Articles related to MindBody Integration

This page shows all Seishindo Articles related to MindBody Integration by date with the latest practice at the top of the list. Click on any to read more.

  • The Mind of Aikido and Water
    July 29, 2013

    This article is an excerpt of a conversation with Senta Yamada sensei, regarding his thoughts on the “mind” of Aikido and water.

  • Twelve fundamental premises of Seishindo
    October 15, 2010

    Our ability to communicate in and understand somatic language is wired into our system at birth and forms the foundation of our memories, verbal communication, learned responses, and our ability to live and sustain ourselves.

  • The similarities between Aikido and NLP
    March 18, 2009

    What you read here are the notes of a talk that I gave recently about the similarities between Aikido and NLP. These notes were written with my dual perspective as an Aikido instructor, and a Trainer in NLP.

  • The Body – The Somatic Self
    March 18, 2009

    The body can be considered to be a form of ongoing communication, a shaping of and container/containment of all of the messages (chemical, electrical, nutritional, verbal, etc) that we receive and transmit in the course of our lives.

  • Pre-verbal Knowing- Your intuition
    March 18, 2009

    The world is much too complex and fertile to be fully understood and adapted to by use of the rational mind alone. The more time you spend focusing on trying to find the “correct” answer or method, the less open you will be to sensing the wisdom that already resides with you.

  • Learning and Adapting with a Dual Perspective
    March 18, 2009

    The brain in our skull organizes the intelligence of our cognitive self, our intellect, and our verbal language. The brain in our gut organizes the intelligence of the somatic self, our emotions, and our somatic language.

  • Tapping Into Dual Sources of Intelligence – Part 3 of 3
    March 18, 2009

    In Seishindo we believe that changing the condition, usage, and awareness, of the body helps shift emotions, cognition, and behavior, and brings the entire self into a state of greater balance and well-being.

  • Tapping Into Dual Sources of Intelligence – Part 2 of 3
    March 18, 2009

    This article, is an explanation of the principles of the discipline Seishindo, and can also be an aid in further understanding Self-relations Therapy, as developed my Stephen Gilligan.

  • Tapping Into Dual Sources of Intelligence – Part 1 of 3
    March 18, 2009

    This article comes from the chapter I wrote for the book “Walking in two worlds: The Relational Self in theory, practice, and community,” edited by Stephen Gilligan and Dvorah Simon.

  • Somatic-Emotional State: Feeling, without the need to think
    March 18, 2009

    Bringing awareness to and regaining a natural relaxed control over the activity of your entire system affords you the ability to positively affect your emotions, and your overall health and sense of well being.

  • Fundamentals That Support Learning & Adaptation
    March 18, 2009

    When wishing to learn a new activity or subject matter, improve our performance, or re-program the self, we will do best to communicate mainly via felt sense, images, and “the aesthetics of sound” (Volume, rhythm, pace, and resonance.).

  • Cultivating Ki Flow and Mindfulness, Manifesting Mind
    March 18, 2009

    “Ki” supports all of life. “Ki” supports life when our system is able to let it flow unimpeded, like when when our immune system spontaneously heal wounds or illnesses.

  • The Ki of Aikido – An Oriental Concept of “Energy”, “Self” and “Mind”
    March 18, 2009

    There are many different ways to perceive, utilize, and benefit from the energy that is available to us in the course of living our life. What follows is my experience of energy (“ki”) while performing Aikido over the course of more than twenty years.

  • Integrating the Intelligence of your Five “Brains”
    March 18, 2009

    Many of us live our lives shuttling back and forth between two seemingly different identities that often conflict with each other. Our rational self, and our emotional self. The integration of these two aspects of self is one of the primary tasks of personal development.

  • Mushin – Peak Performance State
    November 17, 2007

    In Japanese thinking the more “emptiness” there is, the larger the range of possibilities that exist. If a space is truly empty, then “everything” has the possibility of being manifested.

  • With a little help from our friends
    March 18, 2005

    Our nervous system is an “open loop learning system” that draws on energetic connections with others in order to continually adapt and hopefully flourish. This concept of “open loop learning” is very much a part of the theory of Aikido.

  • Trust in the moment, and trust in yourself
    March 18, 2005

    Do you often get yourself upset and feeling less than fully confident, as part of your preparation for facing a daunting challenge? You can improve your performance if you let your somatic intelligence lead the way.

  • Our Very First Tasks of Learning and Adaptation
    March 18, 2005

    Our movements represent both an organization of the self, and an organization of information from the outside world in relation to the self. Improve your ability to move freely and you will think and feel with a greater sense of health and well-being.