The greatest opponent a martial artist will face is pain. This pain might manifest itself in the form of a traumatic injury or in the chronic aches and pains that come with such a highly physical activity. Whether a martial artist can continue his practice may be determined by his ability to cope with injuries and to heal quickly. In Black Belt Healing
, David Nelson uses both his training as a martial artist and his years of incorporating hypnotism as therapy for dealing with painful injuries into a how-to guide for martial artists.
Using the layout of a dojo as a metaphor for the workings of the mind, Nelson explains how hypnotism can help a martial artist deal effectively with chronic or severe pain and the weapons that are readily available to anyone for fighting the negative energies of pain. Black Belt Healing
also provides a series of self-guided trances that will help the martial artist invoke their own healing abilities, allowing them to return to the dojo and continue to practice their chosen martial arts discipline.
David Nelson, Ph.D. operates the Broken Bokken Dojo in Shawano, WI. Dr. Nelson holds a Ph.D. in Natural Health from the Clayton College of Natural Health and became lay-ordained in Soto Zen in 1992. Dr. Nelson conducts annual Zen and healing arts retreats for martial artists.