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Seishindo (pronounced say-sheen-doe) is a human potential discipline designed to help you manage stress, build better relationships, and live in an emotionally-balanced, life-affirming manner. Seishindo invites you to enter into a fuller relationship with yourself, while becoming more aware of your surroundings and experiencing the connection that you have to all of life. In the process, you will develop the self-confidence that comes from meeting life’s everyday challenges more effectively.

our principles

Nothing stays the same forever
Neither “the good” nor “the bad”.

We are all perfectly imperfect
And we are all much more than the sum of our parts.

Trust in your intelligence, talents, creativity, and soul
Every person is capable of great things, and you have all the resources you need to live a fulfilling, satisfying life.

Your body holds the answer to many puzzles your cognitive mind can’t comprehend on its own
Your body is intelligent, expressive, and wise. It communicates clearly and with sophistication – when you learn to listen.

Life is a paradox
In order to make sense out of the seemingly contradictory information life presents us with, we need to meld the wisdom of our logical mind with the wisdom of our emotions. Logic and emotion are two sides of the same coin. You can’t have one without the other.

Emotional Digestion is as important aspect of your emotional and physical health
In order for you to feel healthy and comfortably in control of your life, your body needs to assimilate and emotionally digest the meaning of your experience.

Pain, stress, and dis-ease, arise from excess energy trapped in the body
You can “turn down the heat” that leads to stress, by ventilating your system with expansive breathing and releasing excess muscular tension.

Expansive awareness leads to greater potential
The more you’re aware of yourself, those you are in relationships with, and your surroundings, the greater your potential to live in a life affirming manner.

Living calmness
When you’re calm, you foster a release of muscular holding patterns, which leads to a calming of your nervous system and physiology, and a greater awareness of the moment. When you calm your physiology you greatly increase your ability to calm your emotions and feel “centered”.

Expansive breathing is a critical aspect of your physical and emotional health
One of the best ways to harness the energy you have in your system, and thus improve your overall health, vitality, and creativity, is learning how to gently control the way you breathe. The flow of your breath mirrors the flow of your thinking mind. Calming your breathing process helps calm your thinking process.

The language of your body is somatic and not verbal
The language your body uses to communicate, is at least as sophisticated, systematic, and complete as the verbal language you speak. Your somatic language forms the foundation of your verbal language patterns, memories, learned responses, and emotional make-up.

Charlie Badenhop is a gifted somatic healer with unique skills and intuitive capacities. His deep understanding of mindbody relatedness comes from extensive experience in many areas – e.g., aikido, hypnosis, NLP, and Japanese healing arts – and is especially helpful to all those interested in promoting wellness in self and others.
— Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D., the founder of Self-Relations Therapy and author of “The Courage to Love”

The five disciplines that form the basis of Seishindo

  • Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido
    This form of Aikido was developed by Koichi Tohei. The Aikido practitioner learns to coordinate the activity of their body, thinking mind, and spirit, in order to respond to life’s many challenges with the wisdom of the “whole self”. The practitioner honors and protects any and all aggressors while neutralizing their attack.
  • Noguchi Seitai
    Named after its creator Haruchika Noguchi, Seitai refers to properly ordered body, or the ways in which the body moves naturally and tends towards health and well-being when all excess muscular tension is released.
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
    NLP is the art, science, and practice of understanding and valuing people.  It’s sometimes called “The Owner’s and Operator’s Manual for the Human Mind.”
  • Ericksonian Hypnosis
    Originated by Milton Erickson, M.D., this discipline provides a view into how we construct, communicate, and self-identify within our individual models of reality.
  • Self-relations Psychotherapy
    A form of psychotherapy originated by Stephen Gilligan, it draws from and builds upon the legacy of Milton Erickson. Self-relations emphasizes the positive aspects of problems and symptoms.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact us.