Aikido and Transpersonal Psychology: A Perfect Match

Aikido is the balanced development of the whole person.

It may seem paradoxical to include martial arts practice as an important aspect to being a therapist, especially when we think of the martial arts, and words such as, “opponent” “defeat”, and “against” come to mind. However, Aikido differs from disciplines such as karate, tai chi, and even yoga because it emphasizes the importance of blending with your partner.

Aikido offers empowerment to create a peaceful world. In Aikido, students get to practice:

  1. Centering in the emotional, intellectual and physical realms
  2. Harmonizing thoughts with others

Learn more about the practice of Aikido from Sensei 7th dan Bob Frager.

 

ITP-logo_smallAbout The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University

Since 1975, the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University has continued to be an international leader and pioneer, moving humanity forward in the areas of transpersonal research and transpersonal education. training clinicians, spiritual guides, wellness caregivers, and consultants who apply transpersonal principles and values in a variety of settings.  The Sofia educational model offers students not only a solid intellectual foundation, but an extraordinary opportunity for deep transformational growth and personal experience of the subject matter. How does Sofia University accomplish this? The university builds upon its strong, whole-person psychological foundation to give students a greater understanding of the human condition.

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