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VIDEO INTERVIEW: How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Aikido
This program was presented at a Northern California conference of lawyer and psychologist mediators (ARDNC.) Jeff Goldfien, JD, LLM, ADRNC Board Member stated: “In this experiential and invigorating presentation we discovered that equanimity in the midst of the push and pull of conflict, and openness to the creative potential inherent in conflict have a felt basis in the body.”
“This contributed to my work as a mediator and teacher of Compassionate Communication. Jerry gave me a felt sense of the importance of working somatically. I loved it.” Martine Algier
NVC, COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION, and EMOTIONAL AIKIDO: Would you address the connection between Non-Violent Communication (NVC) and Emotional Aikido? "The answer to this question begins by understanding that NVC is a language skill... and Aikido is an embodiment pracice (read more)
Peace Dojos International is a project of Aiki Extensions (www.aiki-extensions.org,) an organization dedi-cated to disseminating and applying Aikido principles and methods outside the traditional martial arts training situation. Greener Mediations is an active member of Peace Dojos International through which TUNING IN is made available around the globe. A Peace Dojo is a martial art school in which martial practice is explicitly oriented towards teaching aiki skills of non-violent conflict resolution and creative peacemaking.
SF Examiner covers Jerry Green
A talented martial artist making a difference. Jerry Green – Part I
By Paul Rest, SF Martial Arts Examiner This writer met Jerry Green many years ago at the old Centerfield Aikido. Jerry was an enthusiastic and dedicated Aikidoist who always had a wonderful positive attitude on the mat and it was always fun training with him. (Read more... )
Jerry Green – Part 2 "The third area of research was in Jewish mysticism, which has more to say about head/heart/hara and circle/square/triangle that all that’s been written in Aikido. (Read more…)
BRAINS IN THE BELLY Think twice under pressure.
If you are like me, pressures concerning family, money, time seem to evoke familiar responses every time, like maybe I’m hardwired. In some situations I resist, others I cave, but what’s interesting is my responses seem predisposed. I can trust them to pop up.
If this is true for you, and if you can recognize familiar patterns of responding to pressures, then you are half way to knowing how to access body wisdom to transform them for compassionate communication and peaceful resolution.
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Wendy and George