By Winfried Wagner

In this quantity, 9 popular specialists delineate their theoretical or methodological method of Aikidô in potentiating positive dealing with of social conflicts. The authors depict the contribution of the japanese self-defensive paintings Aikidô to the idea and perform of clash transformation. the concept that of Elicitive clash Transformation (Lederach, Dietrich) unavoidably demands a revised knowing of utilized peace paintings and a brand new own profile of the clash employee. this can be the purpose the place Aikidô and conflict/peace paintings meet.

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These features represent vital 34 interpersonal messages, which are stored in our procedural memory as fundamental and vital parts of the RIGs. Thus, the spatio-temporal, tonic and affective characteristics of interactions – regardless of the content and the words – are organizational principles of communication and relationship throughout our lives. Therefore, people have at least two levels of communication: ➢ A sensory-tonic-affective level: This is the hidden basis of all communication, transmitted by the tonic-affective qualities of body-contact and expressional, non-verbal and paralinguistic features (which is related to Freud´s primary process mode).

Continous awareness and repetition lead from the outside to the inside to the individual’s deep core of organismic and self-supportive availability. Practice itself is an explicit process; nevertheless, it leads slowly but surely to an implicit, embodied wisdom, that is intuitively available when needed. Aikidô, therefore, can also be defined as a practice of „embodied mind work”.

Human intentionality normally has a focus, and a locus. Focus is on that which our intentionality is directed toward. Locus is, the place from where our intentionality emanates, and where it is anchored. Most people would locate their thinking in their head, their feelings in their heart and the center of instinctual drives in their belly, while their thoughts, feelings and instinctual drives are focused on something else. According to the Gestalt psychologist Wolfgang Metzger (1968) centering is an organismic middle- and anchorage point of the I- or selffunctions, which can also shift, as required by the context (195).

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