Everyone who embarks on the path of somatic learning and change finds slightly different gifts on the journey, and new gifts over time. For some, it is the blessing of being in the present moment, not confined to reactions based on past experiences nor caught in thoughts of the future. For many, the core contribution of somatics is its ability to address longstanding trauma, whether that trauma resulted from individual experience or a broader social catastrophe such as war or exile.
by Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Staci Haines and Alta Starr
We are happy to announce the launch of our new SI/gs Community Alliance Network and to invite you to become a part of it. This network will link donors and other allies to raise funds and help build resources so that the transformative power of somatics reaches more and more diverse communities.
We are launching the Community Alliance Network with a generous matching gift of $50,000! This means that any donation you make of $1000 or less will be matched in full up to $50,000.
Richard Strozzi-Heckler presents "Upgrade your Interior"
Richard Strozzi-Heckler has been invited to lead one of Coaches Rising virtual teaching sessions for their upcoming 6-week online course entitled "Upgrade Your Interior". This course is an intense developmental workout designed to catalyse the transformative impact you’re able to have in the world. It's a unique opportunity to work under the direct guidance of Richard and the other faculty members: Henry Kimsey-House, Doug Silsbee, Rick Carson, Pacific Intergal and Marlena Field.
By Sally Helgesen
from strategy+business issue 49, Winter 2007
Is leadership an art or a science? The question has long been subject to debate. Which side you’re on probably determines whether or not you believe leadership can be taught. But for developing leaders who can respond to the challenges of today’s 24/7 business environment, perhaps the art-versus-science dichotomy is too theoretical to be of use.
Richard Strozzi-Heckler on moving to the next level
Ubiquity, an ACM IT Magazine and Forum
Volume 3, Issue 26 - August 13-19, 2002
Richard Strozzi-Heckler has a fifth-degree black belt in Aikido and a Ph.D. in Psychology. He is the author of five books including the nationally acclaimed In Search of the Warrior Spirit. He appeared on the front page of the Wall Street Journal in October of 2000 for his groundbreaking work in leadership training with the U.S. Marine Corps. He is the President of the Strozzi Institute, where he has been doing research and teaching in the areas of leadership development and self-mastery for the past 30 years.
UBIQUITY: Let's start by having you tell us about the Strozzi Institute.
Aikido teaches you not to resist force, but to harness it -- a technique that can prove invaluable in dealing with change, maintaining a positive attitude, and connecting with other people. "Aikido helps people refocus and regain their balance," says Richard Strozzi Heckler, a fifth-degree black belt. Heckler, cofounder of Tamilpias Aikido and Rancho Strozzi Institute in Petaluma, California, has initiated managers at AT&T , Cargill , American Express , and Bankers Trust in the way of Aikido. "By working with your body as well as your mind, you can learn how to better manage your reactions to stress and conflict."
By: GREG JAFFE
Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
October 9, 2000
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- Artillery fire booms from a nearby range. But in a dusty field, a dozen Marines sit motionless, eyes closed, breathing rhythmically.
Breathe. Boom. Breathe. Boom. Breathe. Boom.
After 15 minutes, the men spring to their feet. Asked what they're doing, Lance Cpl. Alex Pena barks out: "It's a concentration, breathing exercise, sir. ... We were meditating."