Paul Linden - Being In Movement ®

Columbus Center for Movement Studies / Aikido of Columbus

Being In Movement® and Aikido

start by reframing body actions as beliefs about how to be most effective in one’s life.

Both disciplines offer ways of testing those beliefs. By experiencing that actions built on a spacious, compassionate, powerful body are more effective than behavior stemming from contraction, fear and anger, people can find more ease and effectiveness in whatever is important to them.

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Nonviolent martial art, fitness, mind/body integration, peacemaking.

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Being In Movement ®

mindbody education, stress reduction, compassionate power, peacemaking.

Paul Linden, PhD

is a body awareness educator, a martial artist, and an author. He is the developer of Being In Movement® mindbody education, and founder of the Columbus Center for Movement Studies in Columbus, Ohio USA. He holds a BA in Philosophy and a PhD in Physical Education. He has been practicing and teaching Aikido since 1969 and holds a sixth degree black belt in Aikido as well as a first degree black belt in Karate. He is an instructor of the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education.

He has extensive experience teaching people such as musicians, athletes, business people, computer users, pregnant women, adult survivors of child abuse, and children with attention deficit disorder. His work has focused on trauma recovery and peacemaking. Paul has taught many workshops in places from Germany and England, to Russia and Ireland, to Israel and to Ecuador.

He has written numerous papers and books on diverse topics, and has created a number of instructional videos as well (see shop)

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Inspiring and practical E-books and videos by Paul Linden
to view and download and keep for ongoing use.

Upcoming online event with Paul Linden

Martial arts in trauma recovery and conflict resolution – Oct -Dec

By donation series of 6 x 1.5-hour online workshops with Paul Linden fortnightly starting Thursday October 14th (see dates/times below)

Many of Paul’s clients have experienced that a few hours of focused work with Paul can help them overcome old pain and habits more than months of other work.

In this course, we will identify skills that martial arts cultivate and explore which areas of daily life would benefit from having these resources. Participants with sufficient martial arts experience will have the opportunity to practice using simplified ways of teaching these skills outside martial art practice. We will focus on how martial artists can collaborate with other professionals in areas such as psychotherapy, education and health care.

It will be helpful (but not necessary) if you have a live partner to practice with.

The course is also for professionals who are not martial artists and want to experience this process and what it can offer other fields.  We will have the opportunity to create a community of practitioners who are interested in collaboration.

This course is suitable for people who are new to the series and also people who attended the previous course.

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Paul Linden, PhD

is a body awareness educator, a martial artist, and an author. He is the developer of Being In Movement® mindbody education, and founder of the Columbus Center for Movement Studies in Columbus, Ohio USA. He holds a BA in Philosophy and a PhD in Physical Education. He has been practicing and teaching Aikido since 1969 and holds a sixth degree black belt in Aikido as well as a first degree black belt in Karate. He is an instructor of the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education.

He has extensive experience teaching people such as musicians, athletes, business people, computer users, pregnant women, adult survivors of child abuse, and children with attention deficit disorder. His work has focused on trauma recovery and peacemaking. Paul has taught many workshops in places from Germany and England, to Russia and Ireland, to Israel and to Ecuador.

He has written numerous papers and books on diverse topics, and has created a number of instructional videos as well (see shop)

See Free handout PDFs and articles

Shop

Inspiring and practical E-books and videos by Paul Linden
to view and download and keep for ongoing use.

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Paul Linden at The Embodiment Conference

Paul presented at the epic online Embodiment Conference 14th - 25th October 2020. The conference was directed by one of his students, Mark Walsh. See info here.

Pauls can be accessed for free here:

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Aikido

Non-violent self-defense  •  Powerful flowing movement  • Relaxation and exercise  •  Physical coordination  •  Mental focus and concentration  •  Mind/body awareness and integration  •  Compassionate conflict resolution  •  Supportive community  •  Fun

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Aikido(pronounced eye-key-doe, with equal emphasis on all the syllables) is a non-violent Japanese martial art.
It was created by Morihei Ueshiba in the early part of the 20th century. You can see a video about Aikido here:

In addition to being a practical and effective form of non-violent self-defense, Aikido is a discipline of mind/body awareness and a means of compassionate conflict prevention and resolution. Aikido is also a way to relax and get physical exercise. It is beautiful flowing movement, and it is a lot of fun to practice. Aikido practice creates a community of friends and practice partners.
On its deepest level, Aikido is a path of mind/body/spirit awareness and integration.

Read about classes, workshops and training below

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Being In Movement ®

mindbody education, stress reduction, compassionate power, peacemaking.

When we are challenged or threatened, our natural tendency is to constrict or collapse our breathing, posture, movement, and attention—which is experienced as fear, anger, strain, shock, weakness, resignation, numbness or dissociation.

In anything we may do. these physical responses interfere with planning and physical coordination. In situations of stress or conflict, these powerful physical patterns undermine people’s ability to think rationally, interact empathically, and act peacefully. When people are traumatized,  these physical response patterns get locked into the body. People cannot move beyond the traumatic event and live in the present.

By learning how to open and balance your body and attention, you can develop a physical and mental state of relaxation, expansiveness, calm alertness, and compassionate power. This state of mind/body integrity is the foundation for overcoming the distress response and for handling any of life’s challenges effectively.

Lessons, workshops, classes and training

For Aikido and Being In Movement®

Online Private lessons

Designed to fit your individual interests and needs as well as your style of learning and individual pacing. Because of their individual focus, they enable you to achieve the deepest and most rapid possible learning and growth.

When you have very specific needs that would not be addressed well by the general nature of a class, private lessons would be most appropriate.

In addition, training is available for individuals who want to use this work professionally.

Online workshops

Workshops, classes, presentations, and In-service trainings can be custom designed for groups on a variety of topics such as stress management, resilience, conflict resolution, work safety, or performance enhancement.

Classes bring the interests and questions of a broad variety of people into the teaching situation and in this way increase the energy and scope of the learning.

In addition, training is available for groups and individuals who want to use this work professionally.

Online Sessions

Skype and Zoom are internet video communication applications. I have been using them more and more, and I keep being amazed at how much richer communication is when I can see the person I'm talking with.
I recently conducted a session for an athlete who lived hundreds of miles away from me. She wanted to improve an aspect of her performance, and I used a series of exercises from Being In Movement® mindbody education to help her achieve her performance goal.
I have also conducted a number of sessions focusing on issues such as empowerment and abuse recovery or conflict resolution, and these sessions too were surprisingly effective. (Of course, when somebody is far away from me, I encourage them to work also with a local helping professional.)
Anyone who has used any of my books would not be surprised that the exercises worked. My books lead the reader through a carefully graded series of exercises to achieve practical skills. I have developed a verbally guided process for using body awareness as a foundation for improving performance, and it turns out that that process is ideally suited to online sessions. Being able to see the person gives me enough information that I can do effective no-touch bodywork.

If you are interested in scheduling an online session with me, contact me at paullinden@aol.com.

Columbus Center for Movement Studies / Aikido of Columbus


Founded in 1982 by Paul Linden, the school focuses on mind/body learning through body and movement awareness training.

All classes are currently online at present during Covid pandemic, we hope to re-open in the future.

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Columbus Center for Movement Studies, 3003 Silver Drive, Columbus, OH 43224

Contact Paul Linden

You can email Paul here.

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The good news is through pain and suffering you gain wisdom
The bad news is there is more good news coming!