By Winfried Wagner
In this quantity, 9 popular specialists delineate their theoretical or methodological process of Aikidô in potentiating optimistic dealing with of social conflicts. The authors depict the contribution of the japanese self-defensive paintings Aikidô to the speculation and perform of clash transformation. the idea that of Elicitive clash Transformation (Lederach, Dietrich) unavoidably demands a revised realizing of utilized peace paintings and a brand new own profile of the clash employee. this is often the purpose the place Aikidô and conflict/peace paintings meet.
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According to him – and after the discussion in Chapter 1 not surprising for us –, the sensory-tonic field is modulated by the following dynamic features: ➢ temporal features: timing, duration and rhythm (→ attunement) ➢ spacial features: approaching (direction: towards) vs. distancing (avoidance, refusal; direction: away from) ➢ tonic features: the degrees and course of tension (intensity) ➢ arousal-affective features: the degree of excitation, of emotional intensity and quality. According to the German philosopher H.
Attention-shift, thoughtstopping, introspection, dis-identification, reframing/re-appraisal; – all this in order to be able to endure unpleasant emotional situations (→ containment), to generate a positive emotional state, and to respond reflectivley rather than reactively. Self-observation and self-reflection are of great importance here, because they constitute the link between self-regulation and interactive conflict regulation. Self-observation and self-reflection imply the ability to distance oneself from one’s self, and thus the ability to establish a so called “observer self”.
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AiKiDô: The Trinity of Conflict Transformation by Winfried Wagner