How Martial Arts Can Change How You Deal with Pain and Suffering
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Dr. Syd Hiskey has an academic background in trauma psychology and more recently compassion-based therapeutic approaches. He has been doing martial arts for the last two decades and been focusing on Wing Chun Kung Fu (in which he has a black sash) and Mixed Self Defence/Martial Arts (Hybrid Defence).
Dr. Neil Clapton is a Clinical Psychologist working in the NHS with adults with complex mental health issues in secondary mental health services in Swindon, specializing in the provision of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
By the age of 13 he already has a 1st degree Black Belt in Taekwando.
This episode talks about how can martial arts training help manage our own responses to unfortunate life events. They aim to develop a program to further develop their distress tolerance and compassion resilience.
Thank you so much to Nari for the beautiful song "Shape Me" heard at the beginning and end of this episode. Nari wrote this song about Shape Your Life, a boxing program for self-identified female survivors of violence in Canada. She wrote this song using the words and experiences shared by participants with Cathy Van Ingen. You can find out more about Shape Your Life in my interview with Cathy in Episode 8. You can hear more of Nari's work by going to her Instagram: @narithesaga