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.
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Gadaku Institute, located in the Netherlands, has set up a new partnership with Rock and Water Ltd.
Rock and Water Ltd is the contracted provider of Rock and Water training courses in the United Kingdom.
This year the 3-day Rock and Water training course will be held in Conventry, West Midlands. The 3-day Training Course is the most comprehensive Rock and Water experience. The training provides each participant with an intensive overview, the philosophy and theory, and learning many games, exercises and best practice strategies in order to deliver the Rock and Water programma.
The course will be presented by Freerk Ykema, programme author and founder of Gadaku Institute, from the 17th to the 19th of October 2018. For registration or more information about the course: www.rockandwater.org.uk
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Rock and Water Australia
Gadaku Institute / Rots en Water NL
1741 BN Schagen
Tel: 0224-21 33 46
Fax: 0224-21 50 45