Martial Art Therapy
It's no secret that exercise benefits young people positively impacting their moods and how they feel physically. Contemporary science links physical activity to lower levels of anxiety, depression, and stress. The link between being physical activity and mental health has seen a noticeable trend in counseling ‘on-the-move’ – where therapists combine the benefits of communicative therapy sessions with exercise.
Our Martial Arts therapy helps young people experiencing difficulties in many ways. Firstly, the exercise provides a rush of endorphins – a natural mood booster. Our sessions help to relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression by focusing the mind and body in the present moment, while instilling a sense of achievement, building confidence and self-esteem. These physiological benefits are complemented by the expertise Matt brings to the sessions as a youth worker with over a decades experience working with at-risk young people.
*all equipment will be supplied however it is required that the host organisation has access to a large space such as a gymnasium where a little bit of noise won't be an issue
Matt Williams is a professional fighter and Coach, competing in Muay Thai (Thai Kickboxing), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Kenpo 5.0 Karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). He has run seminars in Schools, Clubs and Community organisations both in Australia and overseas, bringing a unique brand of technique and psychological tools that young people benefit from immensely.