Martial Arts

When taught with an emphasis on mindfulness in thought and action, the practice of martial arts can be a powerful therapeutic experience for both the mind and body. Martial Arts sessions at Newport Academy for instance, provide residents opportunities to work through mental challenges via a physical outlet. This also offers a new lens through which they can attempt to understand the significance of mental health and/or substance abuse struggles.

Research Shows

Multiple studies reveal the efficacy of martial arts in improving self-esteem, increasing self-confidence and self-control, reducing anxiety, depression, and aggressiveness, in addition to other other benefits.

“Martial arts combine therapeutic principles, pro-social bonding, and movement in a rich environment that promotes adaptation and progressive behavioral development.”

Isaac Burt, PhD, “An Innovative Approach to Working with Angry Adolescents Using Therapeutic Principles and Martial Arts

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