Meet Your Warrior Self
What is Martial Arts Therapy?
Martial Arts Therapy is part of the family of evidence-based therapies that reach beyond the general parameters of "Talk Therapy" . These include Art Therapy, Movement Therapy, Music Therapy, Bibliotherapy and many others.
Martial Arts Therapy
Draws upon the principles and skills underlying traditional Martial Arts
Emphasizes the physical expression, exploration and release of emotional obstacles.
Offers an experiential approach consistent with learning theory and the latest findings in neuropsychology
Strengthens the internal state of calm, courage and compassion that cultivates confidence, resilience, and meaning.
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Dr Syd Hiskeya ; Dr Neil Clapton
Private practice, The Oaks Hospital, 120 Mile End Road, Colchester, CO4 5XR
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, Chatsworth House, Bath Road, Swindon, SN1 4BP
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