Mindfullness and meditation practices are incorporated into most of my counselling practices.
My training comes from Pancha Tanmantra (sanskrit for five elements) which is a traditional Kung Fu form based on the five element theory of Chinese philosophy and Buddhist psychology. I spent a number of years passionately training until I was committed enough to obtain my black belt and began to teach.
Pancha Tanmantra originates from the Buddhist temple Pemuda Vihara Vimala Dharma in Bandung, Java, where it was taught by Buddhist Monks for strengthening physical, emotional and spiritual health. Pancha also has ancestral roots in Bali Indonesia and draws on Hindu meditation practices. Pancha incorporates meridian systems, similar to those used in acupuncture to release energetic and emotional blockages to achieve balance and healing. Through the use of Chinese medicine, the five elements of water, fire, wood, metal and earth can be used as diagnostic tools when treating clients for a diverse range of emotional and physical issues.
Although combat has been removed from this martial art, at an advanced level the practice still includes, pole, sword and Tiger&Crane form and is highly dynamic.
I have a black belt at an instructors level in Pancha Tanmantra Kung Fu and incorporate it into my counselling practices.