MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS

We often see a distinction often made between 'mind' and 'body'. Though, the two should NOT be thought as separate when taking in consideration both mental health and physical health.

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you.”

Buddha

EMOTIONAL TRAUMA

WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS THAT CAN AFFECT US?

The term emotional trauma refers to a variety of conditions and disorders which impact our mood, the way we think and our behavior. These conditions can affect our day to day lives as well as impacting our ability to relate to others.

Stats:

  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year.
  • 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year.
  • 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year.
  • 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24.

Can just one event cause emotional trauma?

No.

Emotional trauma conditions develop due to many different influences and life events. Those conditions are outlined below:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Social Isolation and Loneliness
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • BPD Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • OCD or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia

Maintaining our mental health and well-being is essential through every stage of our life. And depending on the severity of the conditions above, professional medical assistance may be required. I want to stress that overall mental health is a priority of House of Attilius to help combat, but only from a preventative side. Exploring disciplines that can help act as a possible preventative or therapy to help restore or strengthen our cognition, our behavior and our emotional well-being.

For further information you may also click on the following link to checkout MentalHealth.gov 

THE ARTS OF THE HOUSE

ATTILIUS R7 TRAINING SYSTEM

What is the Attilius R7 Training System?

A pure form in which a practitioner can experience long lasting benefits which are born from ancient traditions and rules of the natural arts; discipline, competence and perfect health of the body, mind, and spirit. 

ATS emphasizes a focus on natural, integrated movement, whole body breathing, as well as the movement of Qi. The goal is to guide the practitioner to actualize the instinctive, hair trigger reactions of the human body in direct, powerful movements. 

ATS also adds in stillness in various forms to help the practitioner  develop an internal awareness of one’s self and a calming effect on the internal body. This leads to helping the physical body reconnect with the mind, which in today’s stressful lifestyles most people have lost. 

What are some of the benefits of the Attilius R7 Training System?

How is the Attilius Training System Structured?

I want you to think back to our human evolution. We all started off life on the ground, most of us learning to crawl. Then we learned to stand and balance, which eventually lead to us taking our first steps. Soon we started walking, and over time we progressed into more varied movements of a playful child. With all of this we had also formed a strong mind-body connection. 

As we aged into adulthood though, something interesting started to happen: we allowed life to take over and we began losing pieces of our mind-body puzzle and regressed in some key areas. 

Today, we begin revisiting our youth and putting those missing puzzle pieces back to complete our mind-body puzzle. 

ATS is structured in way that brings in the element of starting off on the ground in posture, rising in which we stretch and ready our mind, allowing ourselves a final brief pause to check our mindset and align this with our body.

From here we move into some physical Yin Yang speed coordination that will challenge our mindset in a kata flow.

In-between we will bring in some brief spots of mindfulness to challenge us some more; everything from stillness to balance before coming back around for another round.

As we will falter in life at times, our purpose in running through the kata repeatedly is to overcome our shortfalls and improve so we can progress forward and successfully grow. 

As we finish, we will end our session back where we started life: on the ground and pause. 

SPECIFIC DISCIPLINES WITHIN ATS

QIGONG MEDITATION

How can this help heal our emotional trauma through practice and maintenance?

BREATH WORK

What is behind this overlooked and rarely practiced art?

MUAY THAI BORAN

Martial discipline. What is it and how can it help better your life?

PHILOSOPHY

Teachings do not only arise from the physical. Fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence is also a discipline.

ATS and THE R7 SYSTEM

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