Stop playing games in order to really have fun: Aikido beyond conventions

Playing games and having fun are two pillars of the common experience of human being. Almost sixty years after the publication of “Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships”, we believe it is important to reflect again on the affinities between the practice of Aikido and transactional analysis. The theories originated by Eric Berne’s […]

Aikido: NPL and Transactional Analysis in motion

Understanding does not mean approving. Feeling pain does not mean suffering. Yesterday night at the Dojo, the Sensei started from such distinctions to develop an training based on total acceptance during the two phases, receptive and active, of the practice. From a purely physical point of view, we can define acceptance as that condition of […]