1. Verbal Aikido® Overview
2. Express your truth: Step 1
3. Warming up: Verbal Stretching®
4. Accompanying: Step 2
5. Sparring: Stepping on to the Verbal Mat
6. Bridging an "Us": Step 3
7. Putting it all together
Verbal Aikido® is closely linked to the principles and philosophy of the Japanese martial art Aikido.
This blending martial art started its development in the late 1920s with Morihei Ueshiba (known as O-Sensei – “Great Teacher”).
Maintaining posture in Verbal Aikido involves moving between these 3 steps: me, you, us.
It is only when we have explored a ‘me’ and ‘you’ that we can creatively propose an ‘us’.
Aikido is not a competitive sport, rather an means to find harmony with anything we encounter.
Self-mastery is the goal… no matter our level, we can use less energy and have smoother movements.