Newsletters related to Emotional Health & Well-Being

This page shows all Seishindo Newsletters related to Emotional Health & Well-Being by date with the latest at the top of the list. Click on any to read more. You can also subscribe to our Newsletter to ensure you don’t miss any going forward.

  • Becoming part of the community
    November 5, 2014

    Somehow there seems to be what I call “the grapevine effect” where numerous people spontaneously start interacting with me in a new way. What I find so interesting is that this change in relationship takes place in various different settings all within a short time frame. It is as if a message got transmitted across ...

  • The woman with a broken arm
    October 7, 2014

    There is a store in my neighborhood that I am very intrigued by. It is quite a rundown shop with the front awning looking like it will collapse any day now. Indeed the awning is so bent over that I have to bend over to make my way inside. There aren’t any doors or windows ...

  • Ultradian Rhythms and Peak Performance States
    September 16, 2014

    When you attune to your Ultradium Rhythms you learn how to go with the flow of energy your body produces over the course of every day. This will enable you to work smarter, without needing to work harder. This will be the last podcast for a while for Seishindo. We may come back in the ...

  • Wake up feeling refreshed and energized
    September 3, 2014

    We teach you how to wake up feeling rested and energized by focusing on the positive aspects and relationships in your life.

  • An interview with Stephen Gilligan – Part 2
    August 19, 2014

    We finish our interview Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D, a leader in the field of generative psychology, and learn his thoughts on how we can live a life that is less stressful and thus more emotionally fulfilling. Due to the length of the interview, we split our talk into two parts. This is Part 2.

  • An interview with Stephen Gilligan – Part 1
    August 5, 2014

    We interview Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D, a leader in the field of generative psychology, and learn his thoughts on how we can live a life that is less stressful and thus more emotionally fulfilling. Due to the length of the interview, we split our talk into two parts. This is Part 1 and we finish our ...

  • Learn from your past, rather than being defeated by it!
    March 18, 2014

    Learn how to resolve your inner conflicts – when one part says yes and the other says no – to achieve your goals, e.g. weight loss, going to the gym, etc.

  • Achieve greater clarity and purpose by resolving inner conflict
    March 5, 2014

    Learn how to resolve your inner conflicts – when one part says yes and the other says no – to achieve your goals, e.g. weight loss, going to the gym, etc.

  • Are you on the right career path?
    January 3, 2014

    Many people have a lot of pain around the issue of what they “should” be doing work-wise. It can be really horrible going to work everyday when you are unhappy with what you are doing. You will have the best chance of excelling in a career when it is agreeable to your whole self.

  • What to do when facing failure
    July 15, 2013

    What if we looked at failure as feedback, rather than as a sign of incompetence? We engage in an activity or relationship and the world around us gives us feedback. Sometimes positive and sometimes not so positive. We need to adjust and adapt based on the feedback we receive.

  • Reframing your relationship to change
    July 1, 2013

    This week’s newsletter and podcast is about “Reframing your relationship to change”. We look at how to reframe our relationship to change and engage our challenges from a positive, self-empowering perspective.

  • Positive Intention: With yourself
    June 1, 2013

    Today’s podcast walks you through how to use the concept of positive intention to forge a better relationship with yourself.

  • It’s a new day, a new dawn – Positive Intention with others
    May 15, 2013

    Today’s podcast again discusses the concept of “positive intention”. This podcast talks about how to improve your relationships with others, by assuming that people really do want to be involved in relationships that serve all parties involved.

  • Positive Intention
    May 1, 2013

    Positive intention is a fundamental concept you can use to improve your relationship with others, and also to improve your relationship with yourself. Positive intention is- An intention or goal that is meant to bring about beneficial results for everyone involved. No one is hurt or demeaned along the way.

  • The Risks and Rewards of Personal Freedom
    April 1, 2013

    The quality of your life depends on feeling your essence, and living the design that is you. If you are a fish your life needs to be all about swimming. If you are a bird your life needs to be all about flying and spreading your message of freedom.

  • Thoughts to Ponder – 7
    March 15, 2013

    “When we find inspiration, we need to take action for ourselves and for our communities. Even if it means making a hard choice, or cutting out something and leaving it in your past.” Aron Ralston

  • Thoughts to Ponder – 6
    February 28, 2013

    “If we could agree that for six months we would not ask How?…this might elevate the state of not knowing to being an acceptable condition of our existence rather than a problem to be solved. – Peter Block

  • Thoughts to Ponder – 5
    February 15, 2013

    Is there anything in life, that is really worth doing, That is “easy” to accomplish? When you say, “But it won’t be easy!” Are you really saying that you doubt whether or not you are capable?

  • Thoughts to Ponder – 4
    February 1, 2013

    Do you spend a good deal of your time recounting stories of difficult times you have had in the past? Or do you spend a good deal of your time telling stories of positive outcomes you are expecting in the future?

  • Thoughts to Ponder – 3
    January 16, 2013

    Do you feel like something is missing in your life, that something is missing within yourself? Realizing that you are always changing, how can you feel complete when your life is yet to be complete? It is important to regularly update your perception of who you are.

  • The Circle of Life
    December 15, 2012

    Shortly after being diagnosed with late stage brain cancer, my mom began to lose her ability to communicate in words. She went from saying “I’m thirsty, please give me a glass of water.” to eventually only being able to say, “Water!”.

  • Thoughts to Ponder
    December 1, 2012

    “In the measurement world, you set a goal and strive for it. In the universe of possibility, you set the context and let life unfold.” When desiring to be more successful, rather than trying to push through life, allow life to unfold.

  • Neural Networks
    November 15, 2012

    Recent scientific research shows that people find it difficult to be empathetic and analytical at the same time. When your brain activates the neural network that makes it possible for you to feel your emotions, it suppresses the neural network used to be analytical

  • Wide-angle Perspective
    November 1, 2012

    Your physiology plays a major role in determining your emotional state and how you perceive the world. You and your world change when you slow down and allow yourself to have an open focus, wide angle perspective.

  • Unlocking “Brain Lock” – Part 4
    October 16, 2012

    We have many, many emotional reactions in our lives prior to thinking, Because we have a visceral response to emotionally charged events or relationships prior to thinking, we often wind up reacting in a way that defies logic, even when we desperately want to be logical.

  • Unlocking “Brain Lock” – Part 3
    October 1, 2012

    We have an evolutionary predisposition to pay attention to anything and everything that concerns our safety and well-being. If you had to think before you jumped out of the way of a speeding car, chances are you would not be here to read these words!

  • Unlocking “Brain Lock” – Part 2
    September 18, 2012

    Jim took the signal of anxiousness as a sign that he needed to, A. Stop what he was doing. B. Become mindful of his intention to perform with excellence, and C. Engage himself in a pleasurable activity as a way of unlocking his brain.

  • Unlocking “Brain Lock” – Part 1
    September 3, 2012

    Recent scientific research tells us that compulsive behavior occurs when three different areas of the brain “lock up” and thus fail to act in a solution oriented, life affirming manner. When our brain “locks” we wind up believing that is no way to act differently.

  • The language of your body – Part 2
    August 17, 2012

    Jim begins to understand experientially that to a large extent his emotional responses to circumstances and relationships, are initiated by his body. When he changes the way he uses his body, he changes the “conversations” his body engages in, which leads to a different understanding of his circumstances.

  • The language of your body – Part 1
    August 3, 2012

    The language your body uses to communicate, is at least as sophisticated, systematic, and complete as the verbal language you speak. The “wiring” for your somatic language begins its development while you are inside your mother’s belly.

  • A Description of the Seishindo MindBody Coaching – Part 4
    July 3, 2012

    “Symptoms” or “problems” alert you to the fact that what you are currently doing is not working all that well. Every symptom or seeming problem is thus a communication of a positive need for change.

  • A Description of the Seishindo MindBody Coaching – Part 3
    June 15, 2012

    As we begin today, I would like to borrow a concept from Self-relations Therapy, and invite you to use each and every event and experience you encounter, to awaken to the goodness and gifts of the self, the world, and the connections between the two.

  • A Description of the Seishindo MindBody Coaching – Part 1
    May 16, 2012

    Much of what I do when coaching has developed with a certain amount of serendipity. I started out with concepts from NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis, and then I added principles from Aikido, Noguchi Sei Tai, Gregory Bateson, and Self-relations Therapy.

  • You are an Orchestra
    May 2, 2012

    Our brainwaves, heartbeat, enteric nervous system, craniosacral system, breath, blink rate, and swallow rate, are all metronomes that beat at different speeds and rhythms, creating a musical pattern similar to the interaction of various percussion instruments in an orchestra.

  • Suffering and happiness
    April 16, 2012

    A paradox is a thought, belief, or statement that appears to be contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a truth. We often get caught up in the paradoxical differences between “What we think is best and what we actually do.”

  • Courage in the face of perceived failure
    December 15, 2011

    The fear of failure is an emotion that knocks on everyone’s door at one time or another… This story of my work with a client might help you to learn something about yourself.

  • Everyday mind and time
    December 1, 2011

    “How unstable was your thinking mind?” Sensei asked, after we had just spent an hour doing a specific breathing exercise. “I’m guessing that in the last hour most of you were very busy thinking, even though you’re meant to sit quietly when doing this exercise.”

  • Simplicity
    November 5, 2011

    What I’ve learned over time, is that high quality solutions are invariably simple. Conversely, when people feel incapable of finding a path forward, they invariably formulate their challenge in a way that’s overly complex. It’s the complication they’ve built up in their mind, that obscures their solution.

  • Stones of Wisdom
    October 31, 2011

    The more you talk about what you don’t want; The more you think about what upsets you- The more you feed these circumstances and relationships, with the energy of your thoughts. Whatever you imagine over the course of time, you’ll wind up manifesting.

  • Orienting to Success
    October 31, 2011

    “In the process of orienting towards being successful, I realize that the more I want something the more I tend to worry. From this point onwards I’m going to focus on transforming my dreams, into positively oriented actions.”

  • The experience of “being centered”
    September 15, 2011

    Today’s newsletter is a Seishindo exercise to help you feel centered and calm.

  • Never underestimate the power of your original self
    June 2, 2011

    We increase our suffering by failing to appreciate the opportunities and learning our current challenges offers us. No one lives a life without challenges, and indeed our challenges make us who we are.

  • Fundamentals of Happiness
    May 14, 2011

    In Japanese culture we are taught to celebrate success in a subdued fashion, keeping in mind that tomorrow brings a new set of challenges. We are taught that success is fleeting and doesn’t last all that long.

  • The Mind of Aikido and Water
    April 4, 2011

    With a mind of endless effortless rest, renewal, and movement, As calm when doing as when simply being. We can realize the end of every journey as a new beginning, Every destination as temporary, every goal as cyclical

  • A crisis of faith
    March 16, 2011

    What would your life be like if you believed you were a fine person, an intelligent person, an overall good learner? In other words, what would your life be like if you didn’t think something was wrong with you?

  • A crisis of faith
    March 15, 2011

    What are your afraid of? The attack of your counterpart who is simply performing his half of a training task? The judgment of people watching who might say you’re clumsy and unskilled? Or perhaps what you’re fearing most is the attack of your own negative self judgments.

  • Pain and Suffering
    February 28, 2011

    Sensei said, “Your suffering is created by your beliefs, and not by the outside world. Trying to run away from suffering is like trying to run away from yourself.”

  • Lessons learned from hard times
    January 28, 2011

    I have many fond memories of sitting in my wife’s grandmother’s house, sipping tea, and giving “obaachan” the space to say whatever was on her mind. Today she talked about lessons learned from hard times.