph.D.
Editor, Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture
Publisher, Spring Journal Books
627 Ursulines St, #7
New Orleans, LA 70116
Beware Berkeley Brandon's Beached Buccaneer Brouhaha 20100919
Beware: Berkeley Brandon's Beached Buccaneer Brouhaha
September 19th brings us once again to International Talk (Tweet, update, send emails) Like a Pirate Day, which also happens to be an excuse for my, surprisingly annual, Birthday Party. Prepare to dress in odd costumes and draw together around a fire under the open sky and consume sacrifices of once living beings, and indulge in various other cult-like behavior. If you'd like to give me something, please consider attending the Takamura ha Shindo Yoshin ryu seminar at Aikido of Berkeley with Toby Threadgill, Menkyo Kaiden. The success of our first event with Toby Sensei would be a most excellent gift and you get AMAZING training into the bargain.
After training is done on Sunday, go to Caesar Chavez State Park on the Berkeley waterfront http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Caesar+chavez+state+park+berkeley&sll=37.872694,-122.271226&sspn=0.009401,0.017831&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=CESAR+CHAVEZ+STATE+PARK,+Berkeley,+Alameda,+California&ll=37.872414,-122.319975&spn=0.018801,0.035663&z=15&iwloc=A and look for the Skull and Crossed Bones NW of the parking circle at the west end of Spinnaker Way.
Dock your vessel, find a comfy place to rest your (costumed?!) bones while consuming Lisa food (no more need be said), playing various games (only some of which will involve hitting each other with sticks - wooden weapons welcome), share sea shanties, and generally unnerve the locals from 3pm-ish until you need to set sail (latest 10pm--ish).
If there is rain, we will gather instead at Aikido of Berkeley. Please visit http://aikidoofberkeley.com if you need details.