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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

Self-development is a journey of imagination and soul.
Celebrate the journey and look forward to the opportunity to further explore.  

Trust in your intelligence, talents, creativity, and soul.
You are capable of great things, and you already have all the resources you need to live the life you truly desire.

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

 You are more than your thoughts and more than your feelings.
The task at hand is to discover and celebrate your essence

 There is objective reality and there is your unique perspective on the world. 
The two are rarely if ever the same.

 You are perfectly imperfect.
Celebrate your uniqueness! When you change your perception of yourself you change the world you live In.

 The one constant in life is change.
Nothing stays the same forever, neither “the good”, nor “the bad”. 

 Life is an on-going learning experience.
Appreciate and benefit from your mistakes rather than being limited by them. Personal resilience comes from testing your potential & failing at time

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

 Your body is communicating with you, are you “listening”?
Your body is intelligent, expressive, and wise, and itsintent is to help you live an emotionally fulfilling, healthy life. The language your body uses to communicate in, is at least as sophisticated, systematic, and complete as the verbal language you speak. This “somatic language” forms the foundation of your verbal language, memories, learned responses, and emotional make-up. 

 Living calmness
When your posture is “centered” and you breathe expansively, you foster a release of muscular holding patterns. This leads to a calming of your nervous system and physiology, and a greater awareness of yourself in the moment. When you calm your physiology you greatly increase your ability to calm your thinking mind and emotions and feel at peace. 

 I believe in you even when you don’t yet believe in yourself.
The synergy of our working together will help you to tap into your full potential, and thrive.

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.

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