Four leading threads are inter-related in the program:
Physical exercises are constantly linked with mental and social skills. The program leads from simple self defence, boundary and communication exercises to a strong notion of self-confidence. The program offers a framework of exercises and ideas about students and manhood to assist boys to become aware of purpose and motivation in their life.
Topics include: intuition, body language, mental strength, empathic feeling, positive feeling, positive thinking and positive visualising. Discussion topics include bullying, sexual harrassment, homophobia, life goals, desires and following an inner compass.
1 Grounding, centering and focusing
Learning how to stand firm and relaxed. How to concentrate your breath in your stomach and focus attention (first external, later transformed to an internal goal).
2 The golden triangle of– bodyawareness– emotional awareness– self-awareness
Emotions are expressed in the body by way of muscular tension high breath/ low breath etc. Therefore, increasing body-awareness can lead to more insight and experience of one’s own patterns of reaction which, in turn, can offer a chance to deepen and further develop emotional awareness and self-awareness.
The development of physical forms of communication as a basis for the development of other, more verbally oriented, forms of communication.
4 The Rock and Water concept.
The tough, immovable rock attitude versus the mobile, communicative water attitude. This concept can be developed and applied at various levels: the physical, the mental and the social level. At a physical level it means that an attack can be parried by firmly strained muscles (rock) but also — and often even more effectively — by moving along with the energy of the assailant (water). At a social level — for instance in a conversation — it is also possible to choose between a rock or a water attitude and the same choice applies to the way in which one maintains relationships with others. Finally, at a spiritual level, the apparent opposites between rock and water disappear. Insight and experience come about when a realization occurs that both ways are needed to reach self-fulfillment and that people, in their deepest essence, are connected to each other and travel along a path together.
Trailer Rock and Water Australia, click here
Click here for the whole article
Rock and Water Australia
Gadaku Institute / Rots en Water NL
1741 BN Schagen
Tel: 0224-21 33 46
Fax: 0224-21 50 45