Martial Arts As A Therapeutic Component Of Life Skills Education
The key to life is balance. Different factors, both within and outside of our control, can cause us to lose our balance and search for fulfillment through destructive means. In order to free yourself of this weight, you must find a way to unite mind and body. This union will fill the holes that causes people to search for happiness in addiction. Martial arts is one of the best ways to train yourself to face the rigors of every day life. It teaches the discipline and courage that will help the practitioner weather any storm.
At its core martial arts is about discipline. You will need discipline to get to the gym every day. It is needed to keep yourself in shape in order to handle the physical demands that martial arts present. Most importantly, discipline is needed to ensure that you do not hurt yourself or your partners.
The discipline learned through martial arts pays huge dividends in life. When a person in recovery is presented with a situation that may lead to trouble it is this discipline that will often empower them to make the correct choice and avoid relapse.
Fear is the single most destructive force in life. Fear of failure prevents people from achieving their goals. Fear of failure will stop many from even trying. Fear breeds hopelessness, hopelessness breeds desperation, and desperation can drive the fearful into the clutches of addiction.
Martial arts is a proven way to identify and overcome fears of all types. During the course of training, you will find yourself confronting the sources of your anguish and overcoming them as your spirit is renewed. Fear is the obstacle that can derail recovery, but martial arts is the freight train through it.
Martial arts can be the best tool in your recovery repertoire, whether you are trying to get over substance abuse, trauma, or mental health issues such as depression or anxiety. It provides the discipline to overcome the fear that threatens to keep you in the dark pit of despair. Martial arts are a core component of the Red Mountain Sedona program or 24-hour admissions assistance for new students, please call 855-998-5272